A Sunny Break in Sa Coma for Fresh Air Families
Since the 1980s, Sa Coma has slowly made a name for itself as one of the most popular holiday destination for families coming to Spain. Located on the east of the island of Mallorca, it is a stylish resort town for the busy vacationing family. There’s plenty going on for all ages to enjoy with food festivals, concerts, outdoor games and activities happening all year round. You can also rest assured that the resort has everything close to hand, including an all-important chemist. Read on to find out what Sa Coma offers for families who want the perfect combination of holiday relaxation in the sun and adventurous days in nature.
Sa Coma Beach
Running from Sa Punta de N’Amer all the way through to the rocks of S’Illot, the beach here has rightly earned its place as a top destination for families coming to Mallorca. First of all, it’s accessible by numerous ramps, meaning there’s no need to drudge a buggy across a beach. In fact, there’ll be no complaining of sore feet here – there’s 800m of fine soft sand which is perfect for young ones to run around and explore the shallow depths.
The crystal clear water is perfect for an afternoon of snorkelling with the family and you can rest assured that there are always trained lifeguards on hand to help. If hunger begins to rear its ugly head then there are three kiosks along the beach for food, or you can visit one of the many shops and restaurants along the sea front.
Sa Punta de n’Amer Nature Reserve
Sa Punta de n’Amer is a designated Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI), and is one of the major attractions for families for a great day out. It is a natural peninsula that drives into the sea with 200 hectares of nature to explore. It’s the perfect place for a family hike or bike ride, and the dunes are great fun. In March and April there might even be some orchids about. You may also catch some of the local wildlife, such as the pretty blue tit, or, if you’re extremely lucky, the Mediterranean tortoise.
First stop is to visit the ancient watchtower of Castell de n’Amer, which can be found about 45 minutes from town. Built at the end of the sixteenth century, the defensive tower has a distinctive square base. Young children love exploring the battlements, especially when they know that it was a lookout post against Moorish pirates! Inside there is a small museum with some interesting historical facts and weapons. There’s also a quaint café here that gives unparalleled views back across the beach owing to the fact that it’s the highest point in the area.
If you are looking for a special family activity, consider signing up for one of the extremely popular horse rides up to the Punta de n’Amer headland. The ride lasts about an hour, probably the perfect amount of time before attention spans of younger ones starts to wane. It makes a reasonably cheap and memorable day out. If you want to join in, booking is essential, especially in the busier summer periods.
How to Get to Sa Coma
Luckily for all those in desperate need of a tranquil holiday, Mallorca is well connected to the UK. From London, flights take around 2.5 hours with all the major airlines: easyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2. When you arrive in Palma Mallorca Airport on the west of the island, regular Shuttle Direct services are waiting to transport you the 68km directly to the resort town.
Where to Stay
Hipotels Mediterraneo Club – There’s so much to do in the Hipotels Mediterraneo Club that it’s likely you won’t even spend that much time in their spacious apartments. There’s a large entertainment area and mini clubs for children, and an abundance of sports facilities and live entertainment in the evening. You can enjoy a coffee on the roof top terrace whilst keeping an eye on the kids in the pool, or simply walk the 150 metres to the beach – whenever you like. If you do decide to stay inside, every apartment has a balcony with a stunning view or even a private pool.
Palia Sa Coma Playa Aparthotel – The Palia Sa Coma Playa Aparthotel specialises in stylish and modern apartments that boast impressive views of the peninsula. Each apartment is fully furnished with everything you need, and downstairs there’s a large pool for adults right next to the children’s pool, along with dedicated family entertainment in the evenings.
Club Sa Coma – Just a five-minute walk from the town’s stunning beach lies the Club Sa Coma hotel. Each family apartment is light and airy with a living room, dining room, kitchenette and private balcony. The hotel also rents out bicycles – perfect for exploring the seafront.
About Shuttle Direct
At Shuttle Direct we are experts in the transfer business and have ferried keen holiday makers to destinations all over Europe and North Africa. If you have certain requirements such as car seats for children or extra luggage, make sure you let us know in advance and we will be more than happy to accommodate your holiday needs.