South-west Mallorca: Santa Ponça, Peguera, Cala Fornells & Camp de Mar

The autopista becomes the C79 just west of Magaluf. From here you can go south to thus-far unspoiled Portals Vells. Alternatively, you can head west, passing Son Ferrer and El Toro – two lifeless urbanizaciones, the latter of which has a small marina, Port Adriano, and a luxury hotel – before running along a wild stretch of coast and reaching Santa Ponça, where Jaume I stepped ahore in 1229, planting his flag and marking the start of the Reconquest of the Balearics. The event is marked by a tall stone cross, carved with reliefs at its base, which stands on the headland at the southern tip of the bay, and the Capilla de la Piedra Sagrada, where the first Christian mass was held.

Santa Ponça Beach, Mallorca Spain

Santa Ponça

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