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Quick guide: Thinking of buying a property in Santanyí?

Santanyí is a town and a municipality with a lot to offer in the southeast of Mallorca. Buyers in the area can take advantage of little cove beaches, charming villages, a gorgeous local nature reserve, and a range of bars and restaurants. This quick guide will help you find out about buying a property in Santanyí.

Santanyí Town

The town of Santanyí sits slightly inland, but it’s cobbled streets are only a five-minute drive from the cove beach of Cala Santanyí. With winding streets and open squares, there is plenty to explore here.

Santanyí Properties

Traditional properties in Santanyí town are made of beautiful, locally-sourced sandstone. Those who prefer a more modern feel might be lucky enough to find new builds that emanate a similar honey-coloured glow.

townhouses Santanyi project

The stunning Santanyí townhouse above seamlessly blends modern and traditional elements, using natural materials. With three bedrooms and five bathrooms, the property takes advantage of its south facing position, with plenty of light streaming through its large windows. The townhouse also boasts a lift, security system, and underfloor heating throughout the property. For more information, please see our full Santanyí portfolio 

History and Culture

Santanyí’s roots have been traced to 1300 A.D., when the town received its charter. But, like many Majorcan towns, archaeological finds hint that settlements in Santanyí could date back to Roman times. The town’s medieval walls were built in the 14th century to protect against pirate attacks, while its tower was added in the 16th century.

Santanyí’s Church of Sant Andreu was consecrated in the 10th century before being later renovated in a gothic style. The church has a baroque organ, reportedly brought to Santanyí from a convent in Palma.

Things to Do

Santanyí has a wonderful market that opens on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. People flock from surrounding areas to explore stalls which sprawl along several charming streets. The market is lively and savvy customers can find local and international items for sale. In busy periods, it can be best to park a little away from the market to ensure a spot.

Exploring Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or is a popular destination in the Santanyí municipality and it’s easy to see why. What started as a little fishing port has grown into a resort with the largest population in the area, but without losing its Mediterranean charm.

Cala D’Or Properties

In Cala D’or, you can find gorgeous cubic-shaped white villas with flat roofs and a Mediterranean feel. This style is purposefully reminiscent of Ibiza, stemming from the imagination of the Ibizan-born Artist and Architect Josep Costa Ferrer who developed Cala d’Or.

Villa in Cala Dor

The modern five-bedroom villa above is currently for sale in Cala d’Or. Not only is it within walking distance of the beach, but it also comes with a lovely pool, attractive garden area, and enclosed terrace. The property is ideal for families, with open plan living/dining areas and wonderfully bright bedrooms. For more information, please see our portfolio of Cala d’Or properties or get in touch directly.

Cala d’Or Beach

Cala d’Or means Golden Bay and anyone who has visited can see why. The area has an incredible five beaches nearby and each has its own unique charm. With smaller, quieter coves and larger beaches that serve local hotels, you can enjoy a gorgeous range of scenery as you take in the sun.

Cala d’Or Marina

The Cala d’Or Marina is a wonderful place for an evening stroll alongside the incredible boats moored in its harbour. The restaurants that line the marina serve a range of cuisines, including gorgeous tapas from the British-owned but authentically Mediterranean restaurant, Churchills.

Beautiful Areas to Explore for Santanyí Property Buyers

Parc Natural de Mondragó

This picturesque nature park boasts breath-taking scenery and several beaches that overlook the vast Mediterranean. But, there’s a lot more to this park than sand and sea. Explorers can walk trails that wind between trees and along cliffs, spotting over seventy species of birds as they go. As a popular day-trip destination, the Parc Natural de Mondragó is accessible by bus or car.

Santany area, Mallorca

Cala Figuera

Cala Figuera is a delightful little fishing village with a very Mallorcan feel. There might not be a beach nearby, but its port is its main attraction. Residents’ houses spill out onto the water which is lined with fishing boats. There are also little cafes and restaurants dotted around the village.

Whether you decide to meander around the town and take in the views or whisk yourself away on a boat tour, Cala Figuera is an enchanting place.  

Types of property in the Santanyí area

Being such a diverse area, properties in Santanyí come in all shapes and sizes. Buyers can find villas, townhouses, fincas (country houses), and apartments, in traditional and modern styles. Or, if you prefer a brand new home, there are off-plan properties and gorgeous empty plots for the imaginative builder.

Santanyí is also an excellent area for those searching for a large country house. Buyers can take advantage of an abundance of space without compromising on local amenities and fantastic beaches just a short drive away.

At Balearic Properties, we’re experts in the Mallorcan property market. Don’t hesitate to send us a message to discuss what you’re looking for or browse our entire collection of stunning properties.

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