The purpose-built resort of Sa Coma lies in
the heart of Mallorca’s popular east coast, between lively Cala
Millor and the restaurant-strewn seafront of S’Illot. S’Illot can be reached on foot, while a tourist tram connects
to Cala Millor and its attractions. Sa Coma itself is largely frequented by British family groups, most opting for self-catering
accommodation. on Friday morning.
The resort establishments cater particularly well for children, who make the most of the wide sandy
beach with its broad shallow shelf of clear, blue water. The beach has ‘Blue Flag’ status for cleanliness, water
quality and safety. The beach is fronted by a wide promenade lined with restaurants, bars and shops, many of them British
owned. Another big plus for the children is the resort’s proximity to the large safari-park at Sa Coma, where apes,
gazelles, elephants and ostriches are among the animals that roam in a simulated natural environment and can be viewed from
a safari bus.
Shopping: Self-caterers will find a good selection of food at the Caprabo hypermarket on the Avinguda
de les Palmeres. The resort and its neighbours have numerous shops and boutiques selling souvenirs and goods attractive to
tourists. For a traditional market take the bus to the nearby town of Son Servera
Restaurants: Sa Coma offers a varied selection of
good quality restaurants, and just across the footbridge on the S’Illot seafront even more options are available. The
‘frito mallorquin’, lamb and vegetable stir-fry, is a speciality here.
Activities: There is plenty to do in
Sa Coma and surrounds other than lounge on the beach, though this is the main reason most families choose to holiday here.
Apart from a host of water sports (equipment and pedalo boats are for hire along the promenade) there are several 18-hole
golf courses, tennis and squash courts, horse-riding, mini-golf, bowling, go-carting, and bicycling facilities.