Cala Santanyí is a small tourist resort built around the cove here; most of the buildings here are houses, with a few tourist apartments and hotels. The development of the resort began at the end of the 1960s, without any defined project being followed. In 1663 the tower of Torre Nova de la Roca Fesa was built in order to guard and protect the coast from attacks by pirates from North Africa.
The Cala Santanyí beach, is 80 m long and 130 m wide, has calm waters and is ideal for swimming. Some high-rise hotels and tourist apartments have been built next to the beach, making it crowded in summer months. Es Pontàs – mentioned in the description of Cala Llombards – can be reached from this beach by turning right as you go out to sea. There is ample parking near the beach.
Services: restaurants; shops; showers; a diving club; sun loungers and parasols for rent.