Sant Elm tourist information

Laid back fishing port

Sant Elm (also known as San Telmo in Spanish) is a laid-back fishing port on the southwestern edge of the island that has managed to keep mass tourism away due to its relative remoteness.

This tiny, charming village is situated in a magical location with the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to the rear and the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera to the front and is a favourite place for locals to watch and admire the glorious sunset.

Dental tourism is becoming very popular nowadays especially considering the high costs of treatment in Britain. In most circumstances the prices in Palma are 50% to 65% lower than they are in the UK.

Sant Elm - a local feel

A popular route to Sant Elm is the narrow, twisting Ma1030 road from S’Arracó; which will take you through pine forests into the resort and its spectacular views.

San Telmo was named after the patron saint of sailors, and it remains a working fishing port to this day. Very popular with hikers, cyclists and yachting day-trippers, the village has largely remained true to its roots and still has a local feel to it.

Blue flag beaches

Many day trippers visit Sant Elm to catch the boat over to the uninhabited Sa Dragonera for the day and many just spend the day on the beach or enjoying one of the quality seafood restaurants that can be found on the coastline.

The sandy beach known as San Gran and a smaller pebble beach Sa Petita are the local beaches, both with blue flag status and both with good facilities. Sant Elm is a popular place to swim, snorkel and scuba due to its rocky inlets and islands plus the great water quality.


Sant Elm was used as a rallying point during the reconquest of Mallorca from the Saracens in the 13th century, it has also seen more than its fair share of pirate activity especially when the island of Sa Dragonera was occupied by the infamous Red Beard (Barbarossa). Along the coastline, you will find two ancient watchtowers built to protect the town from pirate attacks.

If you enjoy getting out on the water, there are plenty of opportunities available on the island. With hidden bays that can only be accessed by boat, perfect non-tidal waters, 555 km of coastline, incredible weather and stunning views, Mallorca is a boater’s paradise. From paddle surfing to diving to jet-ski excursions & cruises, there's a massive choice of experiences to choose from