Wedged between the Parc Natural de Mondragó and Ses Salines, Santanyí has been well and truly discovered. Travellers are flocking to this handsome inland town, where honey-coloured churches shelter a fine array of bars, boutiques, ceramic shops and restaurants. Such is its popularity with well-heeled German tourists in particular, that every second shop now seems to be an estate agent or art gallery.
Most of the action spirals around the church-dominated Plaça Major, especially on market days (Wednesdays and Saturdays) when stalls selling local produce, leathergoods and trinkets fill every available central street. Once they pack up, the square is given over anew to laid-back cafes and bars that subtly entice you to linger over tapas and drinks, long into the evening.