High on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountain range, our charming Alaró villas await your next adventure in Spain's picturesque countryside. Alaró offers a secluded location and stunning scenery, making it a popular travel destination for families, bicyclists riding on training routes used by Tour de France cyclists, and wanderers alike!
Schedule your Alaró vacation around a local festival - such as the one celebrating Sant Antoni Abat in January, Sant Pere in June, or the traditional dance festival La Dansa dels Dossiers in August - to truly get to know the local culture! Regardless of when you choose to stay, you'll fall in love with the charming town square, fresh markets, and central location near the breathtaking Mallorca beaches.
Alaró is located in the western region of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and off the east coast of Spain. Mallorca is best known for its sandy beaches, luxury vacation rentals, and Moorish and Roman ruins - all of which you can experience during your stay in Alaró! The mountainous countryside is lush with almond trees, wine grapes, and traditional bars and restaurants, and the rural horizon is punctuated by the twin peaks Castell d'Alaro and Puig d'Alcadena. As an added bonus, you're only 20 miles from the Son Sant Joan International Airport and the bustling capital of Palma.
The Alaró town square is the cultural heart of the city and here you'll find numerous bar-cafes and restaurants. There’s no better way to feel like a local than dining al fresco under a parasol! Indulge in local cuisine for dinner at Restaurante O Sole Mio or Antonio Campins Martorell. End your evening with a sweet treat or some cocktails at Bar Sa Placa, La Isla del Gelato, and Bar Avinguda. Not in the mood to eat out? The town square hosts a weekend market where you can purchase local fruit, vegetables, and crafts, including world-renowned olives from the neighboring town of Selva. Buy food for a picnic downtown at Placa de la Vila or head back to your Mallorca condo to attempt a traditional Spanish recipe.
If you are a wine connoisseur, a visit to the Bodega Castell Miquel is a must! The prize-winning German vineyard looks like a white castle from a fairytale and offers unique blends, including a Stairway to Heaven rosé. If wine isn't quite to your tastes, try a cremate cocktail, a popular Mediterranean Catalan coast beverage made with brandy, rum, cinnamon, coffee beans, and lemon peel! Last (but definitely not least), your Balearic Islands holiday wouldn’t be complete without dinner at Es Verger, a rustic restaurant on the way to Castell d' Alaro that is famous for its roast lamb.
Speaking of Castell d' Alaro, that is the region's most popular tourist attraction! For picturesque views and a memorable way to spend your day, make the uphill two-hour walk (or quicker car trip) through old oak trees and along an ancient stone path from the city center to ruins of the Moorish castle and chapel in the hills. From on top, soak in the phenomenal views of the Tramuntana Mountains and both Palma and Alcúdia Bays.
Adventurous hikers can make the trek into Avenc de Son Pou Cave, a national park and cave system as large as the famed Palma Cathedral. Inside, stalagmites and stalactite formations will amaze guests of all ages and interests. Closer to home, enjoy nature paths at Fonts de short de Solleric national park. If you’re feeling even more ambitious but don’t know where to begin, contact Mallorca-Activites located in Alaró for guide-led outdoor excursions.
The Tramuntana Mountain range is a popular location for cyclists training for the Tour de France. Rent bicycles from Bikehead Mallorca to tour the island or to train with the best!
While it's tempting to stay close to your cozy Spain villa the rest of the island - and more importantly the beaches - are waiting to be explored! Both the upscale municipality of Inca and the stunning scenery of Lloseta are within 10 miles from Alaró. Inca is known for its artisan markets, while Lloseta offers prehistorical burial caves in Corral des Porcs and Can Patos.
Travel just 25 miles to the charming medieval town of Alcúdia to find ancient ruins, two town squares, and Port d'Alcudia, where you can swim, fish, or simply lay in the sun!
The Spanish countryside is unlike anything you've ever experienced. There's no better place to soak up the sights, smells, and taste of a truly authentic Balearic Islands holiday than while staying in one of Vacasa's Alaró villas!