Travelers searching for a world-class international getaway will find our Algaida vacation rentals gorgeous, comfortable, and in a great location. Surrounded by small mountains and rolling hills, outdoor adventurers, hikers, and bicyclists will love everything there is to see and do in this beautiful island town.
Located on the Balearic Islands off the east coast of Spain, the small municipality of Algaida (Arabic for “the Base”) rests in the central south region of the island Mallorca, about a 25-kilometer drive from Palma de Mallorca. Algaida has a population of just over 4,000. Dating back to the year 1232, Algaida's history is lush and varied, characterized by the colonization of various cultures and religious groups.
These Spain vacation rentals offer guests a varied experience both natural and man-made. At the top of Puig de Randa, the tallest mountain in the area at 543 meters, travelers can visit the Santuario de Cura, a religious complex, where you’ll find the beautiful Capella de Cura, monastery gardens, and extraordinary views of the towns and villages below. Famous for being the place where philosopher and Mallorcan writer Ramon Llull chose to do penance as part of his conversion to Catholicism, this monastery is a site of immense religious and historical importance for many.
Two other monasteries, the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Gracia and the Santuario de Sant Honorat, are also perched on lower levels of the mountain.
In the town of Algaida, you’ll find plenty of interesting sights to tour, from the beautiful pilgrimage chapel Punxuat to the oldest glass blowing factory on the island of Mallorca, Gordiola, found between Algaida and Palma.
Road cycling is quite popular on Mallorca, with many international cyclists coming to town for the Vuelta a Mallorca every February, where they have the opportunity to road race on the mountainous landscape of the island.
Guests can easily drive to and from the bustling city of Palma from our Algaida vacation rentals. With a population of 621,000, Palma ranks as the 12th largest Spanish city. A rich hub of culture and history makes this town one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Palma has many famous sights, from the Old City with small, winding streets and a distinctively Arab past to La Seu, an ornate and grand cathedral built on top of a previous mosque. Tour the Arab Baths (“Banys Arabs”) for a taste of Mallorca’s Moorish past, or meander through the twisting streets, where you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time.
Whether you choose to spend your getaway wandering through historic and modern monasteries or cycling the twisty, turny roads of the island, our luxurious Algaida vacation rentals will give you the home base to sight see on the spectacular Spanish island of Mallorca!
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