Set in a nearly 3,000 year old town nestled in the stunning island of Mallorca, our Artá vacation rentals offer a rustic respite from daily life and a heavy dose of Spanish culture on the Balearic Islands!
Home to about 6,000 residents and bordered by the Bay of Alcúdia, the Mediterranean, and the lovely hillsides, this destination's beauty is as unique as its location. Derived from the Arab word for garden, Artá is flanked by cyprus and olive trees and the stoic walls of the old fortress, making it an idyllic base for your Spanish getaway.
Thanks to its smaller size, there are many easily accessible ventures around Artá. Peruse some of the boutiques and artisanal booths that line the seemingly ancient streets and alleyways, or head to one of the local cafés before you start your day. If you're hungry, Sa Tafona de Son Fang offers incredible regional cuisine with an emphasis on the traditional way of pressing olive oil, and Namaste is one of the best-known restaurants in Artá with delicious Indian food.
The Santuari de San Salvador is a must-see with spectacular views overlooking Artá vacation rental rooftops and the mountains. This charming town really comes alive on Tuesdays for the street market, which goes til mid-afternoon and is located in the Conqueridor Placa. Artá also holds yearly festivals, the largest of which is in January and known as Sant Antony de Juny and has been running for about 450 years.
For some exercise, the Llevent Natural Park is the perfect place to head for hikers or bikers. With a rugged and undeveloped coastline, gorgeous beaches, and ample flora and fauna, there's tons to see in this beautiful area.
There are numerous day trips you could take from Artá to explore the rest of Mallorca. Capdepera is a neighboring austere village nearby with more historic sightseeing, such as the Capdepera lighthouse, white sand beaches, and a fishing port. Ses Paísses is an ancient ruins site just miles outside of Artá where you can explore some Bronze Age settlements and get to know the island's history better. Palma, the capital of Mallorca, also makes for a great day trip destination or overnight stay thanks to its glittering nightlife, rich cultural sites, and urban atmosphere.
However you choose to spend your time in this incredible area, Artá vacation rentals are sure to please no matter where you're from!
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