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About Sant Joan

The small town of Sant Joan boasts less than 2,000 residents but offers a wealth of attractions, from Moorish artifacts to religious buildings. Our Sant Joan vacation rentals provide the perfect base from which to explore this charming city on the island of Mallorca. Offering a relaxed atmosphere, Sant Joan is a quaint town with rural churches and tapas bars aplenty. History buffs, honeymooners, and adventurous families alike come to explore the region over and over again, basking in its beauty, unique festivals, and charm.

Where is Sant Joan, Spain?

Our Sant Joan vacation rentals are part of the Balearic Islands, located 25 miles from the capital Palma in the center of the island of Mallorca. Formerly known as San Juan de Sineu, the city was founded in 1300 and carefully preserves its heritage while embracing international tourism. Sant Joan is one of the most popular destinations for Balearic Islands vacation rentals because the community is centrally located, offering the perfect hub for island travel. The city borders Petra, Villafranca of Bonany, Porreres, Montuiri, Lloret de Vista Alegre, and Sineu.

Sant Joan Attractions

Wanderers are welcome in our growing selection of Sant Joan vacation rentals! The city's cobblestone streets and community fountains are waiting to be explore by foot or motorbike! Start your mornings with coffee or a traditional hot chocolate at Cala Mate before touring the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista church or breathtaking Santuari de Consolació monument. Grab a table at Restaurante Sa Torre de S'Aigo, or make a home-cooked meal with your sweetheart in your vacation rental kitchen. Grab groceries from Juana Jaume Salom and fresh meat from the local butcher shop, Embotits Sa Caldera S.L, to make your feast unique!

Sant Joan Festivals

Celebrate the triumph of light over dark, patron saints, and the communal breaking of bread at one of Sant Joan's many annual festivals. The community celebrates The Festival de Sant Joan from June 20-24 where the city and beaches become a flurry of bonfires, sun dancing performances, and firework displays which coincide with the celebration of Summer Solstice. Parades of expert horseback riders prance through the streets and crowds of tourists to celebrate.

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, worshipers celebrate the Bread and Fish Festival. Also known as Quart Diumenge, the festival consists of a foot procession to the church of Mare de Déu de la Consolació, located at the top of a hill. Worshipers take to the streets again on August 29, celebrating the patron saint day of San Juan Degollado. The first Sunday of October welcomes the Butifarrón Festival, an event dating back to the 1960s, wherein villagers roast slices of bread paired with a traditional sausage (or butifarrón) and eat it to the sound of music around bonfires.

Day Trips from Sant Joan

Take comfort knowing you're within 50 miles of almost every urban attraction, Gothic cathedral, and private beach on Mallorca. Visit the island's largest city, Palma de Mallorca, to tour the La Seu Cathedral, dine at sidewalk bistros, or discover the history of the island at Almudaina Palace - the national museum of Mallorca.

Peer into the remaining Roman ruins at the medieval town of Alcúdia, or head east into the Tramuntana Mountains to the city of Pollença for cycling, hiking, and coastal outdoor adventure. Revel in the beauty of mountains, sea, and foremost modern art at Soller, where the Can Prunera Museu Modernista displays work from Pablo Picasso.

These Spain vacation rentals offer the intimate feel of the Old World and a prime location on Mallorca island. You've never experienced island life quite like this before.

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