Beginning in Roman times, Selva has always had a long tradition of producing olives and oil as its principal sources of wealth. Today, the municipality of Selva is a popular destination known for its natural beauty and variety of festivals year-round.
Discover the beauty of the land and rich culture of the people who thrive here when you stay in one of our Selva vacation rentals. Regardless of what brings you to this small Spanish town, you will end up falling in love with the island in a way that you wouldn't expect!
Located just 20 miles from Palma, Selva is a small Spanish town with approximately 3,500 inhabitants. Part of the Commonwealth of Raiguer and bordering the town of Inca, Selva qualifies as a Natural Area of Special Interest for its beautiful landscape.
With a mix of chalky mountains, natural forests, and fields devoted to agriculture, Selva features a diverse and picturesque landscape. You'll find an abundance of fields and farms that produce almonds, olives, cereals, carobs, and figs. Although the outdoor terrain is undeniably beautiful, make sure that you take some time to admire the elegant architecture in Selva. The 13th-century Church of Sant Llorenc, for example, features a Gothic design and boasts aesthetics that will transport you back in time!
Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure or a relaxing retreat, make it a point to explore while you're here. As you soak in the sights from the mountains, forests, and plains, you will gain an appreciation for the land - just like the locals who depend on it for their livelihood!
A place rich in tradition, Selva is serious about celebrations. If you plan to come in November, don't miss the Olive Fair! This festival celebrates the local agriculture with olives, oil, and a sheep dog competition. Also held each November, the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival occurs in nearby Palma de Mallorca and attracts a crowd from across the globe.
If you are in Selva in late August, check out the festival in Moscari for culture, art, and delicious food. The International Ancient Music Festival is a great opportunity for music enthusiasts to experience international cultures in a unique way.
Come for a unique and unforgettable experience in Selva, but stay to celebrate the natural beauty of the land and the vibrant Spanish culture! Regardless of what brings you to Selva, you'll find yourself wanting to return year after year.