Holiday homes in the Inca region are set in a tranquil and rural part of Majorca that contrasts with the busy resorts on other parts of the island – and with HomeAway it’s easy to pick out the rental that suits you best. Inca region holiday villas are surrounded by gorgeous scenery at the foothills of a mountain range. You can spend your days discovering historic villages, visiting wineries and enjoying cuisine founded on the best local produce. The time you spend at your villa in the Inca region will be carefree and relaxing. Many of the rentals boast traditional stone architecture and are replete with luxuries like pools and spacious private gardens.
-Natural scenery. In the immediate vicinity is idyllic farmland, where olives, wine grapes and almonds are produced. It’s fabulous for relaxing walks and bike rides. For something a little more strenuous, the Serra de Tramuntana is just to the north. Here you can take an adventure on one of the many hiking and mountain biking routes. The most intrepid can consider an attempt at Puig de Massanella, Majorca’s highest accessible peak.
-Viticulture. At the centre of Majorca you’ll be in a the Binissalem denomination of origin wine region. Vines have been grown here since Roman times, and on the road from Inca to Binissalem you’ll pass through an evocative landscape of vineyards, with the Tramuntana Mountains in the near distance. A wine route has also been established, connecting the many cellars and wineries in this area.
-Beaches. Being relatively central, you get can get to a wide range of beaches from the Inca region. On the whole, the beaches to the north are sheltered by tall rocks and remain unfrequented. Stunning coves can be found at Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent, while a little way northeast is Pollensa, which features both rocky bays and long stretches of golden sand packed with activities and services.
-Palma. There’s no better place on Majorca for a shopping expedition. For luxury shoppers, there’s a host of boutiques around Passeig del Born, mingling with trendy cafes and restaurants. For all the top high-street names, Carrer de Sant Miquel and Carrer Sindicat are the best places to start. Palma has plenty of postcard-worthy sights, not least the magnificent gothic cathedral.
-Day trips. The charming mountain town of Valldemossa is to the west. It has historical links with the composer Frederic Chopin, who spent a winter here. Nearby Soller is also very attractive. It’s possible to catch a boat from the harbour to get impressive views of Majorca’s rugged northern coast. From Soller you can also catch a narrow-gauge train to Palma, taking in wonderful views of Majorca’s mountain scenery along the way.
Visiting an Inca region holiday home in summer it makes sense to pack for hot weather and bring the factor 30. Temperatures in the middle of this season shoot up to 30 degrees or more and barely slip below 20 degrees at night. The end of the summer means stormy weather, which tends to last up to December. Winters are rarely cold, seeing highs in the low teens. By April there’s already very pleasant weather again, with maximum temperatures pushing 20 degrees.
Inca region holiday rentals can be reached from the UK via the international airport at Palma (PMI). This airport becomes one of the busiest in Europe during the summer, and year-round there are plenty of airlines serving the destination from Britain. The Inca region is connected to Palma by the Ma-13 road, which makes the car journey from the airport quick and convenient. There’s also a railway stop in this town, and the trip to Palma from here takes about 40 minutes.