On HomeAway we have a fine choice of villas and holiday apartments in the Manacaor – Arta region. This part of the island has seen a great deal of careful development in recent years – holiday homes in Manacaor – Arta region tend to be newer constructions and devised to cater to the needs of the most demanding families. Kitchens at Manacaor – Arta region holiday homes feature dishwashers, and modern entertainment and connectivity are normally provided. The east coast has a great services and infrastructure, and couldn’t be better suited to sun and sand getaways - beaches in eastern Majorca are exquisite and varied, offering as much seclusion or vibrancy as you might need.
-Beaches. There are more than 20 beaches in the Manacor – Arta region alone, with long, sandy choices like the 1500 metre-long stretch at Arenal de sa Canova, or intimate little coves like Cala Anguila, which shelves gradually, creating a large expanse of shallow, clear water. The main beaches here have superb facilities, with showers, restaurants, bars, accessibility and lifeguard patrols all provided.
-Golf. Majorca has long been synonymous with this sport, and close to Manacor and Arta are four courses – Son Servera, Pula, Canyamel and Capdepera. The latter was designed by vaunted architect Dan Maples and its 15th hole rated by some as the most beautiful on the island. Pula, touted as Majorca’s most exclusive course, has also had input from a big name – Jose Maria Olazabal took charge of a recent redesign.
-Local sights and culture. The Manacor – Arta region is an area of geological interest, with impressive cave networks to be discovered at Porto Cristo and Arta. The caves at Arta are considered especially spectacular, with bizarre stalactites that are claimed to have inspired the author Jules Verne when he visited. Each town in the area is also associated with a different traditional industry – Arta is known for basket weaving, Manacor - wooden furniture and pottery.
-Food and drink. Weekly markets are a fantastic way to get to know the best local produce as well as purchase the freshest meat, fruit and veg. Market day is Monday in Manacor, and Tuesday in Arta – sobrassada is a much-loved cured sausage, similar to chorizo but with a softer texture. Local agriculture is founded on almond and olive production, while Majorca also has three wine-growing areas.
-Excursions. For a relatively small island, Majorca packs plenty of interesting places to visit, all easily accessed from the eastern regions. Northwest is the dominating Serra Tramuntana with its winding mountain roads and gorges. West is the capital, Palma, with excellent culture, dining and shopping. You could also experience the elegant northern side of the island, home to sophisticated, upmarket towns like Pollensa and Alcudia.
Manacaor – Arta region holiday accommodation is on an island with weather that is typical for the Mediterranean. Here summers are long, dry and warm, starting in May, peaking in August and lasting to October. In this season temperatures normally hit highs between 24 and 31 degrees. Rain is uncommon, apart from in autumn and spring, when daily highs are in the low-20s or high-teens. Winters are very mild, even compared to other Mediterranean destinations. This is a great time of year to visit for invigorating outdoor activities like long walks and bike rides.
Majorca’s international airport is Palma (PMI). It’s among Spain’s top three airports for passenger numbers, and handles plenty of traffic from the UK throughout the year. If you’re travelling to your holiday apartment in the Manacaor – Arta region by car then the Ma-19 and PM-502 roads will get you on a journey that should take between half an hour and 45 minutes. There’s also a comprehensive private bus network on the island, while the town of Manacor can be reached from central Palma by train.