Petra is set in Majorca’s rural heart, a long way from the bustle of the island’s coastal resorts, and in an altogether more serene and slow-paced environment. At a self-catering farmhouse in Petra there’s bucolic scenery all around, with wheat fields, vineyards and olive groves scattered across the landscape. It’s the perfect destination for invigorating walks or bike rides, as well gastronomic tours.
Petra self-catering vacation accommodation is set in a landscape that you’ll want to explore, whether by foot, car, bike, or even on horseback. There are walking trails close to villas in Petra that you can follow to admire landmarks such as the Bonany monastery, close to farmhouses in Petra.
Majorca has a burgeoning reputation for wine production, and at vacation accommodation in Petra you’ll be close to the revered Miquel Oliver Bodega, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about a winemaking tradition that dates back to pre-Roman times, as well as find out first-hand why Majorcan red and whites are winning awards. There’s also a strong market culture in the area around Petra villas – on certain days of the week the ramblas and squares of the towns nearby come alive with friendly commerce. For instance, Manacor, about a ten-minute drive from holiday farmhouses in Petra hosts a vibrant market every Monday.
If you’d like a day at the beach then there’s a wonderful choice of sandy bays within a 30-minute drive of Petra villas. Cala Varques is an unspoiled and secluded stretch of sand, while Portocristo is a little more frequented, and is served by an excellent array of facilities.
At a self-catering villa in Petra you’ll have a tremendous range of options for excursions and days out. First off, the Tramuntana Mountain range is half an hour away and features breathtaking upland scenery. Soller and Valldemossa are attractive within easy reach of the mountains, while Andratx, 55 minutes from self-catering accommodation in Petra, is home to some of Majorca’s most exclusive beaches.
Majorca is almost synonymous with a warm, sunny climate. If you head here any time between May and October, you’ll get nigh on perfect beach weather, with highs between 25 and 35 degrees. Arrive at a Petra vacation rental at any other time of the year and the weather will be far milder, with a little more rain, although there’s still plenty of sunshine in autumn, spring and winter.
Majorca’s main airport is about at 45 minutes from Petra self-catering villas, at Palma (PMI). In the summer season there are regular flights to this destination from cities across the UK, while there are also year-round services via Ryanair and easyJet from Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Luton (LTN), London-Stansted (STN) and Gatwick (LGW).