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Make a holiday cottage in Arta your home away from home

Arta is a small town in the northeast of the charming holiday island of majorca. It sits in a beautiful mountainous region and enjoys a coastline that remains underdeveloped for tourism. The natural attributes bring plenty of visitors to holiday cottages in Arta who can enjoy the rural scene but also know the usual holiday island trappings are but a short distance away along the Bay of Alcudia. From quiet country houses in peaceful mountain settings to luxury villas in the town, holiday homes in Arta offer an excellent selection for discovering this part of majorca. Couples and families are well catered for with properties offering large or small accommodation and features including gardens, play areas and private pools.

Things to do in Arta

The scenic beauty of the Natural Pac de San Llevant attracts visitors to holiday cottages in Arta who love the outdoors. The mountains and the rocky coastline which is peppered with small rocky coves make for great hiking or biking trips. Arta itself is an ancient settlement and there are various archaeological sites round about the town. Having been around since the 12th century, the streets of Arta are narrow and this gives the town an enclosed feel, but it’s still charming. It is a busy little place, typically Spanish with squares where locals gather and a calendar of community festivals.

-Exploring Arta is an enjoyable trip. As well as the imposing aforementioned Sant Salvador, the attractions include more churches, each with their own interesting main feature, the old station building, and the town hall which is also home to the regional museum. The museum is an eclectic collection ranging from archaeological finds to exhibitions of modern agricultural methods in the Arta area.

-The Church of Sant Salvador and the fortress dominates the town from its lofty position atop a hill overlooking Arta. It’s a pleasant walk through the streets up the hill, surrounded by the fortification walls and on reaching the terrace at the top, the reward is a wonderful panorama of Arta, the massif and out to the coast. The church is a place of pilgrimage and the town’s main festival in August is named for Saint Salvador. Festival time in Spain is busy, so holiday cottages in Arta are in demand at these special times of year.

-The Beaches close to Arta are not going to disappoint anyone. This part of the coastline is the longest undeveloped seashore on the island (25 kms) so the beaches and coves are a charm. Of particular note are the flat strip at Colonia de Sant Pere, the beach with its impressive dunes at sa Canova d’Arta and the imposing rocky coves of the Cap de Ferrutx. With a number of small bays in close proximity to the holiday homes of Arta, there’s no trouble finding a favoured spot for sunbathing and swimming.

-Arta Markets are more than just a place to stock up on delicious fresh provisions for Arta holiday villas. The is a strong handicraft heritage in the area and it comes together as a showcase at the Tuesday morning craft market held at Villa Na Batlessa. Basket goods made from the leaves of the fan palm are very varied and an excellent buy. At the same time, the produce market is the place to buy locally grown olives, figs and almonds as well as the usual fresh goods.

-The Arta countryside holds plenty of attraction for walkers, cyclists, wildlife lovers, birdwatchers and lovers of archaeological sites (Ses Paisses and Sa Canova). For the latter, some sites are still being excavated and they show civilisation existed in the area at least from 1300 BC. The region is quite barren thanks to forest fires, but there is plenty of wildlife around the headlands including osprey and peregrine falcon.

The Weather in Arta

while majorly, Arta enjoys the same mild Mediterranean climate as the rest of majorca, the hilly terrain means it receives more than average rainfall for the island. October is usually the wettest month but you can still expect average mid-summer temperatures around 35°C and plenty of sunshine.

Getting to Arta

Holiday homes in Arta are roughly 65 kms from the island capital, Palma and the only airport. It is a good driving route along main roads and having a hire car is an advantage for being able to really explore this lovely and interesting corner of the island.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment. Over looking a pesdestrian street. Owner very helpful.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay. Beaches about 15 mins away. Lovely town. Great market on Tuesday morning. Would certainly visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Terrific central apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for 10 nights in this great apartment. For us it ticked all the boxes. It was spotlessly clean, fresh, spacious, comfortable in a perfect central location. Everything was provided for a self catering stay. The weather was beautiful in the 30's but the evenings a pleasant 24-25. We didn't need to use the air conditioning which is in both bedrooms and living room. Instead we kept the bedroom windows open with the outside shutters closed. For us this was perfect. The balcony was great to sit out in the evening watching life in the street below. The balcony is quite spacious with table and chairs and a sun lounger as well as other easy chairs. Joan was excellent throughout our booking process, prompt replies and informative. It was lovely to meet him on arrival. He also had some very nice wine, waters and chocs for us. Arta is a lovely little town to visit if you want somewhere different from the tourist resorts. The restaurants are really good. We came across a lovely restaurant outside Arta while walking called Restaurante Sa Tafona de Son Fang. Its in the countryside in a beautiful setting. We walked to it in the evening in about 35 mins and got a taxi back. Great food, well worth a visit. We had great walks outside the town in the beautiful Mallorcan countryside. The via verde pathway (the old railway line now a walk, bike way) is also brilliant. We did some walking on it and also cycled. Bikes can be rented at the beginning of the pathway. The beaches on the coastline near Arta are beaututiful. Its rugged coastline, again great for walking. The water is the most stunning colour. We loved Cala Mitjani and Cala Torte. Casual beaches, no rows of sunbeds, great! Overall I would highly recommend Joan's apartment in Arta and hope to return on another occasion.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      A dream

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful house, beautiful, clean, comfortable and what a great interior design ! With a charming patio and a terrace with a lovely view on the castle.... Every thing was perfect. And you live inside the village, which is so charming! Nothing to reproach, I would definitely recommend it!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015