What is it about Mallorca that makes it such a wonderful place to live? To be honest, there isn’t just one reason for it, there are actually many. For starters, the wonderful weather. This Mediterranean island not only has a dream-worthy summer season, but also a sunny winter and pleasant autumn and spring. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s definitely the Mediterranean dream come true.
Another one of the reasons Mallorca is the perfect place to live is its versatility. From breathtaking beaches to a fun and vibrant capital city, passing through a stunning mountain range and a large number of towns and villages to die for, this island is a little piece of Paradise on Earth. So, today we’re hitting the Northeast to show you the traditional town of Artà, where you may find your next dream home.
Artà – a traditional Mallorcan town
Sitting at the foot of a small mountain in the middle of a large valley in Mallorca’s Northeast you’ll find the traditional Majorcan town of Artà. Known for its production of pottery and basket weaving, tradition and a Mediterranean feeling is the ambience this charming town offers. If you’re searching for a place of tranquillity with wonderful beaches and mountains, the northeastern town of Artà could be the perfect location for your next real estate investment.
Living in Artà
Artà’s city centre is definitely the ultimate Mediterranean dream come true: narrow cobbled alleys lined by traditional stone houses with green shutters, giving off a special Majorcan flair. When moving to the town of Artà in Mallorca’s Northeast with children, the nearest international school would be the American International school, found within the grounds of the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre and a great choice for expats. With great road access and proximity to coastal towns and beautiful beaches, Artà is a wonderful place to get away from the more commercial Mallorca and explore its authentic feel.
Real estate market in Artà
Just like its neighbouring towns – Colònia de Sant Pere, Betlem, Capdepera, Son Servera and Son Serra de Marina, Artà has been one of the favourite locations for home buyers on the island of Mallorca. The Northeast is all about the natural beauty of the island with some of the most remarkable scenarios found in the many beaches and coves in the area, in addition to the dramatic backdrop of the Majorcan mountains. Throughout this area of dreamy beaches and Majorcan nature, there is a large area of typical Mediterranean countryside with almond tree plantations, ancient olive and carob trees. Due to this wonderful panorama, the area showcases high-quality housing. In the village itself there are many completely renovated apartments and townhouses combining Majorcan architecture and a modern approach to interior design. It is in the surrounding countryside where you’ll find those luxury villas and traditional fincas and lifestyle you’re dreaming of.
If you’re thinking about investing in real estate, there are many factors to consider. The property investment market keeps showing healthy signs of growth on the island. In the northeastern area of Mallorca, home to the town of Artà, real estate continues to be in high demand, particularly high-end properties.
What to do in Artà
In terms of sightseeing, Artà is overlooked by the ‘Santuari de Sant Salvador’, a “must” on every sightseeing list for anyone visiting this area of Mallorca. With 180 steps, this sanctuary was constructed in the 14th century, but rebuilt in the 19th century. Wonderful to just sit back and enjoy the views, it’s a definitely one of the major attractions in town. And when it comes down to history, there’s even more going on in Artà. An Islamic fort – ‘Almudaina d’Artà’, its own regional museum and a local theatre, with a cultural program that is always on point. Just like almost every Majorcan town, Artà hosts its weekly market. On Saturdays there’s a general market-taking place in the Plaça del Conqueridor and a handicraft market at the villa Na Batlessa. Fine dining is also on the program when living in Artà, as the town has been developing some interesting meeting points for foodies, such as Gaudí inside the Sant Salvador hotel, Na Creu in Artà’s old town or Sa Gripia. Due to its idyllic location, Artà is a lovely place for nature fans, as there are many outdoor sports for you to try in the area, in addition to getting to know some of Mallorca’s most magnificent beaches and coves.
Of course, there are many things you need to consider before kicking off the exciting process of buying a house. If you’re ready to help us find your dream home in Artà, please do not hesitate to contact us.