Alaró local destination guide
Alaró offers a wealth of scenic nature, local culture and places of interest to explore and delve in to. On this page, our partners, hotels and bars, will give you a local tour guide to Alaró.
Where to stay in Alaró?
Alaró offers only a handful of hotels, the rest of the accommodation options consists of apartments and fincas for rent.
Renting a finca in Alaró must be one of the best ways to spend a holiday here. Being close to the nature, one with the locals, and yet, in contact with the rest of the island. Alaró is located somewhat in the middle of Mallorca, not far from the main highway cutting through the island.
Enter your arrival and departure dates below to reveal which wonderful accommodation options are available for your stay in Alaró.
Things to do and see in Alaró
Alaró is a treasury of cultural heritage, an area with many places of interest to explore and many things to do.
VISIT THE CASTLE OF ALARÓ AND THE FAMOUS ES VERGER RESTAURANT
Alaró is home to two of the most renown places in the area and Raiguer region; Castell d’Alaró and Restaurant es Verger. Castell d’Alaró is an impressive old fortress built at the summit of the mountain rising over the valley. Today, only ruins are left of this old fortress, nevertheless, still an impressive attraction and the panoramic views are both indescribable and breathtaking. Somewhat halfway up the mountain, the farm and restaurant of es Verger is situated. The restaurant has become famous for its freshly slaughtered lamb shoulder.
ENJOY A REFRESHMENT AT PLACA DE LA VILA
Place de la Vila is the main square in the heart of Alaró. The square is flanked by a nice handful of bars and restaurants open most of the day. Across from the restaurants is the town hall – Casa de la Vila – a stunning building featuring unique regionalism stylistics.
PASS BY THE FIRST ELECTRICITY TOWER OF MALLORCA
Alaró was the first municipality in Mallorca to have its own electricity supply. The tower was inaugurated in 1901, and is an important monument that reminds us of the rapid development of our lives and societies.
VISIT THE PARISH CHURCH
The parish church of Alaró is situated in the heart of the village and is one of the main gathering places for the locals. The church is open every day for visits (free) and every Saturday at 11:30, you can even come here and enjoy a free organ concert.
EXPLORE THE STREETS OF ALARÓ
Alaró is a charming little village with narrow streets and rustic house facades which forms a maze around the main square in the center. Behind this charming exterior lies a wealth of history telling the story, of not just a single community, but of a culture. For example, it was here in Alaró that the knights, Cabritt & Bassa, fought the army of Aragon to defend the kingdom of Mallorca. There are several interesting buildings to stop and have a closer look at while understanding their place in the local history. Some of these include Son Guitard, Sa Bastia and Can Jaumico.
Weekly Market in Alaró
Every Saturday morning, a weekly market is held in Alaró, in the center square. This market is a great way to blend in with the locals, and maybe you’ll find an offer you can’t resist on leather goods or local produce. No matter what your intentions are, it’s a wonderful way to start the day, and to really feel the local atmosphere.
Annual events in Alaró
Festes de Sant Pere i Sant Roc (Celebrations of Saint Peter and Saint Roque)
Patron saint of Alaró Sant Roque is celebrated on August 16th with a series of traditional events and activities in the town center. Some of the most emblematic performances, is the dances of the Cossiers, a local dance group that has its roots in medieval times.
In the week leading up to the day of Saint Roque, there is a full program of fun activities arranged by association of the historical neighborhood called “Damunt”. This week is known as the celebration of Saint Peter.
Where: Town center
When: The week leading to August 16th
Fira de Gremis Artesans (artisan fair)
The annual artisan fair in Alaró is a great attraction to both locals and tourists, who enjoy the vibrant and traditional ambience. The fair is held in the beginning of October in the town center, where hundreds of stalls and booths are set up with typical Mallorcan crafts, music and dance performances sets the mood and tastings appeal to your every sense. Another highlight of the fair is the dancing demons.
Where: Town center
When: Beginning of October
S’Apuntador – Theater festival
For many years it has been a tradition to celebrate the fine art of theater and scene plays in Alaró and many other villages in Mallorca. Throughout November, you can enjoy a great variation of different plays held all over the village.
Where: Town center
When: Throughout November
Mostra Gastronomica de Bolets (Mushroom Fair)
One of the best treats of the late autumn in Mallorca is the mushrooms growing. Several villages on the island celebrate this wild vegetable with a fair full of gastronomical activities and events, including Alaró.
Where: Town center
In the middle of December the streets and central square of Alaró is decorated in beautiful colors and lights creating a unique and cozy atmosphere in the little mountain town. It is time for the annual Christmas market, a market both young and adults look forward to visit.
Where: Town center
The Raiguer region
The Raiguer region is perhaps the most versatile of all regions Mallorca, because of its unique location between the foothills of Tramuntana and the rural countryside of the Pla region.
Alcanada is a beautiful peninsula parting the bays of Pollenca and Alcúdia. Alcanada is known for its lighthouse island and exclusive golf club. Alcanada is the perfect destination if you seek a quiet base, yet still connected to popular tourist areas. From Alcanada, you have only 5 minutes in car to the popular area of Port de Alcúdia where hundreds of restaurants and activities awaits. Alcanada is a typical adult destination, there are no Mickey Mouse clubs or other children-friendly amenities. Most of the accommodation in Alcanada are small hotels and holiday rentals, like villas and apartments/flats, a great place for a self-catered holiday on Mallorca.
Alcúdia & Port d’Alcúdia
The historic town of Alcúdia is perhaps one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca! Alcúdia offers a wide range of cultural treasures and activities to indulge in, such as the Roman ruins of Pollentia, the amazing architecture of the manors and the impressive city walls and defense towers which are also the main trademark of Alcúdia. Alcúdia is an obvious choice of travel destination in the Raiguer region regardless of what time of year you plan your holiday. Alcúdia offers one of the best beach holiday destinations on Mallorca, as well as a cultural mecca full of sights, town life and activities.
Biniamar nestles at the feet of the Tramuntana, a sleepy and quiet village where you come to find solitude and tranquillity. Biniamar is perfect for renting a holiday home, because of the great location close to both mountains and rural countryside. The local area surrounding Biniamar offers plenty of activities and sight to explore, especially walkers, cyclists and cultural enthusiasts will find a lot of value in this area. Most accommodation in Biniamar consists of private holiday homes such as villas, perfect for a self-catered holiday in Mallorca.
Binibona is a quite overseen area located on the slopes of Tramuntana not far from the villages of Moscari and Caimari. The beautiful and scenic area extends from the small hamlet surrounded by olive and almond groves, a particularly beautiful area during blossom of these in February. If you are looking to combine tranquility, romance, nature and luxury, then Binibona is your choice.
Visit or stay in the biggest wine district of Mallorca, located at the feet of the dramatic mountain range. Choose Binissalem as your travel destination in the Raiguer for a versatile and tranquil rural holiday on Mallorca. Most accommodation found in Binissalem are holiday homes, villas and rustic fincas that has been transformed to accommodate the modern human with all desired amenities. The area surrounding Binissalem is perfect for road cycling and walking. Moreover, Binissalem is located very close to the free-way of MA-13 connecting Palma and Alcúdia, which makes it easy to access almost any local area in no time.
Búger is a typical Mallorcan agricultural community built upon traditional Mallorcan values. Renting a holiday villa here will take you back in time and let you enjoy a simple and completely uncomplicated life. Búger is located somewhere in the northern part of the region, with easy access to mountains and beaches, thus the can’t miss attraction in the local area, the amazing stalactite caves of Campanet. Accommodation in Búger mainly consist of wonderful holiday villas and homes packed with modern amenities to offer you the best frame for a holiday on the Mallorcan countryside.
Caimari, in local mouths referred to as “Olive Town”, is a small sleepy village situated at the feet of the Tramuntana, with direct access to the road network leading in to the green valleys of the mountains. As with other destinations in the El Raiguer region, Caimari enjoys a versatile landscape of both rural fields and mountainous terrain, which makes Caimari a perfect retreat for cyclists and hikers/walkers, who come to Mallorca to explore the scenic nature. Accommodation in Caimari mainly consist of rustic fincas and villas in the surrounding area, all in the rural flat area, but with the majestic mountains rising in the background creating an amazing scene from your terrace or swimming pool.
Campanet is a beautiful and very versatile holiday destination on Mallorca, simply because of its unique location between mountains, countryside and beaches. Choose accommodation in Campanet as your holiday base, if you want to combine unique nature, cultural heritage and luxury. Especially recommended accommodation in Campanet, is the beautiful and authentic old manor of Monnaber Nou, which has been transformed into a luxury hotel. The surrounding area invites to close exploration, there are so many places of interest and so much scenic Mediterranean nature.
Consell is mainly an industrial area where mass tourism has not yet made its entrance, making it an authentic and calm rural area full of charm. Consell was one of the first areas of Mallorca to have a winery, and the traditions for the wine making industry has been a part of the local business life ever since. Consell is a great place to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the Mallorcan countryside; close to mountains, close to roads and even close to Palma.
Inca is a great place to absorb some Mallorcan cultural heritage, enjoy some of the best restaurants on the island and of course, shop for leather products. Inca is indeed a versatile city and area, there is so much to indulge in here, so much to taste, see and feel. The city of Inca is home to a vibrant restaurant and shopping life, moreover, to a lot of interesting places of interest. Accommodation offers in Inca mainly consists of authentic fincas and villas situated in the surrounding areas, giving you direct access to the best of the Mallorcan nature, both mountains and rural countryside, a true versatile holiday base.
Lloseta is a small town and suburb to Inca. The town is situated directly on the mountain slopes giving it a unique character, as you ascent and decent in the narrow stony streets. Lloseta has a rich cultural heritage, which is also why it is so interesting to explore closer. Accommodation in Lloseta is equally unique, as you can stay in the charming and highly rated boutique hotel, Cas Comte, in the center of the town. This luxury boutique hotel, is an obvious choice for an authentic hotel experience. When based in Lloseta during your holiday, you have great access to the Mallorcan road network, the rural countryside and the impressive Tramuntana mountain range.
Mancor de la Vall
Mancor de la Vall is a cosy little mountain village nestled in a valley at the feet of the green mountain slopes of Tramuntana. The village has a sought for restaurant and hotel, as well as a stunning natural local area perfect for hiking, MTB and walking. You want to choose accommodation in Mancor de la Vall if you prefer a quiet and authentic holiday base, in sync with the Mallorcan soul and nature. Moreover, traveling to Mancor de la Vall lets you completely escape mass tourism and screaming infants, you will completely forget all about your day job and any worries you might have.
Moscari is a very sleepy small village belonging to the municipality of Selva. Moscari is the perfect escape for couples and friends looking for solitude and romance in a tranquil scenery. The accommodation offers in Moscari includes a few small finca hotels in the village itself, and a bunch of rustic fincas and villas nestled in the hilly terrain that surrounds Moscari. If you choose one of the petit finca hotels in Moscari, be sure that you will find both luxury, great food and tranquillity.
Sa Pobla is one of those area you don’t hear much about due to the very little impact of commercial tourism in the area. Sa Pobla offers an interesting history full of events, a series of stunning mansions and architecture witnessing the wealth of the area and a lot of natural spaces such as the s’Albufera wetlands. Sa Pobla is a wonderful place to either visit or stay in, you’ll have a lot of charm, authenticity and tranquility. At the same time, you are close to the stunning beaches of the Alcúdia bay and the mountains to the west. Sa Pobla is also a great place for dining experiences.
Santa Maria del Cami
Santa Maria del Cami offers an eventful history and rich cultural heritage to dwelve into. Santa Maria is located just 15 minutes from Palma at the feet of the Tramuntana range, making it easy to reach and wonderful to explore. Santa Maria del Cami has a range of interesting buildings to discover in the streets, as well as eateries and bars. Some of the highlights to see, are the parish church, the Minims monastery and the winery of Macia Batle. Every corner in the town is associated with a part of the local history, it is definately a place to visit.
Selva is a charming village at the foothills of Tramuntana. Selva offers a large selection of wonderful and charming holiday villas, fincas and flats for rent. Selva is a great area for hiking, walking, mountain biking and cycling due to the great location between mountains and countryside. Selva is an obvious choice of holiday destination for self-catered couples looking to enjoy each other in the most authentic frames.