Background information for your Majorca holiday
"Arta - The ideal location for a wonderful Majorca holiday"
The Island - Basic Majorca facts
Majorca or Mallorca is the largest of the three Balearic Islands and is about 100 kilometres long and about 75 kilometres at it's widest point. The islands mild winters ( average 15C / 59F) and warm summers (average 27C / 85F) explain why a holiday in Majorca is popular with many and makes this the perfect place for sailing, watersports, golf, walking, cycling and rock climbing.
"Your Majorca holiday all year round"
Renowned for it's hot summers and beach holidays, Mallorca has so much more to offer all year round.
Spring: Lush green and colourful landscapes, warm temperatures and quieter beaches; Spring is a great time to enjoy the island's natural riches. It's a popular season for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers, or for those just wishing to catch some early sun.
Events in Spring: The locals are predominately Catholic so Easter is celebrated in typical festive style, with local fiestas in most towns and villages, the largest being in Palma.
Summer: As the hot summer kicks in, the sunworshippers take over. With more than 12 hours of sunshine a day, this is the time to head for the coastline and enjoy the Mediterranean's crystal clear waters, or laze by a pool. Sailing, water-skiing, kite-surfing and basically all other forms of water sports are available and in abundance.
Events in Summer: Sailing competitions are frequent throughout the whole of the summer with the Kings Cup (Palma Bay, August) topping the bill. For wine lovers, head to the traditional village of Binnisalem in September. This is home of the island's best (and most renowned) wine, and every year the locals come out to celebrate with a full on two day festival.
Autumn: The perfect conditions return for walkers, and other explorers and naturists. It's also a good time to appreciate the local way of life and visit the central and mountainous areas of the island. Lively village markets spring up in the most sleepy places, and great home grown produce can be sampled.
Events in Autumn: Local festivals dominate the autumn calendar, and there isn't a weekend in November without a celebration to visit. The two most popular are the olive festival in Caimari and the agricultural fair in Inca.
Winter: Mild conditions can continue throughout the whole of winter. Palma, with it's lively restaurants and boutique shops and inland, the quiet countryside continues to be a relaxing haven, and in late January, becomes peppered with white flecks of pretty almond blossom.
Arta is Mallorcan through and through. For history, churches and fine Mallorcan food.
Head first for the Santuari de Sant Salvador d'Arta high on a hill above Arta. This sanctuary is on top of a Moorish site. It's surrounded by walls and the style is neo-classical. There's a café up there as well, most welcome after your climb up for spectacular views again!
Drinking and shopping are on the menu in Arta, true Mallorcan style as well. Tuesday is market day or check out C/Antoni Blands and C/Ciutat which is a large pedestrian street crammed with restaurants, bars and lots of shops
Located on the North East side of the Island, Arta benefits from a recently completed Motorway route from Palma to St Lorenc