Properties for sale in Alaro, Mallorca
Properties for sale in Alaro
Alaró, Mallorca, a small, traditional and picturesque town, nestled within a tranquil valley and surrounded by the awe inspiring Tramuntana mountains. This bustling yet comfortable destination is located about 30km from the city of Palma and its international airport and has pretty much escaped from being a main tourist town.
Just a short drive from Inca, Valldemossa & Deia and only 30 minute drive from the coast, the town was originally an Arab farmstead called, Oloron’. The Catalan conquests of Mallorca back in the 13thC, marks Alaró’s first recorded history. Before tourism became Mallorca’s main trade, Alaró was a busy industrial town housing thirty of the island’s factories and employing 2000 people in the process. It became most famous for shoe making and is still home to the world renowned cowboy boots made by ‘Tony Mora’. His beautiful boots go for anything up to €2.300 when custom made from crocodile skin.
Its winding, narrow, cobbled streets, rustic buildings and bygone architecture, fuse together to create a truly appealing and alluring town, setting it apart from other more touristic towns. In the centre of Alaró, you will find a charming town square, laced with restaurants, traditional bars, cafes and shops and it is around here that most of the social action happens. Residents, many of whom are ex-pat’s, gather round the square and enjoy a morning cortado, a shady long lunch under a parasol or an evening drink with friends, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and watching the world go by.
On Saturday mornings, there is a weekly market, selling local produce including fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, pastries, jewellery, gifts, homeware and clothing, providing you with all you need to see you through the weekend.
Properties for sale in Alaro
Alaró’s relaxed atmosphere and position amongst the mountains, makes it most appealing to casual walkers, cyclists and hikers who take advantage of the easy access to some of the islands best roads on which to explore. The many hiking trails in the area make Alaró the perfect start point for adventure and exploration. One of the more known well trails, starts in the town and winds up past its 15thC castle ‘Castell d’Alaró’, which sits on top of the bedrock of ‘Puig de Alaró, and rises 800ft above sea level from the plains below, along with an ancient chapel. Originally a Moorish fortification from 900AD, the spectacular panoramic views over the sea, the bay of Palma and the surrounding plains, makes the effort of getting there well worth it. This route is also used in training for the ‘Tour de France’ cyclists.
Alaró’s pretty town and lush, green countryside filled with pine trees, olive and almond trees has officially earned it the title of ‘nature area of special interest’. It all combines beautifully to create a very pleasant place to live, whether all year round, a holiday home or weekend escape.
Its friendly, relaxed and Majorcan atmosphere makes for a perfect place to buy property for sale in Alaró, Majorca. You can find a range of Properties for sale in Alaro including large fincas with land, luxury large villa for sale with swimming pool, traditional townhouses for sale as well as farmhouses for sale in Alaró. It’s laidback, gentle pace of life affords a wonderful lifestyle for those who buy property for sale in Alaró.
Some of the finest selection of Balearic property for sale is in Alaró, Mallorca, offering all the best of the Mediterranean way of life. Whether you want to buy a house in the town with roof terrace for sale, or a large family villa in Alaró with outdoor terraces for sale from which to enjoy for ‘Al Fresco’ living, this charming Majorcan town will always be able to please.