PROPERTY SEARCH GUIDE ALARO
Alaro is a truly charming small inland town that offers a haven of peace and tranquility, and a real piece of Mallorca.
It is located in a remote valley at the foot of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains and is renowned for its picture perfect location, with fabulous lush green countryside as far as the eye can see. The area is officially designated as a ‘nature area of special interest’ and it is easy to see why with its many pine forests, olive trees, almond trees, rivers and stretching plains. Due to its location Alaro has established itself as a popular base with hikers and cyclists and many hotels in and around the town cater just to this market.
The most well known attraction in Alaro is the partial ruins of the Castell d’ Alaró which was built on the top of a rocky mountainous outcrop called Puig Des Castell. The castle dates back to the 15th century but it’s is believed that there has been although it is thought that there has a form of a fortification on that site since around 900AD when Mallorca was inhabited by Moors. It is a challenging two hour walk from Alaro to the castle (cars can go part of the way) but the stunning views once you reach the castle, looking out across the countryside to the bay of Palma, are very rewarding.
Alaro is a complete contrast to the more well known tourist resorts on the island. Life moves at a slower pace giving visitors time to admire the rustic buildings and winding streets of this romantic secluded town. As with many traditional Mallorcan towns Alaro has a charming square that is the focus of the town. A varied selection of shops, bars and restaurants, hotels and the towns church can be found here and this is a great location in which to while way the hours watching the world go by.
Good food and fine wines are all part of the culture of Alaro. By exploring the cobbled alleys of the main square hidden gastronomic treasures can be discovered with just about every taste and budget catered for.