Towns and villages of the Artà Region
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Arta borders on the municipal areas of Capdepera, Son Servera, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Petra.
|16% (1,208) of 2014 population (7,382): 32.7% Americas,
28.7% German, 4.3% British, 4.1% Italian, 3.3% French
|2 golf courses|
|1 medical centre||10 nearby beaches|
|3 local schools||2 nearby marinas|
|1 police station||72 km / 55 min|
Artà enjoys plenty of sunshine, with the average of seven hours in spring, six hours in autumn and five hours of sun per day in winter. In summer months, you can expect to benefit from ten hours of daily sunshine on average, with this figure reaching eleven in July.
The region of Arta, like Mallorca overall, has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild and humid winters and the average temperatures ranging between 10ºC to 16ºC, although minimums can fall to 5-6ºC. Summers are dry and hot, with the average temperatures from 25ºC to 28ºC, and the highest temperature rising at 31ºC in July and August. The wettest month in the region is November with 39% chance of rain.
The weather in Arta, as in Majorca in general, can be very windy in summer afternoons along the coast, so snorkeling or swimming is preferable in the morning. If you are a sailing enthusiast, during the summer months is the best weather for you when the sea breeze kicks in. In December the winds may be too light to go sailing in the sheltered Alcudia Bay, however, on the western part of the island, the gusty western winds sometimes can get quite hazardous.
Arta is welcoming with its unspoilt beaches and coves. The swimming season lasts from May to October, and the best month to swim in the sea is in August, when the average sea temperature is 26°C.
Prices on Arta Real Estate Market are slightly higher compared to Northeast Mallorca’s regular. The average price for an apartment is €2,900 per sq. meter and a price for a house here hovers around €4,200 per sq. meter.
The region of Artà excites with its deeply-rooted tradition, rich cultural and archeological heritage, varied cuisine, pristine beaches and natural surroundings.
Situated in the north-eastern part of the island, approximately 72km from the cosmopolitan city of Palma and the Son Sant Joan International Airport, Artà is somewhat isolated from the mass tourism. Therefore, this location is ideal for those who prefer quietness and want to indulge yourself in the authentic Mallorca, enjoying the scenery and traditional environment.
Diversity characterizes Artà’s landscape, consisting of the coastal, rural and urban areas.
The centre of the municipality is the quiet inland town of the same name, set in a large valley overlooked by the magnificent Santuari de Sant Salvador. This emblematic sight with a 14th-century fortress and a beautiful church is a major visitor’s attraction to this corner of the island.
The town also beckons with the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleys, charming cafes and ancient architecture. Here, you will find the diversity of the old Mallorcan beautifully restored properties.
Artà is surrounded by the mountains included in the Serra the Llevant mountain range. The region was mainly dedicated to agriculture and cattle, and it is notable by the abundance of almond and fig trees, the main cultivation of the island’s past.
With such a stunningly diverse and pristine nature, the location boasts a wide range of sports to practice outdoors. There is a sailing club, tennis courts, golf courses, a horse riding club and much more, which make the leisure exceptionally enjoyable in this corner of Mallorca.
The coast of Artà stretches for 25km and has not been urbanized, thus preserving its natural state. The most appealing places in the area include the dunes and beach of Sa Canova, the coastal flatland of Colonia de Sant Pere, massive cliffs in Ferrutx (also a shelter of the island’s most unique flora and fauna), and finally, a number of little coves with sandy beaches extending from s’Arenalet d’Albarca to Cala Torta.
The name Artà is derived from the Arabic word for garden ”jertan”. It has been inhabited for at least 3,000 years, which is evidenced by the Bronze Age remains. Today, Artà rigorously adheres to its heritage. It preserves a plethora of monuments that exemplify different phases of the Balearic prehistory such as funerary caves, dolmens and talayotic settlements, among others.
Historically, Artà is also famous for its pottery production and basket weaving. These traditional skills are amongst the oldest crafts on the island. Palm work or llatra is the most popular artisan product associated with Artà that consists in the braiding of the native palm tree called garballó, being abundant in the eastern coast of Mallorca. Baskets, bags, and other items made with llatra resist perfectly the pass of time. With this, Artà preserves a large number of artisans who still offer their products such as traditional ceramics, bread or textile at local studios and shops.