Santa Maria – Alaro – Bunyola
Just 20km from Palma, and 20 minutes from Palma centre is the village of Santa Maria, a thriving market town and municipality well known for its beautiful fincas, countryside but above all convenience to reach most parts of the island. Every Sunday there is a busy market and the town boasts a number of typical restaurants and one of the best on the island, the Es Moli des Torrent www.molidestorrent.de/18.0.html .
Centre of an important wine growing region, the headquarters of Macia Batle are located here with its ample parking and farm shop offering their quality wines and special local produce www.maciabatle.com/mb/en/ . The village has its own railway station, linking it to Palma and is on a flat level making walking around the town easy. Hotel Reads is another landmark here with its restaurant and spa, and as cycling is so popular in the area, it is a major stop off point for them. www.readshotel.com/hotel-overview.html
Alaro is the next village to Santa Maria and here the scenery becomes more dramatic as one is closer to the dramatic mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana. The village has an attractive square with coffee bars and is a delight to wander around. It is also known to be a very international and friendly place, where many of the properties and fincas are lived in year round, increasing the sense of community. 33km – about half an hour by car – takes you to Palma, and in only 9km you reach the mountain village of Orient with the Hermitage restaurant and hotel/spa www.hermitage-hotel.com as well as some good restaurants in the village – for example the Mandala www.facebook.com/RestauranteMandala and the S`Olivaret www.solivaret.com/en/restaurante .
Many have chosen homes in Bunyola as it combines authentic Mallorquin village life with proximity to Palma (24km / 22mins), Soller via the tunnel (15 minutes) and Santa Maria (19 minutes). The village has an imposing old church, a weekly market and is linked by train and bus to Palma – the historic train to Soller passes through www.trendesoller.com - and many foreigners have chosen Bunyola as a permanent residence, either living in the town or in one of the beautiful fincas dotted around the village. Close to the village is Can Penasso, a restaurant with live music at certain times of the year www.canpenasso.com/contacto.htm and Son Amar, possibly Mallorca`s top evening show of dance and music www.sonamar.com/en/index.aspx . Also you can visit the breathtaking tropical gardens of Alfabia, just outside the village jardinesdealfabia.com/en .
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Fincas Central Island
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