Introducing Holidays to Algaida
A typical Majorcan town with plenty of traditional charm, Algaida holidays offer the ideal setting for a relaxed getaway. With narrow winding streets and a central square dominated by a sandstone church, this area makes for a great place to explore – whether you fancy experiencing one of Algaida’s great festivals or exploring the town’s rich history.
Aside from its scenic surroundings and laid-back atmosphere, there are a few things to keep you occupied during your holiday in Algaida. The town hosts a market every Friday morning selling local handicrafts and handmade jewellery, so there’s plenty of opportunity to buy souvenirs for family and friends. Festivals are held throughout the year in Algaida, with Saint Honorat Fiesta held on 16th January, as well as a summer festival in the last two weeks of July. Each event boasts live music, extensive food stalls and an unrivalled atmosphere – perfect if you’re looking to immerse yourself in Majorca’s rich and diverse culture.
Top Attractions in Algaida
While Algaida holidays are likely to be more sedate than the bustling tourist areas of Majorca, there are a few attractions worth visiting. The glass museum and factory can be found just outside Algaida and is the oldest in Majorca. Created in 1719, it is now a notable historical site and is favoured by visitors for its large collection of themed glassware, each devoted to a theme or country. Catch a glimpse of the glassblowers at work as you watch them create delicate glass art pieces in front of you, before browsing unique items in the gift shop.
If you’re looking to expend some energy while enjoying breath-taking views, don your walking boots and take a hike across Algaida’s mountainous terrain. With a landscape characterised by rolling hills and oak forests, it makes a particularly great backdrop for a long walk. Explore the area between the Son Gual and Xorrigo ravines – a designated nature reserve with stunning surroundings to enjoy.
Algaida is only a short drive away from the vibrant capital of Palma, where you’ll find more than enough to keep you occupied. Fancy a spot of shopping or a chance to sample delicious Majorcan cuisine? There are more than enough excellent restaurants and great shops in the area but it is particularly known for its designer stores. Passeig des Born is lined with an array of designer shops and stylish boutiques, while Jaume III is home to Spain’s leading department store chain.
If you’d rather pack your days full of activity, there’s an endless amount of attractions in the heart of Palma. Golf Fantasia is a tropical-themed mini golf course just a short trip from Algaida, offering a great place to keep the kids occupied. They’ll also enjoy Palma Aquarium with its 55 tanks and a colourful mix of marine life to spot.