In fact, outside of the summer months, the island offers a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In spring and autumn, temperatures are mild and pleasant, perfect for walking in the countryside and discovering the island’s rich nature.
Sleeping in a rafal
For accommodation, we suggest two options that will help you relax and disconnect. The first is a rafal (a name of Arabic origin that refers to the large country houses on the island). Specifically, this is one of the most unique on the island, consisting of 5 hectares whose origins date back to the 15th century. The estate is located in the municipality of Alayor, just 13 kilometres from Mahón and 30 from Ciudadela.
The complex is surrounded by woods, gardens, orchards, farm buildings and even cisterns. The property has several unique buildings that have been recently refurbished respecting the original materials, turning it into an agritourism estate that can be rented privately for groups and families.
The other option is a finca built in the 19th century. An ideal retreat to get away from it all and relax. Privacy is assured thanks to its setting: a 570-hectare estate of typical Mediterranean countryside that also includes an organic herb farm.
Lovers of architecture and decoration will particularly enjoy the original ceilings and restored hydraulic floors. Despite its age, the property is equipped with all modern comforts. Wifi throughout the house, ideal for spending time working from home and being inspired by this special natural environment.
Editorial staff: Juan Antonio Marín.