Santanyi has always acted like a magnet for people looking to buy a villa-like property in Majorca. Located in the south east of Majorca, the town's attractive narrow alleyways bordered by ancient sandstone high-sided houses give Santanyi a quaint charm all of its own.
Don't miss Santanyi's two historic churches when you visit here. Sant Andreu Apostol in Placa Major is Santanyi's sturdy looking parish church built in the eighteenth century. It features an early Gothic chapel. The equally impressive Capella del Roser dates even further back - to the thirteenth century. Another famous historical landmark in Santanyi is the imposing Porta Murada, the huge medieval gate to the old walled town which still survives in good condition.
One of the main attractions of Santanyi is the regular Saturday morning market, teeming in delicious local produce from the rural countryside surrounding the town. Being a traditional Mallorcan town, Santanyi naturally boasts a wide choice of lively cafes, bars and restaurants. You'll often find art on the walls featuring the work of local artists.
For eating out in Santanyi, Es Cantonet is an excellent choice. Originally an old town house, it is now a popular traditional restaurant specialising in Mallorcan cuisine. Also worth checking out in Santanyi is Restaurant Anoa Santanyi. It's a romantic and relaxing place to chill and watch the world go buy whilst enjoying some top-class cooking.
As regards accommodation, a delightful resting place in the heart of the town is Hotel Santanyi. This converted traditional stone warehouse features an attractive roof terrace with splendid views over the town. And then, just several kilometres outside Santanyi town is Hotel Agroturisme Na Martina. Charmingly furnished with all mod cons to hand, the hotel is a popular choice for lovers of peace and quiet.
Rather appealingly, Santanyi neighbours the picturesque Mondrago National Park, the second-largest protected wildlife area in the Balearic Islands. Highly recommended for its fascinating wildlife, the nature park also features two beaches: S'Amarador and Ses Fonts n'Alis, both providing an opportunity for swimming in the cooling, crystal clear waters.
Santanyi enjoys good direct major road links to Palma and its international airport. Buses also connect daily with Palma and other Mallorca towns and villages.
With all this in mind it's easy to see why so many potential homeowners come to Mallorca to look for villas for sale in Santanyi.