Alaro is a small village measuring about 1 sq ml, it has a castle on its outskirts and an attractive, solid stone church at its centre. The main square, half-filled with tables and chairs from the 2 cafes, serves as its focal point. Streets are narrow, resulting in a complicated one-way system.
Buildings consist mainly of 3-storey structures of local stone, with a few newer additions on the outskirts. The atmosphere is here is laid back and relaxed.
Alaro is situated in NW Mallorca, 6 mls SE of the hamlet of Orient (15 mls NE of Palma and its international airport). Alaro is situated on gently sloping ground in the foothills of the pine-clad Tramuntana Mountains, surrounded by farmland and olive trees. A switchback road leads to the hamlet of Orient.
Popular with German and British couples, Alaro offers a taste of the real Spain.
Typical of a small village, there isn’t a great deal in terms of shops and shopping, with a pharmacy, small supermarket, newsagent being about all that is available. The not to far town of Palma has a far wider choice of shops.