Picturesque Betlem lies in one of the quietest and least exploited parts of Mallorca. Travelers who visit Betlem often find its classic charm much appealing. Nature, calm, clear waters; all these elements offer a bliss and a release from the daily stress. Read more in our blog about this charming village. Picturesque Betlem is one of the most peaceful towns in the Balearic Islands. The township lies within the municipality of Artà and is situated on the waterfront, at the eastern end of the bay of Alcudia in the northeast part of the island. Betlem lies in one of the quietest and least exploited parts of Mallorca. Travelers who visit Betlem often find its classic charm much appealing. Nature, calm, clear waters; all these elements offer a blessing and a release from the daily stress.
Since the thirteenth century, the town has been controlled by the Spanish Empire. In the beginning, the town had only a few small buildings but with the changes in time, Spanish came in here and built some outstanding constructions. You can still visit various of these ancient houses that were built during the 13th century in their actual condition. The narrow lanes, the scenic beauty and the beach culture are some of the memorable features of this gorgeous Betlem. There is a pretty marina, a charming sandy beach and a pleasant pedestrian promenade.
From beautiful Betlem one can make lovely excursions, because it borders a naturally protected area and therefore is popular for its extreme natural beauty. The town is positioned at the bottom of the mountains Capo Ferrutx, with views of the whole bay of Alcudia. About 3 km away is also the typical Mallorquin Mediterranean village of Colonia de Sant Pere that offers many restaurants and shops. Arta is only 10 minutes from Betlem and it’s one of the few towns in Mallorca which has preserved its rich rural environment and landscape. Pre Covid 19 one could enjoy a traditional hands & crafts market in this picturesque town, now it’s been on hold but hopefully will return soon. But that doesn’t have to stop you from visiting Betlem today. This charming village has a lot to offer as we have already mentioned but here are more tips of local sights and attractions around Betlem.
Parc Natural de s’Albufera de Mallorca
This park is one of the most beautiful nature preserves near Betlem, and it is about 30 kilometers away. Visitors can see various birds and enjoy the peaceful environment of this park.
Cuevas de Arta
This is a famous place to visit close to Betlem, it’s about 27 kilometers away. The cave is bigger than one can imagine so if you like geology this place will certainly entertain you.
Restaurante Casablanca Betlem
The Casablanca restaurant is located in Betlem. It has undoubtedly the best terrace in the area with stunning views over the Mediterranean. Enjoy a lunch, dinner and evening under the light of the stars or in the shade of its awnings on hot summer days. The restaurant is located a few meters from the sea, making it an ideal option for families who want to eat after a long day of hiking or spent by the water. Its Mediterranean cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes and wines for all tastes.
Massar Midgley Mahdi
Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia