Another inland gem
"A quick trip west of Arta..."
... and you find yourself in the hill top town of Capdepera. This small town is made up of winding stepped alleys, almost all of them leading to the highlight of the town, the Castell de Capdepera. Built in the 14th Century as protection from pirates, it sits atop the village, flowering cactus clinging to the sides of the route up.
The fortress is remarkably well preserved and worth a visit, though be prepared to share very, very slim walkways on the battlements with fellow tourists. Take a deep breath if you're scared of heights because you'll be feeling rather precariously perched at times.
"Views of the Interior"
Parking in Capdepera isn't too hard, at least I found a few places to park for free although it was slightly out of tourist season which probably made it easier to find a spare space. There are a couple of easily accessed carparks though. The town can also be reached easily enough by bus from Arta, Cala Millor or Palma. I'd recommend that you plan your visit here as part of a daytrip by car to Arta as well though as after the Castle has been seen up close there isn't a lot else for someone on the tourist trail to do.
A visit to this town, or rather village, is likely to be a fairly quick one although there are a couple of restaurants about. Capdepera is by no means as large as it's hip brother Arta, about 8km east but makes a nice diversion if you're looking for some respite from the beach or the swimming pool.