The picturesque village of Deià is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting the island of Mallorca. With its charming winding streets, access to a small beach, many cycling and hiking opportunities, restaurants delivering delicious food, and possibilities for celebrity spotting, Deià has much to offer.
Start off your day with breakfast at one of the following. S’Hortet is a popular place for brunch serving crêpes, smoothies and many more dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options. Sa Font Fresca is a relaxed cafe serving local food with a great view from the terrace.
There is much to see in Deià. Spend the morning visiting Robert Graves house which has been turned into a museum. He moved here in 1930, catalyzing a wave of artists, poets, musicians and writers who followed him. There is also the Deià Archaeological Museum for those interested in the ancient origin of this area as well as Sa Tafona Art Gallery where you can see works by many of the local artists. As you wander the charming streets of the town, you’ll pass shops offering all sorts of items such as pottery, paintings and jewelry.
After exploring the museums and shops, you will want to refuel with lunch. Take the thirty minute walk down to Cala Deià, a tiny beach cove where you can choose between two restaurants with stunning views, Ca’n Lluc and Ca’s Patro March. Both offer authentic seafood cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Another wonderful spot for lunch or afternoon tea that combines art and food, is Café Miró, which has a unique collection of 33 Joan Miró paintings.
The afternoon is ideal for hiking, or cycling. If you’re inclined to hike, the trails to Sa Foradada, though steep, offer stunning views. Be sure to stop at Son Marroig estate where The Deià International Music Festival takes place each year.
If cycling is more to your taste, plan on cycling from Deià to Valldemossa where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a winter. It’s about 10 km each way.
For dinner be sure to try one of Deià’s two Michelin starred restaurants – Bens d’Avall, a family-run restaurant with stunning sea views from its terrace and Es Racó d’Es Teix, another family-run restaurant set in the mountains. For a more formal experience, check out El Olivo where you can savor classic food in a beautiful ambiance.
After dinner, enjoy cocktails and live music at Sa Fonda or Nama, the perfect way to top off a day full of the beauty and culture of Deià.
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