Introducing holidays to Deia
Jet off on a holiday in Deia on Majorca’s northwest coast and discover a calm and relaxing beauty spot in the midst of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. With luscious scenery and plenty of culture, this stunning resort offers a multitude of activities to suit everyone. Deia holidays are often serene affairs, even throughout the summer when compared to neighbouring locations on the Balearic Islands. Deia is almost an undiscovered secret, as many of the nearby resorts steal the limelight. Consequently holidays to Deia, often described as Majorca’s culture capital, are laid-back and unhurried. The location is perfect for those in search of a communal feel, wanting to uncover and explore the hidden history of Majorca and Spain.
This charming village can be found in the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range forming the northern ridge of the Spanish island of Majorca. With a minuscule population believed to be below 1000 inhabitants, the village delivers natural beauty within a cosy and charming atmosphere. Despite its position set back from the sea, there are still plenty of things to do in Deia, much of them allowing tourists to embrace the gorgeous mountainous scenery surrounding the village. If you fancy some thrills beyond the typical Deia attractions, the coastline is approximately 20 minutes away and the history and nightlife of Palma city is only 40 minutes away.
The steep slopes surrounding Deia are perfect for evening walks in the Spanish sun, where you can absorb the fantastic views over the sparkling Majorcan Sea. You can take a leisurely stroll, hire a bike or even go horse-riding along the ancient donkey paths and through the aromatic olive groves. Things to do on Deia holidays also include savouring a taste of the old Majorca, prevalent in the historic buildings and museums scattered across the resort. The Archaeological Museum and Research Centre are entertaining and informative visits depicting much of Majorca’s history. The Monastry of Miramar and the San Morroig manor house also convey much of what made the island what it is today and is an ideal location for the little inquisitive ones. The capital Palma also hosts many ancient monuments, which is nearby in case you want to survey or indulge in a more populated area. Unbeknownst to many, Deia does have a small beach where fishing is the primary activity. The small beach is isolated and beautifully structured, with a few stone houses populating the promenade beside large rocks shaped by the tide. A small number of eateries are placed nearby too, serving up the catch of the day with traditional sides.
Wine and Dine
The culinary scene is one of the great Deia attractions with some top-notch restaurants scattered all over the village. Whatever your taste, Deia has you covered with an ultimate variety in food served across the village. Es Raco D’es Teix has a luxurious setting above the village and offers a mixture of modern and classic Mediterranean dishes. Heading to El Barrigon Xelini offers holidaymakers a flavour of Spain where more relaxed tapas dining is present. While Sa Fonda is a quaint pub in the middle of the village known to the locals as their drinking hole and is a beautiful place for drinks before or after dinner.
Action and Adventure
Despite being a haven of relaxation, there are plenty of things to do in Deia to get your pulse racing. While Sitting on terraces and relishing the stunning scenery is more what Deia is about, there are countless sporting opportunities on offer to entice active tourists. A game of tennis is always on the cards at the local tennis club run both by the council and the courts found in some hotels. For a more traditional viewpoint on Deia with a strangely-thrilling twist, head down to Cala Deia - a small shingle beach embedded in an attractive cove. In the cove there is a unique local custom that involves naked swimming during long parties at weekends – a bit of an adventure indeed, especially if the water is cold. There are two restaurants in the cove providing fresh fish as their speciality all through the summer season.
The general ambience around the village is perfect for a loved up holiday away from the kids. Filled with spectacular scenery, couples should choose to hike marked trails across the mountain ranges and enjoy the fascinating views, perhaps with a picnic basket sat beside them. Various quaint pubs and restaurants are spread across the village, perfect for a romantic meal or drink together, with cosy hotels topping off the romantic vibe of the evening. Embracing the culture is a large part of tourism in Deia, and couples should relish gaining an insight into a different lifestyle and taking part in a range of traditional events.