Day Trip to Valldemossa & Cala Deià in Mallorca, Spain
My husband and I visited Barcelona, Ibiza, and Mallorca in September, and Mallorca turned out to be our favorite destination! During our stay, there were plenty of things to do in Mallorca! We visited several unique parts of the island, but our day trip to Valldemossa and Deià really captured our hearts!
Valldemossa is a historic village tucked away in the Tramuntana Mountains and boasts panoramic views of Mallorca. Perched on a secluded hilltop, this car-free town is a peaceful retreat away from the touristic city of Palma – the capital of Mallorca. Cobblestone lined alleys are decorated with potted plants and walls are dotted with even more greenery. This town is a dream Instagram spot for the plant obsessed!
How to Get to Valldemossa
My husband and I were staying in Port de Sóller ,and we took the 210 bus line from the port to Valldemossa. The bus is about three euros each way and takes an hour to get to the village. A taxi takes half the time but costs upwards of thirty euros. We took the bus a lot during our trip not only for cost efficiency but also for scenery! The air-conditioned buses sit high up and showcase beautiful coastal views and winding paths of the Tramuntana Mountains.
What to Do in Valldemossa
We spent the morning walking around Valldemossa then headed to Cala Deià in the late afternoon for a swim and a seaside dinner! The town is pretty small and mostly filled with shops, restaurants, as well as a few historic landmarks. Below are a few suggestions for things to check out in Valldemossa:
- Walk through the Jardins de Cartoixa garden and delight in the manicured landscaping and tranquil environment.
- Stop by a bakery and try a coca de patata – a sweet bun made from potatoes and only made in Valldemossa. We had one each and could’ve had several more! Very delicious!
- Visit the place where Frederic Chopin and his partner George Sand spent a winter in the early 1800s vacationing and composing music.
- Hike from Valldemossa to Deia! It’s quite a gentle walk along the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains. The path is lined with olive, oak, and almond trees!
Valldemossa Restaurant Recommendations
- Troya Restaurante – We waited about an hour to dine here and it was well worth the wait! Wonderful, fresh food with a beautiful, mountainous view.
- Gelati Mossa – Any gelaterie place is excellent, but we really enjoyed this one!
After spending a few hours in Valldemossa, we took a short bus ride to Deià (you can hike to the village from Valldemossa as well). Like Valldemossa, Deià is another elegant escape in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains. We decided not to spend time in the town and instead headed down to Cala Deià – a rocky beach with crystal blue-green water just outside of the mountain village.
How to Get to Cala Deià
Once we arrived to the town, we asked a shop owner how to get to the rocky beach and she pointed us to wooden signs that indicated the path. We walked for 15 minutes down a winding road and arrive at Cala Deià to go for a swim and early dinner!
Unlike a typical beach, a cala usually does not have sand, but instead have a variety of different rocks to stretch out on. You’ll see people climbing up to higher rocks and jumping off into the sea! Lining Cala Deià are two excellent seafood restaurants. They are open air and overlook the sea and setting sun – what more could you want?!
Cala Deià Restaurant Recommendations
- Ca’s Patro March – We ate here and it was delicious! Wish we could’ve gone back another day!
Wanting to start your journey in another part of Spain before exploring all the things to do in Mallorca? Check out my post about Madrid for the perfect weekend!
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