Cala Deià, or Cala Deyá (in Spanish), is a beach located on the northwest coast of Mallorca, between Punta de Son Beltrán and Sa Pedrissa, where a watchtower against pirates was built. The peaks of the Teix (1064 metres) and Caragolí mountains provide shelter and shade for the village of Deià, the municipality to which it belongs.
The beach is small, only 70 metres long, and is composed of pebbles and rocks. Surrounded by mountains and steep cliffs, crowned by scrubland and pine forests, it ends at a semicircular beach at the mouth of a torrent that reveals a landscape that is pure spectacle.
This cove is a dream tourist destination for those who are looking for a quiet place where they can enjoy the sea and the mountains at the same time.
It is only 3,3 km from the village of Deià, 12,5 km from Sóller and 14 km from Valldemossa, these last two localities at a distance of about 25′ by car.
Despite being one of the smallest beaches on the island and having a high degree of occupancy, its natural beauty and tranquillity that is breathed in the area make it an ideal destination for those looking to escape from the usual excess and mass tourism.
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How to get to Cala Deià
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Deià is one of the most important and most visited towns on the island, and as such, it is well communicated, so you can reach it with your own vehicle or by public transport. The decision to use one or the other will depend on the type of trip to Mallorca you want to make.
If you want to stay in the locality and not move around the island, then we advise you to use public transport or private transfer services to get to your accommodation. On the other hand, if you intend to explore Mallorca – which we recommend you do – the best option is to hire a car and let yourself be carried away by our map.
If you finally decide to reach Deià by car, you should know that you can only get there from the capital or from the other villages that form part of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
- From Palma you must take the Ma-1110 until you reach Valldemossa and cross the village. Then, take the Ma-10, which is the road that runs along the whole of the Sierra de Tramuntana, and bordering the mountain, with the sea at your side, you will reach Deià in about 10km. The turning to go down to Cala Deià is at the exit of the village, on the left.
- If you are in Sóller or coming from other villages in the north of the Sierra, you will have to take the Ma-11 and drive about 12km to Deià on a mountain road, so be extremely careful when driving. In this case, the turn-off to go down to the beach will be on the right.
Parking in Cala Deià
Cala Deià has a car park about 150 metres from the beach, but it is very small and you will find it full if you don’t arrive very early in the morning. In addition, from 1st April to 31st October, this car park is payable.
The best and most common option is to park in one of the two public car parks in the village itself and follow the signs down to the cove, which is approximately 1 km away.
Getting to Cala Deià by public transport
As we mentioned before, it is possible to get to Cala Deià by public transport, but we would like to warn you that the buses that go through the mountains take a long time to get there for obvious reasons, given the size of the vehicle and the physical limitations of these roads.
In these two articles you can find detailed information on how to get around Mallorca using the public transport network:
🚌 Public transport in Mallorca: bus, metro and train in Mallorca: lines, timetables and fares.
🚕 Taxi service in Majorca: taxi company telephone numbers, taxi ranks and fares.
If you are not in a hurry and decide to travel to Deià by bus:
- Coming from Palma de Mallorca, Valldemossa, Sóller or Puerto de Sóller you must take the TIB line 203.
- From further afield, such as Alcudia or Pollença, take line 231 to Sóller and then transfer to line 203. This option can be a real madness, as the journey can take up to 3 hours.
Arriving by boat to Cala Deià
It is becoming more and more common to find private boats and charter boats in front of the beaches and coves of Mallorca, enjoying the island in a different, intimate and more exclusive way.
The beaches and coves in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range such as Cala Deià, Cala Tuent, the Torrent de Pareis beach and Sa Calobra beach are a real treat for the eyes, as the setting in which they are located is like a film, so it is understandable that one might consider enjoying such a spectacle from the sea.
Even so, you should know that in Cala Deià the sea and underwater conditions make it totally inadvisable to anchor boats. Its rocky ground and the changeable and unpredictable weather in the mountainous area is not recommended for inexperienced skippers, so in this case we do not recommend you to rent a boat without a licence at all.
If you have experience, or decide to rent a boat with skipper who knows the area, then we recommend you to look at the forecast of the weather and climate in Mallorca, keep an eye on the wind on the island and the changes that may occur throughout the day, and bear in mind that if you want to cove in Cala Deià , it is advisable to do so during the day under lighting conditions and in front of the jetty, on rocky ground. You will be at a depth of 4 metres.
If you want to sail to Cala Deià or its neighbouring beaches, the nearest and most suitable port to set sail from is Puerto de Sóller, 4 nautical miles away, so if you want to get to know this area we recommend that you do so from this port.
Services in Cala Deià
Although Cala Deià is a small and natural cove, it has some basic services:
- Ca’s Patró March Restaurant.
- Furthermore, from 1 April to 31 October, there is no lifeguard post, so be cautious during your stay on the beach and do not engage in any activities that could be dangerous. In case you see someone in need of professional help, call 061 immediately.
- Paid parking from 1 April to 31 October. The rest of the year is free of charge
What to do in Cala Deià
The crystal clear waters of Cala Deià are perfect for a dip. If you feel like relaxing and sunbathing, then we recommend that you settle at the ends of the beach, where you will find flatter areas.
Activities and water sports in Cala Deià
In Cala Deià you can practice water sports and activities thanks to its transparent waters and rocky floors that hide a spectacular underwater world. Diving and snorkelling will be a real pleasure.
Other activities, such as kayaking and paddle surfing, are also recommended to see the many caves and grottoes, at sea level and underwater, which are only possible to see if you do these activities. You will have to bring your own equipment as there are no water activity companies in Cala Deià.
That is, as long as the northwest-north-northeast winds do not blow, which make the entire Sierra de Tramuntana a dangerous area for practising any sea activity.
Hiking routes in Cala Deià
Cala Deià is a reference point for those whom love hiking Mallorca,as it is located in the heart of the mountains. From here there are many hiking routes that run through the valley and the mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
Enjoying the noctilucas
If you are lucky, and if you are in the cove at night, you will be able to enjoy the noctilucas. Noctilucae are single-celled marine organisms (algae) that release an enzyme which, when in contact with the oxygen released by plants during photosynthesis, produce a beautiful light show.
If this phenomenon occurs, we recommend that you do not bathe to avoid damaging them.
Sunset at Sa Foradada
Would you like to see one of the best sunsets in Mallorca? Just 20 minutes away by car is the Mirador de Sa Foradada, one of the most romantic places on the island from where you can bid farewell to the day.
You can have your favourite cocktail with music in the background, in company or alone, but what we guarantee is that it will be one of the most special moments of your trip to Mallorca.
Where to eat in Cala Deià
Cala Deià has the restaurant Ca’s Patró March, which is one of the most famous and renowned on the island for its rice dishes and grilled fish. Specialising in traditional Mallorcan cuisine and with spectacular views of the cove and the sea… it’s a safe bet.
Hotels in Deià
Cala Deià is a semi-natural place. As we have already told you, there is only the restaurant, so you will not find any accommodation in Cala Deià.
So if you are looking to stay in a hotel nearby, you should look for accommodation in Deià or the surrounding area as places closer to the beach.
Top rated hotels in Deià and surroundings
- Hotel and flats DES PUIG: located in the village of Deià. It is a simply spectacular place in one of the highest parts of the town, with a swimming pool and incredible views. 9.1 on Booking.
- Hotel Es Molí: if you want to travel back in time, to a hotel that occupies a mansion built in the 17th century, this hotel will give you that and much more.
This hotel is located in the middle of the mountains near the village of Deià. It’s a gamble that doesn’t come cheap but as their many comments say… if you can afford it, it’s worth it.
It has all the services you can imagine and a bit more. 9.1 on Booking.
- La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca: if you are looking for luxury on all four sides, this is definitely the hotel for you. It also occupies a former 16th-century mansion, with two outdoor pools, an award-winning restaurant and a spa. 9.4 on Booking.
It offers sea and mountain views and a hot tub. It has two tennis courts with a trainer, a sauna and a wellness centre. 9.4 on Booking and 9.7 for a 2-person trip.
- Hostal Miramar: this hostal is located in a restored 19th century house, also in Deià. It has rooms with typical décor and rustic furniture. It is also possible to enjoy traditional Mallorcan food in the dining room. 8.6 in Booking.
- Sa Pedrissa: romantic and historic hotel built on the site of a renovated 17th century country house. It retains many original features to which many luxurious elements have been added. It is a designated site of historical interest as the former home of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria.
You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of much of Mallorca’s east coast from the pool. 9,5 on Booking.
Map of hotels in Deià
Would you like to consider different options? On the map below you can see the accommodation available near Cala Deià.
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