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Deia holidays take you to one of the most, if not the most, beautiful town in Majorca. It is a town with a very long history whose economy was agricultural and where the atmosphere was relaxed and sleepy. Even since mass tourism hit the island, Deia has remained an idyllic spot favoured by walkers and artists who seek inspiration from the wonderful scenery. Only half an hour from Palma, Deia holidays offer first class accommodation, superb restaurants, cultural sightseeing and spectacular countryside.
Deia holidays offer a very different experience from that which is found in Majorca's seaside resorts. The village is built on the sides of the valley. Constructed from stone, they glow in the sunshine. Deia has good views of the sea where you'll find Cala de Deia which has a small pebble beach. Deia holidays are the ideal choice for those who enjoy walking as there stunning trails into the hills and along the cliff tops.
Deia appeals particularly to couples seeking a relaxing break away from lively beach resorts, where they can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the natural beauty of their surroundings.
The holiday season in Deia begins in April and ends in late October. Temperatures range from twenty to mid thirty degrees centigrade. Early and late season are popular with ramblers when the weather is more temperate.
Deia, on the southern slopes of the Es Puig in north-western Majorca, lies in a truly idyllic spot. The traditional architecture of the village remains unspoiled and the hills, the rugged cliffs and the brilliantly blue seas combine to create a spectacular landscape. Visitors here can be as active or as relaxed as they wish. They can lie by a pool or stroll down to the sea and merely soak up the beauty, or they can explore the area on foot or bicycle. When in Majorca, golfers are never far from a course.
With excellent accommodation and good restaurants, Deia holidays are sure to please. The town has several important tourist attractions including the Parish Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Son Marroig Museum, the Monastery of Mirama, and of course the village churches. There are many walking trails through some of the best scenery on the island. Some take the coastal route, others explore the hills. Whichever you choose you are in for a treat as Deia holidays certainly live up to expectations.
Deia nightlife is very relaxed with evenings spent wandering through the streets of this very pleasant town. Restaurants and bars provide very friendly venues where you can eat and drink under the stars.
Deia's shops provide adequately for all your holiday needs including gifts and souvenirs. The closest market is in Valdermosa each Sunday. If more choice is needed, take the bus to Palma which has a wide variety of specialist stores and fashion boutiques. It is also worth visiting Manacor on Mondays, to sample the market there. The town, with its old churches, watch towers and windmills, is also the centre of the pearl industry on the island. Visitors can tour the factories and watch the manufacturing process before buying a souvenir. Popular holiday purchases include leather goods, embroidered linens, wicker goods, ceramics and glass ware.
Deia has a good number of restaurants, both in the village and down at the coast. They provide a wide variety of food and accommodate most palates. Those down by the shore provide a perfect setting for an evening meal with their reflected lights bobbing in the water. The fish restaurants here are excellent with fish freshly caught by the local fishermen. Island wines are very pleasing to the palate and are inexpensive. If you are new to the flavours of Spain, order tapas and you'll receive a variety of tasty, bite sized morsels. They are useful if you wish to stave off hunger during the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner. Children are always welcome customers and their taste and portion sizes are usually accommodated.