A costal drive in Mallorca

This month my partner and I were in Mallorca for five days. Now I have been to Mallorca before… but that was ten years ago and I didn’t venture out of the sleepy (haha!) town of Magaluf so the less said about that the better. This time I was here for a wedding and to chill out, but me being me I couldn’t spend all my free time by the pool so on one of the days we headed out in our hire car for a day trip up the coast.

We were staying in Port d’Antrax, in the lovely albeit expensive Mon Port Hotel and from there we headed through Andrax and into the hills stopping of course to admire and take a few photos of the view.

From there we followed the MA-10 road which turns into a coastal road along the west coast of the island. This scenic drive is just beautiful with the rugged cliff faces leading down to the turquoise sea. The route has plenty of view points along the way and with such stunning and dramatic scenery at every turn you will find yourself stopping again and again.

We continued on this route till we reached Valldemossa as I had heard it was one of the most attractive towns on the island. We soon came is realise that Valldemossa is no secret, it was heaving with tourists, but definitely still worth a visit.

From Valldemossa we drove to Deià, another beautiful town filled with stunning stone built houses and famous for its art scene. Deià was refreshingly quiet having just come from Valldemossa. Parking was a little bit tricky but we managed to find a spot a small walk away from the main hill that Deià is set on. We walked all the way to the top – with a quick stop on the way for some Mallorcan lemonade – where you will find a small church and graveyard.

Then it was back to Port d’Andrax – the faster less scenic way – for tapas and wine by the water.


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