An afternoon in Deià

Deià, Mallorca is one of those adorably picturesque European towns that makes you glad to be an expat, or wish you were one. Nestled into the tramuntana mountain range and right next door to the charming town, Valldemossa, it boats gorgoues coastal mountain views, teeny winding streets, historical treasures and good, authentic eats.

After taking the extremely long way to get there (it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get there from Puigpunyent, but hubbie wanted to go the long way around the mountains and along the coast, so it took almost 3 hours. Thanks, hubbie.), we spent a relaxing afternoon wandering about and enjoying the crisp winter weather. Speaking of winter, Deià is practically a ghost town this time of year, so we’ll head back in the spring when it’s livelier but not quite a hurricane of tourists.

One of the few restaurants open was Las Palmeras and to our lucky surprise it was a taste sensation of traditional mallorquin dishes. We started with some mallorquin soup and frito, a traditional tapa sauté of beef, potato, onion, red pepper and a few other secret delights, and then both had the fish of the day with tumbet, the mallorquin answer to ratatouille. Yum!

Enjoy these pics and check out this website for more info on Deià whether you’re planning a trip to Mallorca, or just want to daydream some wanderlust for a bit.

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