On our first full day in Mallorca, the weather forecast to be overcast with a chance of rain, so we decided instead of hitting the beach, to explore a little more of the island and went into the mountains. We aimed for the cute mountain village of Fonalutx. From our hotel at Cala Mondrago, the drive took about an hour and a half.
We stopped for lunch at Es Turo which had a stunning view over the mountains and the leafy valley below. The food was rather average, which is what we discovered with most places we ate in Mallorca unfortunately. However, sipping Spanish red wine whilst admiring the view made up for the mediocre meal.
Afterwards we wandered through the pretty village, admiring the warm coloured stone houses and leafy green alleyways as we walked up and down the stairways. Really a very very pretty town!
We bumped into a photogenic cat, who was more than happy for photo and a scratch behind the ear.
Just as it started to rain we bundled back into the car to explore the west coast of Mallorca a little more.
We settled on checking out Cala Deia, a little isolated cove with one crazy windy road to get down to it!
Sadly by the time we made it there the sun had already dipped behind the cliffs surrounding the cove, but we still spent a good couple of hours snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear water. There were a surprising amount of brightly coloured fish swimming around, tiny pink jellyfish and deeper down schools of big fish swirling in and out of the rocks. For snorkelling Cala Deia is a win!
Since we were on the west coast, we decided it would be a prefect opportunity to watch the sun set into the ocean. Not really having a plan, just having a quick look on google maps and finding a promontory of sorts facing west, we drove to the most beautiful sunset!
Still wet from our swim, and looking a little worse for wear, we drove into Deia to find somewhere nice to eat. We found Sa Vinya and had the best meal of the trip – truly delicious. Washed down with Spanish wine sitting in a courtyard filled with candles and twinkling fairy lights. A wonderful end to a truly wonderful day.