Cala Deia

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Travel_enthusiast_92
Rincon de la Victoria, Spain427 contributions
Aug 2021
Astonishingly clear water, perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Beautiful views of the rocks and the sea.
I recommend doing some research before going to avoid disappointment. One of the main disappointments may come from parking and the road to go there. The road is narrow and curvy so you need to be a bit careful when encountering cars coming in the opposite direction. There is a parking (not free) in the beach, bit it gets easily full. We arrived around 12pm and were really lucky to find parking. Right after we parked, a huge queue of cars appeared at the entrance. Therefore, I recommend either going early in the morning or late in the evening. Also, I would not spend more than 2-3 hours in the beach, unless you love diving and snorkelling. If you are looking for a beach to lay down and sunbath, this is not the one for you. There is no sand, just huge rocks. I recommend taking sandals for going into the water.
Written August 17, 2021
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collymarps
england851 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Deia is a Lovely town full of attractive honey gold buildings tumbling down the hillside with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
Some nice restaurants and an over priced supermarket but otherwise notmuch in the way if amenities.
But the scenery is the star.
Parking is a nightmare but there is a free car oark about 15 mins walk away,opposite the entrance to the road for cala deia.
On thatnote cala deia beach is not worth the 45 moniit walk downhill though. There is pay car parking at the bottom but you'll be lucky to get a space.
The walk back up is a bit awful especially in the heat....
Written June 8, 2022
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tg70
Exmouth, UK68 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Went in the evening. Only went for swim. My husband went in but my son and I chose not to. It’s very dirty around the rocks and overcrowded. I’m sure it can be nice when out of season etc. There are many nicer places to go but that’s my opinion.
Written August 6, 2019
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Tanya F
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
We tried to get to the beach by car but were stopped en route by a policeman stationed at the turning and told that only guests at the two restaurants, pre booked, could drive to the beach.
So we gladly turned away, clearly too many celebrities in the area.
Loads of beautiful places to visit on the northern side, forget Cala Deia, but be aware
Written July 4, 2022
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AuntieCapybara
London, UK4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Do your research! If you are travelling off/shoulder season or early in the day, this could be a real gem. If you’re part of the elite Deia crowd, I imagine you’d know what times to visit.

However, we just popped in to check it out on the way to somewhere else - it was an absolute time-drain and completely not worth the effort in season; ‘crowded’ doesn’t begin to describe it, it looked like one person per rock. We’re fairly tenacious when it comes to beach parking but it was an absolute nightmare even by our standards.
Written August 3, 2021
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Isabel Maria
Andujar, Spain30 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We hiked here from Soller - wonderful walk but not worth the detour to the cove. The lead-up to it is ruined by an endless and chaotic car park, with graffiti everywhere, and the little cove itself is heaving with people. It would, however, be really lovely without the crowds so maybe go first thing in the morning. Otherwise stick to Soller for a far nicer beach experience.
Written June 8, 2022
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Rebecca S
Cardiff, UK14 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately this Beach does not look like the pictures. The water is very clear but the beach itself really smells! It is a mission to get to this Beach from the town and it really isn't worth it. We ended up staying for about 20 mins then climbing back up the hill in the midday heat as we couldn't stand the smell! We jumped straight in the shower and had to wash all our swimming costumes and towels as soon as we got back to our hotel.
Written September 18, 2022
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TaylorGengo
Kingston, NY1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Disgusting beach. Don’t let Instagram fool you. Over crowded, long hike to get to if you don’t get to park there early enough, smelly, water was so dirty. Had all kinds of weird particles floating around. I couldn’t wait to shower when we got back to our stay. Not worth it in my opinion.
Written September 14, 2022
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Disapp0inted09
Newcastle upon Tyne England6 contributions
We have just returned from a week in Deia. Fantastic village with some nice restaurants to eat. two not to be recommended are on the maina street just as you go into the village El Barrigon, resonable food but service bordering on rude, first time I have never left any tip! Can Dito now appears to be owned by an American who served mediocre cocktails at exhorbitant prices and then took exception when we did not order a meal! Don't think he will stay in business long! Only two glitches in an otherwise fabulous holiday. Word of warning, driving not for the faint-hearted.
Written June 7, 2005
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cov29
Derby, UK66 contributions
I don't know where the other reviewers went!? This is one of my favourite spots on earth (will not go into where I have been in detail but have been to Malaysia / India / Thailand x2 / Mexico / SA / California etc). Not using the above to boast but to qualify the review.
If you go in peak season on a Saturday then surprise, it will be busy and shock horror locals also visit and they have days off. My advice is pick a day with easterly breeze (to avoid jelly fish and seaweed) you will have crystal clear water (and go midweek). The food is superb in the fish restaurant on the rocks and the view out to see is phenomenal. Yes it is effort to get here and the coastal road is just that, however to those complaining it is a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason and has been voted one of the best coastal roads in the world! Please stick to Alcudia, the beach is sandy and open with plenty of gift shops on a long wide road. This will mean I have a parking space the next time I visit. Please see photo that may show you why I choose to go
Written September 21, 2014
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