Sa Foradada in Mallorca: a beautiful stroll with the enticement of Paella from a wood fired oven and amazing sea views at the end of it.
Sa Foradada is a distinctive and emblematic rock formation that juts out of the Northwest coastline. It’s marked on century old maps of Mallorca and is easily spotted from many vantage points around the Deia area. To access the walk, park the car at the Estate of Son Marroig, just off the road between Valldemossa and Deia . The estate itself is of historical and cultural significance and was once home to the Archduke Luis Salvador, who was one of the first people to document wildlife and nature on the island (we’ll save Son Marroig for another blog!). Next to the parking you’ll see an iron gate marked ‘Sa Foradada’ and from here you can pass through and start your walk down along the well-marked footpath through the centuries-old knarled olive trees.
This is a really pleasant walk that should only take an hour or so. The whole route is wide and well-made – it was created by the Archduke himself. As you head through the pine woods at the base, try to spot the small houses once used by smugglers. For birder watchers, there’s a variety to see such as virots, cormorants, gulls and sea eagles.
When you reach the end of Sa Foradada, it’s a beautiful spot to enjoy a drink or a paella at the restaurant perched high overlooking the rock and Mediterranean. To see the restaurant times or to make a booking please see Restaurant Foradada.
Another way to visit the restaurant and enjoy the views is by boat. Boats leave the Port de Soller in the summer months and you can find more information here Barcos Zules.
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