Sa Foradada

Just off the Ma-1o road in the west of Mallorca and close to Deià and Valldemossa, we find an outstanding viewpoint which is an open window to the Mediterranean: Sa Foradada. The name is given not to the viewpoint but to the end of this small peninsula, as it has a hole in the middle, therefore the name is derived from the Catalan word for hole (forat).

I am not sure if I have already mentioned how much I love the Ma-10 road as it is one of the most scenic drives in the island, so this viewpoint only makes it better as you can stop along the way and admire the view. If you are feeling adventurous you can also go hiking from the viewpoint to the end of Sa Foradada, where the hole is, to enjoy a cosy little rock beach. You can actually see the road towards the right of the peninsula.

To help you fully enjoy the place, there are a couple of restaurants, where you can taste some Mallorcan food whilst indulging in the views. There is also a traditional Mallorcan palace dating back a few centuries for you to visit called Son Marroig. The name comes from Gabriel Masroig, the owner back in 1624. Later in 1863 it was bought by the Cortei family, who then sold it to the famous Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria. The Archduke loved this place so much that it is popular saying in Deià that even if he paid a higher price for it, he always said with it was not enough to even buy the hole of the peninsula. This means the beauty of this place is priceless!

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