You can spot the emblematic rock formation in the sea when hiking around Valldemossa and Deià. Sa Foradada looks like a giant whale emerging at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains. In fact, the little peninsula with its characteristic hole is a destination itself. And an exciting one because you can only reach it by boat or after an hour walk. Sa Foradada is also the name of the restaurant perched on the rocks above a tiny bay. A popular place to enjoy a cool drink, grilled fish or paella overlooking the Mediterranean.
The walk starts right next to the Estate of Son Marroig, once the home of Archduke Ludwig Salvator. You climb an iron gate and follow the wide path that meanders all the way down to the sea. Ancient olive trees line the track which offers spectacular views of the Tramuntana coastline and the sea.
It might be the years of experience, the scent of aromatic sea salt, or the unique surroundings that makes the paella at Sa Foradada so special. Probably it’s a bit of everything. Sitting in the light breeze under the thatched roof, the blue sea at your feet and the endless mountain range in view is a marvelous sensation. A precious moment of here and now, feeling the lightness of being.
So make sure to reserve a table beforehand. And if you come here by foot you shouldn’t miss to get all the way down to the bay and marvel at the crystal clear water. Whether you sail back or take the uphill to the parking at Son Marroig, the memories and the sight of Sa Foradada will accompany you.