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Es Canyeret
Platja de Llucalcari
Deià
Es Canyeret also known as Platja de Llucalcari

Es Canyeret or Platja de Llucalcari is situated at eight kilometres from Sóller. The name of this small village has Latin an Arab origins, and it can be traduced as “house of the forest”.
The rocks, some of them very big, pebbles and gravel are typical for this beautiful small cove, where you can swim, although you are not recommended to anchor a boat because of the strong wind blowing from the north and the emerging rocks.

In the surroundings there is a sweet water source, next to a fig tree, that irrigated the mud, so that the visitors come here and take a mud bath. In the surroundings of its coast toward northeast, there is sa Cova Fosca, an enormous cave with breathtaking panoramic views and open to the Mediterranean Sea, which can only be admired from the sea. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Sóller, at 3,2 nautical miles.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs although you will have to leave your car on the road. From this point you will have to walk for 300 metres on a trail through pine trees, holm oaks, olive trees, carob trees and next to a beautiful hotel.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists. Many of the visitors come to this virgin coastal stretch of the Serra de Tramuntana for nudism.

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Municipality information Deià

The municipality of Deià is situated in the west of Majorca. The origin of the name might come from the Arab word daia or daya (“field” or “small village”). The landscape is very steep (Puig des Teix, 1064 metres high; holm oaks at 400 metres above the sea level), irrigated by torrents (Torrent Major, 6,5 square kilometres of hydrographical basin) and with a coast which is five kilometres long, and difficult accessibility.

The town has three areas: high (es Puig, with the church and the cemetery), medium (parallel to the road between Valldemossa and Sóller) and low (es Clot, old principal village).

Deià built many atalaia towers between the 16th and the 17th century to defend against pirate attacks. At the end of 1800 it suffered a demographic recession, as a result of the emigration toward France because of the agricultural crisis. The biggest part of this population came back at the beginning of the 20th century. Between these first years of 1900 and the sixties there was a lot of smuggling. Since that decade the luxury tourism has been leading the economy, with an increase of the hotel activity and construction.

The cultural variety includes Cova de Betlem, rests of Col.legi de Frares Menors in Miramar (founded by Ramon Llull), Can Forcimany, Llucalcari, ca l'Abat, Son Marroig (sa Foradada), sa Torre de sa Pedrissa, Església Parroquial, municipal cemetery. In this village some figures like Ramon Llull, Archduke of Austria Lluis Salvador of Habsburg-Lothringen , Antoni Gelabert, Robert Graves, William Waldren, Mike Oldfield or Richard Branson lived.
The municipality has 2 beaches.
  • Inhabitants: 840
  • Extension: 15.11 km2
  • Density: 55.59 h/km2
More information: city council Deià  
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