There is a place between Soller and Deia, below the main road, with stunning views of the sea, the sunset and the dramatic mountain of Bens d’Avall and La Muleta close by. This unique place is Alconasser.
The exact driving distance to these Tramuntana villages really depends on how far down the windy Alconasser road you are staying, but 10-15 minutes each way isn’t far off. It also depends on how well you know the mountain roads – and factors such as cyclists and other traffic.
Either way, you won’t have a long ride to reach Soller’s overwhelming Saturday market, famous train trips, well-equipped supermarkets or other handy features. Add 5 minutes to that – and you are at the fabulous sandy beach of Port de Soller. In the opposite direction, you are even closer to Deia’s many fine dining restaurants, art tours and much, much more.
If you enjoy hiking, Alconasser is placed along the walking route between Cala Deia and Port Soller, so it is easy to explore the area on foot. The dormant village of Llucalcari, and the pulsating fisherman’s Mekka of Port Soller are two must-see places.
One of our favorite places along the UNESCO-protected West Coast of Mallorca is the tiny cala that is the beach of Alconasser. Known by few, you will often find yourself alone if you walk the 5-10 minutes down from your rental villa for a morning swim. And at night, you have full on sunset views, so if you are in for the wild, rocky picnics, this is a gem.
Due to the place’s old boat slide, you can slip in and out of the colourful Mediterranean with ease. This is not always the case on the rocky West Coast.
If snoozing by the sea makes you hungry, you can always walk back up the road, follow the path left to cross over the dried up torrent, and end your excursion with lunch or dinner at the Bens d’Avall restaurant.
If the windy road down to Alconasser scares you from living there, and having to drive it every day, there is also another option. Rent a place nearby, like Ca’n Soller (10 minutes away), and drive down to the restaurant. From there, cross the torrent, and walk down to the sea in 5 minutes for a special and wild Mallorca experience.
We love Alconasser. So if you have any doubts or questions about the area, it’s position, it’s features or its properties, get in touch. At the moment, we have some quality rental villas in the area or neighbouring areas. Please write directly to our Rentals team for more information on your options, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also a few villas for sale, but not publicly, so for more information call or write our sales director in Mallorca, Maria Garde, at email@example.com.
For more knowledge on Deia, have a look at our Deia Guidebook.