Calabat – or Ca l’Abat, as it’s correctly spelled – is without doubt one of the most exclusive locations along the West Coast of Mallorca. Covering most of the mountain just north of Deia, it’s hard to argue that it offers some of the best views of the area.
The name of Ca l’Abat means ‘Casa del Abat’ which refers to the oldest building in the area; an 12th century monastery, which today lies beautifully caved in between modernly designed villas and estates.
Historically, an ‘abat’ was a person running a church, thus Ca l’Abat is where the holy person used to live. The Ca l’Abat monastery was one of three Roman-Catholic monasteries constructed in the area after the crusades of the late Middle Age. This is also seen reflected in Deià’s shield.
The exclusivity of Ca l’Abat, with the area consisting of more or less 10 estates, is not Ca l’Abat’s only virtue. Covering the west-facing side of a mountain, all homes enjoy sunsets in dramatic settings; Cala Deia in the foreground and the coastline towards Banyalbufar behind it. To be fair, this is one of Mallorca’s finest views, and it is flooded in sunlight.
All villas and mansions in the area offer each their own unique style, outlook, position and space. The bigger ones enjoy vast plots of land with terraces of olive trees, donkeys and green spots.
The absolute top of the mountain is home to some big and rather unexploited plots of land that offer some of the most unreal views you will come across island-wide.
It doesn’t get more luxurious, yet true Mallorquin, than Ca l’Abat. It’s almost needless to point it out, but here goes. Ca l’Abat properties for sale are few and far between. At the moment the luxurious and traditionally styled finca of S’Era is for sale at €10,500,000.
The mountain hosting Ca l’Abat is a part of the eastern mountain range in Deia which – among others – hosts the Residencia Hotel and the area of S’Empeltada. The consequence of this is that you have everything that Deia has to offer a mere 5-minute drive away.
If you are looking for a beach, of course Cala Deia is only a few minutes away. But, even closer, in the direction of Soller, where just a few minutes away you have the lazy and lovely hamlet of Llucalcari which offers a nice rocky cala.
If you want to know more about Deià and other villages in the Tramuntana Mountains, we recommend our Deià Guidebook.
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