Early foreign settlers found their idea of paradise in Deia and in the local people who moved gracefully over the landscape. This idyllic setting epitomised the contrast to Western materialist societies that most were seeking to escape. (Waldren 1996:ix)
Today, the differences among people who live or continue to visit regularly and the occasional tourist seem to diminish when they meet up at the lively events at Sa Fonda.
There is a sense of hospitality, co-existence, mutual respect for those who manage to continue their creative activities in the midst of rising costs and limited consumers.
Despite the changes, Deia remains a paradise for most: a place that combines natures’ bounty, earthly pleasures, social harmony, great restaurants, an amazing cove and space for free will and personal expression.
Art, music, poetry, myth, and dance abound. Mountain walks and clear blue waters await you. Deia continues to mesmerise your senses.