Puerto de Soller Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View relatively quiet with a nice beach, fishing harbour and marina where you will find a handful of cafes, bars and restaurants

Puerto de Soller is surrounded by lemon groves and orange trees, at the foot of the Sierra de Tramonta hills in the north west of Majorca.

The resort is relatively quiet with a nice beach, fishing harbour and marina where you will find a handful of cafes, bars and restaurants. There are a couple of music bars but that is about all so if you are seeking some evening entertainment a trip into the nearby Soller is a good idea. A tram is probably the best way to get to Soller where you can visit the market on a Saturday morning or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants.

Many people choose to visit Palma and travel on the narrow gauge railway, the perfect way to see the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The airport is just 27 miles away.


Insider's View

 by Anna Nicholas

Majorca Insider For my money, the port of Soller is one of the friendliest and picturesque resorts on the island

apart from some vibrant drinking dens, dining al fresco and taking moonlit walks by the lapping waves there is virtually no night life in the port

If you're in search of a pocket of sun and sea in a tranquil spot, look no further than the Port of Soller in the craggy and mountainous north west of the island. For years, the sleepy Soller Valley remained one of Majorca's best-kept secrets, tucked away in the fist of the imposing Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, and reached only by a helter-skelter road for masochistic donkeys and adrenalin addicts. But all that changed when the Soller toll tunnel was built meaning that the resort is now only a forty minute drive from the capital of Palma although you have to pay about €4.80 toll charge for the privilege.

Entering Soller's golden valley en route to the port is a feast for the eyes with its olive groves and orchards bursting with lemons and oranges. The port itself is lively, friendly and laid back and ideal for those in search of a bit of relaxation away from the hubbub. The two sandy beaches, Can Repic and the main beach just off the port's pedestrianised promenade, offer stunning views across the horse shoe bay to the sea, el faro lighthouse, and the surrounding mountains. I often come down here for a run or a swim in the early morning before visitors set up their loungers for the day. Running off the seafront's Paseo de la Playa, you can buy some unusual souvenirs and gifts, and I would personally recommend Kasandra on Jaume Torrens-the little pedestrianised street- for classy but reasonably priced jewellery and Posada de L'Artisana on the main street running parallel to the sea for locally made ceramics and gifts. Ca Siquier also has beautiful linen napkins, kitchenware and gifts and a rather fat white Persian cat who sits in the patio entrance! If you love hiking, head straight for Tramuntana Tours which offers guided hikes and mountain biking, and sells relevant equipment and clothes for walking and cycling in the hills. Owner Andy has Anglo-Majorcan parents so he speaks fluent English and is a real expert on local treks and his partner, Michelle, is a real Heidi of the mountains and leads many groups on robust walks into the Tramuntanas.

The port is famed for its old wood panelled, rickety tram that runs every thirty minutes into the main town of Soller, offering stunning views of the valley. It stops conveniently right outside Fet a Soller, the town's ice cream factory where my son would happily live, so it's well worth the ride!

Be warned though, apart from some vibrant drinking dens, there is virtually no night life in the port save for Agapanto restaurant, one of my favourites, which offers candle lit dining by the sea and has DJs and live music on Can Repic beach by night. Also try Pizzeria del Puerto for great pastas and pizzas, El Faro for fine dining, and also the tiny fish restaurants such as Es Mariner at the far end of the port. For my money, the port of Soller is one of the friendliest and most idyllic resorts on the island but then I'm biased. I liked the Soller Valley so much that I upped sticks to live there!
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Puerto de Soller Hotels


 
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Eden Hotel
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Eden Nord Hotel
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Esplendido Hotel
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Generoso Hotel
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Los Geranios Hotel
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Marina Playa Hotel
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Miramar Hotel
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Porto Soller Hotel
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