Soller Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View the surrounding mountain range being ideal for nature lovers and walkers

The resort of Soller lies in the valley that is famous for it's olive groves and orange trees and is 3km inland from the port of Soller.

There are 2 good museums in Soller that are well worth a visit as is a trip on the Orange Express which is basically a tram that runs from Soller to the port.

The resort is popular with families and those who like outdoor activities with the valley and the surrounding mountain range being ideal for nature lovers and walkers.


Insider's View

 by Anna Nicholas

Majorca Insider For my money it's the most beautiful town in the north west of Mallorca, embraced by the imposing Tramuntana mountains

Now let me begin by saying that I am hugely biased when it comes to the Soller valley because I chose to up sticks from London to live here! For my money it's the most beautiful town in the north west of Majorca, embraced by the imposing Tramuntana mountains and abundant with orange and lemon orchards and olive groves. The scenery is rugged and the working town is very traditional and the main language is Majorcan dialect. Nowadays more locals are speaking English but it is a world apart from the popular coastal resorts and burger and fries is definitely not the order of the day but rather tapas or suckling pig.

The advantage of being based in the town is that you can stroll through the leafy, bustling plaça filled with shady plane trees and visit the historic church of San Bartomeu with its Gothic façade or simply watch the world go by. One of my favourite local bars is Café Paris so do say hello to José, the owner if you pop by. Alternatively you can explore Can Prunera modern art museum and the tantalising shops along Calle Luna, including Calabruix, my favourite bookshop, Colmado Sa Lluna for local deli products and Adrec where I treat myself occasionally to chic clothes. There's also Temps era Temps, a contemporary jewellery shop, Art I Mans for drawing and painting accessories and one of my favourite lunchtime haunts, Can Gata, a jewel of a restaurant owned by the wonderful Guillem and Florentina and which offers homemade set menus with drinks included for about a tenner.

Every Saturday morning we have a fantastic market selling craft goods, fresh olives and cheeses and the locals cram into the town for a coffee or ice-cream at Fet a Soller, our very own ice-cream factory. There's a great indoor food and vegetable market all week and if you need wifi, several internet shops have facilities. La Vila hotel off the square is great for a salad or a drink and has a nice quiet garden.

On the outskirts of the town is the Soller Natural History Museum next to the Botanical Gardens, both of which are a must visit. For relaxation, hop on our historic rickety wooden tram from Soller's plaça to the port where you can lie on the sandy beach or dine at one of the excellent restaurants. Two of our favourites are Pizzeria del Puerto and the more up market Agapanto which has breathtaking views over Can Repic beach. There's also chic El Faro, the restaurant by the lighthouse, and Es Canyis and Las Olas, both of which are highly recommended.

The nearby village of Fornalutx, once voted most beautiful village in Spain, is worth visiting, particularly Canantuna, and also Es Turó, one of the more popular family run restaurants which we've been visiting practically every week for fifteen years. If you love old trains take a one hour ride on the historic train to Palma and enjoy a day's shopping, returning in time for dinner by the sea.
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