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Soller and it’s port offer a glimpse into both the traditional and cosmopolitan sides of Mallorca, all against the beautiful backdrop of the Serra de Tramuntana The authentically Spanish town of Soller lies in the heart of the valley of oranges in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range on the northwest coast of Mallorca.
The town has been part of Mallorca for as long as people remember, and it is the place where the famous festival of La Patrona originates from. Between the historic old town and trendy Port de Soller, which are connected by an antique tram service, Soller and the surrounding area is a great choice for couples and families looking to get a bit of cultural education alongside their dose of sun and sea.
Soller is the place to be if you want to enjoy somewhere less travelled on the island of Mallorca
Activities in Soller
Something that you have to do in Soller, especially if you’re with your children, is to hitch a ride on the tram service, which has been running since 1911 (bought by the local council thanks to the citrus trade) and connects Soller and Port de Soller to the island capital, cutting through the dramatic mountains surrounding the town. Furthermore you should definitely visit The Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences and the fantastic botanical gardens which feature many native plant varieties, are a short walk from the centre, on the road towards the port.
And besides trips to beaches or the capital, a visit to the monastery at Lluc is more than worth the effort as there is another botanical garden, gorgeous views and several hiking routes throughout the area.
Beaches in Soller
If you want to head down to the beach whilst staying at your holiday villa in Soller then you’ve got more than a few choices, however sandy beaches aren’t very common on this side of the island. If you’re feeling lazy then you head down to Port de Soller where there are several strips ideal for bathing. But if you’re feeling adventurous or happen to own or hire a boat, then there are tons of coves along the coast that are ideal for enjoying the afternoon soon at. Some highlights include Cala Llucalcari, Cala Banyalbufar and Cala Deia.
Nightlife in Soller
Sóller nightlife isn’t very loud or wild, but, and especially in Port de Soller, it does have a good number of restaurants that should do more than just sate your appetite. Drinkers, as always, have a good choice of watering holes. Our tops picks include Ca’n Blau at the Gran Hotel Soller and Bens d’Avall, which is perched on the cliff face, peering out into the Mediterranean sea in a quiet location just south of Port de Sóller