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Puerto De Soller Mallorca Spain

08/06/2012 09:21

The municipality of Soller covers an area of around 44 km2 in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. The area is dominated by the impressive “Puig Mayor”, which at 1445m above sea level is the highest mountain in Mallorca.
The village of Puerto de Soller is the only resort along the west coast of Mallorca, and although being only 35km north west of Palma, transfer time may be a lengthy 2 hours due the the isolation of the area by the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. This isolation from the rest of the island, has meant that the area has undergone very little change and tourist development for decades.

Puerto De Soller

The actual resort of Puerto de Soller is an almost perfect horseshoe bay enclosed by two headlands, which is not too dissimilar from many of the resorts on the north coast of Menorca.
At a little over 3km inland from the port is the original old town of Soller. The main road that joins the two is shared with both trams and numerous coaches, as most of the major tour operators to Mallorca incorporate a boat trip around the harbour at Puerto de Soller into their “Scenic West” type day trips. As a result this road can become very busy and congested during the summer months.

Puerto De Soller Spain

This tramway is the only working tram on the island and is known locally at the “Orange Express”. Not for the colour of the carriages, but due to the fact that its route meanders from the old town, through orange groves to terminate at the harbour at Puerto de Soller.
Locality:
Puerto De Soller is halfway along the north west coast (22 mls N of Palma, partly through tunnel. 2½ mls NW of Soller old town. 27 mls N of airport). It is situated in a semicircular bay, enclosed by 2 headlands, each with lighthouse. Hills rise on all sides.

Puerto De Soller Mallorca
The area is popular with middle-aged couples, those interested in walking and scenery, and anyone looking for a quiet, low-key holiday. Beaches are small with limited appeal and there’s little for children to do, so not really for families or sun worshippers. There is a small beach to one side of harbour comprises a narrow 300-yd strip of (none too clean) sand, augmented in places with imported material; gives way to shingle before petering out. Repic Beach, on the opposite side of the bay, has just ¼ ml of sand and shingle and slopes at the water’s edge.
Puerto De Soller Mallorca Spain
Daytime activities consist of boat trips to various coves; numerous hiking trails in surrounding mountains; water sports including windsurfing and sailing; pedallo hire; botanical gardens in Soller. Nightlife provides one or two music bars and a disco, augmented by some music laid on by hotels.
As with most of the smaller resorts on the island, both Soller and Puerto de Soller, affords their visitors a good selection of quality restaurants, offering both local Mallorquin and international cuisine. Also, quite out of step with the rest of the area, there is even one well known fast food outlet. Being a port, Puerto de Soller does have a couple of noteworthy fish restaurants in the town. The first is called “Sa Llotja des Peix”, which overlooks the harbour, and the other “Es Pescador” also offers a good selection of typical Mediterranean dishes.
Puerto De Soller Mallorca Image
 
Local excursions consist of half day: Soller and its Saturday market; picture-postcard villages of Biniaraix and Fornalutx. Full day: Cove of Sa Calobra by serpentine road or boat; mountain villages of Deya and Valldemosa; monastery of Lluc; Palma.

 

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