With its pretty main square lined with cafes, stunning architecture and charming Port, Soller is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.
In no particular order we’ve listed the top 10 things to do in this authentic old town and the surrounding Tramuntana mountain area.
Enjoy the great outdoors:
1. Walking. This is one of the most beautiful areas for hiking, with stunning mountain and sea views all around. Make sure you take the trail from Soller to the beach at Cala Tuent (and get the the boat back!).
You can walk on trails right from your door in Soller or the pretty mountain village of Fornalutx. Stay amongst the orange groves at Cas Curial on the edge of Soller or Sa Tanqueta or Can Verdera in the pretty mountain village of Fornalutx.
2. Cycling. Whether you’re a serious rider or just fancy a spin around the old town and the Port de Soller, hire a bike and get exploring. Head to the Port de Soller to hire decent bikes from Tramuntana Tours.
3 Take the train. Enjoy a scenic trip through the Tramuntana mountains on the old style train to the cosmopolitan capital Palma de Mallorca.
The route goes through stunning scenery and in February there is the added charm of the white sea of almond blossom.
4. The old style tram between old town Soller and Port de Soller is also worth a trip, passing orange groves and peaceful gardens as it trundles along. If you want to be within walking distance of the tram, train and central Soller book into the luxurious Hotel L’Avenida.
5. Unique and amazing places to stay. Soller and the surrounding countryside is a perfect area for those looking to stay in authentic and interesting places to stay, from former finca farm estates surrounded by orange groves, to grand town houses and gloriously restored manors.
6. Port de Soller. With its picturesque seafront and beach it’s a great place to enjoy the water. The port has been stylishly upgraded in recent years with a pretty seafront promenade dotted with benches and cafes. The port also has a sandy beach and if you want access to a private beach, stay at the stylish seafront Hotel Esplendido.
The Port de Soller is also an excellent place to get out on the water: take a boat trip, charter a boat or try your hand at a watersport (via Tramuntana Tours).
Soller and the Tramuntana mountains are not just blessed by nature (the Tramuntana mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage site) but the area also oozes culture and history.
In old town Soller don’t miss:
7. Can Prunera, Museum of Modernism. Wander around this rare gem of preserved and restored modernism right in the heart of the town.
Also worth a look in the old town:
– Church of Sant Bartomeu, which sits on the main square. Make sure you peek in to admire the grand interiors.
– Banco de Soller, with a facade to admire whilst enjoying a coffee in the main square (inside it is now just a Santander bank).
– An unusual spot for some impressive art is the Soller train station art gallery with Picasso ceramics & a Miro exhibition.
8. Head into the mountains to lap up some more culture in the surrounding area. Visit the home of Robert Graves in the picturesque bohemian village of Deia. Stay in the heart of the village, at the exclusive Hotel La Residencia or enjoy the sea views from the cliff top Hotel Sa Pedrissa.
Another cultural place to visit is the picture postcard town of Valldemossa, where George Sands was a resident. If you’d like to stay within walking distance, the glamorous Hotel Valldemossa sits in an enviable position and has beautiful views of the monastery and valley.
9. Taste the oranges. The wealth and beautiful architecture of Soller and the surrounding area was built on the success (and deliciousness) of the local oranges and citrus fruits. Take a trip to Ecovinyassa, a working citrus farm and enjoy a tour of the orange groves and taste its produce.
It’s also worth visiting the area when the Orange Festival (Fira Taronja) is on in Soller in late May / early June. All things orange related are celebrated, with many restaurants putting on citrus related menus. If you want to stay amongst the orange groves and taste the local produce, try Hotel Cas Sant with home grown/made marmalade served at breakfast.
10. Try the restaurants. From rustic home cooked local produce to high end Michelin star restaurants, Soller and the surrounding area brims with culinary options to indulge in.
In Soller town, try out one of the cafes on the main square or dine at the well received restaurant at Hotel Salvia. Also worth a visit are El Olivo at La Residencia and Restaurante Sebastian in Deia.
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