In the lap of luxury
Millions of euros have been invested in developing Puerto de Soller’s infrastructure and tourism opportunities. As a result, there are now many fine dining restaurants serving exquisite cuisine throughout the tiny town, with a heavy emphasis on locally-sourced fish and seafood straight from the sea.
Although Puerto de Soller is remote and compact in size, there are still some excellent hotel options on offer. Many are of a very high standard with green surroundings that provide an exotic feel, and some have views out over the port.
Life on the waves
Like many of the towns perched on Majorca’s coasts, Puerto de Soller started its life as nothing more than a place to dock vessels. Its harbour origins remain strong today, with the marina welcoming all manner of seafarers from luxury liners and cruise ships to expensive yachts and fishing trawlers.
With all of this bustling nautical activity, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better place to charter your own vessel or hop aboard a tour and explore the surrounding coast, and they often do not need to be booked in advance, so you can still enjoy a fulfilling last minute holiday to Majorca. Of particular note is the trip to Sa Calobra, an isolated port village northeast of Puerto de Soller. On the trip there – or indeed, any trip departing from the port – you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping vistas of the looming peaks of the Tramuntana range.
A hiker's paradise
The Tramuntana mountains are the perfect place for avid hill-walkers to lose themselves geographically and find themselves spiritually. The ingenious irrigation system on the slopes of the mountains has allowed them to be cultivated for crops as diverse as olives, figs, citrus fruits and carobs, with the orchards and groves being a sight to behold.
Meanwhile, two of the highest peaks in the entire range – Es Teix at 1,064 metres and Puig Major at 1,436 metres – are both easily visible from the town. You can conquer Es Teix, although Puig Major is not reachable due to its location in a military zone. However, trekking through the surrounding hills and valleys will offer some priceless time for reflection and relaxation, bringing hill-walking enthusiasts closer than ever to Mother Nature. This is the perfect activity for those on an All Inclusive holiday to Majorca who want to escape their resort for a few hours to experience wild Majorca.
A stone's throw to Soller
Puerto de Soller’s secluded location and seductive charms could easily keep travellers satisfied for weeks at a time, but if you’re keen to experience a little more activity away from the promenade, the town of Soller itself is a mere five kilometres away.
Home to some fantastic architecture, the town is an urban haven in a sea of olive groves and orange orchards. The citric scents of the local produce will tantalise your nostrils as you lose yourself in the town’s winding labyrinth of cobbled streets.
The journey from the port to the town is made easy by a trundling tram that traverses the distance several times daily. There is also a weekly market here every Saturday offering some of the finest produce and most eclectic wares on offer in Majorca.