Port of Soller is a fabulous little village situated in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful horseshoe harbours in the Balearic Islands of Spain. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, Port de Soller boasts the best of both worlds, magnificent mountain scenery and a sea view! When my friends Adam and Lucy asked me to join them for a short break in the Balearic Islands, how could I resist? Here are a few fabulous things to do in Port de Soller:
Promenade, Port de Soller: The harbour lies in the northern part of the bay and is bustling with every type of boat, from fishing vessels to luxury yachts and pleasure cruisers. Port de Soller is a favourite destination for people from all over the world, especially those who enjoy walking, nature, ecotourism, swimming or simply a peaceful rest away from the hustle and bustle of the better-known tourist traps. The promenade runs all the way around the port and offers the perfect stroll as you oogle at the luxury boats lining the bay. >I’d recommend taking a parasol as it gets super hot, hot, hot!<
The Beach: Port de Soller has the only beach of any note along the entire north west coast of the Island. You can hire sun loungers and canoes on the beach. Although the beach at Port de Soller is not the largest, as it’s actually manmade(!) and quite narrow, it does have sand in comparison to the rocky coastline along the rest of the Island, which is a welcome relief. I loved sprawling out on the beach, taking a dip and working on my….uhm tan? okay my freckle coverage!
Shopping: The promenade is dotted with restaurants, cafes, gift shops and convenience stores, these are the best places to pick up locally grown fresh fruit and veg and suitably obscure postcards and trinkets. The fruit and veg is so fresh and juicy, team it with the freshly baked breads and cold meats and you’re onto a winner. The Port does not have a weekly market, but there is a great market every Saturday up in Soller (take the tram!)
The Orange Express: Taking the Orange Express tram, is one of the best ways to discover the island of Majorca on a fantastic journey through the stunning Tramuntana mountains. The tram takes you along the beach front and then back up to Soller and is a tourist attraction in itself, as well as being a handy mode of transport. We caught the tram from Soller down to Port de Soller for €5each. Vintage cars from the turn of the 20th century are still in use and run through the orange, lemon and olive groves, the views along route are breathtaking.
‘It is better to travel well than to arrive’- Buddha