Sóller is, together with Valldemossa, one of the most popular tourist towns in the area of Palma de Majorca. And it is one of these visits that nobody should miss while on holiday in Majorca.
How to get there
Although there are numerous buses that stop at Sóller, in case of not having a rental car to move from your villa in Majorca, we recommend to use the train of Sóller. This railway line, which links Palma de Majorca to Soller, began its journey in 1912. Much of the tourist attraction of this route is the perfectly preserved maintaining of the machinery at the beginning of the last century, with its precious wooden cars, what gives this train its stately appearance. Another point that makes this journey so attractive, is the journey itself, through natural landscapes of breathtaking beauty, that highlights the spectacular Orange Valley.
Port of Sóller
One of the main advantages of Sóller on Valldemossa is that it has a beach. Port de Sóller is situated about 5 km from Soller. To move up to it, we recommend using the tram to Sóller, also made of wood and to which the planters of electric trams in Palma de Majorca have been added in 1953. The Soller tram travel also stands out for its spectacular views to the sea.
The port offers two beaches to choose: ‘d'en Repic’ and ‘des Traves’. Although the second is closer to the port area, and even passes behind the tram, we recommend the beach ‘d'en Repic’ with its golden sand. One of those beaches for which people decide to travel to Majorca.
At the port you can find journeys in boats to Sa Calobra, which could be a good opportunity to visit the Torrent de Pareis. The Torrent can also be reached by driving on a road full of curves, not suitable for those who are easily head spin.
At the port you can find the Museum of the sea, in which will be explained the area's maritime history. In addition to the Museum, located in a former monastery, both panoramas, of the port as of the coast, are worth to be seen.
Before visiting the village of Sóller, in the second part of the journey, we stop to eat something in one of the many restaurants of the port. The wide gastronomic variety and the spectacular views of the majority of them will cover all tastes and needs.
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