Soller can be reached along a path lined with fruit trees by car, or by taking the tram from the Plaza de la Constitución in Palma de Mallorca.
The tram from Sóller to the Port costs about 7€, runs for 5 km and tickets can be bought in the centre of Sóller or in Palma.
The port of Sóller is the largest on the northwest coast of Mallorca.
Full of sailing boats, it is also the starting point for many maritime excursions.
Being isolated from the rest of Mallorca by the Tramuntana mountain range, the maritime trade of Sóller and Port de Sóller was very important in the past, since thanks to the export of its products, above all citrus fruits, to France and other destinations, it prospered and its inhabitants became wealthy.
The construction of the Sóller tunnel through the mountain has now increased the amount of road traffic that reaches the town.
What to see
Porto de Soller is part of a shell-shaped bay.
It is a fishing port but also a tourist sights & activities that bring in the tourists all year round.
There is a small black and white lighthouse, the Muleta lighthouse, which together with the boats and the busy movement of its quays, make it a very picturesque place.
The sunset from this lighthouse is breathtaking.
You can walk along its steep streets and reach the old chapel or hermitage of Santa Catalina.
From there you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the bay and the sea.
The Mirador de Santa Catalina is located at the foot of the chapel and the spectacular view of the sea is breathtaking, so blue and incredibly immense.
The hermitage is home to the Museo de Mar de Sóller, which tells of the town’s maritime history.
There are 2 beaches in the port.
They are Es Travès & En Repic.
Things to do
Boat from Port de Sóller to Sa Calobra
On this excursion, you can enjoy the scenery of the north coast of the island and the Tramuntana mountain range.
Once you arrive at Sa Calobra, we recommend you to reach the Torrent de Pareis on foot, a pleasant short walk.
There is also the option of getting to Sa Calobra by car, after driving along a road with many steep bends and spectacular scenery.
If you get travel sick easily, this road may not be for you.
The boat from Port de Soller is a good alternative to the road, so long as you don’t suffer from seasickness.
However, in my experience, the boat journey has been smooth, as you are normally only about 200M from the coast.
The Dry Stone Route
This route crosses the Tramuntana mountain range and also passes through Port de Sóller.
Ideal for mountaineers or Nordic Walking enthusiasts.
You can go scuba diving in the port and explore the beautiful seabed.
You can do this through Octopus Diving Centre, whether you are a professional or a beginner.
Where to eat
There are plenty of places to eat in the port offering good paella and fresh fish, among other options.
Where to sleep
In Port de Sóller you can stay in flats, hostels, 2 to 5 star hotels, spa hotels, boutique hotels or rural fincas.
A visit to the Port of Sóller should always be accompanied by a leisurely stroll through the streets of the town of Sóller.
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