Soller and its Port

This section of our site introduces the beautiful Soller Valley, ringed by the Tramuntana mountains beneath which nestle the town of Soller, and the villages of Fornalutx and Biniaraix. The valley runs down to Port de Soller, where our cottage is located a stone’s throw from the quayside, with its fishing boats, yacht harbour, bathing beaches and many cafes and restaurants. Port de Soller is the only large natural harbour on the rocky West coast of Mallorca.


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Whether strolling the delightful streets of Soller with its interesting small shops and lively architecture, hanging out for a drink or a meal in the bustling central square, catching one of the old wooden trams that link the Port and the town of Soller, swimming, walking or enjoying one of the many waterside fish restaurants in the Port, the Soller Valley with its stunning scenery framed by mountain and sea has something for everyone.  A great place to enjoy a relaxing and stimulating holiday. 

You can see a list of the some of the restaurants we recommend in Port de Soller, Soller and Fornalutx and learn about some local specialities.

On our Discovering page you will find details of local museums and gardens as well as walking tours and boat trips.

See our Travel section for information about trams, trains, taxis and buses both in the Soller Valley and around Mallorca.

Soller

Soller has its own unique commercial and cultural history distinct from the rest of Mallorca. There are strong French influences arising from the thriving citrus trade with France which made Soller prosperous in the nineteenth century, The prosperous citrus merchants built townhouses and public buildings in the modernista style in the early twentieth century. The sprawling Saturday morning market, in and around the bustling main square, is the highlight of the week for locals and visitors alike.

Soller

The Soller Valley

Enjoying its own microclimate, and (until recently) separated from the rest of Mallorca by the mountains, the verdant Soller Valley is famous for its orange and lemon groves, its hillside terraces of olives and its semi-tropical vegetation and date palms. The total population of the Soller Valley, including the town, the port and the countryside, is around 13000.

This is excellent walking country - both in the valley, in the mountains, and along the coast to Deia.  There are frequent guided walking tours run from Soller.

Soller Valley

Port de Soller

The port is a large natural harbour housing both leisure boats and a small fishing fleet. A few minutes walk further around the bay are bathing beaches at Platja en Repic. Recently the waterside area around Port has been extensively repaved and pedestrianised (with the help of substantial EEC funding). There are numerous cafes and restaurants, both traditional and modern, on the waterfront, where you can relax or dine with superb views of the mountains and the sea. The fishermans' quay at the far end of the harbour is where the trawlers land their catch.