What to do in Port de Sóller ?
Port de Sóller, the only natural port on the rugged north coast of Mallorca.
Fishermen’s refuge was once a commercial route between Mallorca and the French Coast, now a summer resort chosen by hundreds of tourists and visitors who marvel at this natural port nestled on the north coast of Mallorca, in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surrounded by mountains.
Walking along the promenade of Port de Sóller, watching the tram pass by along the sea, is one of the visits not to be missed in Mallorca.
In Port de Sóller you can enjoy two beaches located at each end of the port and an endless number of activities, such as savouring the gastronomy offered by its numerous and diverse bars and restaurants, where you can find paellas, fish and fresh seafood.
The atmosphere in the Port of Sóller transpires calm and its landscape is one of the most beautiful and emblematic of Mallorca.
Where is it?
Port De Sóller playa:
Repic beach and ca’n Generós beach are two golden sandy beaches ideal for spending the day with family and children.
The average width of the beach is 15 metres and the length about 610 metres.
Access to the beach is adapted for the disabled and in summer you will always find a lifeguard.
There are several car parks to leave the car in the area with easy and direct access.
Port de Soller. How to arrive?
Port de Sóller is located only 5 kilometres from Sóller.
The quickest way to get there is by car, although you can also do it, in a more romantic and traditional way, on the centenary tram that in less than 30 minutes connects the Sóller town train station with the port.
HOW TO GET TO THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER FROM PALMA:
There are several options to get to the port of Sóller from Palma. By taxi or car, the journey will take you about 30 minutes.
You can also do the tour by bus or train, if you have more time and want to immerse yourself in a journey in time the train from Sóller is your choice.
The train that connects Palma with Sóller is a vehicle as beautiful as it is old, which runs through wonderful spots in the Serra de Tramuntana on its way to Sóller. It takes about an hour to cover that distance and getting into this vehicle is one of the most recommended activities if you visit Mallorca for sightseeing.
Once the train arrives at the village of Sóller, from the same station, you can take another small tram that connects the village with the port in just 30 minutes and making a wonderful journey through the streets of Sóller and its orchards reaches the port bordering the first line of sea.
WHAT TO SEE IN THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER?
PLAYA REPIC IN PUERTO DE SÓLLER:
The beach d’en Repic is one of the busiest in the Port of Sóller during the summer months.
As it is a beach with fine golden sand and clear water, it is one of the favourites for families who go with their children to enjoy the sea. Also because the access to the water is with a gentle slope.
This beautiful beach has the main services: umbrellas, showers, hammocks … In addition, on the pedestrian walkway you will find numerous terraces of restaurants and hotels that offer dishes that include children’s menus. There are also some shops and souvenirs to be found.
PLAYA DEL FARO EN PUERTO DE SÓLLER:
This quiet and secluded cove of rocks and stones is located near the beach of Repic.
It is accessed by a detour that is not signposted on the road up to the lighthouse.
The length of the beach is 100 metres and unlike the other two, is less crowded. In general, except for days of strong waves where bathing is not recommended, the water is very clear and is usually one of the favorite places for those who want to snorkel.
Sunset at the port of Soller:
The Port of Sóller is one of the spots in Mallorca with the most spectacular sunsets.
The sun sets right in the middle of the bay during the summer months and make this beautiful place a must-see for all romantics.
Another of the best places to say goodbye to the day is from the “Faro des Capgros”. A place that breathes peace and tranquility and that is usually frequented by couples or groups of friends. However, to get to the Lighthouse you must do so in a vehicle if you do not want to walk the 20 minutes it takes to climb up.
For those who dare to walk the path, they can be assured that the views of the whole bay are well worth it.
MUSEUMS IN THE PORT OF SÓLLER.
The Museum of the Sea in the Port of Sóller has recently been reopened.
It is located in the old oratory of Santa Catalina and there you will find the history centre of Sóller and its port in relation to the sea.
The space shows old naval pieces related to the world of fishing, as well as models of boats and documents related to the sea.
Emigration, fishing and trade are the main subjects dealt with.
The Oratory has extraordinary views of the port of Sóller and the northwest coast of Mallorca.
CONNECTION BY TRANSPORT OF SOLLER-SOLLER AND SOLLER-PORT OF SOLLER:
The centenary tram of the Port of Sóller is the main tourist attraction in this area.
Thousands of people travel, every year, on board the tram that connects Sóller with its port, in its picturesque orange wooden carriages.
For half an hour, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Serra de Tramuntana, while the legendary tram travels its way through orange and lemon orchards.
It’s a magnificent experience that makes young and old fall in love year after year. The tram makes several stops along the way so you can get off just as the pedestrian path begins and reach the marine area with a pleasant walk.
WHAT TO DO IN THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER?
Charters Puerto de Sóller:
Going on a boat excursion is one of the main activities for those who visit Majorca either as a couple, with friends or family.
In the port of Sóller, just in front of the commercial wharf, you will find various boats that offer this service.
The fleet of Barcos Azules is the most popular in the area and the most prestigious.
The northwest coast is a true paradise for sea lovers and has many coves to anchor and enjoy the sea and a unique environment.
Once on board, the skipper will recommend the route to follow, according to weather conditions, and will take you to the most spectacular parts of the coast.
BOAT EXCURSION FROM THE PUERTO DE SOLLER TO SA CALOBRA
From the Port of Sóller, Barcos Azules leaves every day, several times, to take you to “Sa Calobra”, one of the most remote, known and photographed beaches of the Tramuntana mountain range.
The itinerary with Barcos Azules from the Port of Sóller to Sa Calobra is a visual and sensory spectacle not to be missed.
For many it is the best beach in Mallorca. Its singular beauty and its privileged location in the heart of the north coast, make it a must for tourists visiting Mallorca.
The journey by boat from the Port of Sóller to Sa Calobra on board of Barcos Azules is completed in 1 hour, passing in front of the beach of Cala Tuent.
The traveller will find in Sa Calobra an authentic paradise where the spectacular mountains fall on a beautiful beach of sand and stones.
Sa Calobra is divided into two beaches: the first one of sand is 30 meters long and the other is formed by small stones with crystal clear water of turquoise blue.
The company of Barcos Azules offers several departures a day from the Port of Sóller to Sa Calobra with the aim that you can choose the one that best suits your plans.
BOAT EXCURSION FROM THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER TO CALA TUENT.
Another favourite boat excursion to take is from the Port of Sóller is to Cala Tuent.
It is located just before Sa Calobra, 5.5 nautical miles north of the Port of Sóller.
On arrival you will realise that this is one of the most spectacular and largest unspoilt coves in Mallorca, with a length of around 180 metres.
Surrounded by impressive vegetation, the contrast between the sea and the mountain is remarkable.
Frequented almost only by residents, this is one of the favourite places for Sollerics to go out and unwind, relax and enjoy the sea.
BOAT EXCURSION FROM THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER TO THE TORRENT DE PAREIS:
Among the main activities to do in Mallorca is to visit the spectacular and magical Torrent de Pareis.
The access to the Torrent de Pareis is through tunnels excavated in the rock. It is one of the most photographed places of Mallorca for its imposing cliffs, boulders and its small, beautiful cove of crystalline water.
Another option for daring people is canyoning and walking along the torrent which requires experience and is only recommended to hikers who are prepared and with a certain level of experience. It is necessary to be physically well and have the relevant equipment. The route starts in the municipality of Escorca and descends through the interior of the torrent to the mouth of the sea, the return journey is made in the boat of Barcos Azules.
The view from the sea of the torrent’s mouth is a unique visual spectacle in the world that Barcos Azules provides visitors offering comfortable and unforgettable itineraries for those who do not wish to do the torrent on foot.
BOAT EXCURSION FROM THE PUERTO DE SÓLLER TO SA FORADADA.
In the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Sa Foradada, a peninsula located 5 nautical miles south of the Port of Sóller.
The name sa Foradada (“the hole”, in Mallorquin) is due to the great natural hole formed in one of the rocks that form the peninsula.
The most agile, comfortable and beautiful way to visit it is by embarking on Barcos Azules and enjoying a smooth charter to this wonderful rocky area.
They say that from sa Foradada you can see one of the most spectacular sunsets in the whole island of Mallorca. The privileged landscape, the crystalline water, and the spectacular nature of the enormous rock “agujereada” turns Sa Foradada into a unique spot that can be an absolutely unforgettable experience if you decide to make this excursion in Barcos Azules from the Port of Sóller.