Northwest Mallorca is a favourite tourist and residential destination with a typical Mediterranean style. The region is best known for its stunning landscapes, abundant lemon and orange groves and the traditional town of Sóller with its antique railway connected to Puerto de Sóller via a delightful antique tram. The climate, the idyllic surroundings, the light, the town and surrounding villages make this a fascinating place which every year attracts thousands of visitors.
Soller old town features stately mansions with grand facades and elegant architecture reminiscent of South America which is quite unusual on Mallorca. Soller’s famous antique railway starts at Plaza España in Palma and winds its way through the Tramuntana Mountains and the Sóller Valley. In 1997 the Soller Tunnel was opened to connect this area with Palma cutting the journey time by half and avoiding a long drive over the mountains.
Puerto de Soller is a picturesque location in a sheltered bay which has been inhabited as far back as the Stone Age. This region was so isolated from the rest of the island that since Medieval Times Soller and its Port has exported citrus fruit to Southern France and a lively trading and a cultural exchange developed around the Port. Today, especially in the summer, Puerto de Soller is full of bustle as many tourists visit Soller Town and hop on the antique train to Puerto Soller. In the evening, when many of the day’s visitors have left, it resumes its relaxed pace. The two main beaches here are Platja den Repic and Platja des Través these are sandy beaches and feature good facilities and an excellent range of cafes and restaurants along the Port’s promenade where visitors can swim, eat, look out to sea and watch the fishermen at work.