Market in Soller
The Soller market is active every Saturday and the market is in full swing from 8 am. The market stalls start from the covered market hall and wind their way up side streets and alongside the main square. La Lluna’s shops lay tables in the street and the market theme is everywhere. Arrive in Soller by train on a Saturday morning and you will not miss the stalls selling jewellery, clothes, toys, sweets and local handicrafts. The stalls selling hams and sobrasada are very inviting and you can taste before you buy. The ‘must have’ straw baskets with leather handles are usually alongside the ham and no self respecting Solleric goes to the beach without their ‘market bought’ basket carrying towels and sun cream.
Port Soller Beach
Repic beach is the largest and deepest and is found to the south of the bay. It runs for about 250 metres and is 20 metres deep. A new extension to Es Traves beach by the harbour beach was created in the spring of 2012 and this beach is now around 300 metre long. Again, this is a fairly shallow beach which may make finding a space a bit tricky in the peak summer weeks.
Cala Tuent Beach
Cala Tuent is located in the most beautiful natural surroundings with a view of the highest mountain in Mallorca, Puig Major, with an altitude of 1,445 metres. The beach is 100 metres long and situated inside a lovely bay surrounded by the wooded Tramuntana mountains. The sand is mixed with gravel and pebbles, also in the clean and completely clear water, which makes bathing shoes a wise choice. The bay is perfect for a long swim. There are no restaurants at the beach itself, but the restaurant Es Vergeret is fairly close to the beach. From the restaurant terrace, you can enjoy the most spectacular view of the bay.
Cala Deia Beach
The shingle beach near Sóller, on the Balearic Island of Majorca, is known as Cala Deià and is situated in a cove that is backed by rocky cliffs. Even though it is tiny and shingly, this cove on the steep northwest coast has fantastically clear water and magical light. Rocky cliffs curve around the bay, making it feel like a secret hidden paradise.There are a couple of lively restaurants right on the beach, C’as Patró and Can Lluc, that are nigh on perfect for fish, salad and lots of the surprisingly good Majorcan wine – or for just drinking cold beers all day. It’s quite a happening scene down there, at any time of day.
Within 20 minutes drive of the hotel, there is the Molina Centre of Horse riding. It offers lessons, short hacks and all day excursions to some of the prettiest villages in the interior of the island with a stop at a restaurant for lunch. We are happy to book rides for our guests and arrange transport.
Majorca offers some of the most impressive, demanding and leisurely rides that makes the island a popular destination right through from amateur to professional cyclist. The rises and falls of the Tramuntana mountains make the perfect cycle playground for those wanting to test their strength against Majorca’s mountain range that stretches the whole west side of the island. Thousands of cyclists arrive every year to travel Mallorca’s highways and byways, enjoying the mild winters, sunny skies and the fabulous light & colours of autumn & spring. Throughout the winter, the best professional European teams come to Mallorca because they find it has the ideal conditions for training.
The Octopus diving school in Soller offers scuba diving courses for beginners with instructors recognised by PADI (the Professional Association of Divers’ Instructors). For intermediate and experienced divers, there are guided trips which take you to the dramatic and otherwise hidden network of hidden underwater caves which are feature of the Mallorquin coastline and the chance to view at close quarters barracuda and triton’s trumpets.
Stroll along the front at Port Soller and admire the yachts moored there from all over the world and you will appreciate the international fame of the port’s natural harbour. Sailing boats and windsurfing equipment can be hired from the Centro Nautico Port de Soller and speed boats can be hired for the half day or a full day to explore the coastline up to Formentor in the north or down to Deia. Ferry boats leave the port twice daily for Formentor, Sa Calobra and Deia. Yacht for day trips and sleeping available for up to 10 people : www.yachtcharterssoller.com
Train To Palma
Fancy a day shopping in one of the most elegant cities in Spain? Or, a day’s sightseeing to see the ancient cathedral and the excellent museums and art galleries? There is no need to drive or take a taxi. The little wooden, single gauge railway was opened in 1912 to link Soller to the capital and has been running ever since, up to eight times a day during the high season. For keen photographers, there are two special “panoramic” rides a day which allow you to get out and take photographs of the Soller valley. A journey into the past and great views. The evening return train from Palma gets you back in time to sample the tapas bars and restaurants of Soller.
Tram Ride To The Port
Constructed in 1913, the tramway from the town of Soller to the Port is one of the most charming (and cheapest!) tourist attractions in the area. For only one euro, you can board one of the little wooden carriages at the stop just outside the train station in Soller for the 20 minute ride. The tram rattles and hoots its way through orange and lemon groves and then turns right along the shore of Port Soller for great views of the sandy beach and attractive harbour with its collection of ferries, yachts and fishing boats. Stop here for a swim and lunch at one of the fish restaurants before taking the tram back. It goes every hour in winter; every half hour in summer.