Mallorca,  Spain

An essential part of any trip to Mallorca: Sóller

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Visiting Sóller on its old wooden train is an essential part of any trip to Mallorca. Enjoying this excursion is like travelling back 100 years into Mallorca’s past. This journey from Palma to Sóller will immerse you in the more rural side of Mallorca. The train runs through valleys full of carob, olive and orange trees. You will see mortar-less dry stone constructions called marjades, which are characteristic of the Tramuntana Mountains. Before reaching Sóller, you will pass through numerous tunnels and spectacularly beautiful mountain landscapes. 

The route is 26.7 km to Sóller from Palma. The ochre-coloured town of Sóller lies
in a valley surrounded by the greyish hills of the Serra de Tramuntana. The Arabs saw the potential of the valley, known as the Vall d’Or (Golden Valley), and accounts of the orange and lemon groves, watered by springs in the hills, date back to the 13th century. The citrus export market laid the foundations for the town’s great wealth.


A visit to Sóller is almost a must if you visit the island. To get to the village you will have to pass through many areas of the Serra de Tramuntana and different viewpoints along the way. You have two options to get to Sóller one of them is through the tunnel that goes through the mountain or by the road that went before (be prepared for the curves), the whole trip is uphill until you get to Sóller that is why one of the most striking and beautiful pictures of this trip is: the one of Palma and the sea behind or the one of the valley of Sóller.

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Two obligatory stops are a visit to Sóller and the port of Sóller. If you are passionate about hiking, nature, gastronomy or taking a break from the hustle and bustle, Sóller is a town that invites you to do just that. If you want to enjoy the delights of the valley, we recommend that you visit Sóller in spring and enjoy the orange fair. At this fair you can taste and buy all kinds of food made with oranges from the balle, such as marmalades, juices, chocolates…


If what you like is architecture, you can’t miss the houses that populate the streets, which used to be commercial houses, shops, etc. All of them elegant and very stately, typical of modernist architecture, and the galleries that show the history of
Sóller, such as works by Miró or Picasso.


If you visit Sóller in the summer, a swim in the port of Sóller and an ice-cream in one of the ice-cream parlours along the promenade are a must.  

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¿Dónde dormir en Mallorca? Bahia Principe Sunlight Coral Playa es un hotel familiar, situado en la costa de Mallorca. Vive tus vacaciones en el rincón más animado de la costa mallorquina, disfruta de las increíbles vistas y del acceso directo a la playa de Magaluf.

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