The large horseshoe shaped harbour of Port de Sóller is one of the most picturesque of Majorca’s harbours. Surrounded by forested hills atop of which sit hotels and residential areas.
The backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains add to the diverse and rugged landscape. This makes this resort the perfect holiday destination for the adventurous traveler.
Port de Sóller Resort & Beaches
The town of Sóller lies 36 km’s north of the capital Palma de Mallorca and 5 km’s inland. The charming vintage tram offers good transport links to Port de Sóller. Most holidaymakers prefer to be close to the beach and stay in the hotels that surround the bay’s resort area.
The sandy beach, although not very wide, runs the length of the bay. Running alongside the beach is the promenade. Here bathers can enjoy refreshments in one of the bars or restaurants.
Harbour & Water Activities
The north end of the bay is home to the busy harbour where it’s possible to book a variety of water activities. These include sailing and scuba diving. You can take a trip on a charter boat and head off to explore the wonderful coastline.
The coastline here boasts many hidden coves that are perfect for snorkelling.. For lovely sunset views, choose one of the harbour bars or restaurants for a drink or meal. These offer a good selection of local and imported drinks and cuisine to suit all tastes.
Markets & Outdoor Activities
A visit to Port de Sóller would not be complete without taking the tram journey inland. You can visit the charming town of Sóller which is a delight to explore. If you are visiting on a Saturday then head to the excellent market and check out the local arts & crafts.
This town also has a marine museum and pretty botanical gardens. If you’re up for a bit of exercise, forget the tram back and take the picturesque hiking trail. This trail leads all the way back to the port and resort area.