Puerto Soller
A charming resort on the rugged west coast of Mallorca lying beneath the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountain Range, Puerto Soller is ideal for families and couples. A picturesque horseshoe bay enclosed by two headlands provides safe swimming in the azure Mediterranean for the entire family. Local restaurants and tavernas overlook the beach and the originalmore
Peaceful and unspoilt - Tom. Date of travel: Aug 2008
Just returned from a holiday in Soller. We stayed in a village called Biniaraix which is about ten minutes from Puerto Soller by car. Or about 20 minutes in the tram, which is a great way to travel. We were there over the Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu which is always held towards the end of August and includes fireworks, and a fireshow (correfoc) which is the most impressive in the whole island. The old town is quiet and remains very Spanish and the Puerto Soller is also unspoilt and more popular with middle aged holiday makers and families. The beach itself is fairly narrow, but the horseshoe shaped harbour is very pretty and backed by high mountains. It offers safe swimming and has plenty of good restaurants along the promenade. There are plenty of walks in the area, but leave early to avoid the heat. For kids, head to Magalluf - near Palma - for the waterpark. Loads of slides, some terrifying! Avoid weekends and get there early to avoid the crowds. Soller is now easy to get to from the airport - about 30 minutes away. Until the tunnel was built recently it was one of the most remote holiday spots in Mallorca and as a result is less developed than many resorts.
Port de Soller was superb - Mike Dommett. Date of travel: Aug 2008
Worth getting a car to explore the rest of the island, especially if interested in history or just like unspolit villages. There's an excellent restaurant in Port de Soller about 400m behind the South end of the beach - it's on the road to the lighthouse before you go past the hotels - which serves local Mallorcan food. In Soller, try to walk east from the square and there's an excellent cafe for lunchtime eating with 3 course day menu for under €10. The botanical gardens and museum are good to explore too. If you're unable to cope with Spanish health and safety don't go to the fireworks at the August festival - if you can, then take a hat and long sleeves and just enjoy an absolutely brilliant evening.
Hotels in Puerto Soller User Rating
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Aimia (Puerto Soller) | * * * * * |
Alfabia Nou (Bunyola) | * * * * * |
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Eden (Puerto Soller) | * * * * * |
Es Port (Puerto Soller) | * * * * * |
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2-Star Hotels
Hotel Marina | * * * * * |
Generoso (Puerto Soller) | * * * * * |
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