Port de Sóller is the seaside port town located very close to the town of Soller on the Spanish island of Mallorca on the Mediterranean Sea. A tramway has connected the two destinations in about 20 minutes since 1913. Some of the original cars are still used today. Port de Soller is not only famous for its scenic spots but also for its lively atmosphere. Here is my Port de Soller travel guide for visitors to the area!
Port de Soller vs Soller
Is it better to stay in Port de Soller or Soller? I much preferred staying in the seaside Port de Soller town because it’s located directly on the beach. If you visit during the peak season of July and August, being on the beach will help you survive the hot summer days. However, inland Soller is a larger town with more amenities like restaurants, hotels, and boutiques.
You can take a taxi or a bus between Palma airport and Port de Soller. A taxi will cost around 60€.
Port de Soller Hotels
There are several amazing hotels in Port de Soller for all budgets. Here are my top recommendations for hotels in Port de Soller.
- Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa – 5-star luxury
- Hotel Esplendido – 4-star luxury
- Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels – trendy and hip
- Hotel Eden – modern and family-friendly
- Hotel Marina & Wellness Spa – 3-star relaxation
Restaurants in Port de Soller
There are so many lovely restaurants located along the sea in Port de Soller. I tried many during my 2-week stay and I was not disappointed by a single one! A few of the top-rated restaurants in Port de Soller include:
- Ses Oliveres
- Es Canyis
- Restaurant Nautilus
Things to Do in Port de Soller
There are plenty of things to do in Port de Soller when visiting Spain. You can enjoy the stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea while doing quintessential Mallorca activities and having lots of fun in the sun. Here are my tips for the best things to do in Port de Soller.
Eat Mallorcan Food
Mallorcan food is one of the experiences that you should not miss while you are in Port de Soller. There are plenty of amazing restaurants that offer Mallorcan cuisine. You must try the traditional dish, Mallorcan paella, a rice dish cooked with seafood or meat. Another popular Mallorcan dish is the Frito Mallorquin, which is made of fried potatoes, onions, and green peppers.
Take the Train to Soller
One of the most fun things you can do in Port de Soller is to take the train to the inland town of Soller. This is a great way to see the stunning scenery of Mallorca. The journey takes about 20 minutes, and it is a great way to relax and enjoy the view. Taking the train while enjoying the picturesque scenes is a great way to relax, unwind, and recharge.
Visit the Maritime Museum of Soller
The Maritime Museum of Soller is one of the more educational things to do in Port de Soller. This museum is dedicated to the maritime history of Mallorca and includes a replica of a ship that sunk near Mallorca and exhibitions about the maritime trade in the region. Discover the rich maritime history of Port de Soller in this amazing museum which is great for kids!
Hang out on the Beach
Mallorca is known for its stunning beaches. No trip to Mallorca won’t be complete without hanging out by the sandy beaches. Port de Soller has some of the best beaches in Mallorca. There are plenty of things to do on the beach, such as swimming, sunbathing, and windsurfing. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying a relaxing day at the beach.
Hike to Far des Cap Gros
If you are more of the adventurous type, Mallorca also has a lot of things to offer. One of the more active things to do in Port de Soller is to hike to Far des Cap Gros. This is a great way to see the stunning natural landscape and scenery of Mallorca. I recommend doing this in the early morning around 8 am before it gets too hot. The hike takes about 2 hours, and it is a great way to get some exercise while you are enjoying the view. Discover the beauty of Mallorca while keeping in shape.
Rent a Boat
If you want to explore the coastline of Mallorca, one of the things to do in Port de Soller is to rent a boat. This is the best way to see the breathtaking island of Mallorca from the sea. While on the boat, take a swim in the Sea or relax on the boat deck. You can typically bring some food and drinks with you on the boat and have a meal. This is a great way to relax and enjoy the view. If you don’t know how to sail a boat, a small crew can be chartered to manage it for you.
Explore the Torre Picada
The Torre Picada is one of the best monuments to visit when you are in Port de Soller. This is a watchtower that was built in the 16th century. This is a great place to see the stunning view of the Mallorcan coast. You can enjoy a meal, shop for Spanish straw baskets, or a drink in the old town center while enjoying the view. The Torre Picada offers an amazing experience that you will never forget.
Buy a Straw Basket
Like many Mediterranean areas, Port de Soller has its fair share of shopping to do. I recommend picking up one of the quintessential straw market basket bags during your trip. This is a bag you’ll use forever!
Eat Gelato Overlooking the Water
There is a fantastic gelato shop called Beach House Port Sóller on the edge of the water where you can cool down by eating gelato and watching the sea. They have a ton of interesting flavors to try.
Take a Day Trip to Valldemossa
Nearby Valldemossa has a lovely town center you can explore. The bus to Valldemossa isn’t for the faint of heart, but the drive is well worth it!
These are just a few of the fun things to do in Port de Soller when you visit Mallorca.
Port de Soller is a great place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the view. There are plenty of exciting things to do, and you will never get bored while you are in Spain! Enjoy your time with your friends and loved ones and explore the wonders that Mallorca has to offer.
Mallorca, Spain is one of the best summer destinations in Europe and worldwide. You can do so many things on your trip to Mallorca, especially in Port de Soller. I highly recommend a visit!