Port de Sóller

Port de Sóller a la Serra de Tramuntana

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Port de Sóller is a tourist resort which curves round a natural harbour; this is one of few safe havens for sailors seeking refuge on the north coast of Mallorca, and the spectacular nature of the bay can be fully appreciated by taking a boat trip from the port. You can reach the resort on the old tram which runs along the 5 km route from Sóller village, which lies slightly inland; the tram is used by hundreds of tourists every day, most of whom come to the Valley of Sóller by train from Palma de Mallorca.

Owing to the fact that Port de Sóller receives many visitors, there is a wide range of restaurants and shops. There are also several hotels, offering accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing resort within a spectacular setting. In the cooler months outside the height of the season the hotels of Port de Sóller fill with visitors who come to enjoy walking trips in the area.

There is a lighthouse on each side of the bay entrance. It is possible to reach the lighthouse of El Far del Cap Gros, from where there are excellent views along the coast, via a road that leads off to the left before reaching Port de Sóller. Shortly after entering Port de Sóller, on the left you´ll find the beach of Platja d´en Repic, which has a wide promenade. On the right, where the tram makes its first stop, is the 16th century fort of Torre de l´Alcaid (also known as Castell del Port), which was built to protect the coast from pirate attacks, just like the watchtower of Torre Picada above the cliffs on the right-hand side of the bay. At the shoreline is the fishing port and the district of Santa Catalina, which is a unique spot where fishermen used to live. This zone includes the Oratory of Sant Ramon de Penyafort, which is a rectangular building with a barrel-vault roof that was constructed in the 17th century. At the end of the street of Carrer de Santa Catalina is the small Oratory of Santa Catalina, which was constructed in the 13th century, and La Miranda de Santa Catalina, which is a great spot for taking in spectacular views over the coastline of Sóller.

The sandy beach of La Platja d´en Repic, which is located on the left-hand side of the bay, is 300 m long and 30 m wide. It is away from the centre of the town and its pedestrian-only promenade helps to create a very relaxed atmosphere.
Services; Bars and restaurants, lifeguards, shops, sun loungers and parasols for hire.

The beach of La Platja d´es Través runs along the central part of Port de Sóller as for as the port, where the tram station is located. It is a sandy beach which is 700 m long and 25 m wide.
Services; Bars and restaurants, lifeguards, shops, sun loungers and parasols for hire.

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