Sóller is one of our all-time favorite places to stay on the island. It’s charming and peaceful, but not too remote. The beach obviously is a big plus. And if you’re looking for something more adventurous, you easily drive around the twisty mountain roads to nearby villages such as Valldemossa, Deià, and Fornalutx. Last but not least: it’s only a short 30-minute drive from the airport, so even for a quick weekend trip, Sóller is location-wise the place to be.
‘A SOLLER WEEKEND ESCAPE’
So let’s take it day by day. Check out our travel tips for your Sóller weekend escape:
FRIDAY 〰 Beachfront dining
Start your Sóller weekend escape with drinks and dinner at the port. The lively promenade next to the sandy beach is lined with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars. But not in a typical tourist haunt kind of way. What makes this picturesque coastal town different from the traditional beach resorts on the island, is that it still has charm and a relaxed atmosphere. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset with a glass of cava and some olives on the side.
That garden though. Situated in a calm and peaceful setting facing the sea you will be treated to beautiful views across the port. A lovely place to watch the sun go down (sooo romantic). And yes, the food is great here too. Passeig Través, 16
(2) El Sabor
This cute little place serves a wide selection of tasty tapas. We’re obsessed with their Pollo Crujiente, we love the asparagus tempura, and even a classic dish like tortilla looks like a party on a plate. Carretera Puerto Soller, 72
(3) No Name
Healthy food for those who are craving something good other than tapas and paella. Vegetarian? They have plenty of delicious meatless options too, including a green quinoa salad and a sweet potato curry. Carrer de la Marina, 34
Wine and dine in a super stylish vintage setting. Ask for one of their lovely tables outside overlooking the bay, because that’s half the experience. The bar is a nice spot for pre-dinner cocktails. Es Traves, 5
Some say this is the best restaurant of Port de Sóller. Want to know if that’s true? It’s really simple: if you’re into seafood, book a table so you can decide for yourself! A reservation is recommended. Calle San Ramon de Penyafort, 25
SATURDAY 〰 Sóller style shopping
Grab your straw bag(s) because today is a market day! Stroll along the many stalls scattered around Plaza de la Constitución (the main square) and Sa Lluna (the pedestrian shopping street). They carry everything from fresh fruits and seafood to Robes de Ilengües (traditional Mallorcan fabrics) accessories and olive wooden kitchen utensils. So yes, it’s a great place to shop for souvenirs too. The market is held from 10:00 to 14:00. Ready for some vino, a cafe con leche or a little treat in-between shopping sessions? There’s plenty of bars and cafes to make a pit stop.
(6) Sa Fabrica de Gelats
Delish homemade ice cream. It’s even better when you love a good citrus flavor. Sóller is called ‘the valley of oranges’ and Sa Fabrica de Gelats makes sure you understand why. Plaça des Mercat
(7) Ainere Catering
If you’re planning to go for a nice outdoor meal, don’t leave without visiting Ainere first. Here they do snacks and dishes such as panadas, plates of pasta, and salads to take along for your picnic and to pack in your basket. Carrer de sa Lluna, 60
(8) Café Scholl
Pastry lovers pay attention, please! If you have a sweet tooth, this place is definitely for you. Inside it looks elegantly French with chandeliers, bistro chairs and a touch of gold, patio seating is available too. Carrer de la Victòria 11 Maig, 9
(9) Fet a Sóller
If you want to add a touch of Mallorcan flavor to your home kitchen, don’t skip this place. At Fet a Sóller you can find a variety of high quality locally produces from Sóller and the rest of the island. From olive oil, and roasted almonds to fig bread and orange marmalade. Plaça des Mercat
SUNDAY 〰 Getting some vitamin sea
For those seeking tranquility: the two beaches of Port de Sóller aren’t exactly bounty island material. But they’re both accessible, have excellent facilities and plenty of restaurants to pick from. Not to mention the beautiful mountain scenery this place comes with. If you’re staying in Sóller and you want to go for the full experience, hop on the vintage tram (Orange Express) that will take you from the town to the coast through the orange groves. The views are worth it.
(10) Sóller SUP
If you have the energy and want to do more than being on your sun lounger all day, try paddle boarding! Sóller SUP offers boards for rent in all shapes and sizes. Owner Rodrigo and his dog make sure you get into the water with all the equipment and instructions that you need. Polígon des Través, 7
(11) Petit Café Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt makes the perfect tangy treat on a warm summer day. At this cute little place, you can customize your froyo any way you want. Pair with one of their delish smoothies to top it off. Passeig Es Traves, 23
(12) Mirador de Santa Catalina
Hola breathtaking views! This vista point between the rocky cliffs of Sóller is a popular spot to watch the sunset. But we love to come here during the day (when it’s not so busy too. Bring a bottle of water and some snacks, and you can gaze at the sea (and all the fisher boats) for hours. Carrer de Santa Catarina de Alexandria
(13) Cas Siquier
Not sure if husbands (and kids) are thrilled that we include this one in our Sóller guide because we can never leave without buying something. Don’t judge this store by its cover; browse at your ease, and you might find some treasures to take home. Carrer de la Marina, 10
We have to admit that we come to this place mainly for the breathtaking views. So if you want to stretch your legs a bit and you’re looking for a cozy place (away from the promanade) to have cocktails, Nautulis is an excellent choice. Perfectly situated on the cliffs, overlooking the bay, it’s probably one of the most beautiful places to enjoy a GT. Carrer de Llebeig, 1