Mallorca without a car was a very successful project. Thanks to the flawless public transport that the island has, on top of that super cheap. That is how we managed to combine beach and city holiday in 7 days, avoiding staying only in Palma, which to be frank I really liked.
The trip from Palma to Soller takes about 30minutes, but there is also the opportunity to take the longer ride and visit either Valldemossa or Deia, both are highly recommended and doable in a day trip as well.
The center of Soller and our accommodation Sollerooms, which by the way was one minute walking from the cathedral, are about 10 minutes walking from the bus stop. The city is beautiful, surrounded by mountains which for me give super feels. Since we arrived in the afternoon, and all the shops were closed, I got the feeling that this must be a very empty city, but, 12 hours after I realized that it is packed with day trippers.
Soller is I guess most famous for the old-fashioned tram line, that passes by right on the city’s square, about hiking trails and mountain bikers. I would add that it has great restaurants too.
Since this was a workatioin, and not a proper vacation, we worked during the day, of course with coffee and lunch break, and in the night we would go out to relax, I mean during the day it wasn’t even possible to go out on the streets how packed it was, and I thought early June was still not full bloom season time. One of the afternoons we spend taking a trip to Deia and Port de Soller, but the rest of the nights were for best food and vermouth spots.
Talking about breakfast in Soller, our choices were:
Day 1: HORNO SANTO CRISTO – i think this was our choice because it was the first one that was open, ah before that we wet for an orange juice in a bar that opens at 6 AM – Bar Café Sa Picada and enjoyed watching locals getting into their day.
Day 2: Forn de Barri – the one that I was looking too much forward to, but in the end the croissants didn’t fulfill my expectations, the savory choices were good though.
Day 3: Cafè Es Firó – breakfast classics like pan con tomate and croissant with great amounts of orange juice, people watching as a special plus.
For lunch we were taking snacks as the city was full and we didn’t want to go through the crowds, but lunch walks were including these gorgeous cathedral views.
And our dinner choices were for the restaurants: La Casona de Sóller, directly on the city square, but from the less crowded side, plenty of options but we went for the classic jamon and tapas.
Our day two dinner was in Deia, but three is a charm and we ended up in Luna 36 restaurant, and you have to go there too. Great menu, atmosphere, service. Pictured is octopus but all the other dishes that we had were great.
Of course on our list we had more places that we can visit, but having in mind that many of the places are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays we had a good score. One of them was Ca’n Llimona, Casa alvaro and Ca’n Pintxo Restaurant, they were always crowded and seemed to serve cool summer vibes. Another addition to the food scene was Re Organic -100% bio restaurant, that we didn’t have the chance to visit, but we were happy with visiting the store. Generally if you do not have too much time I would say that 90% of the options are on the main square and on Carrer de sa Luna.
You were searching for a sign to visit Soller and here it is.