The Soller area is known as Jardin d'Espagne, the garden of Spain. This is where the best oranges, lemons and grape fruits are grown. The entire valley displays orange groves on terraced slopes that are a heritage from the Arabic invaders who created ingenious irrigation systems here. They gave the valley the name Suliar, which means Yellow Rinds.
Soller offers local products daily at the permanent market. In the square in front of the church the pleasant café establishments are plentiful. Every Saturday a local market is held in the square and in the streets next to it. Visit the botanical gardens and the museum Museo Etnologico with furniture, ceramics and kitchen utensils from the 19th and 20th centuries. The old tram takes you to the lovely, almost round bay of Port de Soller in only ten minutes. The port and beach offer a windsurfing school and sailing boat rentals among other things.
The road to the bay is car free which makes it pleasant to go for walks there. The exclusive and modern hotel Esplendido offers all types of amenities. From the port area the excursion boats leave to La Calobra and Torrente de Pareis. You can also go on stunning hikes in the mountains. Port de Soller is a popular and colourful village with picturesque boutiques and restaurants next to the sea.
Close by the calm and charming villages Biniaratx and Fornalutx are located in front of the mountain Puig Mayor. Fornalutx has been given the title ”loveliest village in Spain” several times. Find a food shop, bars, hotels and several restaurants there. A nice view of the citrus groves is offered from the bar Bellavista. Beautiful and spectacular mountain hiking paths start from this point. The most famous of them starts in Biniaratx and goes to the Cuber lake and on to the Lluc convent.