Mountain scenery and sea views
Pretty Port Soller sits halfway along Majorca’s east coast, wrapped in some of the island’s most jaw-dropping coastal scenery. You’ve got the rolling grandeur of the Tramuntana Mountains in the background, pulling in hikers and walkers who explore the foothills and clifftops on foot. Then there’s the coast; classically Majorcan, with a golden beachfront and palm-lined promenade dotted with casual cafés and local restaurants.
Port Soller is a popular springboard to discovering the region; it’s good for boat trips and a quick tram journey to Soller, a tiny town famous for its fragrant olive and orange groves.
A breath of fresh air from Majorca’s bigger beach resorts, Port Soller’s undiscovered feel gives you a flavour for the traditional side of the island.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Port Soller is approximately 45 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.