Famed for its San Francisco-style tram, Port de Soller overlooks a tranquil bay on the north-west coast of Mallorca. It’s backed by the rugged peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana and clustered with boutiques and restaurants, which are watched over by two 19th-century lighthouses.
Jump aboard the Tranvia de Soller as its shuttles past citrus groves on its journey between Soller and the horseshoe-shaped port. The area’s seafaring past is showcased at the Museu de la Mar, which occupies the former monastery of Santa Caterina d’Alexandria. In addition to exhibiting antique naval equipment and model ships, it regularly hosts live concerts.
The Museu de la Mar is a short walk from the Far de la Creu, a blue-and-white-striped lighthouse that rises to 13 metres in height. Also of note is the nearby Torre Picada, an early 17th-century defence tower constructed after a legendary pirate attack in 1561.
Port de Soller is around 40 minutes’ drive from Palma and Palma de Mallorca Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Buses connect from Palma to Port de Soller and the village is small enough to explore on foot.