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Discover the special charm of Sóller and Mallorca through our articles
Whether you are planning to stay at the Aimia Port de Sóller and want to whet your appetite or if you have already done so and want to remember your fantastic holiday at our hotel, we invite you to discover with us and first hand the best corners of Mallorca, its routes and its people.
Touring the north coast of Mallorca: a day trip to Valldemossa by car
It is during the late autumn and winter months when the municipalities of the Serra de Tramuntana stop receiving the majority of visitors and tourists. As a result, most of the shops and businesses close during this time of the year. However, the low season also gives us the chance to enjoy these picturesque villages of the Tramuntana at a much more relaxed and peaceful time of year.
Thank you all for another wonderful season!
The 2023 season is coming to an end and the Aimia Hotel will close its doors on Sunday 5 November. It has been a great season in which Mallorca has established itself even more as a safe and quality destination and in which we have once again been able to enjoy the company of many familiar faces as well as new ones, but always with the enthusiasm and joy of welcoming you all that characterises us.
CYCLING AROUND SA FIGUERA: CIRCULAR ROUTE PORT DE SÓLLER - FORNALUTX
The Tramuntana mountain range is known, among many other things, for being a fantastic place to enjoy both road and mountain biking. Its different routes, with options for all levels, run for the most part through wonderful Mediterranean landscapes that invite you to discover unique places on the north coast of Mallorca.
"CIRCULAR HIKE TO MIRADOR DE SES BARQUES: GR-221 ROUTE THROUGH THE SIERRA DE TRAMUNTANA"
September unquestionably ranks as one of the finest months of the year to relish hiking and cycling adventures along the northern coast of Mallorca. During this month, the scorching summer temperatures gradually recede, granting us days that are both cooler and clear, making outdoor physical activities much more comfortable. It's no surprise that in September, the Tramuntana region springs back to life, offering an ideal opportunity to explore its splendid hiking routes.
VISIT MENORCA BY BOAT FROM ALCUDIA | 2-DAYS GETAWAY GUIDE
Discover the Breathtaking Balearic Archipelago: 4 main islands - Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, along with smaller islets like Cabrera or Sa Dragonera, collectively craft the mesmerizing geography of this Mediterranean haven. Unlike other destinations, this archipelago stands out for the proximity of its islands, making it easy to explore the Balearics fully with ample time on hand.
"UNLOCKING THE ENCHANTMENT OF PUERTO DE SÓLLER"
Indulge in the unique privilege of creating unforgettable memories in the stunning Puerto de Sóller during the summer months. This destination, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the majestic Sierra de Tramuntana, offers countless opportunities to explore the northern coast of Mallorca. From thrilling boat excursions and rides on the historic Sóller tram to captivating beaches, hiking trails, and exquisite local cuisine, immerse yourself in the Mediterranean culture to the fullest.
EXPLORE THE TRAMUNTANA ROUTE BY CAR: CALA TUENT AND SA CALOBRA
Visiting all the most magical places in the Valley of Sóller and its surroundings is something we always recommend 100% to fully immerse ourselves in the Mediterranean culture of this idyllic destination. The municipalities of Deià, Valldemossa, and Fornalutx are always a perfect choice to get to know life in the Tramuntana, but there are two places further away from Puerto de Sóller where we can have an unforgettable experience. We're talking about Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent.
Essentials of Port de Sóller in 3 days: Discover the Mediterranean essence!
Port de Sóller is a unique destination, perfect for an authentic Mediterranean vacation. Nestled at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana, it is one of the most important ports on the north coast of Mallorca.
"La Fira de la Taronja de la Vall de Sóller": A Highlight Event in Tramuntana
When visiting Sóller and its surroundings, it is essential to admire the beauty of the numerous orange trees that flood the valley and the streets of the town. The citrus fruits of Sóller have been the economic engine of the valley throughout history and have captivated artists and travellers throughout the ages.
Sa Fira i Es Firó de Sóller
Being in Puerto de Sóller between the second and third week of May is a real privilege, as you will be able to enjoy the biggest festivities in the Sóller Valley: The Sa Fira and Es Firó festivities. Although there are different and varied events during these two weeks, we propose a perfect plan to make the most of the 4 most intense days of these fantastic historical, traditional and cultural festivities. So, how to experience the Friday, Saturday, Sunday of "Sa Fira" and Monday of "Es Firó"?
Exploring the Picturesque Village of Deià on a Hiking tour - A Must-Visit Destination
If you're looking for a destination to enjoy the Mediterranean and the Tramuntana mountains, staying in Puerto de Sóller is a perfect option. Not only does it allow you to learn about the local culture and Mallorcan tradition without leaving the area, but its location in the center of the Tramuntana mountains gives you access to other nearby places of interest. One of these places is the charming municipality of Deià.
Cycling through the Tramuntana. Port de Sóller - Deià - Valldemossa route
One of the main attractions of the north coast of Mallorca is, without a doubt, the roads that cross the Tramuntana mountain range. Masterpieces of engineering that allow us to enjoy incredible landscapes either by car, on foot or by bicycle. With good weather in most months of the year, visiting the Valley of Sóller is always a good option, and even more so if you are a lover of sports such as cycling.
HIKING EXCURSION TO SA TORRE PICADA AND CAMÍ DE S'ILLETA
The island of Mallorca has always been a strategic point in the Mediterranean. Whether to establish trade routes or military settlements, our island has always been desired by great civilisations, and that is why the inhabitants of Mallorca built a great surveillance system along the entire coast of the island.
Sant Antoni. Mallorcan tradition
Travelling to Mallorca is to travel to a unique destination that offers everything you can imagine for a perfect holiday. From the Mediterranean Sea and its crystal clear waters, to the Tramuntana mountain range and its hiking and cycling trails, the local crafts and gastronomy to the nature and its incredible landscapes among other things. But beyond all these fantastic features, the island of Mallorca is a place full of tradition and history. A destination where millenary festivities full of meaning are celebrated and which perfectly define the Mallorcans.
Christmas in the Sóller Valley. A magical time in the Tramuntana.
Christmas is approaching, a time full of excitement, family, friends and places decorated with all kinds of Christmas lights and decorations. It is a time of great joy all over the world and a perfect time to discover picturesque places. Incredible and magical places that during these special dates are filled with a very special festive atmosphere, full of history and tradition. That is why today we are going to talk about one of these magical places: the Valley of Sóller. A perfect place to relax and discover another way of experiencing Christmas surrounded by nature and Mallorcan customs. So today we will discover the Christmas festivities in the Sóller Valley, its port and its surroundings and how these festivities are experienced in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.
It's not goodbye, it's see you soon!
Another season has come to an end and the Aimia Hotel will close on Sunday 6th November. It has been a very positive season, marked by the reunion with many familiar faces and new ones, but always with great enthusiasm after all the uncertainty we have lived through during the times of the pandemic.
Discover the Barranc de Biniaraix in one of the best times of the year
If you are a lover of mountain sports you probably already know that the Sóller Valley is the starting point for many of the most emblematic hiking routes in the Serra de Tramuntana. Impressive routes full of history and incredible landscapes that allow us to enjoy nature and fresh air while we do sport and discover this magical place between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
Dia de les Verges and Dia de Tots els Sants: the Mallorcan Halloween.
Almost all of the destinations to which you can travel have festivities that are well known by all visitors, including the Valley of Sóller with its famous Fiestas de Sa Fira i Es Firó, the Fiestas de Sant Bartomeu or Easter. However, in most places there are also other less famous festivities that are less well known by visitors. Festivities which, in the case of Mallorca, are many. These celebrations are held in most of the island's municipalities and have a long historical tradition. A tradition that defines and reflects the local culture of the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean at all levels. So today we bring you two of these festivities that are so special and characteristic of the Mallorcan people, including the inhabitants of the Sóller Valley: the Dia de les Verges and the Dia de Tots Sants, what we could call the Mallorcan "Halloween". A festivity that in our municipality is celebrated in a totally different way to the Halloween we all know.
Visit to the La Luna sausage factory. Mallorcan tradition and gastronomy.
The Port of Sóller is an ideal destination if you are looking to discover the true essence of the Mediterranean. Located on the north coast of Mallorca, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range, and connected to Palma de Mallorca by tram and a century-old train, the port of the Sóller Valley offers an infinite number of activities to enjoy unforgettable days and discover new experiences on our island. Beaches, coves, stone paths among centenary olive trees, hiking and cycling routes, picturesque "llogarets" and, obviously, the local gastronomy with its star products: Sóller oranges and Sóller prawns. However, this municipality also has other artisan products full of tradition and history that are also made in the same valley: Sobrasada, camaiot, fuets and, of course, pâté. So today we bring you an article about a very special place; one of the oldest and most traditional sausage factories in Mallorca: La Luna artisan sausage and pâté factory.
Excursion to Palma by train. Discover the heart of the Mallorcan capital.
One of the greatest attractions of the Sóller Valley is, among many other things, to be able to boast of being the only municipality in Mallorca that has a centenary railway that operates daily offering an unforgettable experience to all its visitors and, in turn, links our municipality with Palma de Mallorca. The Sóller Railway was inaugurated in 1912 and runs through the Tramuntana mountain range along a route full of incredible landscapes and history. A route that takes us on a journey through time to discover the heart of the Tramuntana and its idyllic spots. For all these reasons, today we will talk about one of the most essential excursions that we recommend you to do if you are going to spend a few days with us: the excursion by train to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of our island.
Festes de Sant Bartomeu
The Valley of Sóller is known for the Fiestas de Sa Fira and Es Firó, some of the most emblematic festivals in Mallorca in which the victory of the inhabitants of Sóller over the invasion of the Turkish corsairs in 1561 is commemorated. However, if we are talking about fiestas, there are other fiestas in the Sóller Valley that are less well known than the Firó but just as special for the inhabitants of Sóller. We are talking about the patron saint fiestas of Sant Bartomeu. These celebrations are held at the end of August to commemorate the patron saint of the Sóller Valley: Saint Bartholomew. A patron saint who gives his name to the town's iconic central church: La Parròquia de Sant Bartomeu. For all these reasons, today we are going to talk about the patron saint festivities of the Sóller Valley, how to experience them and how to be part of the festivities and tradition to the fullest.
The hidden coves of Alconàsser and Es Canyaret. Discover the authentic Mediterranean.
Port de Sóller is a unique place to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea one hundred percent during the summer months. Its two beaches, its activities, its sunsets, its magical spots full of small hidden coves, etc. Undoubtedly a perfect destination for these hot months. And it is precisely these unforgettable corners and places that are not so touristy or well-known that we would like to talk to you about today. Places that are perfect for discovering the essence of the Mediterranean and feeling its nature, its peace and escape from the world in a pure and authentic natural environment. Places that end up forming part of our best memories of our visit to the Sóller Valley. So today we bring you two of these wonderful places: Alconàsser and Es Canyaret.
Summer nights in the Tramuntana. Live Mediterranean.
Choosing Puerto de Sóller as your summer holiday destination is a perfect choice to enjoy the sea, the sun, the sand and the sea breeze surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range and the incredible landscapes that it offers us during these months. But not only is it a good choice for daytime activities, but at night, all these picturesque and incredible Mediterranean places are transformed, offering us a totally different Sóller Valley. A Sóller Valley full of landscapes and magical places to enjoy your holidays when the sun goes down. So today we will talk about these idyllic places to get to know the essence of summer nights in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
Sant Joan and Sant Pere in the Port of Sóller
If you are visiting Port de Sóller you will probably know that the most important festivities are the feasts of Sa Fira i Es Firó and the fiestas of Sant Bartomeu, patron saint of the Valley of Sóller; however, there are two other dates that are just as special, and even more so in some cases, for the inhabitants of Port de Sóller. We are talking about the night of Sant Joan and, more importantly, the feasts of Sant Pere.
Cala Tuent: a mediterranean paradise.
The spectacular coves of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and its crystal clear blue waters are two of the features that make visiting these fantastic spots in the Mediterranean in spring and summer a perfect plan. Magical places where you can connect with nature and the sea and enjoy the peace and fresh air. Places to relax and get to know the northwest coast of Mallorca in a very special way and enjoy your holidays in the Sóller Valley to the full.
The fishermen's quarter of Port de Sóller: Santa Catalina
To decide to spend your holidays in Puerto de Sóller is to have the chance to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea, the Tramuntana Mountains and all the corners, places, stories and activities that these two characteristic Mediterranean places have to offer. So today we invite you to explore one of these magical places, full of fishing tradition and history. A place you should definitely visit during your stay in Port de Sóller: the fishermen's quarter of Santa Catalina.
Cycling in the Tramuntana mountain range.
If you are passionate about cycling, cycling in the Serra de Tramuntana is, without a doubt, a fantastic option, as it offers incredible places and spectacular landscapes in front of the sea to enjoy this sport in a magical place. Especially in these spring months, when the temperature is very pleasant and the days are much sunnier and clearer.
The Holy Week in Sóller
The Sóller Valley is a fantastic and unforgettable destination to visit at any time of the year. A destination that will take you to discover the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana, Mallorcan tradition and nature in a magical place between the sea and the mountains. However, there are special dates when visiting this fantastic Mediterranean town is an even more complete and special experience. Dates like the one we bring you today to discover the Sóller Valley at one of the most traditional and picturesque times of the year. A time full of local gastronomy, culture and tradition: Easter.
Porqueres. A mallorcan tradition.
Getting to know the true essence of the destination we visit is, without a doubt, one of the best things about travelling. Enriching ourselves with the locals, their customs, tradition, history and those places that end up forming part of our fantastic backpack of unforgettable memories that we have been filling with our travels. That's why today we bring you a perfect plan: The Ben Calçat factory, where one of the most typical and traditional products of Mallorca is made.
March and hiking in Sóller
If you are visiting the Sóller valley in March and you are a lover of hiking and mountain sports, you have chosen one of the best months of the year to do so. At this time of year, the cold winter temperatures rise to a pleasant 15ºC on average, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular routes and landscapes of the Tramuntana mountain range on sunny, clear days. It is for this reason, among many others, that March is, without a doubt, the perfect month for hiking on the north coast.
Serra de Tramuntana: 10th anniversary as World Heritage Site
The Serra de Tramuntana, which celebrates its tenth anniversary since its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Mallorca's greatest natural spectacles.
Lluc, Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent, the jewels of the Tramuntana mountains
Would you like to discover the small and charming villages around Soller? From Hotel Aimia we suggest a series of excursions to discover the most emblematic places in Mallorca such as the emblematic Monastery of Lluc, the hidden cove of Sa Calobra and the Mirador Ses Barques, an incredible panoramic point from which many hiking routes start.
Discover the Tramuntana coast from Port de Sóller
From Hotel Aimia we propose several boat trips to enjoy the most beautiful and hidden corners of the island, among which Sa Foradada and its unforgettable view of the sea and the sunset, Sa Calobra and its spectacular cliffs and Cala Tuent and its crystal clear waters, surrounded by pine forests stand out.
Visit Llucalcari beach, Deia, Cala Deia, Sa Foradada and Valldemossa on a day trip
From the Aimia Hotel we propose a series of activities and routes so that you can discover the most beautiful villages and coves of the island of Mallorca in just one day.
Discover Fornalutx, Biniaraix, Lluc Monastery and Sa Calobra
Would you like to discover the small and charming villages around Sóller? From the Aimia Hotel we suggest several excursions to discover the villages of Biniaraix and its famous Barranc de Biniaraix, the picturesque village of Fornalutx, in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. We also suggest some cultural visits to the Monastery of Lluc, a famous pilgrimage site with spectacular views, or a relaxing excursion to spend a day at the beach in Sa Calobra.
01MAR Modification Tourism Tax Balearic Islands 2018
The Balearic Parliament has recently introduced a new tourist tax applicable to stays in tourist accommodations located on the Balearic Islands. The tax will entered into force the 1st July 2017 (Law 2/2016 on the Taxation of Tourist Accommodation on the