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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.
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.
Sa Fira i Es Firó de Sóller
Being in Puerto de Sóller between the first and second 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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday of "Sa Fira" and Monday of "Es Firó"?
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.
Easter 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.
What to do in Soller on a spring day
With its privileged location and its famous orange trees, the town of Sóller has a lot of charm and beauty to offer visitors. We suggest what you can do in Sóller on a spring day, strolling through its streets full of tradition and colour; it is on foot that you can best enjoy this special town. Below we list the different must-see places to visit in Sóller so that you can organise your itinerary to suit you
Reopening of Aimia Hotel - Post Covid
After several weeks of inactivity, we are very excited to announce that on July 4, 2020 we will reopen the doors of the Aimia Hotel in Port de Soller and will be happy to offer our services so that you can enjoy a well-deserved vacation in total safety.
FAQ about your visit and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I arrive at Palma airport, pick up my luggage and go to the main arrivals' hall. What can I do from here?
In Spain, the use of a mask is compulsory for people aged 6 and over and in the Balearic Islands, you must maintain a safe distance of 1.5 m whenever possible and wear your mask at all times.
€ 20 discount voucher
We are pleased to inform you, that the Aimia Hotel has decided to collaborate with the excellent initiative of Visitsoller and the local companies Campmallorqui , Cooperativa de Sóller , Agromallorca which will give our customers a €20,00 voucher redeemable in the Hotel.
Dear guests and friends,
As many of you will know, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, declared the state of alert throughout the country, which strongly affects the operation of our hotel.
Among other measures aimed at safeguarding the health of all visitors and residents in Spain, he has restricted the movement of persons to the maximum, except in exceptional and specific cases.
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