For everything inside Soller - you can get a free map from the tourist office (next to the church in the main square) or download it from www.sollernet.com - which also gives you comprehensive info on the area.

But there are a lot of beautiful places to visit in the area around Soller. One is the village of Fornalutx, once awarded the prettiest village in Spain status, which is just further inland above Soller town. It’s situated in a beautiful valley filled with orange groves and surrounded by the mountains. With 3 cafes in the main square it's great place to sit and watch the world go by. Or have lunch or dinner with stunning views overlooking the valley and the village of Biniaraix, at the restaurant the King of Spain likes to go to when he's around - C'an Antun (don't worry it's not expensive!). Or try the next restaurant a little further up the road - Es Turo, which is just as nice.  

There’s been a lot of building in the village which has grown in the last few years – more shops and houses (but a bakery again which is a welcome addition) and yes it’s true to say there has been an influx of Brits, to add to the German holiday homers who have been there for many years. But because the coaches cannot stop there as the roads are tiny and the village still has enough of its’ authentic Mallorquin character and inhabitants, it has managed to retain its relaxed ambience and romance.

 

Another place which is worthy of a morning or afternoon excursion is the Alfabia Gardens just after the exit alfabia gardens    

from the Soller tunnel going towards Palma on the Soller-Palma road C711   www.jardinesdealfabia.com. Its private mansion house and gardens date back to the Arab rule of Mallorca between the 14th and 15th centuries and the terraces of the moorish influenced gardens are filled with lush planting, fountains, lily-strewn pools and palm trees. On the upper terrace there's a small cafe which often plays sublime classical music and serves very freshly squeezed orange juice from oranges grown on the surrounding terraces. It's a delightful oasis and the restaurant next door to the entrance Ses Porxeres is very well thought of and usually very busy for lunch.