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“well worth visiting”

Reviewed 14 September 2012

Wonderful mountains and spectacular scenery. It's worth going to Soller and do have a ride on the trams and electric train through the lemon and orange groves. Magic !!

1  Thank 111BobbieP
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

We enjoyed the swim in the sea off the boat, pity it was only 10 mins! Great views of rock formations and the high cliffs.

Thank Sonja P
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We visited Sollier and Port de Sollier on the north-west coast - travelled on the old wooden train and then tram down to the coast - a wonderful experience, and it was almost possible to reach out and pick the ripe lemons from the train window.

3  Thank ElaineD444
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Driving along the Northwest Coast of Mallorca was absolutely beautiful. Where else can you see the dramatic cliffs plunge into the beautiful blue Med...without any traffic to contend with.

Thank trailsend007
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

This area is my favourite area for pleasant drives. And yet it is so easy to get around.

I'll list a few great drives, or if you are feeling adventurous, bike rides up the Northwest Coast.

From Alcudia a nice drive (only 10 mins) is up to Mal Pas; head to one of the two small beaches up there. In the mornings they tend to be wave free but in the afternoon usually there are waves decent enough for some amateur bodyboarding. The beaches are sand (but man made). From here head to Bonnaire; it is a harbour for the rich folks. Pass this and you can go diving off diving boards on the rocks, or you can keep going uphill and eventually you will reach S'illot; an island maybe 15 metres offshore with a rustic eaterie/bar above it and a stone beach down low. although the beach is pebbles the water is fantastic. Great for snorkelling and a great place to have a picnic. From here, if you can drag yourself away then carry on up to Ermita de Victoria. Tiny little religious site nestled in a pine forest. Lovely setting.

The only problem is that past here you have no further access; there is a shooting range. Which is a shame as if you were to do a Boat Tour from Alcudia you would see that just at the end of the peninsula is Coll Baix. Not reachable by car. Just google it in google images; the setting is Robinson Crusoe-esque. Like I said if you do the Boat trip then you get the chance to swim in this bay.

Another short trip would obviously be up towards Formentor. The drive is tricky. Don't bother going all the way to the end. Just go to the viewpoint some few miles up from Puerto Pollensa; that is the best view you will get. You can also carry on up to a "Pepperpot" that you will see above. Best to walk as the "road" up to it is pothill-icious! Rather weirdly you will see a heliport up there. Good luck to the person that has to land there! Formentor beach has a 10 Euro parking fee!

Another nice drive is up to Cala San Vincenc. There are 3 bqays here; the drive up from Puerto Pollensa is stunning. Winding roads but wide enough to feel safe. Eventually; only some 20 minutes, tops from Puerto Pollensa you end up at this small resort above 3 sandy coves. When the weather is good this is a fantastic place to snorkel. You can also take a path around the 3 coves.Some nice restaurants and bars there too. And a supermarket. A pleasant few hours to be had there.

From alcudia it is a 5 min drive to Aucanada; up past the closed down power station. Here there are nice little beaches and clear waters for snorkelling. There is a bar on a deck overlooking the Med and further rounda 5 star restaurant. Park just past Hotel President on the right.

Finally there is Cala Mesquida. The drive there from the resorts of the NW is through quite a lush landscape by Majorca standards. You get there vis the town of Arta; stunning views from the church/castle at the top of the hill. From here it is an easy drive to Cala Mesquida. A deep expanse of beach backed by dunes. The water is usually a little wilder here but the beach one of the best on the island. Go early as parking can be limited.

Highly recommended. If you are on the relatively flat South of the island you do not know what you are missing out on.

This may be my longest ever review but I feel passionately about this area.

12  Thank Antony T
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