The west coast enjoys one of the most spectacular sunsets of the Mediterranean. This region is studded with traditional “finca’s” that allow the cultivation of olive- and fruit trees on the typical hillside terraces. Here are the traditional picturesque villages of Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller and Fornalutx. These villages show off a spectacular setting with small alleys filled with bougainvillea’s climbing up the houses.
Valldemossa is a well-known mountain village famous for its Carthusian Monastery where the famous Chopin stayed for one winter. Deià will enchant you with its romantic small restaurants with local cuisine. Sóller lies just inland and offers numerous art galleries and museums, vintage trains and endless orange groves in a valley surrounded by mountain peaks up to 1000 metres.
The name of Sóller comes from the Arabic word “Sulyer” which means Golden Valley. You can take the old tram from Sóller to Puerto de Sóller, another very popular fishing harbour in a beautiful natural bay where it’s lovely to sit on the beach or on one of the terraces along the promenade. Fornalutx has been voted the most picturesque village of Spain. It’s remarkable for its unique location and is known for its many hiking trails and unique architecture.