About Sol de Mallorca
Sol de Mallorca is a peaceful residential neighbourhood in the south-west municipality of Calvià, Mallorca. It is located between the small coastal resorts of Cala Vinyes and Portals Vells. Created in the mid-70s, it once attracted many to its glamorous Grand Casino overlooking the sea. Today it appeals to an international mix of families and holiday home owners.
Peaceful bays, breathtaking scenery and lively holiday resorts are all part of what makes the Southwest of Mallorca special. […] The Southwest Region of Mallorca
Shopping in Sol de Mallorca
An independent supermarket caters to residents in the area and opens every day for maximum convenience. Large supermarket chains, high street and designer brands, home and decor stores and boutiques can all be located within the Calvià municipality a ten to fifteen minute drive away. For instance, there are clothing stores at Momentum Plaza in Magaluf and designer labels at Port Adriano. For fresh produce, Son Ferrer hosts a small farmers’ market every Friday.
Major Attractions in Sol de Mallorca
Sol de Mallorca is a purely residential area, perfect for those who wish to be near the sea but want to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourists. A number of picturesque bays can be accessed from here including Caló dels Reis, Cala Mago and Portals Vells.
Once upon a time Mallorca’s Grand Casino drew in a celebrity crowd. It was sold in 2011 and today remains abandoned. Whether it will be turned into a luxury hotel or not remains to be seen as there are a series of permissions pending approval.
Things to do in Sol de Mallorca
For those undaunted by steps, Cala Bella Donna rewards visitors with its tranquil waters and sandy beach. The entrance isn’t publicised, but you’ll find it on the corner of Carrer Embat with Avenida Joan Miró.
If you’re dreaming of seafood and cocktails, then choose Cala Cap Falcó, east of Bella Donna. Here you’ll find the popular beachside restaurant with the same name. The nudist bay of Cala Mago and the bay at Portals Vells also have restaurants and are walking distance from each other. From either of these, it’s possible to continue along the coast a short distance on foot to inspect the surprisingly lofty Mare de Déu caves.
Cala Falco is a jewel-like cove beach in the southern tip of Mallorca not far from Magaluf. Come for snorkelling, swimming and a day of relaxation. […] Cala Falco
The T Golf Country Club is located a ten minute drive away for those looking for an alternative to sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. The 18 hole course is one of the oldest and most respected on the island. It runs through beautiful rolling hills and treats players with uplifting views.
Restaurants in Sol de Mallorca
Restaurant Pinos is an attractive and high-end establishment. There are large windows running across one side of the dining salon to make the most of the sea views in the distance. There is also a smart terrace for alfresco meals. The gourmet menu combines dishes from Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. It’s the only restaurant currently in the neighbourhood. For more gastronomic options, head to Magaluf, Port Adriano or Santa Ponsa.
Hotels in Sol de Mallorca
Since this isn’t a tourist hotspot, you won’t find hotels here. Private rooms, self-catering apartments and luxury villas are available throughout the year. Prices vary according to season.
Living in Sol de Mallorca
Residents of Sol de Mallorca benefit from the services and amenities of Mallorca’s most affluent municipality. It is a leafy and tranquil neighbourhood made up of large detached houses and spacious apartments with private terraces and large communal pools. There is a small children’s park and a forest perfect for nature lovers and dog-walkers.
While access to the nearest coves isn’t ideal for small children or the elderly, the long sandy beaches Playa de Magaluf and Palmanova are only a short drive away. Likewise, there are public and private schools a short distance away in El Torro and La Porrassa. There may only be one supermarket within walking distance, but that’s all you need to solve a wine/coffee/milk emergency!
So you’re moving to Mallorca – a wonderful choice! Do some forward planning and inform yourself of what’s involved with our relocation guide. […] Living in Mallorca
Ports and beach resorts surround Sol de Mallorca offering contrasting atmospheres. Super yachts on the water and fine-dining on the shore is on offer at Port Adriano. The party town of Magaluf has commenced its makeover with Plaza Momentum’s trendy food court. Son Ferrer is a neighbourhood with a more local feel; with shops, playgrounds and a leisure centre.
There is a pleasant route for pedestrians and cyclists which connects the neighbourhoods of El Toro, Son Ferrer, Magaluf, Palmanova, Son Caliu, Bendinat and Cas Català. Although Sol de Mallorca isn’t positioned along the walk, it’s a ten minute drive to a starting point.
Today Sol de Mallorca is a place to live rather than to visit. Residents have chosen it for its peaceful atmosphere, spacious housing and easy access to services, schools and leisure facilities.