Wedding Letters Mallorca

A Really Colourful Wedding In Sóller, Mallorca

L married A at Sóller church, followed by a reception at a beautiful finca in Port de Sóller. They chose the villa because their wedding was quite small – they had only invited 60 guests and wanted it to feel as private as possible.

A and L picked food that was traditionally Spanish but with a twist. They opted for a two-hour canape reception, and for the main meal they chose a delicious buffet. For a midnight treat they surprised their guests with a paella cooking show.

They didn’t want anything too bold, so for their colour scheme, they chose lots of soft, natural colours to reflect the picturesque surrounding countryside.

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Torrent de Pareis Mallorca

Hiking Tips in Mallorca

Amazing coastal landscapes, unspoilt mountain regions and breathtaking gorges – Mallorca has much more to offer than just Magaluf and beer. There are so many ways to explore the Balearic island’s magnificent natural landscape.

Torrent de Pareis: Mallorca’s “Grand Canyon”

No other tour on the island can rival the Torrent de Pareis in terms of difficulty. The hike through the deep erosion gorge in the north of the island is quite an adventure, with boulders the height of houses having to be negotiated. Sometimes the only way forward is through an extremely narrow gap. The overhanging rock faces allow nothing more than diffuse light into the gorge in places. You have to go at the right time of year – in the winter season, pools filled with ice-cold water provide an additional thrill. I’d recommend doing this five-hour hike through the gorge no earlier than April, when it’s dry underfoot. For information on the water levels, contact TORRENT DE PAREIS.

Hiking Torrent de Pareis Mallorca, Spain

Torrent de Pareis (Mallorca)

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Port de Soller View

Port de Sóller: a picturesque village on the west coast of Mallorca

Four kilometres (two and a half miles) from Sóller, Port de Sóller is the antithesis of the brash resorts in the south-west and around the Bay of Palma. Family-oriented, slightly old-fashioned, slightly scruffy, it’s a lovely place to spend some time.

The port is spread in an arc around a pretty harbour, protected by cliffs either side, with a naval base at the north end and a couple of sandy beaches. Historically, it has always been Sóller’s gateway to the rest of the world, acting as a departure point for boats laden with citrus fruits making their way to France and mainland Spain. It was also a magnet for pirates; in 1561 the port was razed in an attack, forcing the Sóllerics to fortify the harbour with huge stone jetties and lighthouses; hence, the bay comes almost round on itself. The whole episode is re-encated with the chaotic, alcohol-fuelled moros i cristianos (Moors and Christians) fiesta in the second week of May.

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Train Itinerary Palma Sóller Mallorca

Sóller Railway

If you’re staying in Palma and make only one foray out of the city, make it a journey on the Ferrocarril de Sóller (Sóller Railway). You’ll be hard-pressed to find a local aboard this toytown-style service and, in truth, it’s very unlikely it would still be operational were it not for the tourist trade, but this in no way detracts from what is a hugely enjoyable hour-long journey through the mountains.
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