Among the unrivalled beauty of the island the west region of Mallorca, made up of a cluster of towns and villages spread across the UNESCO protected Tramuntana Mountains, truly stands out. If you are seeking peace and tranquillity, this is the area to head for, with villages strung out along the coastline and across the mountain tops and beautiful remote beaches where you can spend a relaxing afternoon, whilst soaking up the 300 days of sunshine that Mallorca typically enjoys.
Living in the area of Deià, Valldemossa and Sóller
The villages that are scattered across the west region range from the bustling port of Port de Sóller, connected by a vintage wooden tram with Sóller Town, to the mountain top dwelling of Valldemossa, historically associated with Chopin and his partner, the author George Sand. Sóller is historically the home of its famous oranges that made the island’s fortune as they were exported around the world, and the town still features many large houses that were originally built by merchants from the region. Deià, nestled high on the coast with access to beautiful and remote beaches, has also had its fair share of famous literary residents, including poet and author Robert Graves, and is now home to the Belmond La Residencia. This famous five-star hotel, recently bought by the luxury conglomerate LVMH, has a spectacular spa for pampering sessions and also boasts the restaurant El Olivo, led by executive chef Guillermo Méndez.
The area is a 30-minute transfer from Palma Airport, with easy connections across Europe and beyond. International schools such as Green Valley and the Montessori school in Santa Maria del Cami are less than a 20-minute drive away, offering English language education at both primary and secondary levels. There are also German, French, and Swedish language schools in Palma centre.
Real estate in the Tramuntana Mountains
Mallorca presents a strong real estate market with an extensive range of property options. The variety of properties along the west coast ranges from new-built apartments on the seafront, to traditional townhouses in the inland villages, to luxury country houses with land and swimming pools in the mountains. One thing this area can guarantee is privacy, with private estates tucked away along with the mountain range, many with spectacular views. And it’s not just Sóller, Valldemossa and Deià that are attractive to investors, there are also villages such as Fornalutx, Banyalbufar, Llucalcari, and to the south, Estellencs, that offer enchanting townhouses, as well as prestigious estates with views towards the azure sea, all off the beaten track. Although property in this area is in high demand, due to the lower density of population compared to other areas of the island, market supply is less.
Regardless of whether you are buying a townhouse, finca or apartment or whether you decide to sell your property in Sóller - Engel & Völkers is the experienced and competent partner at your side. For the past 30 years we have successfully brokered residential property in Mallorca and especially on the west coast. With our offices in Sóller and Deià, we are available for all questions concerning the sale or purchase of a real estate in this unique and beautiful part of Mallorca.
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What to do and where to eat in Deià and Sóller
The Tramuntana Mountains offer a wide variety of hikes, including the renowned GR221 route, which is a week-long trek across the top of the mountains, staying in refuges along the way, and activities such as canyoning. And if you like water-based activities, there’s kayaking and SUP’ing all along the coastline, and the marina at Port de Sóller provides berthing for boat owners. There are also multiple famous cycling routes, for those who like to test themselves with steep climbs!
Deià itself is home to Michelin starred restaurant Es Raco d’es Teix, whilst Palma, with a wide array of gastronomic choices, is less than a half-hour drive. And if you enjoy sea views with your meals, Mirador Ses Barque offers unrivalled panoramas of the Sóller Valley where you will be served traditional Mallorcan food, all at 1400 feet above sea level.
For those who prefer to sit and watch the world go by, Port de Sóller has a glorious promenade with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and hotels from which to enjoy the sunshine, the traditional port and beach views.
To find out more about the wide range of properties for sale in this beautiful and peaceful west coast region, please contact us. Together with you we will find out which property will best fulfill your dreams. Engel & Völkers Sóller & Deià will be happy to advise you on all aspects of buying a property along Mallorca's enchanting west coast.