As one of the most exclusive addresses in the southwest of Mallorca, Sol de Mallorca has become favoured by celebrities, aristocracy and entrepreneurs due to its availability of beautiful sea front plots. People who buy property for sale in Sol de Mallorca do so for the privacy and quiet that the area affords.
This little gem of a coastal resort lies in between Portals Vells and Cala Vinyes, a 20-minute drive southwest from the capital Palma. Its surrounding landscape is pure Mallorcan nature, where scented shady pine forests and little secluded rocky coves are numerous. The hidden Mare de Déu Caves and small sandy beaches including the nudist beach of Cala Mago, the location for the 1967 film ‘The Magician’ starring Michael Caine, have put the area on the map for its wonderful coastline.
Living in Sol de Mallorca, you will become part of only 600 inhabitants who enjoy a quiet and peaceful life surrounded by beautiful nature yet close enough to amenities in neighbouring towns and villages. Whether you are a couple, or a family looking to live close to an international school, Sol de Mallorca is the ideal location to call home.
Good to know about Sol de Mallorca
Spanish and Catalan (Mallorquin) are the most widely spoken, but you will hear German and English too due to a number of international families and holiday home-owners.
There is no industry here other than a little tourism from its beach bars, restaurants and water sports services.
The best international schools on the island are all within a short drive including Bellver International School, Baleares International School, Palma (Primary) and La Porrassa (Secondary), King Richard III College, Puerto Portals, Agora International School, Puerto Portals, Green Valley International and Escola Global in Parc Bit.
Bus: A 50-minute journey on the 107 bus takes you directly to the area of the La Seu cathedral in Palma by Paseo Maritimo. It costs around 4€.
Taxi: A taxi ride takes about 20 minutes and costs around 35€, rising a little at weekends.
Parking: Parking on the roads is relatively easy in Sol de Mallorca and free. Most of the more popular bays have their own parking which is also free.
Sol de Mallorca in photos
Experience Sol de Mallorca
Without a doubt, the best way to experience Sol de Mallorca is by spending time on its wild beaches. The rugged rocks and cobalt crystal waters of Cala Cap Falcó, Caló dels Reis, Cala Bella Donna are a great way to switch-off and make the most of living close to these natural gems. Most of these coves are reached by descending a trail of steps which make them less affected by mass tourism, given the walk involved. Many of these beautiful bays have their own beach bars, perfect for a long lunch, shady supper or a cool drink after a refreshing post-school swim with the kids. Explore the ancient Mare de Déu caves before enjoying a long weekend lunch at the beach side restaurant Es Repós in Portals Vells.
Every Friday, there is a little market selling fresh island produce and clothing in Son Ferrer, just 10-minute drive away.
For glamour, designer clothing and luxury, the exclusive Port Adriano marina is less than a 15-minute drive away. After perusing the many designer fashion boutiques, a Mediterranean meal at Bruno with a view over the sleek superyachts in this marina designed by Phillipe Starck, is a great location to enjoy your Friday evening after work.
Restaurants in Sol de Mallorca
The restaurant scene in Sol de Mallorca is limited given its size but there are some interesting restaurants in the vicinity.
As its name suggests, Pinos Restaurante is surrounded by pines. In summer, enjoy an international German, Mediterranean and Asian inspired menu on the terrace overlooking sweetly scented trees, and in winter, a few drinks by candlelight aside a crackling log fire.
Es Repós, right on a beautiful cove at Portals Vells is a perfect place for paella by the sea. Booking is advised beforehand due to popularity from visiting yachts moored in the bay just in front.
In terms of a location, the beach bar at Cap Falco Beach takes some beating! Enjoy sea bass and cocktails with your feet in the sand, underneath the canopy of a straw umbrella whilst gazing out at the sapphire sea beyond.
Another popular beach side restaurant is Restaurante Playa del Mago, on the nudist beach of the same name. Dine on their tapas and large fish platters whilst watching the boats come into moor in this enchanting little bay.
Property in Sol de Mallorca
Property for sale in Sol de Mallorca is highly sought-after by prospective buyers, dreaming of a first-line sea view holiday home. Stunning modern architectural designer homes with sublime sea views, perfectly manicured gardens, swimming pools and plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces, are perfect to share with friends. Older palatial style mansions occupying dramatic frontline locations with panoramic views of the Bay of Palma are also found, amongst Mediterranean chalets and apartments.
Mallorca is restricted in building in certain areas, but plots of land upon which to build your own designer home, can still be found for sale here.
Sol de Mallorca is a unique and privileged location. It’s tranquil, private, surrounded by natural beauty and stunning crystalline waters
Business & work in Sol de Mallorca
People don’t relocate to Sol de Mallorca to find work, there are very few businesses within the urbanisation. They move here for the quality of the lifestyle. Working from home is becoming more and more commonplace since the island’s high speed internet infrastructure was put in place.
For more local work, the principal town of Calvia, (of which Sol de Mallorca is a part of) is a 15-minute drive away, as is Santa Ponsa and its many shops, restaurants, hotels and businesses. At a similar distance, you will find the marinas of Club Nautico Santa Ponsa, Palma Nova and Port Adriano which has a number of restaurants, designer outlets, nautical services and businesses.
The capital city of Palma and its many varied businesses and business parks is just a 25-minute drive away and its international airport Son Sant Joan just beyond can be reached within 30-minutes. This makes it an ideal location to commute from whilst enjoying the privilege of a high standard of life in the sun.
People: Locals & celebrities
Given Sol de Mallorca is such a tranquil location, it’s really known for being a residential area rather than a tourist hub. Sol de Mallorca attracts a mix of international residents including families, for whom it is a great location to access some of the best international education on the island, including Baleares International College.
Renowned German born architect and designer Thomas Griem (whose collaborations included work with Philippe Starck) built his own luxury residence in Sol de Mallorca after he fell in love with the island working on Jeffrey Archer’s house. His London based studio TG-Studio serves a multitude of international clients.
The virgin nature around this lesser known island gem is outstanding and certainly worth discovering. Coastal paths, woodlands and rocky bays provide a welcome escape from stresses and provide plenty of opportunity to breathe deeply and re-set.
Sol de Mallorca’s tranquillity, sublimely luxurious homes, beautiful virgin bays and sweet pine saturated natural surroundings, offer a haven to live in. Mixed with its proximity to the city, many leisure facilities and amenities, an alluring life in Mallorca awaits. It’s easy to see why it is called the ‘Sun of Mallorca!’