The FincaHotel Can Coll welcomes you in the northwest area of the island of Mallorca were the mountain range of the Tramuntana and the Mediterranean Sea merge with one another.
The historic mallorquine city centre of Sóller is only ten minutes walking distance away. The main plaza ( city center) has many cafes and restaurants to spend long afternoons and watch the mallorquin life go by.
The historic train station has a lot of charm. The trains are still the same as back in 1912 and since then it connects Palma with Sóller.
The beach of Port de Sóller is only 5 driving minutes away. Other romantic rocky coves are also not far from the FincaHotel.
Directly behind CAN COLL are hiking and cycling trails for those who want to get to know the island of Mallorca and its Flora and fauna. We recommend the hiking trail from the FincaHotel into the well-known artist village Deía.
Vintage car rally – Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca
Since the annual Majorcan Classic Car Rally was first held in 2005, it has quickly become one of the best-known and most competitive classic car events in Europe. The rally takes place every spring with around 60 vehicles taking part and competing against each other over the course of the three-day event. The rally is split into two different categories – COMPETITION and REGULARITY. In the competition class, automobiles that have been specially prepared for motorsport racing compete against each other. The regularity category is more about having fun whilst driving regular classic cars.
As every year, the Rally takes place on the second weekend in March and passes through the Sóller Valley with two exciting sections – the race over the Coll de Sóller and the route from Sóller to the Cuber reservoir. For more information, please visit the rally website: www.rallyislamallorca.com.es
If you are on the island and you love classic cars, then you should definitely mark this event in your calendar!
Various processions are held in Sóller during Easter week, making their way through the village on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at twilight. Early on Easter Sunday there is another procession to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
And of course, we can’t forget to mention our annual Easter breakfast on Easter Sunday held on the terrace of the FincaHotel Can Coll, following by an Easter egg hunt for our younger guests.
Fria y Firo (second weekend in May)
Among the locals, this festival (also called Es Firó) is the most popular celebration in the region, when the victory of the “Sollerics” during the historic invasion of the Arabs on 11th May 1561 is re-enacted and celebrated.
The festival lasts for four days and includes several cultural and sporting ceremonies; for example, dressing the “Valentes Dones” (the brave women), representing the historical tradition of the women who had the courage to defend their honour from the Arab invaders or the ceremonial offering of flowers for the virgin Victoria.
The festival consists of two very different parts – the “Fira” is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. On this day, all the local artists, craftspeople and merchants gather to showcase local products, typical of the valley, whilst the “Payeses” (farmers) hold an agricultural exhibition, presenting all the different animals that are native to this region.
The “Firó” is celebrated on the following Monday, this is the real highlight of the festivities. This includes a historical re-enactment of the Arab invasion, from the landing at the Port de Sóller harbour to the feverish defence put up by the “Sollerics”, who fought three fierce battles before finally achieving victory over the invaders on the Plaza de Sóller.
The “Firó” is not for those who dislike loud noises – rifle shots that crack like thunder, fireworks that explode with bang and shouts and cries that reflect the joy and passion that all “Sollerics” have for their town and local region.
But this festival is definitely not to be missed if you are a guest in our beautiful valley.
Orange Festival (May & June)
With its famous orange plantations, the town of Sóller holds an orange festival “Fira de la Taronja” every year, from the end of May until mid-June. Visitors can taste the fruits from the local orange farmers, who present their orange produce on Sóller’s market square every Saturday.
During this time, numerous restaurants in the Sóller Valley also offer special menus using citrus fruits as the main ingredients. Fruit lovers are sure to get their money’s worth with a visit to the region during the orange season.
SAN JUAN (24th June)
At dusk on 24th June fires are lit on the beach or near the sea in Port de Sóller to celebrate the start of the hot summer. There is always an exceptional atmosphere in the natural bay of Port de Sóller on this evening and it’s certainly well worth a visit.
SAN PEDRO FESTIVAL (29th June)
Festival of the patron saint of fishermen in Port de Sóller. This festival is held every year in the fishing district of Port de Sóller. In the evening, when twilight falls, the fishers go boating in their decorated vessels across the Sóller bay to honour Saint Peter. Various different musical events are also held on this evening all around the harbour of Port de Sóller.
San Bartolome fire festival (24th August)
Festival of the patron saint of Sóller. During this festival, families in Sóller gather together to pay their respects to the town’s patron saint. The locals celebrate these festivities with great joy and happiness.
Aside from cultural ceremonies, exhibitions, concerts and sporting activities etc., the night-time patron saint celebrations are a real highlight – for several years a “Correfoc” (a special fire run) has been organised by the group “ESCLATABUTZES” and over time this has become one of the biggest fire spectacles on the island. From 10p.m. the townspeople and visitors gather in the town’s main square in front of the San Bartolome church to witness the spectacle.