Playa d’en Repic; quiet and well-equipped family beach in Puerto de Sóller
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The weather on playa d’en Repic
Playa d’en Repic is a small urban beach of sand and some gravel located on the southern shore of Puerto de Sóller, in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana. It is an urban beach just over 270 m long and 20 m wide in its widest area.
The cove that forms the Port of Sóller is exceptionally well sheltered from the open sea, with the added protection of the piers
These were converted into a naval base more than 80 years ago to recover in recent decades their civil use for various activities.
This configuration of the land and the works carried out make Playa d’en Repic usually have very calm waters.
Thanks to this, and to its sandy surface, unusual on the beaches of the Sierra de Tramuntana, it is an ideal destination for families. It also has walkways to facilitate access for people with mobility problems, which makes it a beach highly appreciated by this group and by the elderly.
The beach is barely sloping, and there is hardly any waves. In the summer months, if there is a lot of boat traffic, the bottom of the cove can stir and muddy the waters, but they are usually clean, as is the sand.
A promenade runs along the entire back of the beach, with many restaurants, entertainment venues and hotels. There is also an area for water sports and the swimming area is marked
Apart from the marina, it is possible to anchor in the south of the bay, near Playa d’en Repic. The bottom is sandy, oscillating between 2 and 5 m deep. As it is the only refuge in practically the entire Sierra de Tramuntana it is common for both the moorings in the port and the anchoring points to be occupied in summer.
How to get to playa d’en Repic
The route to get to Playa d’en Repic is simple and well signposted
- From Palma we just have to take the Ma-11 road towards Sóller. A few kilometers from the town we will have the option of taking the fast track through the tunnel (currently free), or going up and down the Coll de Sóller, with its 62 curves. The tour lasts half an hour more, but the views are spectacular.
- Once in Sóller we will follow the signs to Puerto de Sóller. The road runs parallel to the tram route. The path to the beach is signposted, to the left. At about 700 m we will find a car park (for a fee). The beach is just over 100 m.
From other areas of Mallorca, especially the center, the east and the south, but also from the north, the fastest way involves heading towards Inca or Santa María to take the Ma-13 highway, and from there take exit 8, Bunyola. From there we can follow the signs to Sóller to connect with the Ma-11.
Another alternative, longer but also more picturesque due to the places it crosses, is to go to Inca and follow the directions for Lluc
We will reach Sóller crossing the Sierra de Tramuntana and bordering the Cúber and Es Gorg Blau reservoirs.
From the north we can go to Pollensa and from there follow the Ma-10. As before, we will cross half the Sierra de Tramuntana before reaching Sóller.
To get there by public transport there are several options
- From Palma we have line 203, which passes through Valldemossa, and line 205, which passes through Bunyola
- If we are staying in the same region, we have line 232 that connects the small town of Fornalutx with Puerto de Sóller, passing through Sóller
From other areas of Mallorca there are several lines that, in the summer months, allow us to cross the island to Puerto de Sóller
- 401, from Costa de los Pinos and passing, among other places, through Cala Millor and Porto Cristo
- 423, from Sa Font de sa Cala and Cala Ratjada
- 453, from Cala d’Or
- 354, which departs from Can Picafort and runs throughout the north of Mallorca to Puerto de Sóller
The only drawback is that the stop is just over 1 km from the beach, but the walk that runs through the Port is a pleasant journey.
But the most picturesque public transport to get to Sóller is the traditional railway that leaves from Palma and has linked these two cities for more than a century, since 1912
The following year, in 1913, the first electric tram in Mallorca was inaugurated, linking Sóller with Puerto de Sóller, a line that is still in service.
Sóller and Puerto de Sóller are also a very popular destination for cyclists
But it must be taken into account that the access roads have steep ramps and slopes, and that especially in the summer months they register a lot of traffic. Cars, coaches and motorcycles can endanger cyclists if you do not drive carefully. It is common to use the old road from Coll de Sóller, very little used since the construction of the tunnel. In addition, recently the pavement was repaired in several points to improve its safety, thinking precisely of cyclists.
As we will see, the surroundings of Sóller are highly appreciated by hikers, and there are several routes that connect Valldemossa with Sóller
Thus, one option is to go to Valldemossa and then follow the old roads to reach Sóller and its port. This route is only one of several possible. Somewhat difficult, but with impressive panoramic views. This other one is simpler and also of great beauty.
Finally, the boat is another good alternative. Puerto de Sóller is the only important shelter between Andratx and Puerto de Pollensa in this part of the coast of Mallorca
Pero como hemos comentado en los meses de verano puede estar saturado. Hay que tener en cuenta que hay praderas de posidonia, por lo que además de elegir una ubicación segura habrá que asegurarse de no echar el ancla sobre estas praderas, ya que las multas son importantes.
In Playa d’en Repic we can have all the services to make our stay comfortable, pleasant and safe
- There is an umbrella and hammock rental service, although there is also a lot of space to bring our beach chairs and umbrellas
- In the summer months there is a lifeguard service
- It also has showers and toilets
- There are facilities for the rental of some sports equipment, and the swimming area and water sports are adequately marked
- On the promenade that runs along the beach there are a good number of bars and restaurants with terraces from which to enjoy magnificent views
Families and also elderly people or people with mobility problems will find here a good place to enjoy the sea with safety and comfort. The beach has a very low slope and has almost no waves.
On its left bank there is a small rocky area where snorkelers can explore the seabed
For diving enthusiasts, or those who wish to start in this sport, in the same port there are several facilities where equipment is rented and which organize trips to nearby dive sites.
For those looking for something calmer, they can rent a paddle surf board to explore the waters near Playa d’en Repic
Yoga classes are also held on the beach itself. Another good option is to rent a kayak at the port facilities to reach nearby coves such as Cala Tuent or Sa Calobra. The tourist boats that arrive at Sa Calobra also depart from the Port of Sóller.
We have already commented that Sóller and its surroundings are a paradise for walkers, with a multitude of routes
- This route will take us from Playa d’en Repic to the lighthouse and the Muleta refuge, on the hill that protects the western part of Puerto de Sóller.
- This other one will take us to visit a good number of interesting places in the Sóller valley
- If we are very fit with this itinerary we can start from Playa d’en Repic, at sea level, and ascend up to more than 1000 meters, to the summit of l’Ofre
If we do not want to leave the Port of Sóller we can walk quietly through its streets and admire the neoclassical and colonial style houses built by the sollerics who made their fortune in France and in the Americas
Another place of great interest is the oratory of Santa Catalina d’Alexandria, built in the 13th century and which became a residence for sailors. It is currently the headquarters of the Museum of the Sea, and from its terraces we can also enjoy wonderful views of Puerto de Sóller and the mountains that surround it.
Other points worth visiting are the lighthouses that mark the entrance to the mouth of the Port: the Capgros lighthouse and the Sa Creu lighthouse
In Punta de sa Creu there are really two lighthouses. The old one, made of stone, built in 1862, receives the attacks of a bufador, a rock chimney that on days of storms throws columns of water at a height of 30 meters that fall on the lighthouse. In 1930 the construction of the current one was completed, in a safer location.
In Sóller we can visit the Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences. It houses several exhibitions on the natural history of the Balearic Islands and has a conference and consultation room.
To complete our visit to Playa d’en Repic and its surroundings we can enjoy its great variety of gastronomic offer
Here we can find everything from Mallorcan and Mediterranean cuisine to international food.
The Port of Sóller has become the main tourist center in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana
Along the same playa d’en Repic there are several three and four star hotels. On the opposite side of the port and in the center we have another two four-star to choose from, and in front of the cliffs that protect the Port from the north there is a luxurious five-star.
Nearby there are also several rural hotels and a certain range of rustic properties for vacation rental. It is also possible to find apartments and villas for rent. If we do not find anything to our liking or that suits our budget in Sóller there are more hotels to choose from, and even hostels and hostels.
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