La Jacaranda, while enjoying its own peaceful rural location, is nevertheless central to much beauty and interest in this North Western area of Mallorca.
Port Sóller, for centuries a natural harbour for pirates and sailors is a 10-minute drive away. It is a charming, unsophisticated location with many restaurants and a sandy beach. Day boats go up the coast to La Colobra and CalaTuent.
A quaint tram, a copy of those in San Francisco, links the port with the vibrant market town of Sóller also just 10 minutes drive from La Jacaranda. The colourful town square has some famous modernistic architecture inspired by Gaudí. There are many good shops, restaurants and cafes. The charming mountain villages of Fornalutx and Biniaraix are a short walk or drive away through the finest orange groves on Mallorca. Walkers will particularly enjoy the views across the valley from many of the well-marked hillside paths.
Palma and its International Airport are 35 minutes by car from Sóller.
The more adventurous traveller can drive from Sóller up the winding mountain road above the North West coast via Lluc monastery to Fomentor, Pollensa and Alcudia. Conversely those who enjoy walking, painting or relaxing could not find a more perfect place to stay than La Jacaranda.
A 15 minute drive in the opposite direction is Deya village, voted the most beautiful on Mallorca, with strong literary, musical and artistic connexions. Robert Graves’ house is now a museum dedicated to his life and works. Deya’s picturesque swimming cove (Cala Deya) was recently made more famous by appearing in the film adaptation of John Le Carre’s “The Night Manager” a major hit on BBC television.
Further along is the Valldemossa monastery where Chopin and George Sand spent a winter. His own piano on which he composed the “Raindrops Prelude” is still on view.
Continuing along this same road can also take you to Palma and the International Airport.