The Balearic Islands are a sun-kissed archipelago situated in the Western Mediterranean Sea near the Eastern coast of Spain. The most popular ones are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, although many smaller islands and inlets are within easy reach. A destination with beautiful scenic beaches, intense nightlife, impressive mountains and pure nature.
Majorca or Mallorca
The largest of the islands with the busiest airport in Spain. Its landscape ranges from flat fertile plains to the mountainous peaks of Serra de Tramuntana, with more than two hundred beaches with turquoise seawaters.
The capital Palma de Mallorca is full of character, known for La Sen Gothic Cathedral the landmark of the city, the Moorish Royal Palace of La Almundaina, the peaceful Bishop’s gardens, the Bany’s Arabs (Arab Baths), the Bellver Castle.
For shopping take a stroll along the Borne ‘the designer street’. The island is also known for its leather goods and wines.
Menorca or Minorca
The second largest island of the Balearics, North-east of Mallorca, quiet, peaceful, with unspoiled beauty and many unforgettable beaches regardless of its size. The chance to enjoy a beautiful beach to yourself in the summertime is not rare. Peaceful holiday resorts make Menorca a fascinating location to visit.
In 1993 Menorca was nominated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.
The capital of Menorca is Mao and has the second largest natural deep-water port in the world. The town is built upon cliffs in the harbour’s southern shore and most of the buildings are built in the Georgian style of the 18th century. You will enjoy not only the natural heritage but also the prehistoric sites and fortresses.
Best for peace and quiet, authenticity, families with young children and also a magnet for cyclists and hikers.
Situated midway between Spain’s coastline and Mallorca, a full of life and contrasts island well known for its vibrant nightlife, party goers, sunset lovers, cosmopolitan, and multicultural, offering at the same time many other attractions such as beautiful quiet villages, yoga retreats, sandy beaches with soft golden sand, less busy sandy coves backed by pine-covered hills, rugged coastlines, fortified churches, the impressive curtain walls of Dalt Villa a World Heritage site.
The smallest of the Balearic Islands very near to Ibiza but so different. It offers the visitor tranquillity, peace of mind, being able to admire nature at its best, peaceful, not crowded, a paradise for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, loved by yachters.
Formentera was very popular with the hippies and it was once thought to be part of the “hippie trail” from Europe to India.
The island is thought by its citizens to be the most cloudless island in the Mediterranean.