Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The four largest islands are: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. All of these islands are popular holiday destinations, they benefit from 300 days of sun a year.

Majorca

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The capital is Palma, it is a major city and port. There is a lot to see and do in Majorca, some of the sites include: Castle of Bellver, Pla?ºa d'Espanya, The Cathedral Area, The Old City and Banys ?Çrabs. There is a local beach, Platja de Palma in El Arenal with white soft sand. The harbour area is also poplar. With average high temperatures of between 15 and 30 degrees its a perfect getaway. The cuisine has a definite mediterranean flavour with fish and seafood being popular. Many tourists come to Majorca for the beach and nightlife in Magaluf, the sweeping bay is loaded with beach activities and backed by numerous caf??s and restaurants. Nightlife here is very busy and consists of hundreds of bars and nightclubs. Alcudia is in a beautiful setting between the mountains and the sea, and has some of the best beaches on the island and plenty of distractions for the whole family to enjoy.


Minorca

Minorca is the least commercial of the The Balearic Islands and is peaceful and tranquil, perfect for quiet or romantic holidays. The Island is a haven for nature lovers and family groups with younger children; you can get away from the crowd and be without the party lovers who flock to the other Islands. The beaches in Menorca?ÇÖs are the best in the Balearic Islands, it has a greater number of beached than Ibiza, Majorca and Formentera put together. There is a wide variety of landscapes to explore, from pine covered hills to  marshlands rich in wildlife. Menorca's rich history is reflected in the many museums and archaeological site that scatter the towns, coastal and rural areas.


Ibiza

Ibiza attracts holidaymakers each year with its stunning beaches and clear blue waters, amazing scenery, awesome nightclubs, and friendly atmosphere. It has a reputation as being a mecca for club goers, but Ibiza has a variety of destinations suitable for all types of travellers. With hundreds of miles of unspoilt coastline and nearly 80 beaches to choose from, you can find your own peaceful secluded beach. The island is full of quieter areas ideal for a more chilled out experience; water sports, great walks, shopping, and fine dining are all on offer.

Formentera

Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic Islands, it has a lack of urban development, which gives it a tranquil vibe. There are limited hotels and places to stay on Formentera, so it is often visited as a day trip from one of the other Islands. The beaches here are pure white and lap the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. The main resort on the island is Es Pujols, which has lots of shops, bars and restaurants. 

 

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