The Balearic Islands – come and feel the Mediterranean
The Balearic Islands are located in the Mediterranean Sea and are a perfect destination for holidays in the heart of nature, where you can do sports and enjoy the peace and quiet of hidden coves. You won’t know where to start: hiking and cycle-touring in Biosphere Reserve areas, water sports in crystal clear waters, and golf courses with sea views are just a few of the options.
The Balearic Islands are an exceptional destination for tourists from all over the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, some 400 beaches, five nature reserves and one UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve island, Minorca. Unique locations to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. To really appreciate all the beauty of the archipelago, we would recommend discovering them from the sea on a boat trip, an option that will allow you to discover hidden coves, perfect for rest and relaxation. Come and see just how much awaits you in the Balearics.
Majorca: much more than just sun and sand
40 percent of Majorca comprises protected nature areas. There you will find 550 kilometres of coastline with beaches such as El Arenal, Cala Mesquida and Sa Coma. Check more information using our search engine.
The island has much more than sun and sand. It has stunning countryside, with locations such as the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains and the S’Albufera, Mondragó and Sa Dragonera Nature Reserves. Very close by, barely an hour away by boat, is the Cabrera Archipelago National Park, which is especially attractive for its sea beds with posidonia meadows.
Culture also has a big role to play in Majorca. Its capital, Palma de Mallorca, has one of Europe’s best conserved historic centres. To see for yourself, we would suggest a stroll around the patios of the old town and a visit to its Cathedral and Bellver Castle, which offers beautiful views of the island.
Ibiza, the white isle
Ibiza is a paradise of beaches, nature reserves and exceptional locations whose biodiversity and cultural wealth have led UNESCO to grant it the World Heritage designation. The island has 210 kilometres of coastline that you will love for its long stretches of white sand, dunes, coves and crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming. We would recommend you try some water sports at the Santa Eulària and Sant Antonio y San Josep Marine Resorts, or a trip to the neighbouring island of Formentera, barely half an hour away by boat, where you will find some magnificent natural swimming pools.
The night is also a special attraction in Ibiza. The island is renowned the world over for its nightlife – hours of fun that get underway as the sun goes down and last into the early hours in huge nightclubs.
Minorca: peace and calm in beautiful coves
Peaceful and beautiful, with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. Minorca has idyllic, unspoilt landscapes, megalithic monuments and beaches where the sun shines for more than 2,700 hours per year. The north of the island has rugged relief with small coves that contrast with the broad beaches of fine, white sand in the south. Its small villages, countryside with areas such as the S’Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve, and the spectacle of almond trees in blossom at the end of January, make this an ideal island for walks and bike rides. Minorca is, all in all, a place to get away from it all, surrounded by incomparable natural surroundings.
As you can see, the Balearic Islands are perfect for outdoor activities: scuba diving, hiking, cycling, golf, water sports… Furthermore, Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Minorca have excellent connections between each other, so you can visit them all on your visit.
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