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Balearic Islands Travel Guide.

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Explore each island.

The Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza are situated off the Mediterranean coast of Spain, with Mallorca being the largest. The Balearic Islands have lots of varied scenery and beach resorts to see and explore, making them ideal places to see by hire car.

Whether you are looking for a place to relax in the sunshine on a beach or want to take part in more adventurous activities such as yachting, a trip to the Balearic Islands has something to suit most holiday needs.

Balearic Islands Tourist Board: The official website for the Balearic Islands National Tourist Office – a useful resource for planning your trip to the Balearic Islands.  

Things to see and do

  • The islands are an arrival point for many Mediterranean yacht cruises and are a great place to go yachting.
  • The capital of Mallorca, Palma, has a history as a major Mediterranean Port. It is a great place to explore with lots of old buildings; one of which is the 14th century Castle of Belver.
  • Explore the northern part of the island Mallorca. This area of the island has the best scenery, particularly the unspoiled Tramuntana hills area.
  • Enjoy the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana and take the antique tourist train from Palma to Soller.
  • Visit the capital of Menorca, Mahon, which has many buildings dating from the period of British occupation and is best explored on foot.
  • Visit the old capital of Menorca, Ciutadella and its cathedral dating from the 14th century, as well as several elegant palacios and medieval churches.
  • Visit Ibiza Town and its medieval fortress, narrow, cobbled streets, drawbridge and pretty square.
  • Go clubbing in Ibiza Town or San Antonio.
  • Go water-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, or diving off the coast of the islands.

Festivals and events

  • At the Cavalcade (Sa Rua) see carnival parades across all of the Balearics, including a particularly special one in Palma. (February / March)
  • Festa Sant Francesc or The Feast of St. Francis is enjoyed through a series of events to mark the occasion. (April)
  • Festa de Maig, the spring flower festival, is a beautiful colourful display in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza. (May)
  • Santos Inocentes is the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day. (December)

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