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)