The Balearic Islands comprises of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca, an archipelago to the east of the Spanish mainland. All are unlike Spain or each other. Ibiza is one of Europe’s most lively resorts famous for its clubs for all sexes,nightlife and trendy lifestyle. Formentera to the south of Ibiza is the smallest where people can escape and enjoy the long,white and quietest beaches including for nudists. Mallorca is the most popular famous for its sun, sea, sand and booze. But apart from the big beach and nightlife resorts around the Bay of Palma, the rest of the Island is ideal for exploring for its mountains,pretty old towns, isolated coves and to visit Palma the Balearic Islands principal city. Menorca to the east of Mallorca is a quieter, less developed island which is family friendly and quiet rural in character. Its two towns which are both small are Maó and the charming port of Ciutadella.
Ibiza is a special Island thanks to its people and visitors. And there’s more to it than partying and hanging out at Amnesia or Privilege nightclubs. There’s Its beautiful coves and beaches, tall cliffsides and pine forests. However, there’s no denying that it has one of the World’s best clubbing scenes and most of the top house DJ’s are based in Ibiza each Summer. Ibiza Town is an attractive base to explore the Island and also is its capital. Its historic heart, Salt Vila, has UNESCO World Heritage status. San Antoni on its west coast is a popular resort with the British. The coast has alot of quiet,small cove beaches while the interior is full of hilly forests interspersed with hamlets with their pretty white-washed churches.
Mallorca the largest island in the Balearics is the ideal choice for a holiday. Island of tranquillity; isle of light and beauty. A haven of slow peace. In summer, the sun and its beaches and coves are an open invitation to relaxation. But whatever the time of the year, Mallorca is joyous and carefree. In winter, the island mantles itself in the glory of its almond trees. Mallorca is sea and mountain basking beneath a Mediterranean sun. Mallorca is scenery, and art, and the warmth of its friendly hospitable inhabitants. Rearing above the Tramuntana Range is the island’s highest peak, Puig Mayor (close on 5,000 feet). Among its other sights are :
La Granja - An old estate in Esporlas converted into a private museum. In a lush natural setting with fine gardens and springs. Admire the fine works of craftsmanship. Enjoy the traditional folk dances. Try samples of local culinary skills.
Deià-Soller - This ancient path along the west coast is extremely beautiful, and it’s even suitable for those who aren’t in top physical shape.
Sa Calobra - A drive for the brave and courageous. The pay off is the beautiful view.
Port de Pollença - A pretty unspoilt resort village to the north of the Island.
Palma, the old quarter - and the capital of the Balearic Isles.
Population: 1.107 million (2016)