Holidays in the Balearic Islands
It’s no wonder that this archipelago is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe. If you’re not sure which island to go to or what to do there, we’ve prepared a short breakdown of the main islands so that you can choose the one that fits your needs best. Get ready for some of the best that the Balearic Islands have to offer!
The Balearic Islands consist of 4 major islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – and smaller islands situated close to them.
If you’re looking for a variety of activities for your holiday, the biggest island of the archipelago, Mallorca, may just be your destination. Mallorca has beautiful beaches, mountains, Spanish architecture, caves, restaurants and much more. It’s a good place for those who’d like to do some lazy sunbathing as well as typical city sightseeing. Its main city, Palma de Mallorca, is home to museums, shops and a wide range of restaurants. Mandatory stops in Palma are the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the medieval Bellver castle. Apart from Palma City, there are some other popular cities and towns in Mallorca. Among them are Alcúdia, Soller, Magalluf, Cala D’Or and Santa Ponsa. If you’re looking for a convenient way to get to those places from the Mallorca airport, check out our Mallorca airport transfers.
An island less visited, Menorca is a great choice for those who like to spend time in pristine natural surroundings and away from crowds of tourists. The island has been a UNESCO biosphere reserve since 1993 and is home to some spectacular beaches. Here you can expect some breathtaking landscapes and tranquillity. Menorca is also the spot for avid hikers who can enjoy miles of trails and even walk around the whole island via Camí de Cavalls.
Although not the biggest of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is probably the most famous. Known for its parties, electronic music and very lively nightlife, it attracts a lot of younger tourists. Don’t worry if you’re not exactly a party animal. Apart from partying, you can also explore Dalt Vila, the island’s old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Similarly to the other islands, Ibiza is home to great beaches, like Playa de Ses Illetes, and many of them are family-friendly. Families can stay in a quieter areas of Ibiza like Cala Tarida, Santa Eulalia or Portinatx. Those who want to get away from the nightclubs and parties, and are looking for a more authentic experience can also opt for San Carlos. All these places can be easily reached from the Ibiza airport thanks to our Ibiza Airport transfers.
The fourth-largest island in the Balearic islands is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Ibiza. Formentera is mainly visited during the summer season so you may find that not a lot is happening here in winter. Here you’ll find the beautiful beach Playa de Ses Illetas. If outdoor activities are your thing then Formentera may just be up your alley. With miles of green routes, it’s great for cycling and hiking.
Watersports like snorkeling, diving or kayaking are also easy to do here. You can also visit the private S’Espalmador Island for a peaceful and paradise-like experience.
Now that you know a bit more about the main Balearic Islands, which one are you going to choose? Or maybe they all sound great and you’re up for some island hopping? Whichever island you decide to visit this summer, you can be certain that you’ll have plenty of sunshine to relax on the beach and enjoy the turquoise waters.