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5 things not to miss in the Balearic Islands

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Balearic Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Mediterranean sea that includes Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

A beach in Formentera

Majorca is the biggest island combining a little of everything. It doesn’t matter if you like mountain sceneries and hiking or enjoying sun on the beach – you can find it here. Ibiza is a well-known clubbing island, Menorca is a heaven of tranquility with isolated beaches and Formentera is a small chill-out island.

Tourists travelling to Balearic Islands know that they can expect a great time spent on the beach, delicious food and wine, great fun, a lot of shopping and beautiful weather. Explore 5 things you cannot miss when travelling to one of the European holiday paradises!

The grape harvest

Wine producing zones in the Balearich Island host a grape harvest fiesta every year. This thousand-year-old tradition has been improved and Balearic grapevines offer their finest fruits to make the variety of wines each island offers. If you don’t travel to one of the islands in September, don’t forget to try local wines anytime.

Formentera Beaches

There is a big difference between the beaches of Formentera and those of any other island. If you don’t like spending the day on a beach that is packed with tourists, you will find your paradise here. This island is full of isolated beaches with white sand and caves where you can find your piece of relax. Enjoy also sunset parties.

Partying in Ibiza

You’ve surely ever heard of clubbing in Ibiza. This island is a synonym for partying for at least the whole Europe. Check out Space that has been voted the best club in the world. Or go to the Privilege, the world’s biggest club that includes also a swimming pool.

Prehistoric monuments in Menorca

Menorca is often called “a jewel of the Balearic” because of its virgin landscapes and traditional heritage. It is known as one of the best diving spots in the Mediterranean. The island houses also many archeological sites throughout its towns and coastal regions. History lovers can see the spectrum from prehistoric settlements to medieval architecture of these islands with a history of thousands of years.

Majorca: mountain and sea

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, being Palma de Mallorca the capital of the whole of the Balearic Islands. Most of the tourists come to Majorca because of its beaches, nightlife and shopping. However, those who look for anything more than sun, nightlife and shopping venues, travel to the North of the island. For example Alcudia is a beautiful setting between the moutains and the best beaches.

Hotel Deals in the Balearic Islands

Catalonia Majórica hotel roomCatalonia Majórica Hotel, Palma de Mallorca
Located on Palma’s promenade, Catalonia Majórica is a 4-star hotel with comfortable rooms and great views onto the sea.

Room rates starting from €51,00

Hesperia Ciutat de Mallorca hotel roomHesperia Ciutat de Mallorca Hotel, Palma de Mallorca
If you’re looking for relax and beautiful landscapes, the Hesperia Ciutat de Mallorca Hotel is just the place for you.

Room rates starting from €54,00

Photo by Carolina Naftali

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Venere Travel Blog writer linda koscova

Linda works as PR and Internal Communication Manager in a multimedia publishing company in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is also a freelance articles writer and travel blogger who spent one year living in Florence, Italy. She likes history, art, travelling and books.

12 responses to “5 things not to miss in the Balearic Islands”

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  1. Tuija Ollila says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Yes!

  2. Naomi Veldt Dvorachek says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    ALWAYS thinking of summer…. Unfortunately I LIVE in one of the coldest places on Earth :-(

  3. Lisa Gillen Richards says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    my son went there in 08 and loved it! he has awesome photos too.

  4. Sam Chen says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    i just discussed with friends! LOL

  5. venere.com says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    @Sam: hahaha see, we knew it!
    @Lisa: Great! if he wants to share some on our page we’d love to see them!
    @Naomi: where do you live? :)
    @Tuija: any place in particular?

  6. Tuija Ollila says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    We are allready going to Malta in March, and hopefully to Paris at summer :)

  7. venere.com says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Cool! let me know how Malta is, I’m curious :)

  8. Tuija Ollila says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    O.k. I´m sure I´ll love it. I just hope the weather will be good. I have to take a big memorycard to my camera ;)

  9. Cristina Rubino says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Tuija you will love malta! It is wonderful. In dec 2010 i found 18 degrefs..

  10. Cristina Rubino says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    i m just planning my summer holidays in ibiza this august!

  11. Halane Serrano says via Facebook:
    January 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    definitivamente!! necesito unas vacaciones, mar y sol1!!

  12. Francisca Junco says via Facebook:
    February 1st, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hermosas las Islas


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