The Balearic Islands are one of the most popular places to visit on vacations. Millions of people go every year to one of the islands, and they come back enchanted with this paradise destination
The Balearic islands are well known for their incredibly beautiful beaches and coves, the gastronomy, the active nightlife and parties, and for being a magical place to rest and relax. Each one of them has its unique attributes, so if you want to discover a bit more about all of them, keep reading this post because we will share with you all the information you need to know about these islands.
The Balearic Islands are located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Spain. They are separated into 2 groups of islands, Gimnesias and Pitiusas, which are different archipelagos and islets. However, we can talk about the 4 main and most popular islands, which are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. All of them are under the Spanish government and regulations as a Spanish uniprovincial autonomous community. The capital of them all is Palma de Mallorca.
The biggest island we can find in the area is Mallorca, which is the capital and it is part of the Gimnesias islands. It is by far the island with the most diversity, from mountain range to incredible beaches. But not only is it diverse, naturally speaking, but it also has different tourist attractions that can make your trip something unforgettable. On the island you can find many night parties, incredible gastronomy that will enchant any foodie, you can practice golf, hiking, trekking, diving, and so much more. Of course, the main attraction is the amazing beaches and coves that are here.
Palma, the capital of Mallorca and all the Balearic Islands has been chosen as the best city to live in. This is because the island has been in constant renovations and urban planifications to make it better and more comfortable each time. So, not only you can have a good time on its beaches, but also you can enjoy the different restaurants and their experience, exploring museums, galleries, go to clubs, take different city tours, sailing and so much more.
The best beaches in Mallorca
These are the beaches and coves that you cannot miss in your visit are Cala Agulla, Formentor, Portals Vells, Playa de Canyamel, Cala Santanyi, Cala Tuent, Camp de Mar, and Alcudia Bay.
Menorca is the second island in size and it is also part of the Gimnesias islands. It is not as popular as its sister Mallorca or Ibiza, therefore it is not so well known for its parties or active lifestyle. However, Menorca is the destination in the Balearics that you can take if you really want to enjoy nature, disconnect for a little bit and relax. This is the furthest island from Spain, which has helped to keep its coast and shore intact. It seems that the distance has helped to keep the history untouched, so you can truly see many references to the bronze Age and symbols of many invasions in gregorian architecture.
The island has two main cities that we truly recommend visiting. Mahon, which has a rich history and incredible architecture, and Ciudatella, which became popular by hosting important restaurants with sea views and hotels. Both are beautiful and we can guarantee that you will have a nice time in any of them.
The best beaches in Menorca:
These are the beaches and coves that you want to visit to have a full experience of the island: Cala Mitjana and Mitjaneta, Cala Pregonda, Son Saura, Cala Galdana, Cala Macarelleta, Cala Turqueta, Playa de Binigaus, Cala Exscorxada, and Cala Trebaluger.
Ibiza is one of the most popular islands of them all. Is part of the Pitiusas islands, and it is well known for its night-long parties and crazy lifestyle. However, Ibiza is more than just parties. It has incredible beaches with white sand and turquoise water and a rich culture that you can experience through its traditional Mediterranean food, local people, and history. The island is a paradise with traditional architecture, with its well-known white buildings, but also surrounded by olive and fig forest.
Ibiza, along with Sant Antoni and Saint Eulalia are the most popular cities where you will be able to find the most luxurious hotels and restaurants with incredible sea views. While being in Ibiza we recommend taking a boat to another island, which is not so popular, but definitely worth it, and it is Formentera.
The best beaches in Ibiza
If you want to explore the best beaches and coves in Ibiza, then you cannot miss going to Ses Salines, Playa d’en Bossa, Cala Tarida, Cala Jondal, Portinatx, Talamanca, Benirrás, Cala Pada, Sol d’en Serra, and San Miguel.
As we mentioned, Formentera is not as popular as its sisters. However, it is a place that everyone should go and it is known for its incredible virgin beaches and impressive views. Actually, most tourists that go to Ibiza decide to come because locals talk so well about Formentera and its beauty that it is impossible to resist. Here you can enjoy water sports, birdwatching or explore all the green landscapes that you can find. Formentera is the place to go if you truly want to disconnect, relax and enjoy a calm quiet time.
The best beaches in Formentera
Formentera is the right place to explore and embrace wild nature, so these are the beaches where you truly will have that experience: Playa de Migjorn, Es Pujols, Calo des Mort, Ses Illetes, Ses Platgetes, Cala Saona, Playa Llevant, and Es Arenals.
*If you are planning your next vacation, we recommend you to visit the Balearic islands know more. We assure you these places will leave you a beautiful memory forever. See our yachts for charter in the Balearic islands.