Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands are an extraordinary tourist destination for those that
want to enjoy the best the Mediterranean has to offer.



The Balearic Islands are among one of the most important tourist
destinations in the world.  Millions of European tourists flock to their
beaches every year and thousands of Germans have picked the island of
Mallorca, the biggest one of the archipelago, as their permanent
residence.  Ibiza is known among tourist looking for the party scene and
nights that never end.  Many celebrities own property either in Mallorca
or Ibiza, even the King of Spain and his family spend many vacations
here, it s not difficult to understand why.  Despite the mansions owned
by celebrities and cheap sun, beach and disco tourism the Balearic
Islands are an extraordinary tourist destination for those that want to
enjoy the best the Mediterranean has to offer.

Mallorca, the biggest of all of the islands, has a wonderful coast line
with pristine preserved coves.  Its capital, Palma, is a pleasant city
with a magnificent cathedral and a very interesting old quarter, where
the footprints of the old Jewish community are still very palpable.  The
interior of the island retains its ancient culture, which is expressed,
as in the other islands in Catalan.  It has a mountain range to the
west, the mountains of Formentor, in which snow is not all that
uncommon.  Mass tourism without a doubt has hurt its beauty but the
island still preserves a number of interior villages and beaches on the
coast that should not be missed.

Menorca, the second largest, is less known than Mallorca or
Ibiza.  Its
interior is plain and swept by the wind.  Its coastline has, as those
that have been fortunate to have been there, some of the best beaches
and coves of the Mediterranean, sometimes difficult to access but a real
treasure.  Two cities compete, Mahon, the capital of the island, and
Citadel, which retains a British flair as it belonged to Britain for
over fifty years.

Ibiza is the third of the islands.  Gone are the sixties and seventies
when hundreds of young hippies landed here convinced to have found
paradise.  Pine forests in the interior mountains, small villages with
white washed houses and spectacular coves make it very difficult to
leave; this is the Mediterranean in its purest form.  Let’s not forget
the beautiful city of Ibiza old, joyful, a true fishing village.  

Close to Ibiza is the smallest of the islands, Formentera.  Until
recently it was difficult to get there, the only
Ibiza, ibiza hotels, restaurants,
beaches, travel
way was to take a boat
out of Ibiza that would leave once a week.  Its isolation as well as
poverty protected the island from mass tourist development in the second
half of the twentieth century.  So today it has been able to remain
untouched, the best treasure of the Spanish Mediterranean. 

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