Setting sail for the Balearic Islands

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Best hot spots to visit in the Balearic Islands

You don’t need to go to the other side of the world to see stunning scenery, in the heart of the Mediterranean lies the Balearic Islands. Beaches with crystal waters and hidden coves to explore makes the archipelago a sailor’s paradise!

Ibiza

Looking beyond its famous nightlife and party atmosphere, Ibiza has plenty of superb natural beauty spots to explore. Among the main tourist attractions, it’s worthwhile to take yourself up to the city of Ibiza, also known as Eivissa in Catalan and go for a walk in the historic Dalt Vila quarter. Surrounded by a wall dating back to the 16th century, you can stroll through the atypical narrow streets of the UNESCO World Heritage area. Here, you can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria de las Nieves or enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from the bastion of Santa Llúçia.

Close by are the two major cities of Sant Antoni de Portmany and the Santa Euria des Riu to allow you to see a bit more of the island.balearic islands ibiza

If you prefer to be out in nature, pack your picnic and set sail towards the east of the island in search of the magnificent Es Vedra or the Ses Salines national park. Extending south towards neighbouring Formentera, the park boasts exceptional views and scenery. Drop your anchor and spend some time in the quieter coves.

Ports in Ibiza

  • Ibiza Marina
  • The largest marina on the island is in Sant Antoni de Portmany and is called, Portus Magnus.

 

Mallorca

The biggest island in the Balearics, Mallorca is a very popular destination for tourists. Spend time relaxing on the beach, hiking in the countryside or cycling one of the many trails available. Mallorca mixes outdoor adventure with an idyllic setting.

Palma, the capital of the island has a rich cultural heritage to discover, in particular, the Palma Cathedral, a Gothic style Roman Catholic cathedral also known as La Seu.balearic islands mallorca

For the nature lovers, the immense mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana makes a great day trip. Registered as a UNESCO world heritage site, the mountains extend along the north west of the island. The highest peak, Puig Major, reaches at over 1400 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of the surrounding Balearic Islands.

Mallorca has over 300 beaches, each of which offer numerous possibilities to try out different water activities, to go exploring or simply relaxing on the sand.

Ports in Mallorca

  • Cala d’Or Marina
  • Cala Major Marina
  • Can Picafort Marina
  • S’Arenal Marina

 

Menorca

Not quite as busy as Mallorca or Ibiza. Menorca is a nature lovers delight. Declared as a reserve by UNESCO, the island has perfectly preserved wilderness landscapes to the north, and peaceful coves with crystal clear waters and fine sandy beaches in the south.balearic islands menorca

Visit the magical city of Ciutadella, with its charming and colorful alleys, and the Santa Maria Cathedral, with its Gothic architecture. For those who prefer hiking on foot, the Cami de Cavalls offers different trails to explore the island.

Ports in Menorca

  • Mao
  • Palma Marina
  • Alcúdia Marina

 

Formentera

From Ibiza, you can easily make your way to the island of Formentera, situated in the south. Hire a motorboat or catamaran and set sail to discover the charming delights of the smallest of the Balearic Islands.balearic islands formentera

Once there, drop your anchor and set off to explore the island. Whether on foot or by bike you’ll find yourself in perfect harmony with nature. You’ll come across peaceful spots nestled between forests, and white sand beaches. Visit the beautiful beaches of Llevant and Ses Illetes, which are ideal for diving and snorkeling. Don’t forget to stop off at Es Pujols, the only tourist town on the island.

Ports in Formentera:

  • La Savina

 

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