Best hot spots to visit in the Balearic Islands
You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to see stunning scenery; in the heart of the Mediterranean, lie the Balearic Islands. With beaches boasting crystal waters and hidden coves to explore, the archipelago is a sailor’s paradise!
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 leisurely stroll through the atypical narrow streets of the UNESCO World Heritage area. Within this enchanting district, you have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria de las Nieves or relish 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 Eulària des Riu to allow you to see a bit more of the island.
If you prefer to be out in nature, firstly, pack your picnic and set sail towards the east of the island in search of the magnificent Es Vedrà or the Ses Salines national park. Extending further south towards neighbouring Formentera, the park boasts exceptional views and scenery. Finally, 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.
The largest island in the Balearics, Mallorca, is an immensely popular destination for tourists. Whether you prefer spending your time relaxing on the beach, hiking in the countryside, or cycling one of the many trails available, Mallorca seamlessly combines 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.
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
Not quite as busy as Mallorca or Ibiza, Menorca is a nature lover’s delight. Declared as a reserve by UNESCO, the island has perfectly preserved wilderness landscapes to the north. Additionally, it offers peaceful coves with crystal clear waters and fine sandy beaches in the south.
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
- Palma Marina
- Alcúdia Marina
From Ibiza, you can easily make your way to the island of Formentera, which is situated in the south. You can hire a motorboat or catamaran and then set sail to discover the charming delights of the smallest of the Balearic Islands.
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 pristine white sand beaches. Be sure to visit the beautiful beaches of Llevant and Ses Illetes, both ideal for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. And, don’t forget to make a stop at Es Pujols, the only tourist town on the island.
Ports in Formentera:
- La Savina
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