Few places in the world come with the expansive beach access, aqua blue waters, and reliable sun exposure as those nestled within the Balearic Islands today. Known as a sea-fairing archipelago off of eastern Spain, located in the lush waters of the Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands play host to millions of travellers from around the world every single year.
Most famously known for its award-winning beaches, scenic coastline and the Serra de Tramontana Mountains to the North, there is plenty to see and do in the Balearic Islands’ most famous resort destinations:
Palma: The capital city, is known for its Gothic cathedral and an altar canopy created by modern architect Antoni Gaudi. Don’t forget about the Almudaina, a Moorish royal palace that presents the cross-over cultural diffusion that occurred thousands of years ago.
Majorca: For those that are really into the beach-fairing exploration, Majorca is the perfect place to beach hop and enjoy sun rays and relaxation along some of the longest beaches in the world. That means that total seclusion is yours for the taking.
Ibiza: Home to pretty beaches, sleepy towns, and some of the most notable nightlife in the world, dance your worries away until the early hours of the morning listening to the biggest names in EDM right on the beach.
Fomenter: If you’re looking to explore colourful markets, quieter beaches, and tiny harbour towns, Fomenter is an easy place for you to lose track of time. Walk through the city squares, shop at your leisure, and wrap it all up with sleepy tapas restaurants nestled along the breezy water’s edge.
Let’s look at more reasons why you should consider island hopping in the Balearic Islands this year.
The Balearic Islands come with plenty to drink and eat, paying homage to the Spanish love affair with mingling, bonding, and cheering over late night tapas and wines. With all food locally sourced and paired with Spanish-only wines, you should definitely consider making dining and drinking a staple part of your Balearic Islands holiday getaway.
We would be remiss if we didn’t kick off our nightlife section without mentioning Ibiza: the king of Europe’s nightlife scene today. Ibiza provides a variety of concerts, private DJ parties and venues, beach parties, and street parties that can include everything from foam to costumes. Be sure to check the festival schedule before you head there, as the Spaniards are certainly known for their love of festivals. Other nightlife destinations include:
There is more to do and see than you could ever hope to achieve while island hopping in the Balearic Islands. Here are just a few of our favourites we wanted to share with you today:
The Balearic Islands, if not for nothing, are known for their strategic positioning within the aqua blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to Spain’s reliable sun exposure, beachgoers can expect nearly perfect weather every single day while attending the hundreds of kilometres of beaches that are strewn throughout the archipelago.
Remember, since Spain receives the most sunlight exposure in all of Europe, please pack protective sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, and more, especially if you are venturing to some of the more secluded and off-the-beaten path beach locations.
Use the links below to find hotels in each location.