tourism balearic islands ...
The wealth of tourism balearic islands
results in this idyllic area being one of the most popular Spanish regions.
Located in the western Mediterranean Sea - off the coast of Valencia - the capital city is beautiful Palma, on that wonderful island Majorca.
The balearic islands consist of three major islands - Majorca (or Mallorca), Menorca, Ibiza - plus three smaller ones - Formentera, Cabrera and the uninhabited Dragonera.
With such variety, the Balearics truly offer all things to all people!
Majorca - the largest - attracts and satisfies everyone! The rich and famous ... the package holidays crowds ... nature lovers seeking rural tourism ...
Its capital city of Palma is a sophisticated jewel, possessing a wonderful cathedral, and with heaps to do - day or night.
Majorca also has so many blissful beaches - Magaluf, extremely popular with tourists ... Palma Nova ... Illetes ... Santa Ponsa ... to mention just a few.
Yet, away from the coastline, the landscape is picturesque and unspoilt.
Majorca also offers the splendid Cuevas de Drach - Dragon Caves - with awe-inspiring stalagmites, stalactites and underground lake.
The party-going, sizzling night-life type of tourism balearic islands belongs to Ibiza.
Ibiza Town and San Antonio certainly beckon to the young - and not-so-young!
The island is awash with beautiful beaches and hidden coves and, away from the two major towns, the countryside is unspoilt.
Menorca is the second-largest and most serene major island, with wetlands and archaeological sites in the interior.
Picturesque Mah n
is its capital - as any Spanish cheese lover will know.
In 1993, UNESCO declared the island a Biosphere Reserve, resulting in tighter controls over development.
The unspoilt island of Formentera - reached by ferry - is another mecca for nature lovers.
tourism balearic islands - popular placesPalma - MajorcaIbiza Town - IbizaSan Antonio - IbizaMah n - MenorcaCiutadella - MenorcaPalma Nova - MajorcaMagaluf - MajorcaEl Arenal - Majorca
tourism balearic islands - popular sightsCuevas de Drach (Dragon Caves) - MajorcaBellver Castle - Palma, MajorcaCathedral - Palma, MajorcaCapilla de San Ciriaco - IbizaEst tua del Sagrado Coraz n de Jes s - IbizaFaro de Botafoc - IbizaXoroi Caves - Menorca
Find tours in and around the Balearics here.
Check out the other, wonderfully varied, regions of Spain at the links below.AndaluciaAragonAsturiasBasque CountryCanary IslandsCantabriaCastile and LeonCastilla La ManchaCataloniaExtremaduraGaliciaLa RiojaMadrid RegionMurcia RegionNavarraValencia Region
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