Come and enjoy a world of unforgettable experiences in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera
The Balearic Islands are a practical, accessible and safe destination forFAMILY HOLIDAYS. You’ll find fun and relaxation for everyone here: beaches and coves, woods and mountains, castles and fortresses and a complete range of leisure activities: water parks, theme parks, zoos, aquariums and so much more. Many hotels also have facilities and services for children.
On a TRIP WITH YOUR PARTNER, every detail counts. That’s why the islands are a perfect setting for romantic holidays. You can surprise your partner with plans for a dip in an intimate cove, an agritourism weekend, a relaxing spa break, concerts and shows or restaurants to suit any palate.
YOU DESERVE MALLORCA...
Mallorca is a paradise with crystal-clear waters and countless coves and beaches including the stunning locations of Cala Mondragó, a cove surrounded by nature; Formentor Beach, where you can soak up incredible sunsets; and Cala Varques, a beautiful, unspoiled cove for hikers, and much more. If you’re looking for more sea adventures, you can also visit any of Mallorca’s marine reserves, which are ideal for snorkelling and scuba-diving.
Mallorca is perfect for a host of activities and excursions to suit all tastes. Here are a few ideas for this summer.
EXCURSION TO THE TOWNS OF MALLORCA.
Not only is Mallorca blessed with idyllic coves and beaches, you’ll also find some of the most charming towns in Spain. Take a wander along its routes and through its mountains to discover all the hidden gems on this marvellous island. Read our article on the Majorcan towns you should visit.
MARKETS AND FAIRS.
Markets are a great way of getting to know the island like a local. It’s not just about going shopping as this is a way to learn about the island’s culture and essence. Majorcan markets are an excellent place to buy fruit and vegetables, local products and craftwork. On our website you’ll find a complete list with more information
If you enjoy sailing or viewing the island from another perspective, one way of enjoying the Mediterranean sea and its amazing landscape is on a boat trip. We recommend you visit Cabrera Island. Boats depart daily from the Port of Colonia Sant Jordi. There’s a huge variety of hiking excursions and routes for nature lovers on this island
Another extremely popular option is the boat trip to Sa Dragonera Natural Park. The park can be accessed by boats leaving daily from Sant Elm, Santa Ponça, Peguera and the Port of Andratx, with the trip taking around 20 minutes. Lots of companies offer this service. Click to see the list.
YOU DESERVE MENORCA...
This island’s pleasant climate and peaceful waters lapping its sandy beaches make it a perfect place for a visit. The stunning coastline of coves and beaches sketches a hugely diverse landscape, with cliffs and ravines in the south bathed by transparent waters, and a rugged landscape and colder waters in the north.
As there are many sandy beaches, we’ll just mention some of the most famous. Cala Morell, Cala Algaiarens, Cala Pregonda, Fornells and Cala Mesquida are on the northern coast. Son Saura, Cala en Turqueta, Macarelleta, Binigaus, Cala Galdana and Cala Mitjana are on the southern coast. They are all accessible by car. But if you’d prefer to walk for a while, the island has plenty of small, more secluded beaches, for example Trebalúger in the south and Cala Pilar and Cala Pregonda in the north (a walk of around 45 minutes)
Although the beaches are a safe bet, there are a multitude of attractions on Menorca, such as the Natural Park of s’Albufera des Grau, an extremely valuable ecological wetland, in the east. It’s a haven of peace of immense natural and historic value. The destination Starlight, a pure environmental treasure and one of the best places to see the starry night sky, is also well worth a visit.
STROLLING AROUND THE STREETS OF CIUTADELLA AND MAÓ
But there’s so much else to do in Menorca, , taking a break for a drink or a bite to eat on a terrace and soaking up the atmosphere of the island’s fishing harbours. Other recommended activities for all the family are climbing up Monte Toro, the island’s highest mountain and visiting prehistoric archaeological sites, since Menorca is a fantastic open-air archaeological museum with exceptional heritage.
Why not visit a traditional lloc or rural farm where you can find out how the famous Mahón-Menorca cheese is made.
YOU DESERVE IBIZA...
Ibiza, known as the island of a thousand faces, has an extraordinarily beautiful coastline formed of beaches and coves. It exudes nature, radiates culture, tastes of delicious food, smells of the sea and embraces you with infectious happiness. With picture-postcard coves and gorgeous beaches bathed by turquoise waters, travellers will find that Ibiza has a great deal to offer.
Ibiza is perfect for sailing, exploring the coast in a kayak, going on a boat trip... There’s such a lot to do. And Ibiza also has a stunning seabed with Posidonia oceanica meadows protected by UNESCO. You can discover them by going scuba-diving for the day.
But Ibiza’s charms don’t stop there and contact with its nature is a marvellous experience.
You can go for a walk in Ses Salines Natural Park with its salt ponds and idyllic beaches, or marvel at the beauty of Es Vedrà Nature Reserve. You can also venture into the heart of Ibiza and its coast by following different routes along its paths, which are ideal for hiking, cycling and even horse-riding.
You can stroll through its narrow alleys soaking up its medieval flavour and world heritage bastions and walls, rising majestically over the city. But if you want to fully immerse yourself in the essence of medieval Ibiza, your best option is the theatrical guided tours around Dalt Vila; they’re ideal if you’re with children.
The tour doesn’t have to end there as you can continue with visits to the unusual white churches, unique structures spread out across the island designed for defensive purposes. There’s a whole world of possibilities.
ROUND OFF YOUR TRIP WITH A TASTING ROUTE
You’ll have a great time trying exquisite local delicacies such as guisat de peix (fish stew) orborrida de rajada (ray stew). Pleasure, pure and simple! And before you leave the island, don’t forget to wander around and take home a souvenir from the typical hippy street markets in Ibiza, selling craftwork and adlib fashion
YOU DESERVE FORMENTERA...
Formentera is as special as it is captivating. Formentera, a refuge for anyone seeking a stunning, unspoiled and natural landscape, is the most idyllic island in the Mediterranean. It’s the ideal place to unwind, as time seems to stand still. A perfect destination for nature lovers and active tourism fans.
Every part of Formentera’s seabed deserves to be admired. Covered in Posidonia oceanica, which cleans and oxygenises the waters, Formentera’s sea is so crystal-clear that scuba-diving is a real privilege.
The calm waters off the island are ideal for sailing and for water sports, such as scuba-diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and finding places that you can only access by sea, and there are many options for these activities on Formentera.
There are many options for these activities on Formentera...
There are 32 signposted green routes on Formentera that will help you to get a different perspective of the island
Activities like hiking and cycling are excellent ways to see rural Formentera, immerse yourself in nature, discover its towns and villages and visit its legendary Mola and Barbaria lighthouses. The island is very easy to explore on foot or by bike. There are 12 cycle tourism routes suitable for everyone, even the youngest members of the family. You can even ride around the island on horseback on trails that will take you to Formentera’s countryside.
Excursions like Camí de Sa Pujada, in Es Caló will afford impressive panoramic views of the cliffs. Discover the thousand-year-old Ses Salines ponds, teeming with life or the picture-postcard landscape of Ses Illetes.
When talking about the Formentera landscape, we mustn’t forget to mention its varaderos, wooden boat shelters, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. These are small constructions made of wood and native bush branches for protecting and storing boats and llaüts, the traditional fishing vessels found on Ibiza and Formentera. The ones in Es Caló and Torrent de s’Alga are especially worth seeing.
WHY NOT WANDER ROUND THE STREET MARKETS?
There are the craft markets of San Francesc, La Savina, San Ferrán and La Mola. And Es Pujols, an evening market surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere. It’s an ideal area for going out to dinner, having a drink, going dancing...As is La Savina Port, brimming with places to spend the night or day. You can work out a route to visit them all.