Legend has it that, after the summer, Mediterranean villages die out. That they lose their sparkle, light and charm. However, we have good news for you: the Mediterranean soul persists. It reinvents itself. What's more, the winter sun in the Balearic Islands has magical properties. It dissolves stress, provides an ideal temperature for outdoor sports and illuminates in a special way the forests and picturesque villages that dot the 4 islands of the archipelago.
In winter, the Balearic Islands reveal their most authentic, natural, ancestral and serene side. They are an ideal place to take a break, soak up the essence of the Mediterranean and reconnect with what really matters. The mild Mediterranean climate, with 300 days of sunshine a year, keeps the islands at a pleasant temperature, perfect for dusting off your bike or showing off your hiking boots on the extensive network of nature trails.
And if you are too lazy to think of a plan, we can offer you one: we invite you to join one of the sporting events that are organised in winter, spring and autumn, taking advantage of the pleasant temperatures. We encourage you to explore Menorca along the Camí de Cavalls, to discover the lighthouses along the trails of Ibiza and Formentera or to sail the calm waters of Mallorca by joining one of the many regattas organised in winter.
Moreover, combining a city and mountain plan on the same day is perfectly possible in the Balearic Islands. Distances are short and the route is very pleasant. At this time of year, MALLORCA becomes a true paradise for outdoor sports, where you can explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, taste the oranges of Sóller or lose yourself in the narrow streets of Palma's old town. Or perhaps you prefer to discover the traces of modernism on the island, delight your palate by the sea with a delicious dish of local gastronomy made with km0 products or let yourself be surprised by the incredible historical and cultural heritage of the Balearic Islands that reveals the close ties it has had and continues to have over the centuries with the Mediterranean.
Meanwhile, in the east of the archipelago, the sun rises on the first territory of Spain where it does so: MENORCA. Our biosphere reserve re-emerges in winter. It becomes the greenest of the Balearic Islands. With more than half of its territory protected, visiting in winter is an ideal way to reconnect with nature, its customs, traditions and megalithic monuments that have recently been declared World Heritage Sites.
To the west, IBIZA shows its most authentic roots, reveals landscapes full of Bohemianism and mysticism and becomes a true refuge for lovers of art, beauty and silence. Its impressive landscapes full of almond blossom and its incredible historical and artistic heritage make it an ideal setting for hiking and admiring the vestiges of the cultures that inhabited it. It is also an ideal time to savour its delicious gastronomy, tour its white churches and visit its contemporary art galleries.
In winter, FORMENTERA becomes an undiscovered paradise. The smallest of the Balearic Islands expresses itself in all its authenticity, and the natural and ethnological heritage emerges as the main protagonist of this season. Formentera is ideal for resting and getting some fresh air on its quiet and lush Green Routes, for soaking up the tranquillity of the island atmosphere and embracing the friendliness of its inhabitants.
And all of them are bathed by a common denominator: the charm of the Mediterranean in winter. Come and visit us and discover the corners where the magic persists in this little piece of winter paradise.