The Balearic Islands are a great option. Plan a trip to the Balearic Islands to see dreamy beaches, enjoy an incredible natural environment and discover true treasures of historical heritage. On the islands, you will find lively beaches and secluded coves, tourist complexes where the party never ceases and quiet villas with tranquility, as well as historic buildings in contemporary cities. In this blog post we tell you more about Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca.
There are only a few destinations that suit the tastes of all types of visitors. Mallorca is one of the most touristic in Spain offering everyone who visits a lot of different leisure and cultural options. Its white sands, its coves and its elegant towns have attracted the rich and famous! Check it out this summer!
Must visit: When in Mallorca you definitely have to visit the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa, the Miramas, the Castell d’Alaró, the Castle of Capdepera and the Fortified Tower of Canyamel. You can spend the day on the island of Cabrera, it is a maritime-terrestrial natural park where you can enjoy the tranquility and the sun.
What to eat? You should try the Majorcan frit, the Mallorcan soups and the sobrasada. The orange liqueur is very typical on this island and the frígola (thyme liqueur). The best-known dessert is the ensaimada, but bunyols and rubiols are delicious as well.
Ibiza is known as the party island but also offers many attractions to discover. You can start by taking a walk in the old town, also known as Dalt Vila, an area of steep streets bordered by mansions and crowded houses and surrounded by walls. You cannot miss a walk through the port to contemplate the yachts and a visit to the nearby neighborhood of La Marina, with its streets full of restaurants, bars and shops. It’s so much fun, a very lively area!
Must visit: You should see the Cathedral of Ibiza, the walls of Dalt Vila, the Casa Broner and the Puig de Missa.
What to eat? The “guisat de peix” or fish stew is one of the most typical dishes of the Ibizan cuisine.
The best thing about Formentera is that there is no airport! So you have to take the ferry from Ibiza to get to this wonderful secret spot! It is the ideal place for those who want to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and recover their calm and contact with nature. A paradise that beyond its incredible long beaches of turquoise waters and its seabed, declared a World Heritage Site, falls in love with its numerous options of active tourism, culture, traditions, leisure and gastronomy.
Must visit: In Formentera you can not miss the windmills, the Garroveret tower, the church of Sant Francesc Xavier and the island’s lighthouses.
What to eat? Fish is of course the basis for many dishes in Formentera. The PEIX SEC is a typical product of the island and seems to go back to the Phoenician era. Salted together with various spices and dried, it is also used in the preparation of the famous PAYESA SALAD and in many types of fillings.
The second largest island of the Balearics offers us much more than sun and beach. Take advantage of the less hot months of the year to enjoy, in addition, its spectacular landscapes, picturesque villages of white houses, tasty cuisine and two magical cities: Mahón and Ciudadela.
Must visit: In Menorca you have to visit the Cathedral of Menorca, the Naveta dels Tudons, the Fortress of La Mola and the Castle of Santa Àgueda.
What to eat? In Menorca the food highlights are a stew of lobster and aubergines stuffed with Menorcan meat. The most popular gin in Menorca is gin Xoringuer and Malvasia wine. The most typical desserts are pastissets and carquinyols.
I imagine that after reading this blog post you would like to visit all the islands. The summer is long and the islands are waiting for you! Enjoy!