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    20 things to see and do in the Balearic Islands

    20 things to see and do in the Balearic Islands

    There are 4 islands in the Balearics, meaning there is plenty of fun to be had. Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera each have their unique selling points, yet are great for families, couples, groups of friends and even solo travellers. With a fantastic nightlife, sparkling beaches and numerous fun activities, you can’t go wrong with a holiday to the Balearic Islands. If you’re heading to the Spanish islands soon, don’t miss out on these 20 things to see and do whilst you’re there.

    Majorca

    1) Palma Cathedral

    This stunning building will have you admiring its Gothic exterior from afar. Overlooking the sea, this truly is a significant icon in Majorca’s capital.
    Palma Cathedral

    2) Cuevas del Drach

    These underground caves are fascinating, in fact, they’re home to one of the largest underground lakes in the world. If you fancy some adventure, why not embark on one of the cave tours?
    Cuevas del Drach

    3) Torrente de Pareis

    Scenic views can be seen all around during a hiking session through Torrente de Pareis. Profound canyons are near the sea here, providing an obscure beach.
    Torrente de Pareis

    4) Ferrocarril de Sóller

    This train ride up from Palma to Sóller offers beautiful views during the journey and upon arrival. This wooden train dates back to 1912 and takes you on your way to the quaint town.
    Ferrocarril de Soller

    5) Palma Aquarium

    A great day out for families (or simply anyone who enjoys a good aquarium). Enjoy guided tours, the massive shark tank and other types of fish.
    Palma Aquarium

    Menorca

    6) Cala Mitjana

    Menorca is known for its beautiful beaches, and this is just one of them. This bay has bright blue waters, fine white sand and a scenic walking trail.
    Cala Mitjana

    7) Parc Natural de s’Albufera des Grau

    Nature lovers rejoice! This natural park features a vast stretch of wetland and pure, lush greenery.
    Parc Natural de s'Albufera des Grau

    8) Cala Macarella

    Another picturesque cove in Menorca. Lovely, crystal-clear shallow waters make this beach perfect for bathing.
    Cala Macarella

    9) Ciutadella de Menorca Cathedral

    This historic church has an iconic look thanks to its Gothic and neoclassical influences. Admire its wonderful exterior during a visit.
    Ciutadella de Menorca Cathedral

    10) Puerto de Mahón

    Menorca’s capital, Mahón, is home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Aside from that, it is a wonderful city to walk around and soak up the views.
    Puerto de Mahon

    Ibiza

    11) Cova de Can Marçà

    The Balearics do have a good few caves and Ibiza is included too. Go on a guided tour around this cave which has an abundance of features from a waterfall light show, a café and a gift shop.
    Cova de Can Marca

    12) Ibiza Old Town

    Walk around Ibiza’s Old Town to gain a true essence of this Balearic Island. You’ll be surrounded by renaissance buildings and the town’s historic quarter will amaze you.
    Ibiza Old Town

    13) Cala Saladeta

    This beach is a popular destination for many, thanks for its sparkling clear waters and nearby food stalls.
    Cala Saladeta

    14) Museu d’Art Contemporani

    Art lover? Check out the Museu d’Art Contemporani. Full of various art pieces housed in an old building. You can even take a look at an archaeological site through a glass floor.
    Museu d'Art Contemporani

    15) Platja d’en Bossa

    Ibiza has some great beaches and resorts. This area has a lovely beach which you can explore by day and a nightlife scene to be excited for by night.
    Platja d'en Bossa

    Formentera

    16) S’Espalmador

    The more obscure island of the Balearics, Formentera has a number of untouched beaches. Including S’Espalmador, which provides its visitors with mud baths as well as these lovely beaches.
    S'Espalmador

    Photo credit: Vivi Isole Baleari

    17) Ses Salines Natural Park

    This wonderful natural park is home to a number of different bird species as well as salt marshlands. Embark on a guided tour here during your visit.
    Ses Salines Natural Park

    Photo credit: Tripkay

    18) Calo Des Mort

    Yet another sandy, secluded beach surrounded by cliffs, crystal-clear waters and wonderful scenic views.
    Calo des Mort

    19) Far de la Mola

    This lighthouse is perched on a cliff, providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.
    Far de la Mola

    20) Can Marroig

    Finally, a charming park with an abundance of activities to do. From water sports, beaches and even hiking trails.
    Can Marroig

    Photo credit: Minube

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