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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
7) Parc Natural de s’Albufera des Grau
Nature lovers rejoice! This natural park features a vast stretch of wetland and pure, lush greenery.
8) Cala Macarella
Another picturesque cove in Menorca. Lovely, crystal-clear shallow waters make this beach perfect for bathing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13) Cala Saladeta
This beach is a popular destination for many, thanks for its sparkling clear waters and nearby food stalls.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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18) Calo Des Mort
Yet another sandy, secluded beach surrounded by cliffs, crystal-clear waters and wonderful scenic views.
19) Far de la Mola
This lighthouse is perched on a cliff, providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.
20) Can Marroig
Finally, a charming park with an abundance of activities to do. From water sports, beaches and even hiking trails.
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