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Your guide to the Balearic Islands and accommodation.

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Choice Villas & Apartments Balearic Islands Choice Villas & Apartments Balearic Islands Document Transcript

  • Balearic Islands About a hundred miles off the north-eastern coast of Spain lies a group of islands blessed with a combination of nature, climate and culture that has transformed them into tourism giants. Ibiza Noche ©Turespaña
  • DRENCHED IN SUNSHINE, THE BALEARIC ISLANDS CONSIST OF MALLORCA (MAJORCA), MENORCA (MINORCA) AND IBIZA, FORMENTERA AND VARIOUS SMALLER ISLANDS Brimming with stunning scenery and sandy beaches, pulsating nightlife and rural serenity, each of the main islands has its own look, feel and individuality and is associated with a particular type of holiday. children and the bathing platforms will satisfy the adults! A quieter holiday can be enjoyed at Cala Galdana, one of the most The sheer beauty and simple harmony of MALLORCA is beautiful coves in the western Mediterranean. second to none with a variety of landscapes from lagoons and marshes to small springs and smooth hills. Beach resorts are in IBIZA has come to be known as the home of the Balearic Beat, abundance and with 208 beaches, there is one to suit all tastes a focus of European club dance music, where top international from the lively and outgoing to the secluded and tranquil. The DJs come to perform at the island’s huge, highly-developed lively resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova in the south-west offer nightclubs. Clubbers from all over flock to San Antonio, Ibiza’s plenty of watersports, shops, restaurants and a host of clubs, second largest town during the summer months from June to pubs and discos. Whilst the north coast is much quieter with September. popular family resorts like Alcudia. The warm shallow waters are There is another side to the island, however, popular with perfect for young children, and the beach has fine, clean sand. families and couples who enjoy the safe, shallow waters of Colonia San Jordi is located on the south-east coast and resorts like San Antonio Bay, Santa Eulalia, Es Cana and better known for the Cabrera National Park and the Portinatx offering some of the best restaurants, sandy famous Es Trenc Caribbean style beach. One of the Overlooked beaches and watersports. Away from the resorts, last big sandy areas which is still unspoilt and by the magnificent Ibiza has a wild, beautiful coastline and enough well preserved in Mallorca (partially nudist). space for a completely different kind of holiday. Palma Cathedral, the Known as the ‘island of wind’, MENORCA labyrinth of alleyways in FORMENTERA is a southbit of You will Mediterranean paradise little of Ibiza. is idyllic for those who love sailing and windsurfing. A number of nautical companies Palma, Mallorca once laid have to take a ferry across to the island from rent out different kinds of vessels or offer down by the Romans will Ibiza town to La Savina, a pretty working port excursions to any of the beautiful beaches where lead you here, there yachtsexclusive marina, home Ibiza. Dreamy white and and fantastic views of to million-pound you can enjoy a wonderful dip in the Mediterranean or a dive into its depths. and everywhere! sandy beaches, clear waters and unspoiled nature Menorca is the second-largest island and combines makes Formentera the perfect destination for a relaxing traditional Mediterranean houses with colonial buildings holiday. Es Pujols is the main tourist resort on the island, dating back to the 18th century. It is generally quieter and less although much is different to your average tourist resort! A overtly ‘touristy’ than its two main neighbours. paved walkway alongside the beach houses cafes and Menorca’s resorts range from quaint fishing villages with quiet, restaurants and a maze of narrow streets come alive at night undisturbed beaches to the family orientated resorts like Cala’n allowing holidaymakers to enjoy the summer evenings with Forcat. The aqua-park and trampolines will entertain the some alfresco dining. Cala Saona, Formentera ©Turespaña Choice Villas & Apartments 2010 5
  • Fact file Liquid salt from FORMENTERA is a natural source of health. Prepared at the island’s salt flats, liquid salt from Formentera has the lowest sodium content of all salt produced in Spain and is ideal for cardio-healthy diets. Costa Nord was set up by actor Michael Douglas, to inspire visitors to appreciate the natural beauty of MALLORCA. Located in an old village estate in Valldemossa, the cultural centre promotes artistic creation through concert cycles, exhibitions and all kinds of cultural activities. Concerts are held during the summer and take place outdoors in the grounds. PROTECTED AREAS & NATURAL PARKS S’Albuferade Alcúdia Natural Park. Mallorca Sa Dragonera Natural Park. Mallorca Mondragó Natural Park. Mallorca Cala Bosch, Menorca ©Turespaña Península de Levante Natural Park. Mallorca Ses Salines Natural Park. Ibiza/Formentera. Tourist Information Guided Cultural Itineries: Palma’s Cala d’Hort Natural Park. Ibiza S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park. Menorca www.illesbalears.es Monuments, Jewish Quarter, Noble Cabrera Land and Sea National Park Mallorca: oit@conselldemallorca.net Houses in Ciutadella, etc. Menorca: infomenorcamao@cime.es www.itineraris.org ADLIB is an artisan style of fashion that features natural fabrics, traditional embroidery and laces. It Ibiza: oitport@cief.es Did you know? was created in 1971 by Yugoslavian princess Formentera: turismo@formentera.es Smilja Mihailovitch, inspired by typical Pitiusan The Balearic Islands are home to 25 clothing and influenced by hippies! Every year in Official language Spanish & Catalan golf courses, 65 marinas, 1428 early summer, the fashion world joins for the Average seaside temperatures kilometres of coast and 375 beaches. IBIZA AND FORMENTERA Fashion Week and the presentation of the season’s Adlib fashion. Winter: 15ºC, Spring: 22ºC, Summer 29ºC, Autumn 18–27ºC The collective name of the Sant Joan in Ciutadella! is probably the most Gymnesian Islands distinguishes the famous of MENORCA’S popular summer fiestas. Currency Euro A traditional fiesta that has been faithfully two largest (and eastern-most) celebrated for centuries and today is an Average flying time from UK 2–21/2 hours Balearic islands (Mallorca and irreplaceable part of the identity of Ciutadella’s Menorca), from the Pine Islands residents in particular and Menorcans as a whole. Capital Palma, Mallorca (Ibiza and Formentera). Palma Cathedral, Mallorca ©Turespaña Alcudia, Mallorca ©Turespaña 6 Choice Villas & Apartments 2010
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