Going to the Balearics.... The destination makes you dream! Dream of fine sandy beaches, sun, blue sea and idleness. On the menu: sunbathing, swimming, diving, water skiing and other seaside pleasures. Off the east coast of Spain, in the Mediterranean, the archipelago of the Balearic Islands is one of Spain's autonomous communities. Mallorca, the largest of the islands, is best known for its beaches and the picturesque coastline. To the north, the Serra de Tramuntana massif is appreciated by naturalists for its biodiversity and by hikers for its trails that reveal magnificent landscapes. Palma, the capital of Mallorca, has a Gothic cathedral known for the canopy of its altar designed by Gaudí. It is also the seat of the Royal Palace of Almudaina, in Moorish style, a magnificent summer residence of the Spanish monarchs.
But it would be a pity not to discover the other islands of the archipelago. The second large island is Ibiza, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its built and natural heritage. This island is especially famous for its very festive nightlife. The other three islands, more discreet, however, lack neither wealth nor charm. Go to beautiful Menorca, Formentera, with its small port towns, quiet beaches and coves, and Cabrera to hike in the natural park of this wild island.