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.

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When to go to Balearic Islands?

The tourist seasons (temporadas) are thus divided: temporada baja, low season, from mid-October to May, during which many hotels and restaurants are closed; temporada media, mid-season, from mid-May to late June and September; temporada alta: high season, in July and August, and during Semana Santa, temporada extra, very high season from 15 July to 15 August, it is of course the most expensive period. Between October and March, most hotels and restaurants in seaside resorts are closed. Only large cities such as Palma and Eivissa remain in normal activity. It is preferable to stay in the Balearic Islands in June or September, when the summer crowd is absent and the climate is particularly pleasant. From July 15 to the end of August, prices are multiplied by three everywhere (hotels, restaurants), as a bonus, the entertainment and village festivals are then at their peak.

How to go to Balearic Islands? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
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Many tourism professionals offer the Balearic Islands as a destination with all-inclusive stays, with or without excursions. The formulas are well established. You will sometimes get really low prices in this context. You will be accommodated in tourist complexes more renowned for their efficiency than for their charm. But you won't have to organize anything!

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You will have no difficulty in organizing your stay in the Balearics. Many companies, including low-cost airlines, offer this destination. Book your accommodation in advance for the summer. Be careful, in Menorca, on the occasion of the Sant Joan celebrations (23 June), most of the establishments are full. Anticipate well in advance, a stay at this time.

In the Balearic Islands, you can travel by boat. You board to go from one island to another, it's economical and convenient. There are air links between Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, but prices are often high. On each island, even if the bus networks are well developed, the most convenient solution remains the rental of a vehicle, especially to discover Mallorca or connect the beaches of Ibiza. The bike will be enough to ride the small and ecological Formentera, rich in greenways.

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The tourist seasons (temporadas) are thus divided: temporada baja, low season, from mid-October to May,...
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Weather forecast

Mild in winter, warm in summer, the Balearic climate is typically Mediterranean. The average temperature is 18°C and...
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Budget

The currency is the Balearic Islands' currency and the euro. All credit cards work. Checks are rarely accepted. Visit...
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Formalities

As Spain is in the European Community, a valid identity card is sufficient to stay in the Balearics. However, you sho...
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Health

No malaria or dengue fever in the Balearics. But still mosquitoes so plan ahead to protect yourself. On the beach, pr...
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How to travel by yourself?

You will have no difficulty in organizing your stay in the Balearics. Many companies, including low-cost airlines, of...
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How to get organized?

Many tourism professionals offer the Balearic Islands as a destination with all-inclusive stays, with or without excu...
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Getting around

In the Balearic Islands, you can travel by boat. You board to go from one island to another, it's economical and conv...
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