Balearic Islands Holidays
Located in the western Mediterranean Sea they have long been a tourist hotspot since the package-holiday started to become popular in the 1970s. Each of the four main islands has a unique character of their own. Majorca is the largest of the four and home to the Balearic Island capital of Palma de Mallorca. Resort towns such as Alcudia, Can Picafort, Magaluf and Can Pastilla offer sun, sea and sand as well as a thriving nightlife that appeals to many European holidaymakers looking for a summer break. Ibiza has long been regarded as one of the clubbing capitals of the world with bars and party venues in plentiful supply. However, outside of the main towns this island has much in the way of secluded beaches and unspoilt scenery for those wishing to avoid the hedonistic crowds. Menorca is the second largest of the islands and has maintained much of its laid back allure, shunning the high rise hotel and resort developments of Majorca and the noisy nightlife of Ibiza. Known for its large number of beautiful beaches and offering a more traditional Spanish experience it is a firm favourite with families and nature lovers. Formentera is the smallest island and, much like Menorca, tourist developments have been strictly controlled giving it a more laid back feel. Travellers to the island are usually day- trippers, from the other three main islands, who come to enjoy the idyllic deserted beaches.