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Balearic Islands

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Exotic Locations | 1 comment

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands mainly consists of Menorca and Majorca, while the other small islands form the autonomous area of Spain. The smaller islands of Spain’s self-ruling community are Menorca , Majorca, Ibiza as well as Formentera which make up the popular tourist destination. The minor island consists of Cabrera which houses the famous Parc Nacional de l’Arxipelag de Cabrera. This can be further classified as Cabrera, Menorca and Majorca as the Gymnesian Islands and Formentera and Ibiza as the Pine Islands.

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The Balearic Island is a major tourist attraction centre and the most sought after holiday islands of the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Mallorca is also popularly known as Majorca is one of the largest and the most loved of islands for tourists arriving mainly from Northern Europe. You will also find several hotels and apartments on the southern coastline making it an invite to Mallorca. The beautifully natural Tramuntana hills which is inviting for people seeking a bit of adventure and who would love to hike up the hills. Palma the capital of Mallorca is one of the trendiest of cities in Mallorca.

Ibiza the most popular destination for party animals is famous for its rave themes and parties worldwide not forgetting the D.J nights. Along with the all so famous night life you will also find that Ibiza has a lot to offer in the form of mountains, resorts and beaches. You will find the Canyons of San Antonio captivating and be completely at ease at the resort of Playa d’en Bossa. The island however has not been modernized as it is a World Heritage Site as declared by the U.N.

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Formentera is separated from Ibiza by a narrow channel and is the smallest inhabited among the Balearic Islands. It is famous for it soft white sand and can be reached only via ferry from Ibiza town. People who have had excess of Ibiza visit Formentera to get back to normal, as this small island is not much of a party animal and is mainly famous among families and groups looking to relax in its resort. The capital of Formentera is Sant Francesc Xavier; however the town of Es Puiols which is the islands only resort is the one that’s most frequented.

Cabrera is one of the minor of Balearic Islands of Spain. You will find Cabrera south of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea. Cabrera is mainly a destination for people who love to go on a cruise, since the islands natural harbor serves as an anchor. Some parts of the coast are not let out for cruising as it is for major ecological development. You can also enjoy the pleasures of hiking in Cabrera and refresh yourself in one of the many cafes that you will find. The park is another attraction for visitors because of its reclusive nature.

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Menorca lies in the eastern part of the Balearic Island and is the most beautiful, tranquil and un-spoilt among all the islands. You will find pristine beaches with an endless coastline that’s not crowed with tourist either. Along with its beautiful sandy beaches you will also be charmed with its historic architecture, and many fishing villages. One of the major attractions is the seafood fare at the King Juan Carlos. Hire a car from Menorca Airport to view this beautiful island.

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