Sure, you could walk the Balearic Islands’ biggest city, Palma, or you could turn the Mallorca sightseeing into a real adventure. By wheels, boat or basket, here are three unconventional ways to get around and experience the archipelago’s biggest island as well as its capital.
Though Ibiza is more stereotypically known as a destination for partying adults, the truth is that it couldn’t be more family friendly. From ferry rides to train rides, beach fun and cave exploration, here are four activities that you and your family won’t want to miss out on.
Few of Mallorca’s picturesque shores retain their pre-tourism charm quite like Cala Figuera. And that’s probably due to the fact that Cala Figuera simply hasn’t actually been overtaken by out-of-towners quite like so many of its other coastal counterparts. Why so? Because this sweet little fishing village has no sandy beaches to offer, which means fewer […]
Ibiza’s namesake city, Ibiza Town, has long been the hub of the Balearics’ third-largest island. Indeed, travelers and modern-day commerce aren’t the only things that have passed through its waters: it was the Carthaginians who, all the way back in the year 650s AC, founded this port and started to build it up to what it would eventually become (though, we’re guessing this had little do with parties and an “it’s-5:00-somewhere” attitude).
You probably don’t need any convincing that Mallorca is total island perfection (I mean, have you seen the beaches!?). But lest you need some scale tipping, here are a few more beautiful places that you will most definitely want to add to your must-see list.
The old village of Dalt Alta overlooks Ibiza Town. And what overlooks Dalt Alta? Well, that’s Ibiza Castle and neighboring cathedral. Indeed, there’s no way to visit Ibiza town without looking upward and taking notice of the elevated fortification-topped hillside. It’s magnificent, and such a refreshing reminder that this island isn’t all parties and beaches but also some pretty cool history too.
Just when you thought that Mallorca couldn’t get anymore paradisiacal, it does, with its deserted little islet of Sa Dragonera. But back up: Sa Dragonera might not be like that deserted island you pictured in your mind. That’s because its shoreline is largely delineated by cliffs and caves as opposed to sandy shores. Even so, the […]
Beaches, discotecas, nature and the sea – just a few of the reasons you might want to visit Ibiza. But there’s at least one more to add to that list, and it goes beyond getting a tan or going out; it involves tasting. That’s right, because Ibiza and the Balearic Islands are home to a […]
The island of Mallorca may be covered with beaches, but it’s also laced with caves. Over the years, these caverns are said to have served as dwellings, hideouts for pirates and smugglers, and even as refuge for Arabs during the Christian conquest. Here are the island’s most impressive caves (that have been discovered!), which you […]
Many come to the island of Ibiza for a raucous good time, which includes beaches by day and discotecas by night. But for those looking for a decidedly more mellow holiday, set your sights on the island’s third-largest resort town, Santa Eulalia de Rio. Located on the east side of the island, and just 21 […]