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 […]
So apparently the Spanish island paradise of Mallorca isn’t all palm trees and beaches; it also offers a high-elevation wonderland too. With rocky and even snow-covered peaks that reach for the sky, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range will challenge what you thought you’d discover on the Baleares’ largest island. The Serra Tramuntana rises as […]
The Balearic Islands may be famous for their beaches and of course their parties (we’re talking about you, Ibiza), but they are also a wonderland of outdoor activities, and especially horseback riding. With a long history of the sport, the islands are not only host to many competitions, but also loads of horse-riding centers and networks of trot-able trails. In fact, the Balearics — and Menorca, specifically — even have their own breed of horse, the Menorquín, known for its black color and elegant demeanor.
Your cruise ship has finally made it to the turquoise-watered shores of Mallorca, and now it’s time to get to know the island by foot. As capital of the Balearic archipelago, Palma de Mallorca – Mallorca’s main port – not only provides a window into the island’s culture and past, but is entirely seeable within […]