Balearic Islands Favorites

  • Windmill at Rentadors Plaza
    Windmill at Rentadors Plaza
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  • Abstract statue by pool.
    Abstract statue by pool.
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  • Palm trees thrive all around the island
    Palm trees thrive all around the island
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Balearic Islands Favorites

  • City Center

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    - no, is not a mature only place, I would say the contrary - yes, is a hardcore party place, many pubs, discos and bars, open until late night - for sure is not a too quiet place - weather will be great, no rains in september - beach is great for swiming, kyte surf or just walking on the seashore Palma city center is near, 10m on public bus. Use...

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  • BEACHES

    Ibiza Favorites

    You will find that many beaches are nudist, so if you do not like them, just try to avoid them. Normally they go to Beaches where access is not easy Ibiza is a very relaxed island, where no one cares what you do if you respect them

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  • Countryside

    Majorca Island Favorites

    While touring the island one day.. Many tourists thnk of Mallorca only as a party island or a place to go for the sun and teh beach. But Mallorca has a whole different side that many people don't see. Or maybe aren't terribly interested in. Which is a pitty of course. On the other hand, i prefer the uninterested to stay on their beaches and in...

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  • Beaches / Bays / Coastlines

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    Hello there... I´ve seen in forums a very typical question about nice beaches in Palma, near the fun or in the contrary, really lonely and peacefull... here is my tip... Looking for fun? The first place that comes to my mind are the classical Arenal and Magaluff, only 10km from Palma but they are really over crowded, I don´t recommend them, only...

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  • IBIZA TOWN

    Ibiza Favorites

    Hi, I was also planning a visit on nov 8 thru 10th. I will in Barcelona for business during the first week of november. After reading some postings, I am not sure if I should go to Ibiza or wait for summertime to visit. I am alone as well, so it would be better to visit with friends or company.

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  • Beaches & at the Coast

    Majorca Island Favorites

    Cala Major is a resort in the south west of Majorca; some km far from Palma. It has everything you need. There you can find lots of shops and a good choice of restaurants and cafes. This resort has a little beach. In case you find the beach at Cala Major too crowdy you can head to the next resort; Cala Bona. There you find a smaller nice beach....

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  • Castillo de Bellver

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    U can climb up through stairs to the Bellver Castle, in the top of the same name hill. Or you can go up with your car, once on the spot U'll see there is a huge parking where to leave the car. U can walk around the castle and the surrouding forest, it has lot of trails to spend a couple of hours breathing fresh air and enjoying some nice views of...

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  • ES CANA

    Ibiza Favorites

    Es Cana besides being a holiday resort, aimed at mostly families, is also a fishing harbour. There are boat trips from here to Santa Eulalia. The beach which lies in a curve is very sheltered and also the sea has no currents making if very safe for children. There are many bars/restaurants to suit most pockets and lots of souvenir shops. The...

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  • Personal Memories & Imprssions

    Majorca Island Favorites

    Pollenca is a town in the north.east of the island. I can't describe that place, because I only saw the main attraction of that town; the Calvari and strolled through some streets. The Calvari is a stone stairway made of 365 steps. At the top of this flight of stairs there is a small chapel and a house joined together. While climbing these stairs...

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  • Soller

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    After reaching Soller via train.Just after you left the train there is a railway car which is not working as a train but it has been changed into a tourist information centre. At tourist information Centre you can find useful maps and some catalogues with pictures

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  • D'ALT VILLA

    Ibiza Favorites

    The summit .. the top of the fortress.. a huge square with fade lights and a gorgeous beach of ibiza's harbour and downtown .20min on walk from the main entrance ...it worth while in summer time the best option is go up at evening becuase its stifling heat in the morning hours or at noon

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  • Alcudia

    Majorca Island Favorites

    The historical old town and the old fishing village, which was the original Puerto d’Alcudia are also very beautiful to observe. The building style seemed to me special and not that comparable to other spanish styles.

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  • Churches / Cathedrals

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    The old city of Palma, with its narrow and stony streets, is a mix of palaces (Almudaina), gifts shops and museums. The cathedral is the symbol of the city, but the city is more than this particular monument.

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  • SUNSETS AND SUNSET CAFE'S

    Ibiza Favorites

    Another do not miss during the visit to the island is to enjoy a Sunset from San Antonio, there are many but of course if you like Café del Mar music this would be your starting point. Maybe the sunset is not as spectacular as you expect (well clouds in the last half an hour did not help LOL) also it is crowded, if you prefer more quiet ones you...

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  • Palma de Mallorca

    Majorca Island Favorites

    Don't just stay in one place, travel around the island, you'll be surprised. Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine!! Thunderstorms!! People. Food. Wine. Festivals. Smell of fresh bread early morning. Swimming in the warm sea. Smiling children. Early morning walks before the heat. Markets. The smells. The sounds. The sights. The tastes. The quiet. The noise....

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  • Excursions / Tours

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    It was the organized tour to tipical spanish hacienda for diner.(I am not sure my spelling is correct). We were taken by bus. It was a half an hour drive from El Arenal. The bus was full. Different people from different countries. The company was pretty quite. The story was completely different on our way back. You can imagine- the influence of...

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  • SAN ANTONIO

    Ibiza Favorites

    On the west side of the island is the second major city of the island, Sant Antoni. Es Paradis, Eden, Mambo, Cafe del Mar, among other bars and clubs reside here. It is HEAVILY touristed by British people, and most places have English menus and English speaking personel. It is THE place to be for the sunsets, and has a feeel much different to that...

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  • Sports

    Majorca Island Favorites

    For nature lovers, there’s the famous Parc Naturel de S’Albufera, where you can go cycling or walking. But also just next to the city are beautiful forrests to walk around and climb a bit in the rocks.

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  • La Calobra

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    This is a beatuiful place. You can either go swimming or have a nice walking. I suggest you spend a day here. To get there: You can take the coach arrive at Port De Soller and then take the ferry to Calobra.

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  • S' AGAMASSA

    Ibiza Favorites

    On the beach in S'Agamassa there is a bar, where you can sit and enjoy an ice cold drink, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available. Or have a bite to eat. Serving snacks, hot and cold. Also ice lollies and ice creams.

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  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    Majorca Island Favorites

    Sóller is a lovely little village in the mountains. There's not that much to do though, just stroll through the narrow streets, have a look at the church and check out some of the cake shops! hehe The most popular way to get there is by the historical train which runs between Sóller and Palma.

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  • Government / Historical Buildings

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    Un Cathedral hecho de cal? Pues si! ASies el Cathedralde Palma de Mallorca. Parece tan fragil y tan bello.... Bello como las mismas islas Baleares... La Granja y el restaurante Son Amar con el magnifico espectaculo y una cena esplendida. La Cartuja en Valdemosa, un monasterio donde hospedian la escritora y el compositor (George Sande y Fedrico...

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  • COUNTRYSIDE

    Ibiza Favorites

    Sadly most of the visitors to Ibiza only notice the neon lights. Get out into the countryside and take a good look around, it really is a marvellous place. This fantastic gnarled old olive tree was spotted on a cross country walk to a beach.

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  • Village Visits

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    Get out of the tourist resorts & see the rest of Majorca. It's quite a bit island & has some really nice scenery - especially on the north of the island which only really has one majory resort (Alcudia)

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  • SANTA EULALIA

    Ibiza Favorites

    Santa Eulalia - it is the 3rd largest town on the island. Shops of every description from hardware, chemists, clothes, and food as well as the usual souvenir shops line the streets. The beach is also a nice size and is lovely and sandy. Here we are with some friends we made.

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  • Island Maps

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    MAJORCA (Mallorca), the largest island from the Balearic island chain, is most famous for its beaches and resorts. Towering mountains in the northeast, beautiful caves in the east, and a very picturesque coastline.

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  • FERRY'S

    Ibiza Favorites

    Ibiza is so packed with people that they have a ferry the size of a cruise ship that goes back and forth from the mailand at least twice a day ... probably more. Nobody is shocked if you get tanked on board. Falling over the railing while pretending to be Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic probably wouldn't be a good idea being that the movie sucked....

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  • Castles / Palaces

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    The walls of the La Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca are covered with some good Flemish tapestries from the 16th and the 7th century representing the Spanish history. I took pictures of some of them and put it on a travelogue, hope you enjoy it...

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  • SAN MIGUEL

    Ibiza Favorites

    Port de San MiguelOn Our way from Portinax to San Antonio we decided to make a little detour and found ourselves in this beautiful spot. However the road down (if you could call it that) was so steep with huge drops that I wouldnt let my husband drive any further! This is a view of the beautiful scenery.

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  • HIPPY MARKETS

    Ibiza Favorites

    Ibiza is also known for its hippy markets. Originally they were full of stalls owned by hippies selling their wares. Today, however, they are outlets for craft workers. Escana has a hippy market on a Wednesday between 9.00am - 19.00pm. Just follow the crowds and you will easily find it.

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  • FORMENTERA

    Ibiza Favorites

    Taking the catamarran boat trip to Formentera then getting one of the readily available bus tours around Formentera (They speak a whole range of languages, including English - ideal!) is a lot cheaper than going with your Tour operators (28 euros as oppose to 52 euros with tour operator - rip off!). The first part of the tour took use to a...

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  • Amazing sites to see.

    The most beautiful places i've seen on Menorca are cala Galdana beach and the caves of Xoroi (cala en porter) Cala Galdana is a beautiful lagoon, with a pine tree covered cliffs surrounding a gorgeous beach, worthy of a Caribbean beach. There are lots of amenities in cala Galdana, but despite it's beauty and tourism attraction, it wasn't too busy,...

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  • Blue Skies and Beaches

    I would definitely recommend Puerto Pollensa, you will find lots of independent accomodation on www.puertopollensa.com, i would suggest booking something in the central,marina area; Pinaret, or the pine walk area (although this is the most expensive part). The local bus service is good and you can easily get to the Puerto Alcudia area for a day,...

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  • More info...

    Public holidays- 1st January - 6th January - Maundy Thursday · Good Friday - Easter Monday - 1st May: Labour Day -15th August: Lady Day - 12th October: Virgen del Pilar, Patron Saint of Spain - 1st November: All Saints Day - 6th December: Spanish Constitution Day. - 8th December: Immaculate Conception- 24th December: Christmas Eve - 25th December:...

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  • Lot of random info...

    CurrencyAs in the rest of Spain, the official currency is the Euro.Coins of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and coins of 1 and 2 Euros.Notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 y 500.NOTE! Any amount in excess of 6.011 euros that enters or leaves Spain must be declared.TippingWhere? In bars, restaurants and hotels.Percentage? From 10-15% of the cost of food...

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  • Deia

    It was late summer and I was attending an international wedding on the Island of Mallorca ... in the small town of Deia. This place has a reputation as a haven for hippies from the 1960's who came and never left ... and told others about it. Soon the spirit of the place incorporated the laid-back rhythms of both the spanish and the counter-cultures...

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