Balearic Islands Things to Do

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Balearic Islands Things to Do

  • Le Seu Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Started in 1230 and finished in 1601 it's a Gothic church, with the large size usual in that style, dominating most views in downtown Palma. Damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century, the reconstruction of the facade introduced mixed styles in some of its elements.

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  • Boat Trips

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Speedboat ‘AIR’. Skipper Neil Wood. I took 3 friends out on Neil’s boat AIR in August 2008 and can honestly say I've never had such a blast. Neil took us everywhere we wanted to go - knowledge of the island was awesome. After a cool morning just blazing around, visiting bays and doing some water skiing and wakeboarding (proper good instruction!!!),...

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  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    The attractive bay offers calm waters for swimming and a pedestrian walkway for the beach.Plenty of restaurants and cafes along the waterfront.Easy to reach from Soller town by the tram system which runs about every half hour.SEE VIDEO

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  • Soller

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    More or less close to Palma de Mallorca, you`ll find some nice small, picturesque villages to visit: I went to Valdemossa on one day. There I visited the cultural centre "Costa Nord" which was founded by actor Michael Douglas :). They show you a short movie about the beauty of Mallorca`s northern coast there. Valdemossa is furthermore known,...

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  • Hippy Market

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Back in the 1960s, Ibiza became home to a vibrant community of artists and musicians who appreciated the island’s stunning natural beauty and its laid-back pace of life. Where traces of the hippy movement have faded elsewhere in Europe, the spirit of that time is still very much a part of contemporary Ibizan culture, and this is exemplified in the...

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  • West Coast

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    It's the hell of a job driving downwards the coast to Calobra. And shall we say that the sights, upon arrival compensate the effort? Well... If you admire dramatic landscapes, yes. If you wanted just to see something different in the island... Yes. If you were expecting a very spectacular site... No. But, may I ask, spectacular, is not the way...

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  • Castillo de Bellver

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Dominating the landscape, this castle atop the hill is a failed temptation - Fernanda accuses me of being a castle maniac, and, to prove that I'm not "castle dependent" I missed this one. But I really am sorry - it was built in the 14Th century, with a round shape, not so common, in my "collected" castles, and the sights must be... gorgeous. Next...

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  • Sunsets

    Ibiza Things to Do

    To tell the truth - i was a kind of dissappointed: in my imagination it looked completely different - BUT there is no beach, only some stony rocks, the surrounding is by far not nice, the drinks are expensive... but what makes this spot so unique os the people, peacefully sitting there, drinking something, looking at the sun and listening to the...

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  • Cap de Formentor

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    I made two attempts to reach the end of the cape. Both of them failed with Fernanda feeling dizziness (and fear), caused by the winding roads and steep cliffs. It's a pity. The landscape is beautiful and, I must confess, we have crossed some more dangerous paths.

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  • Cap de Formentor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    The Cap de Formentor is situated at the north east side of the island. It is a very winding road that leads to the lighthouse which is at the end of the peninsular. If you don't have time to do the full journey to the lighthouse you can get excellent views from the Mirador de Colomers which is just a few miles from Port de Pollenca. Everyone seems...

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  • Santa Eulalia

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Santa Eulalia is the third largest town in Ibiza. It is popular with families and couples that want more of a relaxing holiday. We visited an early morning and it was very peaceful. The town itself consists of many small shops and boutiques selling clothes, accessories, children's clothing etc. I particularly liked the Pacha shop as it was less...

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  • Beaches

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    In the opposite side to Palma, protected by the mountains of Formentor, a large bay holds a long sandy beach. It's a good starting point to the visits to the wild northern coast, but, as long as my quick two visits and one bath allowed me to see, it is not in the top beaches of the island. Landscape is appealing, everything is near, and the...

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  • La Almudaina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Originally a Muslim palace, converted to gothic by king Jaime II, this alcazar still keeps signs of both styles. The views are beautiful and the adjacent gardens are well conceived and maintained, featuring a statue from Juan Miro. It is used by the royal family in summer, but it allows visits in the free days from March to October.

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  • Caves

    Ibiza Things to Do

    I headed off by bus to Puerto de San Miguel to see the famous caves which the brochure says is a must when visiting Ibiza --- okay, so I was thinking of something to do and so I went to it. Actually, I went too early, leaving my hotel in Sant Antoni at I think 8 AM and the cave museum did not open until 10 AM …so I had the chance to explore little...

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  • Caves

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    I've been in many caves, all with the same type of beauty - the stalactites, stalagmites and water ponds. Some details make them all different but the Cuevas del Drach have something special: in the bottom of it, you sit in a large room and gently, softly in the dark, a small boat comes sliding in a silent rowing, while a few musicians perform...

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  • Arab Baths

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    You had a good lunch, it’s "forbidden" to go to water, and you need a cool place to spend digestion time. Well, you may use the shades of the narrow streets in the old town, and visit the Arab Baths. They aren't a stunning monument nor very well recovered, but they are preserved to look as original, and they really do. It’s cheap, open all day,...

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  • Downtown

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Arriving in Ibiza by boat, the first thing I noticed was the castle above the town. It seems every Mediterranean port has a castle. Below the castle here are the residences and, of course, the bars which make this place famous. And all around the island are pristine beaches. Whether you are here for nightlife or relaxation, you will find something...

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  • Pollenca & Port de Pollenca

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    If you fancy an hour's stroll through some pleasant countryside it's possible to walk from Puerto Pollensa over to Cala San Vicente for a drink and/or meal by the sea. You can then either retrace your steps or get a taxi or bus (check times) back. There is abit of uphill and the walking is rough in parts so no flip flops but trainers...

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  • Cuevas de Drach

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    one of the most famous tourist spots in Mallorca is Cuevas del Drach Located on Mallorca's east coast the caves are without doubt one of the island's most outstanding tourist attractions, extending for almost 1200 metres and including internal heights of 25 metres above the cave floor

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  • Driving Tours

    Ibiza Things to Do

    San Carlos is a sleepy village which was very popular with the hippies in the 1960s. They used to hang out in a bar called Anita's bar which is still there and a good place to stop for a coffee or food.

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  • Amusement Parks

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Great! An amazing family day out! Don't miss the turtles, octopus, clown fish, and terrifying sharks! And if you are a fan of nature this is the place to go, if you are not, go there anyway! it's fun for everybody kids and grown ups. You can dive with the rays in the gardens, fantastic experience! Ah! if you go there in summer time it's better to...

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  • Parc de la Mar

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    One advice: always read before you go. I've been in Parc de la Mar, found it pleasant, but only later I learned why and how it was made. Maybe I would have a different approach if knowing that: “Until the 1960s the sea reached up to the city walls, providing the perfect reflection for the cathedral. When the building of a new road changed all...

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  • D'Alt Villa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Situated at the southern end of the fortifications the Sant Bernat Bastion was the last to be built under Calvi’s plan. In 1570 Alonso Rubian ordered that the Soto Fosc tunnel and gate, next to the bastion should be opened. It has casemates on its flanks and propr to the half bastion known as Es Revelli being built it was covered on the eastern...

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  • Palma de Mallorca

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Off-season travel is, of course, a great bargain. You can flit from Barcelona to the island of Mallorca ; a trip you can take independently that I would recommend highly. When I travel, I try to spend time in a place and in order to get know the people and the culture, so I prefer independent travel, but that's not knocking tours, which are a great...

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  • Almudaina Palace

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    This imposing palace was once the residence of the Kings of Majorca,and is still used today by today's royal family.A royal palace has stood here since the Muslim governors built their fortress after the Arab conquest.Today the palace is used for military headquarters,royal apartments and a museum. The rooms contain Oriental carpets,Flemish...

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  • Platja D'en Bossa

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Playa d'en Bossa is the longest stretch of beach on Ibiza. The sea floor is soft and sandy, so you don't have to worry about any hard surfaces while you're wading around. Playa d'en Bossa is probabally the loudest and most crowded beach on Ibiza. So if you are looking for a more low key retreat then this beach may not be for you. This beach is...

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  • Valldemossa

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    I strongly recommend a trip to Valldemossa. This village is situated at 436 meters above sea level. It is known because Federic Chopin and his lover George Sand lived there from december 1838 to february 1839. They let some rooms at the Cartuja (a Carthusian monastery). This is the main sight of Valldemossa. The Charterhouse complex is made up of...

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  • Valdemossa

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    A visit to Valdemossa is quite worth it. The town is small and nice. The place is famous for two things: George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a winter of 1838-1839 here, and Santa Catalina Tomas was born and lived here in the 16th century. Visit the rooms of the monastery, where Sand and Chopin lived. You'll see Chopin's piano, and other things...

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  • BEACHES

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Cala Tarida beach is about a 30 min. bus ride from Evissa Town. You can walk up and around the hills to the top of the cliff to catch a great view of the ocean and town. Ses Salines is a popular beach spot. You'll find a much younger crowd here. Its also a favorite spot for boats to dock. Bora Bora beach is where my hotel was. Its a bumpin' beach...

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  • Fornalutx

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Fornalutx is one of the many impossibly beautiful mountain villages that dot the mountainside in northern Mallorca. It's located about 6km east of Soller, and consists of winding, narrow streets joined by steep staircases, and picturesque leafy squares. It's scenic location has made it very popular with ex-pats, who apparently own about 40% of the...

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  • Placa Major - Placa dei Rei

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    A colourful Spanish square entered through wonderful high domed entrances - there are some street entertainers here and some art on work although nothing of any note the September morning we visited. Just an amazing place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by - there is a shopping centre underneath the square too but we did not have time...

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  • Cala D'Hort

    Ibiza Things to Do

    In an attempt to find the hidden path to Torre del el pirata we stumbled upon Cala D'Hort. It's a beach on the western coast of Ibiza. The only way to get there is by car. There is a parking lot at the very bottom of the road leading to Cala D'Hort - be aware though it's extremly narrow and sharp turns. The beach itself is nothing special, coarse...

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  • Monasterio de Lluc - Monastery of Lluc

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Nestled in a valley below the Tramuntana mountains, Lluc monastery lies in a perfect location and is a worthwhile stop on any trip to Mallorca. The monastery dates from the 18th century, though the location has been a place of pilgrimage since the 13th century, following the reconquest of Mallorca lead by Jaume 1, when local monks settled here and...

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  • Aqua Marine Park Marineland

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    When you go to Marineland you buy a ticket and you can stay there all the day. During the day there are several spectacles with animals, you can watch them or you can see the animals and go out. I think you should not miss any of the spectacles, all are great. In this photo you can see the sea lion show.

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  • Nightclubs

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Amnesia is probably the most mlarketing savvy clubs in Ibiza.. you wil get a taste of it, right at the airport. The place is about 15 minutes ride in a car from Figuerettas. The place opens its doors around 12(not before even if you arrive you need to wait) the music is good and place rocks.. with decent music and usual props..the foam per se...

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  • Alcudia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Alcudia is situated in the north east of the island, the town is surrounded by a 14th century wall The well restored town is entered by the Moll gate.A mile away is Port Alcudia a lovely seaside resort where the ferry goes from,to Menorca.I stayed one night in hostal on sea front before catching the ferry in the morning.The hostal was Vista Alegre...

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  • Walking

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Enjoy a relaxing walk along The Paseo Maritimo which runs from the Cathedral to the Port area. This is basically the Prom and stretches for a couple of miles and passes the marina heading west. The pavements are lined with palm trees and there are numerous shops, bars, cafes & restaurants. Get away from the crowds, relax and just enjoy the walk.

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  • Walking Tours

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Head up the slope and across the drawbridge to enter Old Town where you'll find narrow, winding cobbled streets and great views. Plenty of restaurants, shops, art galleries, etc. At the top are a castle and the Santa Maria de les Nues cathedral. Unfortunately not much was open when we were there but we enjoyed the walk (climb!) and the views...

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  • Sineu

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    Whilst wandering around the market at Sineu we came across some puppies and I am not sure whether they were for sale or whether they belonged to a market trader. There were cages around with birds and chicks and so on. The puppies were very cute but I was a little bothered about how they were cared for and how they were sold.

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  • Town Hall

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Not far from Le Seu Cathedral and located on the Placa de Cort is the "Ajuntament" or "Town Hall" building. I thought this was a beautiful building because of its perfect proportions, graceful balcony and the ornate window and door pediments. The added color of the 3 flags above the main door and the large clock known as "En Figuera" on the facade...

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  • Portinax

    Ibiza Things to Do

    At the end of the main road running to the north side of the island, lies Portinax. The small development there has little shops and a few hotels. The beach itself is preety good, and very quiet compared to the other places we went to. It seemed to be a bit of a family place, judging by all the kids we saw. If you are looking for a cool time with...

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  • Museums, Galleries & Artists

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    The Museu d'Art espanyol conteporani in Palma has been formed out of an 18th Century Mansion. The Entrance hall and stairway have been carefully preserved, but beyond that it follows the convention of many modern exhibition spaces by being a series of whites boxes in which the outpouings of various diseased minds are arranged. The first room is...

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  • Santa Eulalia Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Close to Palau Vivot, the church of Santa Eulalia, in the square with the same name is one of the oldest and more important of Palma. Coming from the 12th century it suffered drastic changes, showing today a Neogothic facade built in the 19th century. It's a good solution for a short brake in the shade.

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  • Las Salinas

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Las Salinas (Ses Salines) A famous landmark of Ibiza once used to actually trade salt by Carthaginians. It's quite popular though the salt gathering is not practiced much anymore. The sunsets here are supposed to be absolutely magnificent (even though almost anywhere on the island it is GREAT). After the water evaporates, a layer of salt is left...

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  • Island Maps

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    get free maps at the tourist office or from your hotel reception (printed free of charge for you by the big El Corte Ingl´es chain) and save yourself 5 or 6 euros. they have a map of palma on one side and a map of the island on the other

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