Balearic Islands Travel Guide

  • Pollensa
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  • Those pesky 365 steps !
    Those pesky 365 steps !
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  • Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
    Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
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Balearic Islands Highlights

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     sometimes there are jelly fish 

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     Not like most Spanish resorts, British but cultural too. 

Map of Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca




Majorca Island


Minorca Island


Isla de Formentera




Cala Millor


Porto Cristo




Cala D'or


San Antonio Abad




Santa Eulalia del Río




Ca'n Picafort


Isla de Ibiza


Cala Ratjada












Es Canar




El Arenal










Isla Dragonera




Palma de Mallorca


See all 737 Ibiza Tips
  • 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!!!),...

  • Invisa Ereso

    Ibiza Hotels

    Hello! I'm here in Ibiza right now on a beach about 15mins away from my hotel. Paid 17€ to get me...

  • Shanti Shakti

    Ibiza Restaurants

    When Shanti Shakti first opened it`s doors in 2001, there were four hand written menus and not many more dishes to choose from, now, in 2006, things are looking even better. The menu isn`t the biggest in the world, many other restaurants will try to offer the full array of Indian dishes and this usually means a lot of corner cutting, but here the...


Majorca Island

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Minorca Island

See all 221 Minorca Island Tips
  • Traveling by bus

    Minorca Island Transportation

    The main bus stations are in Mahon/Maó and Ciutadella from where busses go to all kind of villages. It may be more difficult to get somewhere else from other towns, and there may not be that many connections. For example from Cala Galdana, there were only 2 connections to Mahon (one in the morning, one in the afternoon), and 3 or 4 (depending on...

  • Insotel Club Punta Prima

    Minorca Island Hotels

    C/ Mitjera, s/n, Punta Prima Es, 07713, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Languages on Menorca: Castilian versus...

    Minorca Island Local Customs

    On Menorca, two languages are spoken: Castilian (which is the normal Spanish), and Catalan. I learnt that Catalan is really a complete different language, not just a dialect. It's hard to tell what is the main language on the island, as there had been quite some see-saw, over the time one or the other language was repressed. But the original...


Isla de Formentera

  • The Circuit Bus at Formentera

    Isla de Formentera Things to Do

    Once you reach Formentera, either you rent a scooter, walk under the scorching sun and humidity or just ride the Circuit Bus that was available on the island. As a first time tourist to this place, I just did what the majority did and took the Circuit Bus where you can take a Short Circuit for 6 Euros that just brings you from Port de la Savina to...

  • Cala Saona

    Isla de Formentera Hotels

    The Hostal Cala Saona dominates the bay of the same name. It is not huge, with about 50 rooms, and...

  • Cruise from San Antoni to Formentera

    Isla de Formentera Transportation

    I was at staying at San Antoni and on going to the port of the city. I looked for the boat which left for Formentera. I had only a day to do this and I did not want to go to a nearby island and wanted to ride the whole 2 hours to the island. I found the booth of Cruceros Portamany, SA and they do have daily cruises which leave at 1030 and return at...



See all 48 Alcudia Tips
  • Alcudia´s historic city centre

    Alcudia Things to Do

    The centre of Alcudia still preserves the character of a historic town, having said that the name Alcudia derives from the former Muslim Al Kudi, and although the first settlements date back to the Pretalaiotic period (2.000 - 1200 BC) the city was founded in 1325 by King Jaume II on the site of the mentioned islamic farmstead. A highlight of its...

  • Cas Ferrer Nou Hotelet

    Alcudia Hotels

    A Hotel like I never thought a Hotel could be... Tolo and Steffi are incredible people and they make...

  • carrer d’en serra and other small alleys

    Alcudia Things to Do

    The small alleys all over the old town is the best attraction of Alcudia. Most of them are peaceful and will give you great photo opportunities although some of them are very narrow and there will be always someone coming the other way :)The most interesting among them was Carrer d’en Serra also part of the old Arab quarter (the contrast with the...


Cala Millor

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  • Pa Amb Oli

    Cala Millor Restaurants

    This local restaurant is recently opened and is already a popular place with the locals, Spanish and British. The Pa amb oli menu is probably one of the most extensive I've seen. Thgey also do Tapas, menus and Majorcan dishes. I tried the cheese and Serrano Pa amb oli. and really enjoyed it although the portion could have been a bit larger.

  • Protur Atalaya Apartamentos

    Cala Millor Hotels

    For the price the room was perfect. A bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room and a galley kitchen....

  • Tapas y Racions

    Cala Millor Restaurants

    It appears that more and more Spanish or Mallorquin restaurants are opening up and about time. This place although down a back street has a nice terrace.What did surprise me is that with drink orders a Tapa is delivered to the table. The Tapas here are of a reasonable portion and the waiting staff never forget to deliver.The menu is straight...


Porto Cristo

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See all 25 Pollensa Tips
  • Chapel of Calvari

    Pollensa Things to Do

    The Chapel of Calvari (Eglesia del Calvari) woult test any infidel's faith with the 365 steps tha lead up to it from the central square at Carrer del Ombra. Be aware also that the stairss are not suitable for taking in one stride - nor really two! - so it was a kind of step and a half on the way up!Eglesia del Calvari is an unremarkable chapel, but...

  • Grupotel Molins

    Pollensa Hotels

    Cala Molins s/n, Pollensa, Cala San Vincente, Majorca, 07469, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • (House &) Museum of Dionís Bennàssar

    Pollensa Things to Do

    La Casa Museo Dionís Bennàssar is at the foot of the Calvario steps. He was a local artist born in Pollença 1904 and active until his sudden death in late 1967. From farming stock he studied art but was enrolled in the military and in Morocco suffered a debilitating wound thatlost him the use of his preferred hand.This museum is tesatament to how...


Cala D'or

See all 11 Cala D'or Tips
  • Cala Ferrera

    Cala D'or Things to Do

    The furthest beach and area from Cala D'or centre but only a 10 minute walk. There is a shopping centre here with the usual gift shops but also a chemist, car hire , a supermarket and many eating and drinking places. There is a huge childrens play area that only opens in the evenings.The beach is reasonable size and there are beds and parasols to...

  • Cala Gran

    Cala D'or Things to Do

    A small beach close to the town centre. Good safe bathing and a good beach with palm trees for shade at its start. The beach is rather small and can be crowded. There is a shop here selling food, drinks and beach goods and a cafe.

  • Playa Cala Esmeralda

    Cala D'or Things to Do

    One of Cala D'ors prettiest beaches situated between Cala Gran and Cala Ferrera, It is surrounded by hotels at its head but is open from the beach out to sea and has beautiful wooded edges.There is a small open air cafe here and the land train stops here each hour.


San Antonio Abad

  • the sunset

    San Antonio Abad Things to Do

    Of course the most popular thing to do in San Antonio is to visit the Sunset strip and watch the spectacular sunset from there. You have two options, find a spot along the beach and enjoy it for free or choose a good seat at one of the famous café/bars and do it in luxury (have in mind that they will overcharge you even for a bottle of water).Most...

  • THB Ibiza Mar

    San Antonio Abad Hotels

    A group of us stayed at this hotel and was disgusted with their room service, our rooms were never...

  • the town

    San Antonio Abad Things to Do

    Ugly architecture, numerous hotels and apartments, lots of people looking for party all night long, this isn’t the most attractive town of course. Most people that live here I guess they take advantage of the tourist boom and they money they get but they also complain about some misery the cheap tourist packages brought (british hooligans during...



See all 44 Sóller Tips
  • Port de Soller

    Sóller Things to Do

    If you visit it’s a pity to miss Port de Soller. As many other towns in Mallorca Soller has its twin town next to the sea.Most tourists go there with the old wooden tram, a slow but also unique way to reach the port. Along the way you will see numerous orange and lemon trees.Once in the port you will notice a beach where you can swim and the marina...

  • Aimia Hotel

    Sóller Hotels

    Nice, spacious rooms (the ones with view to the sea), best service and professionalism. This hotel...

  • Orange Express!

    Sóller Things to Do

    It wouldn’t be fair for this to be just another transportation tip. The most popular activity for the visitors of Soller is to take the tram down to the port.Slow and noisy the Orange Express will take you down to a 25’ ride that will take you back in time because it has that old atmosphere and it feels very nostalgic, similar to the trams of San...


Santa Eulalia del Río

  • Ibiza Express Mini-Train

    Santa Eulalia del Río Things to Do

    This was a fun train with the design of Thomas the Train – the twins would have loved this. I found it parked in front of the Hotel Tres Torres by the beach in Santa Eulalaia…But, alas, I am alone in Ibiza and so it just so happened that there was a departure at about 230 PM and so I just sat in the train and waited for the driver who just took our...

  • Catalonia Ses Estaques

    Santa Eulalia del Río Hotels

    Playa Ses Estaques, Santa Eulalia del Rio, 07840, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • See 17th century houses and windmills

    Santa Eulalia del Río Things to Do

    And as you are walking along, also look at the single-storey traditional 17th century houses/cottages with the bougainvillea flowers outside. They are known to be “never-ending” units because owners add to the building over time and usually, they face south to have the sun during the winter and to have shade in the summer.I also did see a windmill...



See all 28 Valldemosa Tips

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