There is something for everyone when holidaying on the Balearic Islands. Ibiza, Mallorca, Majorca and Formentera are the main tourist destinations and all have individual characteristics and cultures that keep people flocking to them each year. If you want that feeling of escape from the grind of everyday work, then a Spanish island in the sun is the ideal solution!
The best of both worlds: Why Ibiza’s Es Cana is the perfect destination for those seeking both relaxing and lively holidays
Playa Es Cana is a relaxed area of Ibiza, which has plenty of amenities on offer, such as beach bars and restaurants situated on the seafront, a working harbour with schools of fish swimming around the boats, all against a beautiful backdrop of palm trees.
Spain’s Balearic Islands provide a wonderful feeling of escape from everyday life. All have their different character, culture and landscapes, from the hedonistic clubs of Ibiza, to the great beaches of Mallorca or the peace and quiet of secluded Formentera.
Mallorca has superb beaches, from the thirteen-kilometre-long Ca’n Picafort, to small tucked away coves, inlets and sweeping bays, all of which generally have calm waters and lovely golden sand. There are numerous child-friendly beaches and lots of activities for kids of all ages on the wonderfully diverse island of Mallorca.
Platja de Muro has a long beach of golden sand that has Blue Flag status, its shallow water is perfect for small children who can paddle in safety. Away from the coast there are gorgeous pine forests, old traditional villages and majestic mountain peaks.
Ibiza is known for its club scene, and attracts the young to an almost continuous beach party. The island’s main centre San Antonio, hosts some of the most famous dance venues. However, the island is big enough to cater for all ages and tastes, and the northern part is a very different story. The countryside around Puerto San Miguel is ideal for walking trails, exploring hidden caves and meandering through wonderful pine forests.
Menorca functions on a much slower rhythm. Families seek its quiet beaches like Son Bou and Cala’n Forcat. It does have its tourist spots, but nothing is as pushy as its bigger neighbours. You will find pleasant low key restaurants, some that have been in one family for generations, pretty marinas and interesting villages on the traditional island of Menorca.
By far the most secluded of the Balearic Islands, Formentera has wonderful beaches of white sand. It has in parts been compared favourably with the Caribbean. Take your snorkel and mask, kick off those flip-flops and explore the many delights of this tranquil and beautiful Spanish island.
Ibiza might have its lively resorts, Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio immediately spring to mind, but this beautiful Island also offers a tranquil holiday experience, perfect for unwinding and getting away from it all.
There are places in the world that just radiate a unique aura and Isla Es Vedra in Ibiza is certainly one of them. This is a place where people claim they feel a mysterious force, a place of meditation, spirituality, an island steeped in legend and myth.
Known as a popular hippy commune in the 1960s, the almond, fig and carob tree laden town of San Carlos clings on to a much more tranquil atmosphere than many of Ibiza’s largest towns.
San Carlos in Ibiza might be small but it is well known, with good reason. This pretty village to the north of Santa Eulalia has long been a popular destination for artists and those seeking some cultural and scenic inspiration.
Fancy watching a huge watermelon fight, followed by an even bigger firework display under the Old Town walls of Ibiza Town on a warm August night?
If you’re in Ibiza Town on the 8th August, you’ll be able to do just that!
With an enviably warm climate, safe bathing on beautiful beaches, fantastic parks and hordes of activities for children, it’s safe to say Ibiza isn’t just a destination for 18 – 30s, it’s a great place for families to unwind, relax and have fun.
Ibiza might be globally-renowned for being an island of 24 hour parties, hangovers and sun-drenched beaches. There is however a much more artistic side to Ibiza.
If your forthcoming trip to the popular Spanish island comes with aspirations to be artistically-inspired, you’re heading to the right destination.
The island is simply awash with galleries and you never have to travel too far before you stumble upon an intriguingly unique art gallery. Take a look at three of the most inspiring art galleries in Ibiza.
P l Art Ibiza
Inspired by the fact there is so much more to Ibiza than clubbing and tequila, P l Art Ibiza as an incredibly chic art gallery which was founded by Italian photographer Patriza.
This super cool gallery features an eclectic range of artwork of various genres created by artists from all over the world. From photography, fashion, crafts, painting and sculptures, you’ll find a vibrant array of global artwork on display ay P l Art Ibiza.
This fresh and vibrant art gallery is located in Santa Eularia, Ibiza. For more information on forthcoming events and exhibitions visit the official P l Art Ibiza website.
La Galerie Elefante
When you spot bright pink elephants tantalisingly perched outside a quintessential white-washed Spanish cortijo you can’t help but feel something creatively compelled lives here.
Your intuition would certainly be correct as this is the location of La Galerie Elefante.
This deliciously quirky yet utterly chic gallery features much more than just artwork. Asides the bright and playful displays of art La Galerie Elefante sells antiques, homeware, furniture and fashion.
This inspiring and quirky art gallery is located on the PM-804 not far from Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera.
B12 The Gallery
Being a lively, popular and ultra-trendy place to host exhibitions, workshops, fashion shows, art events, there’s always something going on at B12 The Gallery.
If you fancy some fashion, art or cultural inspiration during your visit to Ibiza then the creative hub of B12 The Gallery is certainly the place to head to.
Likewise if you are planning a creative event on Ibiza and need a venue to host it, get in touch with B12 The Gallery.
This stylish creative venue is located on Calle Antonio Planells Ferrer.