‘Balearic Islands’

Ibiza… so many things you can do!

There is so much you can do in Ibiza in summer that we won’t even try to tell you half of it. But we can put together a short list of essentials that will surely come in handy if you plan to visit the island. Visit the old quarter of the city of Ibiza. Dalt Vila, the historic quarter included on the Unesco World Heritage List, with its walls and cobbled streets, is a truly charming place. Have a drink outside the cathedral and enjoy the impressive view from the mirador. Recharge with positive energy facing the magical islet of…

Es Trenc and its perfectly transparent waters

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  Our favorite video of the month features the most incredibly beautiful virgin beach of Mallorca, the beach of Es Trenc. These guys from Hi Balearic are truly in love with this island and here they show us Es Trenc in its natural state, with no artificial props. Still not sure where to spend your vacation this summer? After watching this video you should harbor no doubts whatsoever! HI BALEARIC VIDEO     “The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts provide visitors with irresistible emotions that you can experience on the largest of the Balearic Islands. The excellent…

The beaches and coves that we like best on the island of Ibiza

The truth is you don’t have to look very far to find the best beaches on Ibiza… nearly all the beaches on the island are of the picture postcard type: calm waters, fine sand, clean and white, and many shades of blue make you spoilt for choice. But here, what we are offering you is “the best of the best”, the ones you simply can’t miss out on however bad your hangover is Ses Salines: this is one of the best known on the island and the entire Mediterranean. It’s hardly surprising that the best-known faces in the world of…

Europe’s best beach is in Formentera

Sometimes we insist on travelling to visit remote beaches when we have a genuine earthly paradise right around the corner. This is the case of the best European beach, as chosen by users of TripAdvisor, specifically the 2016 TripAvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Best Beaches, and the top choice is the beach located on the north coast of the beautiful Balearic Island of Formentera, known as Ses Illetes. The jury, formed by web surfers and travelers, called Ses Illetes “a paradise you have to visit at least once in your lifetime” and we can only agree with the users of…

The striking beauty of Cala Deià

In Mallorca, alongside the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and right below the town of Deià, one of the quaintest towns of Mallorca and Spain, which has been or is the home of personalities such as Ramón Llull, the Archduke Luis Salvador, Robert Graves, Mike Oldfield, Bob Geldof and Richard Branson, there is a little namesake cove, Cala Deià. Cala Deià is a spectacular cove surrounded by cliffs with bushes and pine trees, ending in a semi-circular beach into which a brook flows and featuring beautiful cultivated terraces. This little cove with its pebbles, surrounded by old houses and a…

Valldemossa: the best the Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca has to offer

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The Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca is dotted with beautiful towns and a special charm, but if there were one town on the Costa Nord (North Coast) which you must not forget in your trip through the region, it would without doubt be Valldemossa.   This small town is beautiful at any time of the year, but it is perhaps best enjoyed in wintertime when tranquility invades its cobbled streets decorated with potted plants or colorful tiles in honor of Saint Catherine.  In fact, if you are lucky enough to visit Valldemossa on one of the few occasions in the year…

Enjoy golf all year round in Majorca

For some time now, Majorca has been a private paradise for golf lovers. Majorca is not just sun and beaches; autumn, winter and spring offer golf lovers a typically Mediterranean climate that is ideal for practicing the “green sport”. There are now some 22 top level clubs spread over the entire island, most of them with 18-hole courses. The number of trophies and international championships is growing every year, including the Mallorca Classic, providing thousands of golfers from colder climates with an unparalleled way of practicing their favorite sport. Majorca has excellent flight connections to the main European capitals, meaning…

Palma, a beautiful town of courtyards

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Majorca is an outstanding destination, with almost 550 km of coastline, where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in the Mediterranean. Its capital, Palma, stands out for its art heritage, with monuments such as Bellver Castle, the Lonja, Palma Cathedral and the Almudaina. Wonderful Palma, family-friendly Palma, cultural Palma, nighttime Palma, and gastronomic Palma – these are just some of the reasons why tourisms from all over the world come here. The capital of the Balearics is a surprising city, full of light and courtyards – it is known as the town of the courtyards…

Majorca and its many summer fiestas

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People go to Majorca in the summer in search of beautiful beaches and great weather, but if you are also looking for fiestas and local culture, summer is the perfect time to visit as there are all kinds of fiestas and events taking place on this beautiful and lively island!  Many towns and villages have their own particular fiestas and open-air dances, not to mention music festivals where national groups and reputed international artists come to play. In Majorca, summer kicks off on the eve of Sant Joan (Saint John’s Day) on 23 June, when people from all over the…

The 22nd Edition of the IBEROSTAR Majorca Cycling Challenge gathers speed

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  The Mallorca Cycling Challenge (also known as the Round Majorca Cycling Race, and starting from the 2012 edition as the Iberostar Majorca Cycling Challenge), is the first event on Spain’s professional cycling racing calendar. Over the course of its history, the Challenge has been won by leading cyclists such as Alejandro Valverde, Laurent Jalabert or Alex Zulle.  Yet the most successful rider to date in this event is Granada-born cyclist Paco Cabello, who has won no fewer than three editions (in 1996, 2000 and 2002). What’s more, the Challenge has at some time or other attracted all the great…