Spain Balearics, Europe
This wonderful group of islands is divided into Gimnesias (Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera) in the North, and Pitiusas (Ibiza and Formentera) in the South-West.
There are four main Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Mallorca. Occupying a combined area of 5040 square kilometers. Their excellent climate with some 300 days of sun per year, wonderful beaches, a rich cultural offer and the unusual hospitality of their inhabitants make Balearic Islands one of the preferred holiday destinations in Spain.
Each island has its own distinct character and each of them offers much more but the possibility to spend nice holidays at the beach Sparkling sea, sandy beaches, endless sunshine and lively nightlife. All synonymous with the enduringly popular Balearic Islands. Look beyond this and you’ll find atmospheric fishing villages, fragrant orange orchards, magnificent bush walks and prehistoric remains.
Mallorca or Majorca as it is also is known is by far the largest island and home to the Balearic capital, Palma. Majorca family holidays are very popular as well as golf holidays in Majorca. If it’s clubbing holiday in Majorca then head to Magaluf the party town of Majorca. For a little more tranquility head up to Cala d’or for a family holiday in Majorca. Majorca is also perfect for those with walking difficulties as there are many resorts with flat promenades that offer the hire of disability scooters and walking aids. Goeasy can help with organising disability scooters in the resorts of Majorca
Ibiza is stunningly beautiful with a rugged coastline indented with coves and fine sandy beaches. The nightlife on the island is renowned all over the world and some of the best Dj’s come to the island for special performances. If you love a wild night out then San Antonio is the place to head where the night and morning become one every night of the week. For the more serious clubber head to the famous nightclubs of Pacha, Eden or Es Paradis. for information on Ibiza night clubs
The windswept island of Menorca is the second largest in the Balearics. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, it is full of prehistoric relics and monuments and still relatively untouched by tourism and there are miles of unspoiled beaches to enjoy. The wonderful harbour of Citudella is worth a visit as its French influence is a pleasant sight to see. Enjoy a stroll around the cobbled streets and narrow passageways. Let goeasy travel help you plan the perfect holiday package for you and your family and friends. Contact goeasy travel.
Restaurants & Food in the Balearic Islands
The traditional Cuisine of Balearic Islands surprises with a variety of original and sophisticated recipes. It is of course of Mediterranean tradition and has gained a great reputation in all Spain. It is extraordinarily varied – but reflects the cuisine of Catalonia, with its combinations of sweet and savory. Pork is a main ingredient, and vegetable dishes and soups are also typical fare.
Restaurant hours are quite varied, with the norm being from 1:30 to 3:30pm for lunch and from 8:3′ to 11 or 11:30pm for dinner. In summer, these hours are often expanded, with many establishments offering continuous service and still other serving food into the small hours of the night. Bars are usually open all day and close late at night.
Weather in the Balearics Spain
Over 4,000 kilometres long, the Spanish seaboard has a rather singular coastline, in that it is washed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea (on its eastern and south-eastern flanks), the Bay of Biscay (to the north) and the Atlantic Ocean (along the west and south). With more than three hundred days of sunshine per year and a mild climate, average temperatures being in the order of 18° C – 30° C (64° F – 86° F), its sunlit beaches receive millions of tourists from all over the world each year.
Getting Married in the Balearic Islands
It is possible for a blessing in the Balearic Islands or a religious ceremony if you are a catholic. However there is a minimum residency period of 2 years inn Spain for either the bride or groom or both in some regions. The Spanish law is quite strict on its marriage procedures and documentation must be legalised with a ‘Hague apostille certification’ at a cost of £12 per certificate as well as being translated into Spanish. If the canary Islands or Spain is your choice of Wedding venue then it is advisable to choose an excellent wedding planner for that destination and plan at least 1 year in advance. Normal legal documents to marry are required. Speak to one of our Overseas wedding planners to help plan your beach wedding Wedding Abroad
Honeymoons in Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca, Formentera
Honeymoons to the Balearics in Spain offer the visitor such a choice of accommodation and a variety of entertainment. From laid back islands such as Formentara to the lively club island of Ibiza. Combine the islands with a visit to two or three to give you a mixed honeymoon experience. Accommodation can be as basic as a self catering apartment right up to a boutique hotel or luxury villa in Ibiza. Contact goeasy travel now for your personal travel consultant to plan your perfect Honeymoon
Golf Holidays Balearic Islands Spain, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza
If golf is your passion then the Balearics offers some great golf courses. For those golfers looking for a selection of golf courses then the island of choice would be Majorca with over 18 golf courses. Ibiza has only 2 golf courses and Menorca has one. Let goeasy plan the perfect golf holiday package for you and your friends by completing our Golf Holiday Planner
Driving tips in the Balearic Islands Spain. Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza.
Driving is on the right hand side in Spain. Speed limits in Spain are 50KPH in urban areas, outside built up areas 100KPH and 120KPH on motorways. On the spot fines are applied for speeding and other traffic fines. Seat belts are compulsory in front and rear of vehicles at all times.
The alcohol limit in Spain is 0.5%. Spain has an extensive road grid covering close on 340,000 kilometers, and of this total 7,000 kilometers represent highways (toll motorways, freeways and dual-carriageways). This highway network, a great part of which is toll-free, makes it possible for the visitor to drive in comfort from the Pyrenees all the way down to Andalusia, either along the Mediterranean coast or, alternatively, inland via Madrid. A comprehensive network of petrol stations and roadside rest areas offer the widest possible range of en-route services.
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or the Tourist board for Ibiza, Formentara, Majorca and Menorca For more information see the Spanish Tourist Board
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