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For those looking for a more active holiday, Balearic Islands has plenty of activities to enjoy, including
- Water sports - Visit the many harbours, ports and beaches that the Balearic Islands have to offer. Water sports is a traditional favourite pastime of Spain and its surrounding isles, so let loose and get that adrenaline rush with a large selection of water sports available.
- Hiking - The islands mountainous and beautiful landscape offer some breath taking views. The islands great climates and many hiking routes allows for you to get some exercise whilst taking in the stunning natural world around you.
- National Parks - The Balearic Islands lays claim to a large variety of National Parks from the Parc Natural de sa Dragonera in Mallorca, which protects large arrays of migratory birds, mammals, geckos and lizards, to the Ses Salines Natural Reserve in Ibiza, which offer great views of the salt pans and marshes.
- National Maritime Territorial Park - Take a relaxing boat adventure through the Cabrera Archipelago, which has been declared a National Maritime territorial Park. The northern coast remains practically untouched, with deep horizons of mountains, surrounded by crystal clear water and peaceful beaches. The marine landscape is stunning, and a great opportunity of snorkelers and deep sea divers alike.
- Cycling & Walking - There are 19 paths to cycle and walk on the islands of Formentera. With much of the island unspoilt, this creates a tranquillity that is a pleasant contrast to the tourism of the other islands.
- Fiestas - the Balearic Islands host a feast of vibrant fiestas all year round. Characterized with traditional music accompanied with ceremonial and primitive dancing, if you get the chance make sure you are witness to this ancient customs.
- Ibiza Night Life- Ibiza, "the party island", is world famous for its party night life. With plenty of night-clubs, and regularly hosting big-name Djs, Ibiza is the perfect place for the party animal.
Holidays to the Balearic Islands offers stretches of white, soft sandy beaches, clear azure sea and an average of 300 sunny days a year. With a variety of resorts the islands offer an intriguing mix of busy tourist beaches and secret, isolated bays depending on your desire. Visit the San Juan de la Font Santa Spa Resort on Majorca for some luxurious pampering.
The Balearic Islands has a mix of legend and folklore which describe its origins. Escapees from Rhodes after the Trojan War and travellers from the ancient nation of Phoenicia have both been said to have colonized there almost 3000 years ago. The Isles went back and forth from British, to French, to Spanish rule during the 15th,16th and 17th centuries, but came under Spanish rule for good during the Napoleonic wars. Through all this occupations, the Balearics never lost sight of their origins and this can be found today in their year-round fiestas, and rich traditions in crafts, especially with glass and wrought iron.
Shopping in the Balearic Islands; with a wide variety of cities and towns throughout the Balearic islands there are many opportunities to indulge in a little retail therapy. With department stores with branded labels and local markets and stalls selling traditional glass, wrought iron and wood carvings!
Holidays in the Balearic Islands are well known for the world famous clubs of Ibiza. With regular appearances from big time DJ's, thousands travel from all over the world to experience the Ibiza nightlife. However, Magaluf in Majorca is also a major tourist attraction for the younger generation, offering a wide variety of clubs and bars. If you prefer a quieter night, the open street bars and trendy beach bars that are dotted around Formentera offers you a chance to enjoy the sunset over some cocktails and live music.
Those looking for a family holiday, or a holiday with friends, holidays to the Balearic Islands can provide for every need and budget.
The weather in the Balearic Islands consists of an enjoyable consistent Mediterranean climate, with hot, but not excessively so, summers, with temperatures ranging between 18c, and mild winters with the occasional outbreak of showers, with ranging temperatures of 8°C-16°C.