The Balearic Islands of Spain boasts of a rich historic origin and beautiful sights. Being in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean, it therefore evokes endless beaches and truly breathtaking sights common in these places along the Mediterranean. It is composed of the islands of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca and Minorca. These islands have a long history that dates back to pre-historic times.
Tourism formally begun in the 1950s when the first chartered flights landed on the islands. Tourism then greatly flourished that also brought progress and prosperity to the islands and its people. Today, it is one of the most visited places in this part of Spain. The economy of the islands rose with the booming tourism trade.
The smallest of its 4 islands is Formentera. The island itself is attractive having good beaches and fine white sand and clear blue waters. However, it is less developed than its bigger and more famous sister islands. The 3rd largest island is Ibiza. It is renowned for its gay and lavish nightlife that attract tourists.
The famous discos are found in the island as well as rows of bars, cafes and restaurants. It also prides of a walled area called Dalt Vila. Aside from its famous beaches, its inland landscapes are terrific, dotted with abundant pine trees on rocky lands.
Mallorca is the majestic island of the Balearic and also the largest. The place is a gathering of the old and new. Many historical landmarks are found on the island. The famous ones are its enormous cathedral, La Seu, a lot of Renaissance mansions in town, old churches and an abandoned old monastery.
Because it is such a beautiful place, around 9 million visitors come to the place annually. Its magic is its sun, sea and sound. Likewise, its contrasting landscape is a perfect magical picture that visitors love to see.
The island of Minorca is the 2nd largest of the Balearic Islands. This island is a port city that breathes through the Mediterranean. Through its terrific and magnificent harbors, you can dine in good restaurants and have a fine view of the astounding Mediterranean. Its restaurants are famous for fantastic gourmets that are offered at reasonable prices. There are also numerous historical sites of pre-historic past.
The Balearic Islands is indeed a reasonable place to go if your vacation is limited for 2 weeks. It’s not only a breathtaking site; it is also a place full of history.