The archipelago is the leading holiday destination in Europe
and Mediterranean with a 1,240 kilometers of coastline.
Weather in the
Balearic Islands is typical Mediterranean.
in spring is 19.5ºC, 27ºC in summer, 20.5ºC in autumn and 15ºC
The islands offer 300 days of sunshine a year and
that makes the archipelago one of the best summer holidays
destination in Europe.
Apart from the standard hotel type accommodation, the Balearics
offer wide range of top quality hotels, holiday apartments,
villa rentals around beautiful coasts, marinas, golf
courses and country cottages.
Islands benefit from prolonged summer sun, lasting from May through to
October, and as a result are great to visit for some off-season
We’ll focus on two of the Balearic Islands, Majorca and
Menorca to give you a mini guide to each.
Whether you’re travelling in
May or early June before the summer crowd arrive, or you visit in
September and October when they’ve left, you’ll find
hostels. Check out many
travel companies who offer good prices for the
Balearic Islands all year round.
Travelling in June and September are
especially good as they benefit from pre and post high-season prices
whilst still retaining the warmth and sunshine of the high-season months
of July and August.
– Its beaches are dominated by fine
white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and rocky coves which give many
of its hotspots a secluded feel as you can tuck yourself away behind the
rocks and sunbathe as if it were your own private beach. The history of
Majorca is, like so many islands, rich and interesting, and you can
visit pre-historic settlements all around the island.
Over 6 million
tourists visit each year, and to accommodate them the island is home to
around 4500 restaurants all serving a variety of food. The locals are
fond of their olives, and if you’re an olive fan then be sure to sample
some of the local picked and stuffed ones. You can pick them up in pots
from the local market on the huge olive stands for great prices.
Accommodation on the islands ranges from self catering apartments and
villas to resorts and seaside hotels, giving you a good choice when
deciding where to stay.
– Much smaller than Majorca,
Menorca has a population of just 95,000 compared to its neighbour’s
870,000, with the name Menorca translating literally into “the smaller
one”, whilst Majorca means “the larger one”. But don’t let that fool
you, for Menorca gives you plenty of bang for your buck and is home to
its own rich history and culture, summer festivals and traditional
celebrations. The ‘Festes de Sant Joan’ is a three day festival
comprising of a horse riding procession on the second day, jousting on
the third and a firework display to cap it all off.
The architecture is
a mix of colonial and local due to its history of being fought over and
thus ruled by many a different civilizations before settling down. The
British influence is still noticeable in the locals’ love for gin, with
which they make a drink called Pomada by mixing the gin with bitter
lemon. Again the accommodation options are excellent and the prices
affordable, and the island is a highly recommended holiday destination.