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Ibiza and the Balearic Islands Travel Guide

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Plan Your Ibiza and the Balearic Islands Vacation

Could anything go wrong in a destination that gets, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year? True, the water is only warm enough for a dip May through October, but the climate does seem to give the residents of the Balearics a sunny disposition year-round. They are a remarkably hospitable people, not merely because tourism accounts for such a large chunk of their economy, but because

history and geography have combined to put them in the crossroads of so much Mediterranean trade and traffic.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Pamper yourself Luxurious boutique hotels on restored and redesigned rural estates are the hip places to stay in the Balearics. Many have their own holistic spas restore and redesign yourself at one of them.
  2. Enjoy seafood delicacies Seafood specialties come straight from the boat to portside restaurants all over the islands.
  3. Party hard Ibiza's summer club scene is the biggest, wildest, and glitziest in the world.
  4. Take in the gorgeous views The miradores (lookouts) of Mallorca's Tramuntana, along the road from Valldemossa to Sóller, highlight the most spectacular seacoast in the Mediterranean.
  5. Discover Palma Capital of the Balearics, Palma is one of the unsung great cities of the Mediterranean—a showcase of medieval and modern architecture, a venue for art and music, a mecca for sailors, and a killer place to shop for shoes.

When To Go

When to Go

July and August are peak season in the Balearics; it's hot, and even the most secluded beaches are crowded. Weatherwise, May and October are ide...

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