Getting Oriented

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Getting Oriented

The Balearic Islands lie 80–305 kilometers (50–190 miles) off the Spanish mainland, roughly between Valencia and Barcelona. In the center, Majorca, with its rolling eastern plains and mountainous northwest, is the largest of the group. Minorca (or Menorca), its closest neighbor, is virtually flat—but like Ibiza and tiny Formentera to the west, it's blessed with a rugged coastline of small inlets and sandy beaches.

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