7 Day Trip in the Balearics
Many tourists view a bit of the Balearics’ treasure chest and leave thinking they have seen it all. Let’s make your 7 day trip in the Balearics worthwhile.
Annually millions of tourists pay a visit to the archipelago in the Balearic sea. Collectively known as the Balearics, they are home to gliding hills, crumbling heritage sites, isolated coves, and leafy terraces. Primary tourist destinations within these islands are Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera. The driving force behind the islands’ appeal is has been their lush countryside, Mediterranean cuisine, fabulous hotels, bars, pristine waters, and platinum beaches.
Most new visitors to the Balearic make pitstops at the four most popular islands and think they have seen it all. They erroneously fail to conceive that the Balearics is so rich in content that it requires detailed insight from an experienced guide to explore the islands within a short stay. Our itinerary for a 7 day trip in the Balearics will help unmask the Mediterranean archipelago a little bit more.
That said, shall we begin.
Day 1 & 2: The Island of Mallorca
Spending your third day in Mallorca is a great way to experience the contrasting nature of the Balearics. Mallorca is vibrant with sunny personalities, beautiful hill villages, dazzling scenery, and remote mountains, unlike its laid-back neighbor. A must-do for any trip to Mallorca is to hike or cycle the Serra de Tramontana mountain.
Palma, the island’s capital, is famous for its Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral de Mallorca. Other incredible sights include the Palau d’Almudaina Arabian castle, Castell de Belver, Palma Aquarium, Calles de Moro beach, the tree-lined promenade called Passeig des Born, and the Sa Llotja.
Along the coast, car congas will capture your attention, so will the summer village festivals. The cuisines are to die for, and a popular dish found in most Mallorca restaurants is Caldereta De Langosta. Caldereta de Langosta is a Lobster dish cooked in tomatoes, olive oil, onions, and other ingredients. By sunset, you should be leaving Mallorca to experience party-filled Ibiza.
Day 3 & 4: The Island of Formentera
Radiating an aura of placidity, the thinly populated island of Formentera is one of the smallest and prettiest islands in the Balearics. This small island possesses an endless retinue of places to visit, including the Guardiola defense tower, Sa Bassa de S’Espalmador, Sa Torreta and Bocs coves, the Chapel of Sa Tanca Vella, and the natural mud baths of the salt plain.
The first thing to do in Formentera is to explore the green routes. This well-maintained cycling and hiking trails network spans 130 kilometers, crisscrossing the island connecting insouciant, quaint villages. If you still have time, you can go birdwatching at the Ses Salines d’Eivissa i Formentera Natural Park. This park hosts over 200 migratory bird species that arrive during spring and autumn, drawn to the island’s various ecosystems, wetlands, and lagoons. Key birds to look out for include flamingoes, Petrel, European Shag, Shelducks, Audouin’s gull, the Great Skua, and the Balearic Shearwater.
The perfect way to spend your next day is to indulge in all the water activities the island has to offer. These include boat rides, kayaking, diving, and snorkeling. Diving enthusiasts would find the tiny islets of S’Espardell and Espalmador excellent diving spots. On the other hand, the Migjorn and Ses Illetes beaches are ideal for snorkeling, paddle surfing, and kayaking.
Day 4 & 5: The Island of Ibiza
Its hedonist history is arguably the key reason this Balearic island became one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers. This does not remove the raw, rural beauty that permeates this island once you go past the upscale districts, festive beaches, and till-dawn parties.
Ibiza, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a bucolic beauty with rich ecosystems. This protected archipelago features flora indigenous to the island and the Mediterranean region. Among these is Neptune Grass, a protected plant that gives the island its verdant look. Scuba diving trips will allow you to explore this plant, known to locals as the flor de Posidonia Oceanica.
Day 6 & 7: The Island of Minorca (Menorca)
Minorca is an ideal place to spend your last two days and clear off any hangovers from your stay in Ibiza. Peppered with Georgian architecture, historical monuments, rocky caves, coastlines with pine trees, aqua bays called Calas, and long stretches of sandy beaches, Minorca is beautiful.
A must-visit location in Minorca is the El Toro mountain which gives you a 360° panoramic view of the island from the top. There you can visit the Monto Toro, a 13th-century church housing a café. Casa Galdana is an excellent location for all types of water sports. Other attractions include the sandstone quarries of Ses Pedreres de s’Hostal, the Museum of Menorca, Museo Etnologico Molí de Dalt (Dalt Ethnological Museum) S’Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve. In spring, the island becomes a botanical garden with meadows covered with enrapturing wildflowers, an enticing view for Anthophiles.
Planning Your Trip
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