Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands

This is one of the most popular destinations in the western Mediterranean, and you’ll soon find out why. You'll find enchanting coves, gorgeous sunsets and lush natural landscapes. There are many ways to enjoy the islands: relaxing in an atmosphere of well-deserved peace and quiet, or partying until all hours as you enjoy the islands’ wild nightlife.

These are places where you wander through the streets of fishing villages, discover outstanding natural landscapes or enjoy a range of water sports. Minorca and Formentera, two small corners of paradise in the Mediterranean, are absolute havens of tranquillity.

Majorca and Ibiza are the two largest islands. The main attractions in Majorca include its capital, Palma, the Cabrera National Park and the mountains of the Sierra de Tramontana. Ibiza, meanwhile, has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO for its rich biodiversity and cultural attractions, which include the Phoenician archaeological site of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins and the historic centre of Eivissa. What's more, the island of Ibiza is known to party-goers all over the world for its exhilarating nightlife, where the beat of the music can be heard all night long.

Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands

C/ Rita Levi s/n (Parc Bit, edificio ATB) Palma, Mallorca (Illes Balears)


Balearic Islands Tourist
Where to go

Places not to be missed

What to do

Other ideas for your trip

Practical information

How to get there - transport information

Select the means of transport to see how to get there or how to get around at your destination.

How to get to aeroplane

  • The Balearic Islands are easy to reach by air, with daily flights from cities all over the world. There are also regular flights to other destinations in Spain, all taking less than two hours.

  • The main airports are Palma de Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. There is also a small aerodrome on the island of Mallorca, the Son Bonet.

  • There are no airports on Formentera or La Cabrera. These islands are only accessible by boat.

  • You can refer to a table of approximate journey times to the Balearic Islands from other parts of Spain.

  • More information

How to get to boat

  • The main ports of the Balearic Islands are Palma de Mallorca, Alcúdia (Mallorca), Maó (Menorca), Ciutadella de Menorca, Ibiza and La Savina (Formentera).

  • The Balearic Islands are popular stops on cruises, especially the ports of Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.

  • There are also regular ferries between Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and mainland cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, and Denia (Alicante province).

  • The islands are connected to each other by boat, whether via the main ports with regular ferry services, or with smaller boats which can be hired for excursions, and pleasure craft.

  • You can refer to a table of approximate journey times to the Balearic Islands by boat from other parts of Spain.

  • More information

Practical information

  • The best way to get around any of the Balearic Islands is by car.

  • Public transport consists of buses, and in the case of Mallorca, a few trains.

  • A bicycle is a good option for short trips.

How to get around in aeroplane

  • There are regular flights between Mallorca and Ibiza, taking 40 minutes. 

  • There are also regular flights between Mallorca and Menorca, which take 35 minutes. 

  • You can see approximate journey times in “Air connections for exploring Spain

  • Other options include air taxis between the different islands, and tours in planes or helicopters.

  • More information

How to get around in boat

  • There are regular ferries between Mallorca and Menorca, taking about an hour and a half. 

  • The ferries between Mallorca and Ibiza take two hours.

  • There are also ferries between Ibiza and Formentera, which take about 30 minutes. 

  • You can also tour the archipelago on a private boat, with the option of mooring in secluded coves that are difficult to reach by road. In the islands’ marinas you can hire boats or arrange this kind of excursion.

  • More information