Majorca, Minorca or Ibiza? If you wonder which is the best of the Balearic Islands to choose here you will be able to find out. As you might have already guessed the answer would depend on the kind of traveler you are. Keep reading and in less than two minutes you will be able to decide which is the best island for you.
Majorca: To whom is the best?
Mallorca (Majorca) is the best for families and retired people. As well as backpackers and low cost budget travelers looking for a good offer.
This is the largest of all the Spanish islands. Mallorca is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe. Visitors from all countries choose each year for a trip to Mallorca to spend their holidays. After the Romans, it was under Muslim rule until the year 1229 when it was recovered by Jaime I for the Christians, after which it was established as a kingdom.
Recently, tourism and construction have been the engines of the economy. Palma de Mallorca is a real capital with all the services for a nice stay. Mallorcan gastronomy, typically Mediterranean, is really delicious. In addition, it is a kind of tradition among visitors to the island to return from their trip with a good shipment of sobrassada and the delicious local ensaimadas.
Read here our full review about Mallorca.
What does Majorca offer?
- Big Island
- The most populated
- More diversity and contrast
- Amazing beaches for all tastes
- A proper capital
- Reasonable prices
- Big community of expats, especially germans
Minorca: To whom is the best?
Menorca (Minorca) is the best for couples and honeymooners, artists and hippies. Also good for landscapers and birdwatchers. Families with kids will feel welcome too.
Menorca has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993, due to the great ecological value of its seabed and coasts. The flora and fauna of the island are quite rich. The forests stand out, but also birds have their particular paradise here, with large colonies of ospreys, owls, kestrels, cormorants and shearwaters.
It is the second largest island of the Balearic Islands, although in terms of population it is the third behind Mallorca and Ibiza. The tourist industry is less developed in Menorca, so its paradisiacal landscape is better preserved than in other islands. It is considered an ideal tourist destination for a quiet trip in which relaxation prevails over partying. The local gastronomy is very tasty and has outstanding products such as the cheeses of Mahón.
Check here our full review about Menorca.
What does Minorca offer?
- Less touristy island
- Romantic places
- Beautiful towns
- Nice hotels boutique
Ibiza: To whom is the best?
Ibiza is the best for lonely travelers and group of friends. Romantic travelers or couples on a stopover on their dream trip to Formentera.
It is a quite flat island and very small. Nevertheless is more populated than Menorca. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, both for its cultural heritage and its natural treasures.It has interesting archaeological remains of the civilizations that have passed through its shores. The Phoenicians were the first to baptize the island, which began to be known as Ibosim.
More recently, the tourist industry developed a lot and turn this natural paradise into a worldwide known party spot. The best discos and the best DJs could be found around. In addition, if you are looking for something more than party, Ibiza has a B-side which includes beautiful historic villages and the old town Dalt Vila.
You can catch a Ferry to Formentera, which is always a good idea. Just a warning: organizing a trip to Ibiza can be expensive, especially during high season. Take it in consideration before choosing among Majorca, Minorca or Ibiza!
What does Ibiza offer?
- Night clubs
- A Ferry to Formentera
- Beautiful Dalt Vila