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With sparkling water, stunning beaches and a near perfect climate, the Balearic Islands are an ideal hotspot that draws thousands of tourists from across the world! With four main islands and plenty of smaller ones in the archipelago, there is a substantial list of things to do and places to explore. Majorca (or Mallorca, as the Spanish call it) is the largest of the islands and known for one of the best natural harbours in the Mediterranean Sea – the Bay of Palma – and for its trendy nightlife. As well as these sights, this island offers a stunning range of mountain vistas and unspoiled coves.
You should start your trip from Palma, then maybe head to nearby Ibiza and laze on beaches at Las Salinas and Es Cabellet. If serenity is what you seek, then the neighbouring island of Formentera is an ideal choice, with beautiful, empty beaches and no one but bright green iguanas for company! But Majorca itself is also home to some of the best beaches in Spain, with ones like Cala de Algaiarens being a major draw. Take a boat out, swim in the clear blue waters and feel the stress in your system just float away!
The food in the Balearics is both exotic and delicious, being a mix of cuisines like Mediterranean, Catalan and Spanish. One of the most prominent items that you’ll find is a type of pork salami called sobrassada whose bright red colour comes from the vast amounts of sweet paprika that have added to the mix. Another dish from the islands, ensaïmada, is a pastry made with pre-fermented dough and a special kind of pork lard unique to the islands, then flavoured with things like candied pumpkin, sweet cream or sausage. Another significant part of the cuisine is the humble olive and anyone visiting the main island should try getting their hands on Majorcan extra virgin olive oil!
Food, fun and beaches are just part of the Balearic Islands experience, though. With so many places to explore, the range of adventure sports available is also varied enabling you go sea-kayaking, swimming with the marine life, snorkelling and diving, amongst other activities.
Such activities and sports though, highlight the need for a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of travel insurance quotes, will help you get just that. Whether you start feeling sick after scuba diving, face a sudden case of sunstroke or lose your belongings, we have a range of single trip insurance, gap year insurance and long stay travel insurance that will help safeguard your holiday!
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