The Balearic Islands are among the most popular sites in the western Mediterranean. You know the ones: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. Their long history stretches back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Phoenicia, and there are traces of human habitation going back nearly 8,000 years.
Sounding a little too mainstream? The archipelago also contains many smaller islands, including Cabrera, just waiting to be explored. The Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park is home to many species of seabirds, and its waters teem with dolphins, whales and other marine life.
Of course, there’s something to be said for the mainstream – especially when the pinnacle of nightlife is right outside your door. When the sun goes down, Ibiza becomes the world capital of colorful lights and beachfront dancing. There are also plenty of wineries on the Balearic Islands, and and wine making has been a mainstay here since Roman times. These islands have seen their fair share of amazing parties.
No matter how you choose to explore them, the Balearics have plenty to discover.