Types of Tourism in Balearic Islands, Spain

By | July 7, 2022


According to polyhobbies.com, the length of the coast on the island of Mallorca is 555 km. it has more than 76 beaches, and 22 of them have been awarded the “blue flag”. All beaches are municipal and free. A sunbed and an umbrella on the beach cost 2-3 euros per day.

Not far from the resort of Cal de Or, there are places Cala Gran, Cala Ferrera, Cala D “Or, Cala Llonga, which are small cozy bays with fine sandy beaches. The beaches have everything you need to relax: sun loungers, umbrellas, showers, bars, water bike rental

Near the towns of Playa de Palma and Can Pastilla are the sandy beaches of Platja de Palma and Calla Vinas, and the beach of Son Caliu for gravel lovers.

In Cala Major, which is the closest tourist area (only 7 km) to the capital, the beach is 300 meters long and 30 meters wide and strewn with fine sand.

In the resort of Iltas, which is recommended for couples who prefer a relaxing holiday, the beach is a wide picturesque bay with fine sand.

In the resort town of Palma Nova, 12 km from the capital, there are three large beaches with fine sand.

Magaluf resort is the most popular among Russian tourists. There are comfortable bays with clean sand and clear water and a well-equipped, almost kilometer long beach.

In Santa Ponsa, a wide, fine-sand bay next to a pine forest is deservedly awarded the “blue flag”.

On another island in the Balearic archipelago, Ibiza, the beaches stretch for 18 km along the coast. The most famous of them are Talamanca, Figueretas, En Bossa and Cavaliet, and the most famous beach is San Salinas (this is the first nudist beach that appeared on the island). The most fashionable beach is Playa De Ias Salinas. It has four bars-restaurants, the most fashionable of which is Sa Trincha. Playa des Canallet is a beach for nudists. Beautiful views and a quiet atmosphere can be enjoyed at Cala Salada beach. Cala D “Hort – a small beach with a beautiful view of the mountain-island Es Vedra. Cala De Portnatx, located in the north of the island of Ibiza, is a quiet beach resort in a small bay, located away from a crowded place. Bennirras is a small bay-beach where like to gather “hippies”

Feature of Ibiza are the famous musical beaches. Ibiza is a party island. Ibiza is the most fashionable European resort, distinguished by its specific atmosphere and unique megaclubs (discotheques), which are considered to be among the best not only in Europe, but also in the world.

The beaches of the resort of Santa Eularia des Rio are cozy coves with clear waters and wide beaches. There is excellent white sand, many cafes and restaurants and a quiet safe sea.

The resort of Playa Den Bossa, located in the southeastern part of the island, has one of the longest beaches on the island – 2 km.

The resort of Sant Antoni is located on the western part of the island. The local beaches are considered one of the most beautiful on the island. Cala Gracio beach is very popular. It is a sandy beach in the north of the city.

On the island of Menorca, the most popular beaches are located in the deltas of dried rivers and streams, which are called “caya”. Small hotels have been built near the sandy beaches in Kaia Anna and Kaia Galdana. The rest of the hotels will have to go down difficult slopes, but there is a rather secluded atmosphere. In the south of the island in Son Bou, sand dunes stretch for three kilometers, there are nudist beaches. The northern coast of the island is occupied by gentle coasts and wide bays with sandy beaches.

All the beaches on the islands are urban, which means they are free. The fee is charged only for additional services – sunbed, umbrella, deck chair.


Mallorca is a great place for scuba diving. The most favorable time for this is May – June, as well as September and October. These are the months when the underwater life on the island is especially vibrant and impressive.

For divers, this is a complete expanse. For both beginners and experienced divers. It is worth noting that the equipment here is much cheaper than in other countries.

Practically in any tourist area in Mallorca you will find scuba diving clubs – diving centers.

Types of Tourism in Balearic Islands, Spain