The Balearic Islands holiday rentals | Vacation rentals in The Balearic Islands, Spain
Located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands make for an unforgettable and beautiful holidy destination. The Gymnesian Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Cabrera, Sa Dragonera, Illa Conillera and Aire Island) together with the Pityusic Islands form an idyllic archipelago, i.e. the Balearic Islands.
Not only can you enjoy the fantastic beaches and coves which are spread across the Balearic Islands, but you can also wander through the various landscapes and natural caves, or visit the archeological remains which are part of the renowned cultural and historical heritage. In addition, there is a range of cultural and leisure activities to cater for all tastes and ages.
The Balearic Islands not only have a multitude of restaurants and bars for experiencing the nightlife, but also a wide variety a folk festivals which are a great opportunity for coming into contact with the more traditional aspects of the islands. In addition there are numerous theatres, cinemas and music concerts which liven up the evening. Following an exhausting evening, there is no better way to relax than spending time in one of the lovely spa centres.
The traditional gastronomy of the Balearic Islands is influenced by many different cuisines such as Catalan and Valencian and is evidently very mediterranean. Sobrasada is typical of the Balearic Islands and is a type of sausage made with cured meat, bacon and paprika. However, the way that it is cooked depends on the location: in Mallorca it is roasted and grilled, whereas in Menorca it is fried and usually served with honey. Shellfish is also common, particularly date mussels, a type of shellfish which has the shape and colour of a date; as are clams, the shellfish of Menorca. Furthermore, for a long time the islands have been producing their own exclusive wines which are constantly improving with the integration of new technologies.
Artesan markets are characterisitc of the Balearic Markets and for generation after generation they have sold unique peices of glasswork, pottery, fabric, jewellery, silverware, embroidery, and leather, among other things.
The Balearic Islands are home to a total of 25 top quality golf clubs (22 in Mallorca, 2 in Ibiza, 1 in Menorca) which are open all year-round for golfers to enjoy.