Balearic Islands, Spain

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Balearic Islands, Spain

Balearic Islands vacation rentals

Make a villa rental or vacation rental in the Balearic Islands your home away from home when you visit this group of lovely islands off the east coast of Spain.

Mallorca (Majorca), the largest and most populated of the Balearic Islands, attracts sun-seekers and jet-setters from around the world. The capital city of Palma abounds with fashionable shops and restaurants. In the well-preserved old town the imposing hilltop Cathedral features spectacular stained-glass windows, paintings, and tapestries.

Guests of Mallorca villas and vacation rentals can view a fascinating display of religious art, archeological artifacts, and ceramics in the Museu de Mallorca, housed in a former palace. Mallorca, known for its handmade pearls, is also a great place to buy gold and silver jewelry, footwear, leather goods, glass, pottery and embroidery.

Activities for guests of Palma vacation rentals include swimming, wind surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing. The 40 beaches in the vicinity of Palma tend to be crowded, especially in the summertime. Popular beaches include the Port de Saller and the more secluded Port de Valldemossa. Farther from the capital, the Playa es Trenc is the largest undeveloped beach on the island.

Many of the smaller coastal towns on the island have become resort towns, with a variety of villas, apartments and vacation rental homes available. Some popular accommodations include Soller vacation rentals and Magalluf villa rentals. Deia (or Deya) is a quaint village with panoramic views of the mountains and the sea, attracting artists and writers.

About 40% of Mallorca's land is set aside in nature preserves, offering visitors opportunities for bird watching, hiking, bicycling and exploring wetlands. Other attractions for guests of Mallorca vacation rentals and villas include water theme parks, a dolphinarium, and historic gardens.

On the island of Ibiza, the main town of Elvissa (Ibiza City) is dominated by the D'Alt Vila -- the old walled city constructed on the foundations of an earlier Moorish town. Ibiza has a reputation as a party place, with Calle Barcelona the hub of the bar scene. Guests of Ibiza vacation rentals can choose from a variety of gorgeous beaches. Close to town are the Platja de Figueretes and Platja de Tallamanca. One of the prettiest beaches, Playa de Las Salinas, is more secluded.

Menorca, the least developed and least crowded of the islands, features a 125-mile long coastline dotted with sandy beaches and coves. The popular beaches near the main town of Mahon are accessible by bus. Guests of Menorca vacation rentals will find several bars and discos housed in the seaside caves of the Covas d'en Xoroi. The lovely town of Ciudadela also has an interesting cathedral and a variety of shops and restaurants. Nearby is the beautiful secluded beach at Arenal de Son Saura. Cala Galdana, near Ferreries, offers water sports equipment rentals.

You’re sure to find the perfect villa or vacation rental home for a memorable Spain vacation. Reserve your Balearic Islands vacation rental today!