10 Hidden Gems Things to do in Balearic Islands That You Shouldn't Miss

October 14, 2021 Carley Gatson

The brightest stars of Los Baleares are Majorca, Ibiza and peaceful Minorca. Situated between France and Africa, the archipelago's islands each have distinct characters. Majorca is the most developed and offers a mass of hotels, fast food joints and crowded beaches. Ibiza is loved by a hard partying set, including many gay visitors. It is also increasingly popular with upscale travelers, drawn by the chameleon island's reputation as "the new Provence." Pick an island and stake a claim on its sand.
Restaurants in Balearic Islands

1. Serra de Tramuntana

Ca s'Amitger Es el lugar donde se encuentra el Centro de interpretacion de la Serra de Tramuntana, 07315, Majorca Spain +34 971 61 66 22 http://www.serradetramuntana.net/en/
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5.0 based on 3,007 reviews

Serra de Tramuntana

A craggy, limestone mountain range stretching the length of the northwest coast of the island.

Reviewed By 795d_ad

Majorka was for me very underestimate destination - I thought that this island is only for beach loafers. That was really big mistake! This was our second trip only on foot and I can recommend it to everyone who is not beginner and who has some experiences. We went from Sant Elm to Soller (+- 85 km), track was hard because of bad rainy weather, so it was dangerous - dry stones changed to wet and every step was like going on soap floor. There was no chance how to finished GR221, even bus from Lluc was stopped because of wheater. So we moved to San Picaford (eastern coast) and there we started GR 222, which is no less beautiful and wheater there was better (+- 55 km). People there are pleasant, nature very very beautiful, food excellent, accommodation very various in comfort and also prices, we tried everything from sleeping outside to 4* superb hotel - each way was magnificent. Thumbs up for Majorka :)

2. Es Vedra

Cala d'Hort, Ibiza Town, Ibiza Spain http://www.ibizaisla.es/visitar/es-vedra.html
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5.0 based on 2,462 reviews

Es Vedra

Reviewed By culturetravel125 - Barcelona, Spain

Stunning views and an amazing feeling seeing this! For something extra special hike up to the tower during sunset!

3. Artestruz Mallorca

MA6014 km 40, 07630 Campos, Majorca Spain +34 639 72 17 35 [email protected] http://www.artestruzmallorca.com/
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5.0 based on 427 reviews

Artestruz Mallorca

A guide will teach you amazing facts about these ancient birds, in a safe and respectful environment. Tours are interesting, fun and very surprising. If you prefer not to go for a guided tour, you are welcome to meet the ostriches by yourself. Please check website for current prices and timetables.

Reviewed By Inspiration644777

This place is quite unique. It is a bit rough around the edges but for us this only added to the charm. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. If they got tired of answering my children’s many, many questions it didn’t show! We had a fabulous time learning all sorts of interesting facts and were lucky enough to come home with an ostrich egg thanks to a very kind Italian family. This has gone to school so we can share the ostrich love with our friends in Newcastle!

4. Ecovinyassa

Cami de Sa Vinyassa 3, 07100 Soller, Mallorca Carretera Fornalutx Coordinates: N 39°46.197' E 2°43.580', 07100, Soller, Majorca Spain +34 615 17 27 50 [email protected] http://www.ecovinyassa.com/
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5.0 based on 426 reviews

Ecovinyassa

IMPORTANT!! IF YOU WANT TO VISIT US, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO MAKE A RESERVATION ON OUR WEB PAGE! Discover the history and richness of the oranges and lemons of the Soller valley, while you experience the appeal of a unique spot. The orchard “Sa Vinyassa”, with 18.000 m2, is a privileged spot, under the impressive rocks of the Alfabia ridge, between Fornalutx and Biniaraix. Come to promenade and to know the history of the orange trees of Soller, and you’ll enjoy a peaceful environment and a special micro-climate, while you taste a just squeezed organic orange juice, and a typical snack. Entrance 12 EUR incl. juice & snack (Kids: 6 EUR). Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10.00 - 14.00 hr.

Reviewed By Lindsaybu - London, United Kingdom

Highly recommend booking a visit. Very welcoming and easy to social distance due to the relaxed self-guided tour style. Learnt more than I would have expected and the children (aged 3.5yrs and 18 months) loved exploring as well as feeding the chickens. Delicious fresh oranges, orange juice, marmalade and traditional Mallorcan tomatoes on bread all included-lovely treat!

5. Calvario

Calle Calvari s/n, 07460, Majorca Spain
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Calvario

A medieval hermitage holding a mysterious crucifix, rumored to have appeared at the site by a miracle.

Reviewed By MelanieS738 - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Got a taxi from port alcudia to pollensa for around 16 euros , went straight for the Calvary steps , huffed and puffed up the steps stopping to look at the views front and back . Stopped for a pic with the smiley music man , more amazing views at the top . Lovely roof top views , visited chapel and church in the square . Well worth the visit .

6. Son Marroig

Deia, Majorca Spain +34 971 63 91 58 [email protected] http://www.sonmarroig.com/
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Son Marroig

Beautiful 19th century manor owned by the Austrian Habsburgs. Emblematic possession in Deia where Archduke Ludwig Salvator lived. Best wedding venue! Check it on our instagram: @son_marroig

7. Cuber

07315, Majorca Spain
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Cuber

A small, pleasant lake frequented by wild birds and nature-loving tourists.

8. Cuevas de Arta

Carretera de las Cuevas, 07589, Capdepera, Majorca Spain +34 971 84 12 93 http://cuevasdearta.com/
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4.5 based on 1,096 reviews

Cuevas de Arta

Reviewed By arwrtawel - South Wales, United Kingdom

We had already visited Caves of Drach when we saw signs for this place. How different could two places be. The guide was amazing seamlessly flitting between Spanish, German and English- full of fun facts he made sure we all enjoyed his tour. The tour contains 425 steps [according to the guide] and a hike of close to 1.5 km. Amazing geology, and a photo snap at every turn. Not appropriate for those who are physically challenged. Recommended and would revisit.

9. Vall de Boquer

Port de Pollenca, Majorca Spain
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4.5 based on 484 reviews

Vall de Boquer

Reviewed By taliward - Warwick, United Kingdom

We stayed at Hotel Pollentia which made it a 20 minute walk along the promenade and down one street to the start. It was then 30 minutes to the view point and a further 30 minutes down to the beach. We spent about an hour on the beach swimming, drying off and watching the goats. The water here is beautiful. It's cool and crystal clear and most welcome after a hot but beautifully scenic hike. We left our hotel at around 9:30am and arrived at just before 11am and this was hot and so leave earlier if you can. Also, when we arrived there were just a few people who left shortly after and then just as we were heading off, it seemed to get a bit busier; I can only imagine what it's like in a normal summer season and so an even better reason to set off early. It was a clear stoney path all the way to the viewing spot marked by a big rock but the second half is very steep and not easy. If you have any knee issues you may struggle with the pressure on your knees going down. It's a very stoney beach and so take beach shoes!! Also, take lots of water as there is nowhere to get this on the walk. It goes without saying, wear trainers!! You may also want to pack your snorkel kit or goggles. Beware that this is a nudist beach! We saw just two people when we were there. We went one way down and found a much easier way back! Just before you get to the viewing point, there is a left hand pathway, take that and head straight down as this seems to be one of the better ones. Don't make our mistake and head on down immediately after the viewing point.....it's worth backtracking just a few steps! I will attach a picture which hopefully you'll find useful. I say 'path' (!!)....it's not exactly clear as you pretty much get down the best way you can find but this was definitely an easier direction than our way down!

10. La Casa de Robert Graves

Carretera Soller Km 1, 07179 Deia, Majorca Spain +34 971 63 61 85 [email protected] http://www.lacasaderobertgraves.org/en/
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

La Casa de Robert Graves

Reviewed By 549JenB - London, United Kingdom

The house is a short walk from the centre of town (well signposted) and occupies a peaceful and beautiful setting. It costs 7 Euros or 5 Euros for a pensioner. The visit starts with a film about Robert Graves life and loves and is full of interesting details and facts, followed by a wander round the garden and house which is full of his furniture and belongings. Each room has a written fact sheet in Spanish, Catalan, English and German which explains the features worth noting and it almost feels as if he has just popped out. The whole place has a lovely atmosphere and I can see why he chose the location.

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