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Fact File for Spain, Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)

The Balearics are the West Mediterranean’s last pristine paradise with breathtaking anchorages, secluded villages, trendy towns, lovely beaches with sparkling turquoise water and bustling nightlife. The islands’ dramatic coastline offers many beautiful anchorages accessible only by boat.

COORDINATES: 39º30N, 03º00E

LANGUAGE: Catalan, Spanish

CAPITAL: Palma de Mallorca

WEATHER: Temperate, Mediterranean climate. Maximum temperatures are not excessive thanks to the cooling sea breezes. The NW Tramontana and the NE Mistral are strong winds and can briefly disturb calm summer conditions (Menorca). Summer breezes in Mallorca tend to increase in the afternoon and make some anchorages unstable.


AIRPORTS: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), Ibiza Airport (IBZ) and Menorca Airport (MAH).

TIME: UTC+1 (winter), UTC+2 (summer)

CURRENCY: EUR; major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard are accepted throughout the islands and American Express, Diners Club are accepted in most ATMs



  • 1 Jan - New Years Day
  • 6 Jan - Epiphany
  • 1 Mar - Day of the Balearic Islands
  • Mar/Apr - Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
  • 1 May - Labor Day
  • 15 Aug - Assumption Day
  • 12 Oct - Hispanic Day
  • 1 Nov - All Saints Day
  • 6 Dec - Constitution Day
  • 8 Dec - Immaculate Conception Day
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day

MAIN PORTS AND MARINAS: Puerto de Mahón; Palma de Mallorca, Port Adriano; Ibiza Town, San Antonio; La Savina

RECOMMENDED BEACHES: Binibequer, Cales Coves, Cala en Porter, Cala Turqueta;
Cala d'en Borgit, Cala Deia, Es Carbo, Illetas Beach;
Cala Saladita, Cala Xarraca, Cala D'en Serra, Cala Olivera, Es Torrent;
Cala Saona, Playa Es Pujols, El Tiburón, Sa Roqueta

CULTURAL: The Balearics have a distinct Catalan flavor and offer something for every visitor. Dress is casual but upscale establishments require more formal wear. Legs and shoulders should be covered in religious buildings.

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