FACT FILE THE BALEARICS — Islas Baleares — Illes Balears :

The main islands are Majorca — Mallorca, Minorca — Menorca, Ibiza — Eivissa and Formentera. These are all popular tourist destinations that are located off the east coast of Spain.

The largest is Mallorca with its capital Palma and it has one of the busiest airports of European holiday destinations. The main towns and attracvtions are: Pollença and Puerto de Pollença, Cala de San Vicente, Playa de Formentor ( fabulous beaches), The medieval town of Alcudia, Manacor, Porto Cristo, Cala Millor, Artá, Llucmajor and Felanitx are amongst the great selection of places to visit.

Ibiza is famous for its lively nightlife, although this is largely confined to San Antonio in the north and ther authorities have clamped down on heavy drinking in the last few years. Other major towns on Ibiza are Ibiza Town,Santa Eulària and other places to see are:Santa Eulalia, Sant Miquel, Cala de Sant Vicent, Cueva des Cuieram and San José.

MinorcaThe major towns are Maó and Ciutadella.Other places to visit are: Torret, Sant Lluis, Cala d'es Rafalet, Alaior, Mercadal, Santo Tomás, Santa Galdana, Ferreries , Arenal d'en Castell and Fornells.

Formentera is the smallest and most southerly island of the Balearic Islands group with a surface area of 90 sq. km The island can only be reached by ship, so relatively few tourists come to this location, making it a much quieter place than the other islands in the region. It is known for the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on many of its beaches.The sea is visible from practically any point of the island.Formentera is the only town. Some of the villages are — La Sabina — the port, Las Salinas, San Francisco Javier, San Fernando and La Mola.

The Islands form one of the Autonomous Communities of Spain, the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands. The Community's capital city is Palma de Mallorca. Its only province is also called Illes Balears.

The island have an excellent climate with some 300 days of sun per year that enclourage visitors throughout the year.

In addition there is the small island of Cabrera It was declared nature preserve in 1991. You will need a permission to visit the island.You can make arrangements in Mallorca, but no dogs are allowed and you should bring your own food and drink as there is only a small canteen cafe there.

Currency: Euro — (€)

Electricity Voltage: 230v European 2 prong round plug.

Telephone Country Code: + 34 including Spain and Cannary Islands

Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.

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