Spain is home to some of the most wonderful islands in Europe, many of which are divided between the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Each island is very different in its own way and all the islands have something to offer everyone.
Formentera is a small island to the south of Ibiza, renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. If you’re enjoying a holiday in neighbouring Ibiza, a day trip to this little hidden gem is a must. Boats from Ibiza depart regularly throughout the day and the journey is approximately 30 minutes. The island is never as crowded as other Balearic Islands, even in popular summer months, so it’s a breath of fresh air if you’re looking for a secluded place to relax. As the island is flat, many people choose to rent a bike and explore the island’s beautiful beaches. You’ll be sure to find your own perfect piece of paradise in fabulous Formentera.
The largest of all the Spanish islands, Majorca is the king of the Balearics. Majorca has so much to offer and there is something to suit everyone. The island has countless beaches, if you’re after a relaxing beach holiday. Alcudia Beach is famous for its fine white sand and crystal clear shallow waters and Cala d’Or is surrounded by small golden beaches, which are a popular spot for snorkelling and diving. Looking for the perfect city break? A trip to stylish Palma is a must, where the gothic style Bellver Castle and the magnificent La Seu Cathedral are just waiting to be explored.
Tenerife has it all, year round sunshine, stunning nature and lively resorts. Popular resorts include Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje, each offering excellent nightlife, busy beaches and amazing water parks. In fact, Costa Adeje is home to the one of the biggest water parks in Europe; Siam Park. If you prefer to steer away from the bustling resorts, head to northern Tenerife. Here you’ll discover places such as to Puerto de la Cruz with its secluded black sandy beaches, many of which are perfect for surfing. There is more to Tenerife than just its beaches. In the middle of the island you’ll find Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain. On a clear day the views from the volcano are breath-taking.
Ibiza, the party capital of the world is known for its legendary clubbing scene. This is the place to be if you want non-stop partying as the majority of clubs stay open till the early hours. During the day there are also numerous beach and boat parties taking place all across the island. Ibiza is blessed with stunning cove beaches – Cala Bassa on the west coast is a particular highlight with its white sandy beaches or there’s Cala Gracio on the outskirts of San Antonio, which is a more secluded beach as its neighbouring hotels are hidden away, so there is a sense of privacy. No trip to Ibiza is complete without watching the sunset in a stylish cocktail bar on the Sunset Strip.
Lanzarote provides glorious sunshine all year round and a holiday on this island will not disappoint. The island has various beaches, each blessed with fine white or black sands and calm waters. When in Lanzarote, a trip to Timanfaya National Park is a must – this part of the island is known for its ‘martian’ landscape. Puerto del Carmen is the holiday hub of Lanzarote and if you’re after a variety of pubs, clubs and restaurants, this is the place to be. The beaches are golden and their warm waters are a popular place for snorkelling and scuba diving.