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Most tourists heading to the Balearic Islands arrive by plane. The archipelago is particularly well served by flights to Son Sant Joan Airport (the 3rd largest in Spain in terms of passengers) in Palma de Mallorca, which is the hub for most international flights. Numerous scheduled airlines offer flights to the Balearic Islands from the UK, such as British Airways, Air Europa and Monarch Airlines... For low-cost flights to Palma de Mallorca, there are plenty of airlines to choose from: Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air Shuttle, etc. Flight times to Majorca from UK airports are around two hours. The other main destination in the Balearic Islands is of course the airport on the very festive island of Ibiza. It is such a popular destination that finding low-cost flights to Ibiza couldn't be easier thanks to the choice of airlines: Easyjet, Ryanair, Flybe, Norweigan Air Shuttle and Jet2.com. As for scheduled airlines, British Airways, Monarch Airlines and Iberia all operate flights to Ibiza. Flights to the Balearic Islands also land at Minorca Airport, although these are fewer than for the other two airports mentioned.
If there is an ultra-touristy destination in Spain, it is certainly the Balearic Islands. This little Mediterranean archipelago is a dream come true for thousands of European tourists. Each of the four islands in the archipelago has its own identity and the range of activities on offer is very diverse. Majorca, the largest island, is undoubtedly the cultural centre of the archipelago. The capital, Palma, is definitely worth a visit. Make sure to stop off at the Basilica de Sant Francesc and the Almudaina Palace while there. The island also has some beautiful fine sandy beaches that are perfect for lazing around on. Although it is not quite on the same level as Ibiza, Majorca is a also party destination. As for Ibiza itself, its reputation for nightlife is firmly established. It is THE meeting point for clubbers. A week of fiestas here is a guarantee of some of the wildest nights of your life! Its sister island, Formentera, the smallest one in the archipelago, is radically different. It has managed to preserve its unspoilt landscapes and wild nature. If you like peace and quiet, the little beaches of Formentera, lapped by the crystal clear turquoise waters, are perfect! The last of the Balearic Islands, Minorca is often described as a gigantic open-air museum. The many palaces in the old city of Ciutadella are perfect examples of typical architecture. The main cultural interest of the island is its abundance of prehistoric sites, dating from the Bronze Age.