An authentic lifestyle

Lifestyle

For years the Balearic Islands have hosted an infinite number of artists, politicians and businesspersons, such as the Spanish Royal Family or actor Michael Douglas, who customarily can be seen in Mallorca. Ibiza too is visited by numerous celebrities, such as British singer James Blunt, who spends his summers in a luxury villa and confesses to being in love with the "white island" and its choice of leisure activities.
  • Majorca: An excellent transport network
    Majorca: An excellent transport network
    Son Sant Joan is Spain's third most important airport, due to its frequent connections with Europe's major airports and, in particular, the main German cities. The airport is just a 10-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca, and just a few kilometres from the virgin beaches in the south east of the island. Ibiza too has a good, and steadily growing, transport infrastructure.
  • The yachting tradition
    The yachting tradition
    The great popularity of yachting has made Mallorca and Ibiza the ideal destination for lovers of sailing. The Balearic Islands host numerous boat races, boat shows and yachting fairs that strengthen the islands' flourishing yachting fabric year upon year. A total of 63 harbours provide almost 20,000 berths on Balearic seashores, studded with virgin coves and secluded spots straight out of paradise along the islands' 800-plus km. of coastline.
  • A favourite destination for golfers
    A favourite destination for golfers
    Golf is one of the best-consolidated sports in Mallorca, since the island has 24 championship-standard courses to suit the most demanding players; these golf courses organize numerous training courses, championships and tournaments for both amateurs and professionals. The Mediterranean climate has also favoured the deseasonalization of this sport, which is played during a good part of the year.
  • Passionate about wine
    Passionate about wine
    The wine-making tradition has grown stronger in Mallorca in recent years, to the point where wineries such as those of Jaume Mesquida, José Luis Ferrer and Macià Batle have come to be on a par with the most prestigious wineries in Spain, through the authenticity of their aromas and their well-marked personality. Wine tourism is also going from strength to strength in the island, where tours are conducted at the main wineries of popular designations of origin such as those of Binissalem and Pla i Llevant.
  • Artistic and cultural diversity
    Artistic and cultural diversity
    In the Balearic Islands there exists an extensive network of galleries and cultural centres which work to promote the perfect symbiosis between international culture and local art – particularly through contemporary art, which is exhibited in institutions such as Es Baluard, the Miró Foundation and the March Foundation, in Palma, and the Contemporary Art Centre at Andratx, famous for its monumental installations and for blending perfectly into the Tramuntana mountain landscape.
  • Environmental wealth
    Environmental wealth
    Aware that the diversity of the islands' landscape is one of their most highly-prized features, the residents contribute to conserving it so as to retain its environmental value intact. Nature parks such as La Albufera and Sa Dragonera in Mallorca and Ses Salines of Ibiza and Formentera, together with the National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago, enrich the typically Mediterranean landscape.

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