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Balearic Islands Travel Information

The Balearic Islands (English: Balearic Islands, Spanish: Islas Baleares, Catalan: Illes Balears) are an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe) east of Spain. The Balearic Islands consists of the following six islands: Mallorca (Majorca), Menorca (Minorca), Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera (uninhabited) and Dragonera (uninhabited). The Balearic Islands is an autonomous region of Spain. The capital of the Balearic Islands is Palma de Mallorca (Palma). A number of large cities in the Balearic Islands are: Ibiza Town, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Mahon, Ciutadella de Menorca, Manacor and Inca. See ehuacom for Finland higher education.

The Balearic Islands are known as attractive tourist areas. Each of the islands has a lot to offer. Most people come for the nightlife of mainly Ibiza and Mallorca, the many beaches (partly sandy and partly rocky) and the many golf facilities. The interior has many beautiful pieces of (unspoiled) nature with forests, mountains and nature reserves. In addition, many bird species can be found on the islands. Around the islands you can practice many water sports such as diving and sailing in the clear blue water. You can also spot dolphins.

Where are the Balearic Islands?

Travel information of Balearic Islands

Official name: Balearic
Islands Continent: Europe
Area: 4,992 km²
Capital: Palma de Mallorca (Palma)
Country code: ES, ESP
Population: 1,128,908 inhabitants (2018)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 1,445 m (Puig Major)
Distance (Amsterdam – Palma de Mallorca): 1,427 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Corona
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Balearic Islands that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Balearic Islands, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the Balearic Islands. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Balearic Islands?
The full range of Ibiza and Formentera can be found here.
The full range of Mallorca can be found here.
You can find the full range of Menorca here.

Weather and climate
The Balearic Islands have a Mediterranean climate. The temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees in the summer months and around 10 degrees during the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Balearic Islands can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Balearic Islands can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to the Balearic Islands. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant and you also avoid mass tourism from mainland Spain.

Language
Spanish is the official language in the Balearic Islands. In addition, Catalan is used.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Spain: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Mallorca: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Spanish consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to the Balearic Islands.

Money and Currency
In the Balearic Islands, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in the Balearic Islands can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices on the Balearic Islands are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -13% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (28% cheaper), food (6% cheaper), imported beer in catering (28% cheaper), cigarettes (19% cheaper) and public transport (57% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

Tipping
In the Balearic Islands it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-15%.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on the Balearic Islands is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for the Balearic Islands can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On the Balearic Islands you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in the Balearic Islands.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Balearic Islands.

Electricity
The same plugs and sockets are used on the Balearic Islands as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in the Balearic Islands can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the high chlorine content.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to the Balearic Islands can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Balearic Islands can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Internet
Websites from the Balearic Islands end in.es.
Official websites of the Balearic Islands: illesbalears.es and caib.es.

Telephony
The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Balearic Islands is 0034 or +34.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Balearic Islands? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Balearic Islands Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of the Balearic Islands.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of the Balearic Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Balearic Islands.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in the Balearic Islands can be found on Officeholidays.com.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in the Balearic Islands in the school guide of Eurydice.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on the Balearic Islands, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travelogues
Are you looking for a travelogue about the Balearic Islands?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Balearic Islands. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Balearic Islands can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in the Balearic Islands can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Balearic Islands? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Spain, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Spain, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Balearic Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.3 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed