Located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares, Illes Balears) are a Spanish province and autonomous community, as well as a very popular beach and cruise destination. The main islands and most popular tourist spots are Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza (Eivissa) and Formentera. This archipelago has several other minor islands and islets, namely Cabrera, S'Espalmador and Dragonera.
Population: Over 1 million inhabitants
Capital: Palma de Mallorca
Other major cities: Ibiza Town, Ciutadella de Menorca, Mahon, Santa Eularia des Riu
Main attractions: Ibiza’s Old Town, Palma de Mallorca’s beaches (e.g. Magaluf Beach), Almudaina Palace, Lonja Fish Market, Plaza Mayor, Cala Major, Miró Museum, Playa de Palma, Playa del Arenal, Pujols Beach, Cartuja de Valldemossa Monastery, Parque Natural de Ses Salines, Iglesia del Carmen, Plaza Miranda, Resort of Puerto Portals, Prehistoric Site of Talatí de Dalt (Menorca)
Nearest Airports: Ibiza Airport (IBZ — Aeropuerto de Ibiza, Aeroport d'Eivissa), located 7 km from Ibiza Town, serves the islands of Ibiza and Formentera; Menorca Airport (MAH — Aeropuerto de Menorca, Aeroport de Menorca), is only 4.5 km from Mahón; Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI — Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca, Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca), 8 km from the city of Palma.