by: Gina Santi
Writer, LatinTrends Magazine
Legend has it that the gentle winds descending from the Balearic Mountains are capable of modifying one’s mindset and attitude towards life. This is perhaps the explanation for the mystery of the magnet strength attraction affecting those who, after arriving as visitors, are never able to abandon the islands.
The Balearic Islands, an archipelago of 5 main islands and several islets, constitute one of the most beautiful enclaves in the Mare Nostrum, or Mediterranean Sea. Their soft climate, stunning landscapes, beaches benefitting from more than 300 sunny days in a year, fascinating cultural heritage and folklore, exciting leisure opportunities, and warm hospitality of the Baleares have made the Balearic Islands a cosmopolitan place for visitors from all corners of the planet, sometimes to spend a vacation or sometimes to stay forever. Although the unambiguous personality of each island differentiates from the next, all of them have a common effect on the guest: it is very difficult to leave without wishing to return.
The first tourists started to arrive in Mallorca, the elegant Isla Mayor, during the early 1920’s. During that time, there was a selective influx of artists, intellectuals, scholars, and writers, and as a consequence Mallorca developed an outstanding cultural offering with auditoriums, museums, exhibits, libraries, as well as historical sites and sports facilities, some ranking among the best in Europe.
Ibiza, on the other hand, is an exceptionally cheerful and tolerant island with a liberal and open-minded character. In its picturesque cities, one finds an extraordinary number of bars, restaurants, and small shops where se vende de todo until very late at night. The island provides opportunities to enjoy a quiet day in one of the hundreds of pristine beaches in preparation for a night of dancing in one of its globally famous late-night clubs.
Menorca, the eastern-most island of…
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