4 Must-Visit Spanish Islands in 2013

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Spain is home to some of the most beautiful islands in the whole of Europe, with the most popular being situated amongst the Canary and Balearic island regions. So with so many to choose from it can be tricky to pick one to visit. Well fear not, as we have picked our favourite Spanish island destinations.

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Ibiza

Probably Spain’s most famous island is incredibly popular with young people, due to its thriving and world famous nightclub scene. Even though Ibiza is one of the party capitals of the world, that isn’t to say it’s the only thing that attracts thousands of tourists each year.

The island has some stunning scenery, especially the Cova de Can Marca, a natural cave that dates back 100,000 years! Or alternatively, spend a day touring Ibiza by boat, exploring the crystal clear water that surrounds this beautiful island.

Majorca

Not only is it Spain’s biggest island, but it’s also the most popular, providing tourists with 300 days of sunshine each year.

The island is famed for its coastline and boasts an impressive 200 beaches. Port d’Alcudia is one of the most renowned, due to its turquoise blue water and gentle waves. Perfect for diving and snorkelling.

Majorca also boasts some terrific dining opportunities and boasts some of Spain’s best seafood, beef and lamb.

You can also soak up some of the island’s historical landmarks, most notably, La Seu, a cathedral in the heart of Palma. The building of La Seu began in the 13th Century, but wasn’t completed until the 20th, when the gothic-style interior and Antonio Gaudi-designed canopy was included.

La Palma

Also known as ‘The Beautiful Island’ due to its volcanic scenery and forests, La Palma is home to an international airport and ferry service to Tenerife, making it easily accessible.

A perfect destination for tourists that are looking for a relaxed and unrushed holiday, the island is home to an endless list of woodland and greenery. La Palma also boasts the world’s biggest crater that stretches an unbelievable five miles and drops 6,000 feet!

There is also an observatory on the island which provides guests with tours and night time viewings of the island from their telescopes. The views are simply spectacular.

Tenerife

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a hugely popular tourist destination and its beaches and resorts are some of Spain’s best. Tenerife also has impressive nightlife, diving sites and an extensive range of water sports to be enjoyed, especially at Playa Del Duque, the island’s most popular and impressive beach.

There is also a stunning mountain range in Tenerife, where tourists can take a cable car to the top of the highest peak in Spain. It can also be hiked, but only recommended for serious walkers.

So that’s our favourite Spanish Island destinations. It comes as no surprise that such a beautiful and historical country has so many impressive holiday spots. However, if we had to choose our number one, it would most definitely have to be Majorca!

This article was provided by Hotel Sis Pins, one of the finest Majorca Beach Hotels. Planning a holiday to Majorca? Visit our site today!

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