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Things to see and do in Balearic Islands

The Mallorca Pass (www.turbopass.com/mallorca-pass) lets you visit some attractions for free (such as Cathedral of Palma and Palma Aquarium). It also includes discounts and vouchers for participating restaurants, shops, shows, parks, caves, museums, excursions and activities as well as the hop-on-hop-off bustour and harbor boat trip in Palma. The Mallorca Pass is either valid for one, two, three, five or seven days. 

Attractions in Balearic Islands

The Mallorca Pass (www.turbopass.com/mallorca-pass) lets you visit some attractions for free (such as Cathedral of Palma and Palma Aquarium). It also includes discounts and vouchers for participating restaurants, shops, shows, parks, caves, museums, excursions and activities as well as the hop-on-hop-off bustour and harbor boat trip in Palma. The Mallorca Pass is either valid for one, two, three, five or seven days. 

Beach lovers

Pose in your best swimsuit at Las Salinas on Ibiza, find a deserted strand on Formentera, or the perfect little cove, such as Cala en Turqueta or Cala Macarella, on Menorca.

Ciudadella

Explore Menorca's atmospheric former capital Ciudadella, visiting its cathedral, elegant palacios and medieval churches. The shopping is good here too. At the other end of the island, the capital, Mahón, is also well worth a visit.

Dragon's Cave

Find out why Mallorca is famous for its caves, particularly the extraordinary Cuevas (Coves) del Drac (Dragon's Cave) where the visit climaxes with a unforgettable concert on an underground lake (www.cuevasdeldrach.com).

Menorca's prehistoric formations

Take in at least one of Menorca's famous prehistoric formations from the Talayot civilisation of the 2nd millennium BC. One of the most important stone sites is the Talatí de Dalt.

Valldemossa

Make a pilgrimage to beautiful Valldemossa and visit the monastery where the composer Frederic Chopin spent the winter of 1838-9 with his mistress, George Sand, who later published a famous account of the disastrous visit.

Yachting

The Balearic Islands are an arrival point for many Mediterranean yacht cruises and the crystal waters around these islands are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Tourist offices

Oficina de Turismo de Menorca

Address: Plaça des Born (City Hall Building), Menorca,
Telephone: +34 97 148 4155.
Website: http://www.menorca.es

Oficina de Turismo de Ibiza

Address: Paseo de Vara de Rey 1, Ibiza Town, Ibiza,
Telephone: +34 971 301 900.
Website: http://www.ibiza.travel

Oficina de Turismo de Mallorca

Address: Plaza de la Reina 2, Palma, Mallorca,
Telephone: +34 971 173 990.
Website: http://www.illesbalears.es

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