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Visiting the Balearic Islands

Ferry Routes

Formentera to Balearic Islands

Formentera to Ibiza

19 Sailings Daily
28 mins
27 Sailings Daily
30 mins
3 Sailings Daily
40 mins
15 Sailings Daily
30 mins

Formentera to Palma

6 Sailings Weekly
7 hrs 14 mins

Formentera to Playa d'en Bossa

3 Sailings Daily
55 mins

Ibiza to Balearic Islands

Mallorca to Balearic Islands

Menorca to Balearic Islands

Spain to Balearic Islands

Why take a ferry to the Balearic Islands?

Booking a ferry within the Balearic Islands or from Mainland Spain couldn't be easier with Compare Ferries.

Use the search function on Compare Ferries to compare prices for ferry trips between the Balearic Islands, including Menorca, Majorca, Formentera and Ibiza and from Mainland Spain to the Islands. Operators include Transmediterranea Balearia and Trasmapi. Also search for ferries for your initial journey to Spain with operators such as Brittany Ferries.

Travelling by ferry can be an affordable and enjoyable option for a holiday, particularly if you book well in advance and take the time to plan your journey around activities you will be undertaking while on the islands. Compare Ferries receives the latest prices and special offers from the leading ferry companies sailing to and from the Balearic Islands including Trasmediterranea, Balearia and Trasmapi.

Highlights of the Balearic Islands

Although often cited for their reputation as world-class party destinations, the Balearic Islands have much to offer every kind of holiday maker.

An archipelago belonging to Spain, the Balearic Islands lie near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is very much like that of other Mediterranean hotspots, making the Balearic Islands an ideal destination for those looking for sun, sea and long days relaxing on the beach.

The largest and most popular islands of the archipelago include Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Majorca, and they are all very popular holiday destinations. Ibiza, in particular, is known for its many clubs and bars, and its tendency to draw in world-famous DJs. In this way, it is a great destination for a younger crowd hoping to spend an energetic few days or weeks exploring the party strip in an environment that is very tourist-friendly. There are many other smaller islands to discover, however, including Dragonera, S’Espalmador, Cabrera, Plana, and Foradada, which offer a slightly different atmosphere to their more tourist-centric counterparts.

Both Catalan and Spanish are official languages of the Balearic Islands, meaning visitors can test out their skills on the locals. English, however, is a much-spoken language due to the prevalence of English-speaking tourists visiting the island, making it a great place for those who are slightly more nervous about visiting a country in which they are unable to speak the language.

While the culture surrounding the Balearics is often perceived as very boozy and tourist-driven, history lovers and ramblers can find interesting things to do other than indulging in drinking. Majorca’s city of Palma, for example, is great for lovers of old and fascinating architecture. Walking around the Old City and the La Seu Cathedral, for example, can be an informative and relaxing way to spend a day or two.

Compare Ferries receives the latest prices and special offers from the leading ferry companies sailing to and from the Balearic Islands including Trasmediterranea, Balearia and Trasmapi. Use our simple to use search for your next ferry crossing.

The Culture, Food and Drinks

Authentic Balearic cuisine can be hard to come by due to the influx of tourists visiting the island who like to stick to their home comforts. However, classically Catalan dishes can be delicious once you find them, and are great for those who love seafood. Indeed, being so surrounded by water means that fresh fish and shellfish are in abundance, with dishes such as grilled squid, cod, and prawns often making an appearance on more rustic Catalan menus. For those who like a drink, the Balearic Islands have much to offer. Whether you are after a party-like bar on the strip or a more sophisticated bar with delicious Balearic cocktails, you are sure to be well-served.

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