How best to get around the Balearic Islands?


Do you fancy doing an unforgettable trip to get to know the Balearic Islands in-depth? If you have the necessary free time, it’s an adventure guaranteed not to disappoint, because each island is truly unique. Here we tell you some key things you need to know about how to get around the Balearic Islands.

From the stunning Macarella and Macarelleta coves in Menorca to the vibrant Palma, the port of Sóller and Muro beach in Mallorca, the delightful bays and beaches of Ibiza, where the famous island of Es Vedrà with its powerful energy lies in store, and the idyllic beach of Illetes, in Formentera, the Balearic Islands boast a cornucopia of landscapes that will enchant you! 

How to get around the Balearic Islands: by boat, the best option

If you have enough time, the best option for getting around the Balearic Islands is undoubtedly by boat. Hiring a boat, with or without a skipper, will enable you to sail around the Balearic coast as you please, discovering those natural treasures and hidden-away gems only accessible by sea.

Naturally, the length of your voyage will depend on the engine of your chosen craft, one thing being aboard a leisure boat and quite another a latest-generation yacht. The distance between Formentera and Ibiza is 19 kilometres; between Mallorca and Ibiza, 152 kilometres and between Mallorca and Menorca it’s just 63 kilometres.

Getting around the Balearic Islands by plane

If you only have a few days to spare, you can think about the option of getting around the Balearic Islands by plane. The bad news is that you’ll need to stop over in Mallorca, because direct flights between Ibiza and Menorca are virtually non-existent. Moreover, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, lacks an airport, meaning that you can only reach it by sea.

Getting around the Balearic Islands by ferry

Although not as fast as the plane, another option for getting around the Balearic Islands are the ferries. There are various companies that run services, and to cross between the islands most of them stop at or require passengers to transfer in Mallorca.

If choosing the boat or ferry option to save time and money, we recommend hiring a boat at your destination to take advantage of the chance to tour the Balearic Islands’ finest sights from the sea. We guarantee you won’t regret it!

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