Top 5 Islands to Visit in Spain

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There are a ton of things to do in Spain, and one that we highly recommend is a detour to the country’s spectacular islands. With Spain encased by both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, there are certainly plenty to choose from. But the following, at least by our humble reckoning, are five of the best.

Tenerife

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Tenerife is part of the world-famous Canary Islands, which have been described by CNN as possibly having the best climate in the world. That means year-round temperatures that hover in the mid-70s, which is just about right for a day hike, a swim at the beach and pretty much everything else. And you can do all those things in Tenerife, arguably the best among the Canary Islands. It has stunning beaches and breathtaking views, along with a vivacious nightlife and a bevy of world-class diving sites. 

Fuerteventura

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Fuerteventura is a perfect destination for surfers and beachgoers as it boasts over 150 beaches, the best of which are located at the northernmost town of Corralejo. Parts of the island, though, remain largely untouched and that means Fuerteventura is perfect for those who want to relax and be at one with nature. 

Menorca

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Part of the equally spectacular Balearic Islands is Menorca, which remains rather unspoiled by mass tourism. The beaches are top notch, but there is a pulsating city life thanks to Palma, Menorca’s small, yet, thriving capital. If you have deep enough pockets, we suggest you stay at Hotel Sant Francesc, formerly a 19th century palace converted into a five-star property. Here you can get accommodation fit for royalty. 

Ibiza

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Like Menorca, Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands. But unlike the former, the latter has a much more vibrant city vibe, with parties and events pretty much everywhere. Ibiza is actually known for its array of super clubs, where tourists often flock to party all night long. During the daytime, the beaches are obviously an attraction and the best of the bunch is Playa de Ses Illetes, which we featured in our ‘Visit These 7 Beautiful Beaches in Spain’ post

Coming up , our  “The Other Ibiza” a 6 night foodie and landscape tour to this beautiful island.


Mallorca

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Another popular spot in the Balearic Islands is Mallorca, which holds the distinction of hosting the popular reality TV series Love Island, which was filmed in an opulent villa just outside the small town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. The series, a British reality dating show, concluded its fourth season last July, with Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham emerging as the winning couple. The couple were purportedly the first ones to fall in love with each other, and they did so amidst the backdrop of Mallorca’s majestic beaches, breathtaking vistas, and yes, luxurious villas. The main one, though, is privately owned; but the Casa Amor can be rented, and it will cost you anywhere from £4,572 (€5,050) to £7,417 (€8,193).

The fact is, Spain has many beautiful islands, and each has something special to offer. But if you could visit only a few, you might want to start with the five islands mentioned here.

 

Feature post for Corazon Travel

Written by: Felicity Amber