The Hotel Almudaina is the best choice for staying in the Balearic capital, being located in the shopping and cultural centre of Palma de Mallorca. Just a short distance from the sea front, the cathedral and the old town, it is the ideal spot for visiting the city whether on business or for pleasure, as well as taking trips around the island during your stay. The hotel was completely renovated in 2009 and houses practical comfortable rooms in a welcoming atmosphere.
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The Balearic Islands are an archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. They form an autonomous community and a province of Spain, of which the capital city is Palma. The co-official languages in the Balearic Islands are Spanish and Catalan.
The Balearic Islands comprise Majorca and Minorca which are the Balearic Islands proper, and other smaller islands, which together constitute an autonomous community of Spain. The main islands of the autonomous community are Majorca (Mallorca in Catalan), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza (Eivissa), and Formentera, all of which are popular tourist destinations. Among the minor islands is Cabrera, which is the location of the Parc Nacional de l'Arxipèlag de Cabrera. The islands can be further grouped, with Majorca, Minorca, and Cabrera as the Gymnesian Islands, and Ibiza and Formentera as the Pine Islands.
The islands have been populated since antiquity. The first recorded inhabitants are from the fifth century B.C. although there are remains much older than these. The hold of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Cartaginens and Romans were feeble. The muslims were the first civilization to create a true society in these islands, living in them for centuries.
Currently the Balearic Islands are populated by Catalan speaking people as they were mostly colonised after the Reconquista by the payeses of Rosellon, Girona and Barcelona. Spanish is also spoken and in the tourist areas, as well as German and English.
The main caracteristic of Minorca is how green it is compared with the other islands and the fact that the touristic industry is less developed, this makes it possible to still find deserted and pristine beaches and less tourists. Main places are Mahon and Ciudadela. See the hotels in Minorca
The physical geography of Majorca is driven by the Tramontana hills at the northwest of the islands. They give place to impressive cliffs that are a shocking contrast to the beaches on the rest of the island. The pla is the fertile central plain. West of the plains and in the centre of the Palma bay is the capital Palma de Mallorca. See the hotels in Majorca
This is the smallest and most southerly island of the Balearic Islands group; it is one of the two Illes Pitiüses, along with Ibiza. It is 19 kilometres long and is located approximately 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. The island can only be reached by ship, so relatively few tourists come to this location, making it a much quieter place than the other islands in the region. It is best known for the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches. See the hotels in Formentera
Eivissa or Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, and belonging to Spain. With Formentera, it is one of the two Illes Pitiüses. Major cities are Ibiza Town, Santa Eulària des Riu and San Antonio. Is a very popular tourist destination, especially due to its legendary riotous nightlife, mainly in Ibiza Town, the island's capital on the eastern shore. See the hotels in Ibiza
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