The Balearic Islands offer four distinct lands, each with its own personality and allure. The common thread is a spirit and flavor unlike few other places in Europe. The people, the cultures and the islands themselves conjure a rich experience for the attentive visitor.
Among the natural phenomenon of Mallorca are the Drach Caves, four caverns that shelter one of the world's largest underground bodies of water, Martel Lake, and date to the Miocene Period. There's also a grand manmade wetland near Felanitx which is a haven for exotic waterfowl. There are also the columns and gardens of the estate at Miramar where Austrian rulers once holidayed.
Menorca offers caves and manor houses of every stripe along with its beautiful beaches, but one special feature is its racetracks and other equestrian activities that embody the people's passion for horses. There are also numerous buildings of historic interest; among them are La Granja de Esporles, the Can Marques manor house, and the Alfabia gardens.
The island of Ibiza has a culture parsed by several civilizations as it was a crossroads for sailing routes in the Mediterranean; it's one reason the island is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its various architectural highlights are remnants of the Phoenician, Punic and other peoples who left a footprint on the island. The Es Savinar Tower at Ibiza is not only the highest tower on the island but also offers breathtaking views of the country as well as the sea around it.
The Spanish cottages, apartments, parks and lodges offer a cool escape from the sun, a comfortable place to relax, and a good starting point for your next day's adventures.
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