Destination Weddings in the Balearic Islands
When all world commerce centred around the Mediterranean the Balearic Islands were an important trading and staging post. Now in the modern world they are better known as the favoured destination for travellers. This sun-kissed archipelago has belonged to Spain since the mid-fifteenth century and is comprised of Mallorca, Ibiza, Minorca and tiny Formentera. While each island retains its own special character they share certain characteristics that make them all splendid places to get married in Spain.
The weather across the Balearics is generally hot to warm, each island can boast excellent beaches and primitive wilderness and the cuisine, quintessentially Mediterranean, is dominated by succulent seafood and fresh vegetable produce. With these delights guaranteed as a minimum those intrigued by the prospect of a destination wedding in Spain can choose between the islands on grounds of personal taste and find a perfect match for their own perfect match.
FiancÚs who enjoy the energy of large towns and places full of historical sights and artefacts will love Palma de Mallorca, capital of the largest island. It contains a gothic quarter at its heart, relics from the time of the Moors and plenty of superb art. Meanwhile its boisterous nightlife offers countless places to dance and party. The town of Ibiza also boasts the same mixture of historical and hysterical with its charming fisherman’s quarter Sa Penya, the old walled quarter of Dalt Vila and a nightclub scene famous throughout Europe.
Minorca is less developed than either Majorca and Ibiza but can offer an attractive mid-point between them and the very quiet and relaxed Formentera. Minorca has its fair share of historical sites and its two main towns Mahon and Cuitatdella are both worth a visit for their architecture and local colour.
Formentera, a narrow island bordered with beaches, promises two people getting married in Spain a wonderful spot to relax and indulge in the very, very easy life.
For every couple looking for a place to get married in Spain at least one of the Balearics can tick all the right boxes.