Insider Recommendations

Insider Yacht Charter Tips for the Balearic Islands in Spain

Alcudia Old Town, Mallorca

An ancient walled city built on the site of a Roman settlement with Roman ruins still to be seen peaking through here and there. A great open-air market happens on Tuesdays and Sundays. Old Town Alcudia is located about 2 miles inland from Puerto Alcudia, Spain.

Hippy Market, Ibiza

The Ibiza hippy market happens on Wednesdays in Es Cana & Saturdays in San Carlos (Las Dalias). Here you can find a variety of handmade goods, great street foods, and usually music and a feel of the 1960’s.

Las Salinas, Ibiza

This beautiful beach is ringed with salt flats located on Ibiza Island. This is a fabulous sunset display of beautiful colors where people congregate daily to watch the sun set into the sea.

Barri Gotic, Barcelona

This is the oldest section of Barcelona, filled with gothic architecture, important buildings, little cafes, restaurants and shops. A great area of this city to just wander.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Considered by many to be the most important work of Antonio Gaudi, this architectural masterpiece is still unfinished as construction continues today. Started in 1882, the design of the cathedral structure reflects the very essence of Gaudi’s unique architectural style.

Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

An open air food market that some consider to be one of the best food markets in Europe. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 8:30pm, this market is a cacophony of color, action, and sound, and is a great location in which to sample some of the best of local food and drink. Inside the market building, opening for lunch are great little understated restaurants.

La Ribera, Barcelona

In this “old town” of Barcelona, many of the buildings date from late Medieval times as at that time this was a wealthy area of Barcelona, that was on the sea. Buildings of note are the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, the palaces along Carrer de Montcada, including the Museu Picasso, and the Museu Barbier-Mueller d’Art Precolombí.

Bar Abaco, Palma, Mallorca

Visiting Abaco is not a bar stop, it is an experience all encased within the walls of a 16th century traditional Spanish manor house. Decorated in the Baroque style, Abaco is a true taste of historic Palma. You should explore every room while there, and see every over the top flower display. And be sure to be there at 12:00 midnight on Friday night, as at midnight, every Friday night, to a loud crescendo of classical music, rose petals cascade down from the cavernous ceiling over the fireplace for a fresh rose petal carpet on the floor. And where else in the world can you see that?