The Balearic Islands is the second most popular holiday destination in the whole of Spain, according to statistics for 2018 so far, with Catalonia coming first, the Institution of International Tourism in Spain has announced.
The Balearics saw a staggering 7.5 million tourist arrivals between January and March of this year alone.
ibizaunlocked.com, the online concierge company specialising in the Balearics, has borne witness to the popularity of these islands for many years, but they have seen an even greater increase in bookings in 2019.
Founder of LoveSpainHolidays.com, Rafael Ocana, explains: “The Balearic Islands have been a tourist hotspot for decades now, with each island offering a different Balearic experience, from the excitement and hedonism of the Ibiza clubs, to the tranquility and beauty of the beaches of Formentera. It comes as no surprise that the islands came second only to Catalonia for tourism, given that Catalonia’s capital is Barcelona.
Love Spain Holidays’ bookings for holidays in the Balearics increased significantly at the end of 2018 and the first half of 2018, with people already booking up their 2019 holidays. Whether this is because the smaller islands are becoming more well known and the word is spreading about the beauty of the Balearics, or because the credit crunch is causing people to holiday closer to home is unclear. What is without doubt is that the Balearic Islands are firmly at the top of people’s favourite holiday destination lists.”
The FRONTUR report states that tourism in Spain has increased by 3% compared to last year, with 41.5 million visitors arriving in between January and September alone. Nearly two million of these tourists chose the Balearic Islands as their holiday destination in August alone, according to the report. There are many reasons why these islands are a perennial favourite among holiday-makers. They boast year-round sunshine, stunning scenery that ranges from white sandy beaches to mountainous peaks, a rich and inspiring cultural heritage and amenities that cater for every type of tourist, from the night-owls and sun worshippers to the art-lovers and bohemians.
Love Spain Holidays is an online one-stop shop for everything to do with the Balearic Islands. You can research into the history and culture of each island, find out what’s on throughout the year, book flights to Ibiza, hotels in Mallorca and villas or apartments in Menorca. Whatever you need to know about all of the islands and whatever kind of holiday you would like to plan, you’ll find everything you need at ibizaunlocked.com.
And for those who have fallen in love with the islands and dream of moving there, you can even browse through property and businesses for sale in the Balearics.