Balearic Islands

Much more than beach and sunshine.

Properties for sale in Balearic Islands

You might think of life on the islands as temporary for the summer. But having a home in one of the Balearic Islands represents the dream of living in a safe, quiet and comfort environment. This is an investment not only for the present but for the future as well.

From a real estate perspective, the Balearic Islands are considered an international real estate market, where prices are governed by its own rules of offer and demand. In fact, the real estate crisis has affected them less. It is the region of Spain with more international projection; the main buyers are British, German and Scandinavian, among others.

Currently, moving to live in the Balearic Islands can be either for work or to spend the last years in a warm climate with different lifestyle.

From the Balearic Islands there are very good communications with major European cities, either by ferry or plane. For foreigners who want a permanent residence, this allows them to buy a property with the possibility to move around and visit the island at will. An additional advantage of having a residence in the islands, is that you get a ticket to anywhere in the peninsula at a discounted price.

The Balearic Islands are a model of eco-tourism, in part because of the welfare provided by its green spaces bordering the sea. "Green spaces make us happier".

Overall, in the Balearic Islands we can find: magnificent beaches and coves in the countryside surrounded by cliffs, varied and incredibly good cuisine, Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures, historic or archaeological architecture in Palma Menorca, international schools and the possibility of high standing leisure. As well as sports such as golf, sailing, yachting, horseback riding, etc.

Mallorca

"Palma is the best city in the world to live in", by The Times.

Palma is a cosmopolitan city by the sea with a very good quality of life, always side by side with the sea, little pollution and peace. There are a lot of foreign residents and welcomes sea and mountain tourism.

The island of Mallorca is well served by a modern airport and continuous departures of boats and ferries to the mainland.

If one is looking for a luxury home in a quiet environment with incredible views, the urbanization of Son Vida offers houses of high standing, with 3 golf courses. It is located near Port Portals, where all kinds of luxury boats are moored and it is internationally recognized for its gastronomy and nightlife.

Mallorca offers apartments to buy or rent that can suit all budgets, from families with children, to foreign or domestic retirees.

Other areas of interest on the island are:

  • Sóller and Port de Sóller.
  • Pollença and Port de Pollença, the latter is located on the north part of the island where you can find the Formentor peninsula. Formentor is known for its incredible landscapes and it is also one of the most luxurious residential areas of the island.
  • Artà and Capdepera, whose real estate combines rehabilitated rural properties and properties to rehabilitate. In Capdepera, the properties are within walking distance of the sea and its coves.
  • Santanyí
  • Andratx and Port d'Andratx, small villages that are well connected with Palma.
  • The center of the island, which allows living in isolated villages of the inland region.

Ibiza

The White Island.

Ibiza is an island that has everything. We can even talk about two very different Ibizas: the party Ibiza, with some of the best beach clubs in the world. As well as relaxing Ibiza, with coves and well preserved beautiful beaches and charming little towns in the middle of nature.

With its traditional architecture of farm houses, the ones that stand out the most are the cube-shaped whitewashed houses that appear all around the island in between pine forests. Hence the name "White Island".

These houses are very functional. As on the island there were few architects and builders, they were made by its own people. They were whitewashed to hide faults and to make them cooler during the summer. They have a flat roof to collect rainwater, which then channels into a cistern for own consumption. It is a construction based on the use of existing materials: lime and wood.

These are the main features to build or remodel a house in Ibiza with the traditional style of the island:

  • Open spaces, removing partitions between the dining room, hall, lounge and kitchen. Natural light is distributed unevenly throughout the space thus giving the home more life.
  • White, with the outside whitewashed.
  • Minimalist decoration.

Ibiza has coves and amazing turquoise beaches: Figuereta, Cala d'en Bossa, Salinas Beach, Cala Jondal, Sa Caleta, Cala d'Hort, Cala Carbo, Cala Vadella, Cala Tarida, Cala Bassa, Cala Conta, Cala Salada, Cala San Vincente and Aigües Blanques.

Not to mention the beautiful sunsets on the island and some special places from which to enjoy them: Punta Galera, Playa Benirrás, Café del Mar, Ses Salines.

Real estate in Ibiza, as in the rest of the Balearic Islands has always enjoyed high demand from European and national residents. Buying a property can be a sound investment for the future, as not many houses are built given the scarcity of land on which to build on.

The interesting areas in Ibiza for buying properties are: Ibiza Town, Santa Inés, Santa Gertrudis, Santa Eulalia (with sandy beaches and a more relaxing lifestyle than in other areas of the island), Sant Agustí, Siesta, Jesús and Sant Antoni (where most of the international community resides, with international schools, beaches and coves).

Menorca

The perfect place to enjoy nature.

The island of Menorcais a beautiful location to purchase a second home, thus enjoying the summer in their beautiful coves and beaches.

Menorca is even quieter than Mallorca island. It hides natural marvels, with a wild and rugged appearance. It was named a World Heritage Biosphere by UNESCO for its outstanding natural environment, which has probably been the most preserved of the Balearic Islands.

It retains its historical and archaeological heritage and an architecture with a local touch like for example in Binibeca.

No matter if what you are looking for in Menorca is a year-round residence, a second home, a holiday stay or simply the opportunity to invest in the island you'll find the right house. In Menorca you can find Mediterranean style houses with sea views, luxury homes and mansions, Menorcan rural houses, land or apartments in some of its cities like Maó, Ciutadella, Es Mercadal, Sant Lluís or even Alaior.

The areas most demanded by customers looking for houses with a good location on the island are:

  • The port of Maó.
  • Small urbanizations in the north of the island such as Sant Antoni, Cala Partió, Cala Rata, Punta d'en Gallarut.
  • Cala Blanca, with beautiful houses next to the sea.
  • Alcaufar, cala San Esteban or cala Mesquida, small urbanizations with seafront properties.
  • Ciutadella.
  • Es Fornells.

There is also demand for large farms or country houses, called the llocs, especially if they are well connected and with easy and direct access to a cove or beach.

beautiful beaches in Menorca, among which stand out: Cala Turqueta, Cala Macarella, Cala Galdana, Cala Pregonda, Cala Mitjana, Cala Blanca, Cala En Porter, Es Talaier, la Vall, Son Saura, Son Bou, etc.

Formentera

This is not the Caribbean, its Formentera!

Turquoise, calm, warm waters.

Its geography is unique, fairly flat with areas of wild dunes, pine and juniper forests, beaches of fine white sand, alternating with rocky beaches and limestone cliffs that erosion has turned into caves and hollows of great beauty seen from the sea. Ses Salines Natural Park and the island of Espalmador also stand out.

In Formentera there is little construction along the coast, keeping the island in a wild state, and the island can be crossed from side to side in 20 minutes by car.

Real estate varies from the typical construction of the island to the rural house in the fields or property in any of the existing urban centers.

Formentera has a good climate throughout the year, which allows for all kinds of outdoor sports.

Formentera has a natural barrier of Posidonia that blocks out the currents so the sea is always calm. Also the Posidonia filters out the water leaving it crystal clear. Therefore the beaches in formentera are huge natural pools, making Formentera an ideal destination to go for a family vacation with children.

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