Enchanting sunsets in the Balearics: the most beautiful places to admire them
Towel on the sand, cocktails and sunset with sea view: in the Balearics it is not a holiday if, a day spent at the beach, does not end with a drink in front of the sun that disappears below the horizon line. In the islands of the Spanish archipelago, from Ibiza to Formentera, from Menorca to Mallorca, the vantage points from which to admire the legendary “puestas de sol” are special contexts, between paradisiac coves and promontories overlooking an always crystalline water that is tinged with times of blue, others of emerald green.
Among the views not to be missed to witness the spectacle of a fiery sky above the sea, in Majorca, in the largest island of the archipelago, there is Cap de Formentor, a narrow peninsula 12 kilometers long and three meters wide, located at north in the municipality of Pollença. To reach what is considered a “natural sanctuary”, one crosses the Sierra de Tramontana, between steep cliffs and vertiginous hairpin bends. But the road, very scenic, offers incredible landscapes. From the lighthouse, the sunset is exciting.
Another privileged position to be conquered, to observe the sun that plunges into the water until it disappears is Banyalbufar (which in Arabic means “built near the sea”). The small town of the Sierra de Tramontana, located between the municipalities of Estellencs, Esporles and Valldemossa, is characterized by the “marjades”. Or the hills terraces that, in the past, were used for the cultivation of grapes.
Today, these natural sea view offers a special taste sunset. In Menorca, the Balearic island declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the aperitif at twilight is at the Puerto de Ciutadella, comfortably seated in one of the small bars along the ancient defensive walls of the city center. Or, moving further north, to Cap de Cavalleria, the unmissable vantage point for romantic couples looking for privacy and privacy.
If in Ibiza the sunset bar is synonymous with “Café del Mar”, in the homeland of nightlife there are several places worth reaching for the “puesta de sol”. Like Playa Benirras: in this characteristic bay, the setting is magical and vibrant, because as the sun gradually disappears, the agitated rhythm of the drums played by the local hippy community grows.
For those looking for a place far from the crowds, there is Punta Galera, a natural pearl where you sit on the rocks bathed by the sea and wait for the sunset to give you emotions. Arriving on the “white isla”, the glamorous and elegant Formentera, the real “must” not to be missed is Cala Saona. The little bay dotted with lively kiosks and restaurants, is the only one to have – along with Illetes – the sandy beach. Finally, for a more picturesque and uncontaminated scenery, there is the lighthouse of Cap de Barbaria: the “puestas de sol” admired by this natural terrace on a sea overgrown by seagulls, have an extra gear.