The Balearic Islands among the favorite destinations of Americans

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Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera are the most visited by tourists and American investors

 

Red carpets, playgrounds and offices have been empty. Celebrities have already begun their summer exodus. The couture dresses and ties have given way to scanty swimsuits. The familiar faces of show business in Hollywood every summer are concentrated mainly in Ibiza and Mallorca and come to enjoy of their properties in Baleares.

It is commonplace to see Michael Douglas returning each year to the Balearics. The actor even has a property called S’Estaca in Palma de Mallorca. Other personalities who are already traditional visit are Zac Efron, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez and Orlando Bloom.

Besides the famous, the presence of Americans is growing increasingly, both individuals and companies investing in large luxury properties. Most of the buyers come from the States and are also becoming increasingly interested in Mexico and Brazil.

The Balearic Islands also have the advantage that property prices are much more accessible to properties in other cities with similar markets such as Miami where normally where vacationing Americans.

 

The attractions of the Balearic Islands for Americans

Having a property in the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea are the perfect place to live a vacation in the countryside, sport, enjoy the tranquility of the coves and Investing in a property, which you can visit whenever you can and want to rent and can also generate extra income. In reaching this Spanish province simply do not know where to start: there are hiking and cycling in areas declared Biosphere Reserve, you can also enjoy water sports in clear water or golf courses which have sea views, these are just some options, so be prepared to enjoy this area.

  • Golf

In recent decades, playing golf, a sport with a long tradition in Anglo-Saxon countries, has enjoyed an extraordinary development in their countries of origin and the rest of the developed world. In general, the practice of golf has become popular considerably and approximately 80 million existing current players in the world could become more than 120 in less than 10 years. The US is one of the countries with most players with 27 million. But there is something that grows even more: players who travel in search of golf experiences. This results in the development of a new and attractive tourist segment, golf tourism, dedicated to create, sell and operate leisure travel oriented golf.

The Balearic Islands have a total of 22 fields where growth has occurred mainly on the island of Mallorca, from 12 to 18 fields while both Ibiza and Menorca there was no increase. Generally, most of the existing fields are of medium difficulty, as his pair set is usually around between 70 Poniente Golf in Calvia and par 73 Golf de Canyamel in Capdepera. Overall, placed one after another, all Balears hole would have a distance of over 130 km, which exceeds the maximum distance between the two farthest points on the island of Mallorca.

Ignacio Acosta, real estate consultant and amateur golfer, has managed to combine the excellent property market situation of the Balearic Islands by offering some of the best properties in the region with a passion for golf that exists in these islands.

  • Beaches

Among Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera archipelago even there are so many beautiful beaches it is impossible to visit them and enjoy them all in one or more visits. Stone coves with crystal clear water, white sand which merge with the sea so intense turquoise color that your eyes hurt, Mediterranean vegetation to Coast walk, cliffs and sand dunes to infinity.

Undoubtedly its nature is impressive, has the natural parks of S’Albufera, Mondragó and Sa Dragonera and turn to places like the Sierra de Tramuntana. Very close to Mallorca, barely an hour boat ride, you can find the National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago, which is especially attractive because of its oceanic Posidonia seabed.

Some of its best beaches are:

  • Calo des Moro, Mallorca

White, semi-hidden and definitely lovely, Calo des Moro is the most beautiful of Santanyí but also very popular cove, perhaps too. If you approach in August or summer weekend may be crowded if you do not go early. The descent is rather steep, so take good shoes and not have any problems. A few bad, if too many people to your liking you can always bring S’Almunia the nearby beach.

  • Es Trenc, Mallorca

With crystal clear and completely unspoiled waters, Es Trenc is so perfect that it does not seem real. Maybe in high season is packed, but we understand perfectly. With about 3 kilometers long, in an isolated place without nearby buildings and the sea so calm that looks like a swimming pool, any fall surrendered at his feet. It is accessible by car, but must be left in a parking lot and walk a while. And if you like nudism, the end zone, which is near the Colonia Sant Jordi, is nudist.

  • Cala Turqueta, Minorca

Cala Turqueta is one of the best beaches on the island of Menorca, without a shred of doubt. Susaguas turquoise (hence its name) and the fine sand only serve to reflect the reality of a place that is close to being a paradise on earth. Its location, hidden among pine trees, gives you some privacy is worth. It can be reached by car, but you have to walk about 10 minutes from the parking.

  • Cala Macarella (and Macarelleta), Menorca

Cala Macarella (and her little sister Macarelleta cove) are two corners of postcard Menorca. Turqueta nearby rival in beauty, but you should not miss any. A little hidden, not very big and with an incredible environment, will seem you’re in a Caribbean where pines have replaced the palm trees. Cala Macarelleta is about 10 minutes walk and is especially popular with the nudist community.

  • Cala d’Hort, Ibiza

Cala d’Hort is one of the most magical beaches of Ibiza, one of the beaches more especialesde the largest island of the Balearic Islands and a unique corner. Although some of the sand is stone (looks good shoes) is in full Nature Reserve and has the best views of the islets of Es Vedra and Vedranell. It is quiet and your audience is quite familiar, though increasingly popular. The sunsets are spectacular.

  • Aigües Blanques Beach, Ibiza

Despite its popularity among the local nudist community, the Aguas Blancas beach is one of the best of Ibiza. Not too big, but its 300 meters soft and golden sands are protected by cliffs and calm sea is so clear that if you like snorkeling enjoy as a child.

  • Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera

Many people compare to Formentera with the sky … And if the sky had a beach certainly a lot to the beaches of Illetes would seem. In the northernmost point of the island they are among the most popular and crowded, but who could resist sand dunes, the clear sea and calm and a perfect horizon? Impossible, so you’d better let fall there, you relax and enjoy one of the most charming places of Spain.

  • Night life

The nightlife in the region is impressive, especially in Ibiza, where the party seems to never end. Some of the best clubs in the world are here as Amnesia, Space, Bora Bora and Pacha, just to mention a few, which feature famous parties that have hosts like David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, Armin van Buuren and Carl Cox, is say, the best DJs in the world. The best are:

  • Space Ibiza

It has been awarded the Best Global Club award. We could say that is the temple of electronic music for excelencia.Tiene a capacity for 3,500 people and between their parties you want to recommend: Carl Cox sessions: British DJ and legendary as they come, We Love and “Café Olé”

  • Pacha Ibiza

It is certainly one of the most legendary night spots of Ibiza. If you want to live the night the night of Ibiza and at the same time find you some famosillo, Pacha is your place! It has a capacity for 3000 people and on top has a terrace.

His most famous festivals are F *** me I’m Famous: The Party David Guetta, the most massive of the island without any doubt, Tiesto: Music trance and progressive hand Dj Tiesto, one the most beloved DJs in the island and Flower Power: ancient, modern Hippies, vivid colors and music from the 50 to the 80 of the hand of Dj Piti, one of the founders of the club.

  • Privilege Ibiza

Considered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s biggest club, is really worth seeing. Its huge center court with a pool in the middle will not leave you unmoved. It is a club that will have to go find it really set on holidays. We recommend these two: A State of Trance: Armin Van Buuren, named the best dj in the world five times and Supermartxé.

  • Amnesia

We dare say that this is the best club in the world, as it attests to the fact that it has received the award for 3 consecutive years the best club in the world (Best Global Club). It has a capacity of 5000 people and amazing parties make almost always is full.

 

Where buy the famous?

Famous with their own houses are scattered throughout the island, although higher concentration found in the southern third. In the countryside, rural Ibiza also has its little heart, celebrities choose the residential areas north of Es Cubells in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, where some of the most impressive villas of Ibiza. The village of Santa Gertrudis, in the center of the island, is another good choice for celebrities who want to be quiet while visiting Ibiza James Cameron even have been photographed here. The town of Ibiza town also has its particular Golden Mile: from the promenade to Talamanca, in that stretch are the most expensive apartments across the island. Particularly those designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, to 1.2 million euros.

 

 

Mallorca and Ibiza, the most important in Real Estate

In Mallorca you will find stunning luxury homes, villas near golf courses, townhouses or Majorcan farms in the countryside on the outskirts of picturesque villages that you want to buy.

Prices obviously vary according to location, size, date built, luxuries that count, among others. But to give you an idea about how you can cost a want property tell you that such a floor of about 43 square meters, with 2 bedrooms in Pic Auñamendi has an approximate price of about 19,000 euros, although the price is really attractive these areas are not very nice.

Meanwhile an apartment in Cas Capiscol in Palma de Mallorca, 3 bedrooms, about 120 square meters, completely new, you can get to cost about 172,000 euros, so the square meter has an approximate cost of about 1433 euros, while in no privileged areas it reaches about 500. to learn more about the prices and the areas that are the best properties for sale, we suggest checking our ads, as our offers real estate services will surely find the one that best fits your needs and budget.

Furthermore Ibiza is one of the 3 zones that lead the market of luxury homes across the country, and in turn is one of the favorite areas to buy luxury properties, especially by foreigners.

Almost a third of transactions of sale nationals were held in the Balearic Islands, with a total of 377 sales, which means that it is exactly 19% of all sales of luxury properties in Spain during the past year.

To be more specific we can emphasize that Ibiza was the area where most luxury properties were sold during the second half of last year, over other localities with a large upscale housing market.

According to sales data that have been recovered, it can be said that in the first half of 2015, 42% of home buyers of high standing in Ibiza were in favor of a vacation property, although some noted also they planned to use the property as an investment, 17%, whenever not in use, that is to rent them, still, is expected a huge growing in Ibiza in the coming years.

 

 

 

Written by: CAPD

Words: 2019

Contribution to reader: To know the real estate market and the activities to be performed in the Balearic Islands focused on the point of view of American buyers and also mentioning some celebrities who are regulars to the region.

Main sources:

– mansionglobal.com/articles/4831-tips-for-americans-buying-real-estate-in-mallorca

– anitatis.elconfidencial.com/noticias/2015-08-10/ibiza-la-mayor-concentracion-de-famosos-por-metro-cuadrado_959124/

– skyscanner.es/noticias/las-10-mejores-playas-de-las-islas-baleares

– durendesa.com/blog/page/donde-vivir-en-mallorca/22

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– elmundo.es/economia/2015/03/24/55115a97e2704efc018b457a.html

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