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The main caracteristic of Minorca is how green it is compared with the other islands and the fact that the touristic industry is less developed, this makes it possible to still find deserted and pristine beaches and less tourists. Main places are Mahon and Ciudadela.
The physical geography of Majorca is driven by the Tramontana hills at the northwest of the islands. They give place to impressive cliffs that are a shocking contrast to the beaches on the rest of the island. The pla is the fertile central plain. West of the plains and in the centre of the Palma bay is the capital Palma de Mallorca.
Formentera is the smallest and most southerly island of the Balearic Islands group; it is one of the two Illes Pitiüses, along with Ibiza. It is 19 kilometres long and is located approximately 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. The island can only be reached by ship, so relatively few tourists come to this location, making it a much quieter place than the other islands in the region. It is best known for the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches.
Eivissa or Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, and belonging to Spain. With Formentera, it is one of the two Illes Pitiüses. Major cities are Ibiza Town, Santa Eulāria des Riu and San Antonio. Is a very popular tourist destination, especially due to its legendary riotous nightlife (mainly in Ibiza Town, the island's capital on the eastern shore)