Mallorca, for its part, features the areas of Magaluf, described on the Mallorcan tourism website itself as “renowned for its lively and largely brash nightlife, and Palma, which boasts one of the best-preserved and most impressive Iberian and Islamic palaces in the world, La Seu. Ibizia, on the other hand, regularly hosts some of the most popular and out-of-control parties and music festivals on earth.
For sun and fun, each in perfectly responsible amounts, of course, look no further than the Spanish islands.
Where Not to Go in Spain
Spain is a relatively safe country to visit for tourists. Both Madrid and Barcelona have suffered terrorist attacks over the last decade, but these isolated incidents are highly uncommon. They ought not to deter travelers from coming. The U.S. Department of State does not currently have any travel warnings posted for Spain, but it has issued a broader European Travel Alert, warning visitors to Europe to prepare for longer security lines and to be aware of their surrounds and of any potential threats.
Around the nightlife hotspots of Madrid and Barcelona, beware the usual urban threats like pickpocketing and mugging, but travelers with experience in “street smarts” should have no trouble.
On a lighter note, Gibraltar is a popular destination for tourists, but because it is not legally part of Spain, visitors hoping to take a day trip often find that they waste many hours going through customs on particularly busy days.