The Balearic Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea and lies in-between the west coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands. It has a surface area of about 150,000 km2 and borders the Gulf of Lion and Gulf of Cadiz. The sea’s most important islands are the touristic destinations of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca, known for its beaches and nightlife. The sea boasts incredible natural beauty and is a good location to spot cetaceans such as Fin whales. The shallow waters also allow populations of Bottlenose Dolphins to be spotted even from the coast.