The Balearic Islands have a smooth coast line which is dominated by various bays, coves and capes. Nevertheless, there are a few rugged landscapes and cliffs. Majorca has the largest mountains of the islands, some summits reaching 1,445 metres (Puig Major) and 1,340 metres (Puig de Massanella). There are no large rivers on the islands due to the moderate rainfall, the permeable soil and the actual size of the islands themselves. Its waterways are dominated by watercourses and torrents. The subsoil, however, houses important aquifers that have given rise to major caves of extraordinary beauty, that include the Drach and the Arta caves in Majorca, and Xoroi cave in Minorca.
The Illes Balears are quite a paradise for golf lovers: the bid to attract winter tourists anxious to play the "green sport" has led to a proliferation of golf clubs; at present there is a total of twenty five top flight clubs, twenty two of which are in Mallorca, two in Ibiza and one in Menorca.