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Meander through the majestic Islas Baleares with a Mallorca rental car
Mallorca is one of the most beautiful spots in Spain and all of Europe. From towering cathedrals to gorgeous soft sand beaches, and delicious local food, it’s no wonder why Mallorca is booming with tourism. The capital city of Mallorca, Palma, is also a lively hotspot that boasts a ton of local activities, nightclubs, and exciting attractions, so no matter what you like to do, you’ll definitely have lots of fun. So hop in your Mallorca car rental and explore this beautiful island.
Mallorca Airport and your car rentals
While it's not as busy as Milan Airport in Italy, Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca, or Mallorca Airport for short, is the third busiest one in Spain. The airport is just a 10-minute drive or 8km from Palma (the main hub and capital city).
With just one terminal, Palma de Mallorca Airport is an easy-to-navigate airport with many retail stores, restaurants, cafés, and free WiFI throughout the airport.
When you’re ready to pick up your rental car, just make your way to the car hire counters found in the arrival's hall. From there, you can transact and collect your keys from your chosen provider.
If you want to make your way to the city, simply take the “Autopista de Levante” and look for the many signs pointing to Palma. There are also car rental companies with a Palma city center office if you wish to rent a car from there.
Tips for driving your Mallorca car rental
Whether it’s your first time driving your car hire in Spain or not, things are just a little different in Mallorca, so we recommend reviewing these tips:
- Unlike driving a rental car in the UK, you must always drive on the right side of the road.
- It’s illegal to drive with flip-flops.
- Locals tend to be impatient drivers. Don’t take it personally, but also check your mirrors more regularly as drivers here more frequently overtake.
- National speed limits are 120 km/h on dual carriageways and motorways, 90 km/h on all other roads, and 30 km/h in urban areas.
- In case of accident - emergency number: 112
Top activities and sights in Palma de Mallorca
Culture & Architecture
Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca
This incredible Gothic Roman Catholic church features world-famous Gaudi architecture, and you can tell the moment you see it. Inside is no less breathtaking, either.
Mercat de l’Olivar
Get ready to let out a lot of satisfying “mmm” sounds, because you’re about to indulge on the most delicious, fresh, fragrant local dishes all under one lively and historical hall.
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
With incredible tapestries throughout the interior, a captivating building outside, and fascinating history with an audio-guided tour, this royal palace is a must-see.
Castell de Capdepera
Take a trip here, and feel like you’ve time-traveled back nearly 2,000 years. Built in 310, this walled fortress is one of the largest castles on the island and is in immaculate condition.
Parc Natural de Mondragó
Often cited as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with crystal clear turquoise waters, complimenting scrubland, and complete serenity.
Cap de Formentor
The northernmost point of Mallorca, this peninsula offers amazing wide views of the surrounding terrain and sea, with a lighthouse and cave nearby, too.
This fascinating network of four caves spans over 4km and is filled with incredible stalactites and even an underground lake, as these caves were formed by water being forced through the entrance.
Torrent de Pareis/La Calobra
Hike your way through this beautiful canyon offering views of the island, the surrounding scrubland, and the ocean.
Pick up your Mallorca car rental and head to one of the most exciting attractions on the island, Katmandu Park. This amusement park is jam-packed with waterslides, rollercoasters, rides, mini-put golf course, and even a 4D cinema and onsite hotel.
With some of the most exhilarating water slides around, floating balls, trampolines, and a 54-hole golf course, this water park is a must-do for any family looking for a full day of fun.
Over 17,000 5-star google reviews can’t be wrong, this aquarium is a riveting experience that features several sharks, dolphins, seals, and other marine life, along with a complete play park including a bouncy castle, pirate ship, and other inflatables.
Enjoy an afternoon among the trees in this challenging and exciting tree-top adventure park featuring several courses and activities you can partake in.
Playa de Palma
Visit this famous 6km long stretch of Majorca's central south coast. Playa de Palma transforms into a drinking and clubbing location at night.
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How much does it cost to rent a car in Mallorca?
Prices may vary from season to season, but for the most part, stay quite consistent. At the time of writing this, you can rent an entry-level economy car like the Suzuki Swift for as low as €36. The average rental price to rent a larger vehicle or SUV like the Toyota Yaris is from €67, but we recommend a narrower vehicle for the roads in Mallorca. Use our handy filters to see the deals and offers provided by our partner rental car companies.
Do I need a car in Mallorca?
While you can get around Mallorca without a car, and public transport does exist, it’s best to have flexibility and comfort at your fingertips with a rental car. You also can’t reach many of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Mallorca easily without a vehicle hire.
So to really enjoy your trip and make the most of your time in Mallorca, you’ll definitely want to have a car hire handy. Rent a car with GoSee today and explore the city at your own pace.
Is it easy to drive in Mallorca?
With great infrastructure and well-maintained roads, driving in Mallorca is relatively straightforward. As long as you know a few important driving tips before getting behind the wheel, you’ll have an easy time making your way through this gorgeous city.
One important thing to keep in mind: Roads in Mallorca are often narrow and windy, so we recommend renting a narrow, small car.
Need other driving tips? Just scroll up! We have a whole section dedicated to driving tips for you to read for your next Mallorca rental car tour.
Which site is cheapest for car rental?
The cheapest site for Mallorca car rentals is GoSee, and here’s why—GoSee searches through thousands of car rental deals for you, presenting you with the best and cheapest options from the top car rental companies like Avis, Thrifty, Budget, and Hertz at Palma de Mallorca. Rent a car with GoSee so you can save time and money.
Which rental car companies in Palma de Mallorca Airport have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Every car hire Mallorca Airport company we partner with maintains a strict vehicle cleaning and safety policy in accordance with Coronavirus (COVID-19), so you can search through GoSee without any issues.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in May?
While May is at the shoulder of the high season, prices for rental cars may be slightly higher than normal, but nothing outrageously high. For example, in general you can find a rental car from as low as €36, and you can expect this price to fluctuate a few euros at most. Find the best and cheapest rent car Mallorca deals when you book with GoSee.
Is there a fee to cancel my Palma de Mallorca, Spain car rental?
Depending on when you made your car rental Palma de Mallorca booking and how long after you decide to cancel the booking, it may be free. In other cases, you will be charged a cancellation or no-show fee. This is dependent on the car rental locations/agencies. You can verify this information ahead of time by booking with GoSee and looking at the terms and conditions.
What is the minimum rental period for my Mallorca car rental?
Planning to rent a car? Mallorca companies impose varying minimum rental periods. Some suppliers will allow you to rent a car for at least 24 hours, while others will need you to hire for a minimum of 3 days. Always read the rental agreement of your chosen car rental company for more details.
What type of documentation will I require to get a Palma de Mallorca Airport car rental?
To pick up your car rentals Mallorca, the renter/driver must be at least 21 years old with suitable identification and present a valid full license from their country of residence. You should also have a credit card that has enough funds to cover any of the security deposit options.
Do car rentals offer delivery?
Many rental cars Mallorca suppliers offer delivery and setup service, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows if there is a possibility of delivery or not.
What is the most popular rental car at Palma de Mallorca Airport?
The most popular rental cars at Palma de Mallorca Airport are usually under the economy type (Hyundai Accent or similar).
Can I hire a car one-way?
Yes, you can conveniently book a one-way car rental. All you have to do is choose your desired pick-up and location return. Some car rental companies have a one-way fee, depending on the type of vehicle.