Car hire in Mallorca
Hiring a car in Mallorca
Mallorca, also commonly known as Majorca, is the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean sea, which sit to the east of Spain. It's well known for its white sandy beaches and the stunning weather you can enjoy, but it also boasts a range of fantastic cultural experiences.
Hiring a car means you have the freedom to explore the entire island, from its beautiful beaches to its rolling hills and charming hillside towns.
The main road running along the west coast near to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is the Ma-19, which goes through El Arenal and up to Palma. The Ma-13 goes north towards Alcudia and you can take the Ma-15 from Palma on the west coast over to Capdepera on the east side of the island.
What you need to know
You have a great variety of options for a hire car in Mallorca, so searching on our website means you can be confident that you're getting the most competitive price.
Choose from a range of top-quality car hire suppliers, offering you every type of vehicle from a large family car to a sporty model. In addition, the 24/7 support and free cancellation means that even if your needs change, we've got you covered.
Where to pick up your car hire
There are a number of different locations across Mallorca where you can collect your hire car.
If you prefer to pick it up from the airport, then you can find car hire desks on the ground floor of the arrivals hall or the ground floor of the airport car park.
Alternatively, the car hire suppliers are based at various locations across the island, including Can Picafort and Alcudia.
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Where to go
Having car hire means that you have the freedom to travel across the entire island, from Port de Pollenca to Magaluf, and all the way down to Colonia Sant Jordi.
There is a wide range of beaches, from Magaluf on the west coast - which gets extremely busy and offers a great choice of watersports - to Cala Varques in the east, which offers a secluded haven of relaxation.
If you fancy something different, why not drive to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range? This area is dotted with charming Spanish villages and offers stunning views across Mallorca and beyond.
The most popular resorts in Mallorca tend to be Magaluf, Palma or Alcudia, but there are so many other places to visit as well, that you could spend weeks exploring the entire island.
Those who like to reconnect with nature will find nothing more enjoyable than heading north to Serra de Tramuntana and taking in the beautiful mountain scenery. Or you could take a trip to Santa Maria del Cami and have a tour of Mallorca's flourishing vineyards.
Alternatively, just take to the roads and explore the many different villages hidden across the island. See rolling meadows, stretches of beach and small stone villages, each as welcoming as the next and all offering their own beautiful culture for you to enjoy.
Mallorca, although the biggest of the Balearic islands, is just two hours from end to end, which means that by hiring a car you have the opportunity to go anywhere at all that you wish.
As the island is so renowned for its stunning coastline, many people take advantage of the chance to drive around the many beach resorts and see what each of them has to offer.
It takes just two hours to follow the beaches from Palma down to Cala D'or, which means you could spend an entire day exploring hidden coves, quaint villages and taking in the view along the way.
Another popular drive is along the Ma-15 that runs from the east to the west of Mallorca. Stop off at the different villages and vineyards and take in the rich culture that this Spanish island exudes.
Top attractions to visit in Mallorca
Your hire car gives you the freedom to take in everything that Mallorca has to offer, so head off on an adventure and find the best spots on the island.
Eating and drinking
Mallorca enjoys stunning Mediterranean cuisine, with freshly caught fish, pork and fresh vegetables making up the majority of dishes.
Sausages are a particularly popular choice here, and you can choose from traditional Spanish chorizo, sobrasada (raw minced pork with hot red pepper) and botifarró (cured pork).
All of the towns and villages tend to have restaurants, bars and cafes, and the livelier resorts such as Magaluf have a number of nightclubs as well.
Things to do
If you enjoy shopping, then the Alcudia market is something you won't want to miss out on. The old town market is dedicated to produce from local farmers selling locally sourced meats, fruit, almonds and vegetables.
The town's second market sells anything and everything, from handmade goods and souvenirs to shoes, clothes and accessories.
For a day of thrills with the family, head to one of the island's popular water parks. This has a number of different water slides, as well as areas for younger kids, a wave pool and mini golf.
It goes without saying that you should explore as many of Mallorca's beaches as possible and search for the hidden coves where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun in your own private bliss.
The island also has some stunning cultural sites, with Palma Cathedral being hugely popular. This Roman Catholic cathedral is one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Europe, and it's easy to see why. The architecture of this cathedral is flawless, encapturing a range of artistic styles since the Middle Ages, which is why it's often considered one of the most magnificent buildings in the world.