Car hire in Palma
Car hire at Palma
The stunning historic city of Palma is full of culture and variety that make it a remarkably interesting place to visit. From its medieval streets to its seemingly endless selection of museums and art galleries, there is so much on offer in this part of Spain. Hiring a car makes your exploration of Palma easier, especially as there are four main motorways taking you throughout the city and to other parts of the country.
What I need to know
There are several car hire companies available close to the centre of Palma, making it easy to find the right car for your budget. You also have the option of collecting your hire car at Palma Airport (PMI), which allows you to make the most of your trip. It is easy to find the right hire car in Palma when you use our site.
Where to pick up my car
If collecting your car from the city of Palma, you will need to check where the offices of the company you have booked with is located. Our site makes this simpler to do, as the map will show you where each of the offices is.
Alternatively, if you're collecting your hire car from Palma Airport, you'll find most of the car hire desks in the arrivals hall, although a couple are in the airport car park.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Palma has plenty of exciting and interesting places to go during your stay, with the city offering enough to fill every day of your trip. From the stunning and hard-to-miss cathedral set right at the centre of the city to the bustling markets where you'll find anything you can think of. It's also a great place to start your exploration of the island of Mallorca.
Avoiding the crowds at the popular Parma beaches isn't too difficult when you've hired a car, as you can drive 25 minutes down the Ma-1 to Illetes. Here you'll find two gorgeous white sand beaches and stunning blue waters that are perfect for a relaxing day. You'll also find restaurants close to the beach so you won't need to venture far.
Having a hire car also means you can head to the northern side of the island in as little as an hour. This means that Port de Pollenca, which you reach via the Ma-13 - could be an ideal day trip. With stunning beaches, boat trip opportunities and restaurants with amazing views, it's definitely worth the drive.
Eating and drinking
While succulent meat dishes and hearty stews are popular meal choices on the island of Mallorca, the fact that Palma is right on the coast means there is also fresh seafood aplenty. You'll find plenty of sea bream and monkfish dishes in particular, whether you're eating at a fine restaurant or a traditional taverna.
Things to do
For a fun family day out, you can head to Parma Aquarium to explore what's under the sea. There are thousands of species of marine life on show and plenty of interactive exhibits to keep everyone happy.
Alternatively, you can make your way to any one of the covered markets that Palma boasts, which are fantastic for souvenirs as well as food if you want to try your hand at Spanish cuisine.
You'll find there are lots of historic sites to see while in Palma, including the beautiful Sa Llotja Cultural Centre and Art Gallery. Not only is the gothic-style building beautifully imposing, it also houses temporary exhibitions that are worth a look.
There is also Casal Solleric, which is a gorgeous 18th-century building complete with a courtyard that is beautiful on sunny days.