When it comes to great holiday destinations, Mallorca should definitely be on your list and Palma Airport (PMI) is where it all starts. Just 15 minutes away from the city centre via the Ma-19, the airport ensures you're close to the action, especially if you have a hire car waiting for you.
Hiring a car at Palma Airport couldn't be easier as there are a lot of car rental companies operating there. This means you can find the ideal car for your stay, with our site making it easier to compare car hire at Palma Airport. We also offer great customer support and free cancellation to make things run smoothly.
You'll find car hire desks located in both the arrivals hall and baggage reclaim area, so you'll need to check where the company you've hired from is. The majority of car hire companies at Palma Airport allow pick-up from the terminal but a number offer free shuttle bus services to another location.
“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.”
From Palma Airport, you can head straight into the city of Palma, which offers everything you could hope for, no matter what type of holiday you want. With sweeping golden beaches, Medieval structures, amazing eateries and Spanish charm, there is a lot to cram into your days.
Make the most of the sunny climate by popping to one of the white sandy beaches close to the airport. Cala Estancia and Platja de Palma are both close by and are perfect for soaking up the sun.
If you want a break from Palma's beaches and shopping, take in some of the wonders of the sea at Palma Aquarium.
Mallorca isn't a very big island, so it is easy to travel from one side to the other, especially if you hire a car. This means you can head to Alcudia and back in a day, allowing you to explore more beaches, visit the Hidropark and check out some museums.
Palma offers a brilliant array of foods, ensuring there is something for everyone. From Spanish classics to international dishes, restaurant offerings are varied. You'll find delicious fresh seafood dishes, which are best eaten overlooking the water as the sun sets. From fine dining to quaint family-owned establishments, there is a lot of food exploration to do in Palma.
As well as beautiful beaches, Palma has plenty more for you to fill your days with. Head to Es Baluard, which is one of the best art galleries in Mallorca and is housed in the shell of one of Palma's sea walls.
You might also want to park your car for a while and hop on a boat to take a tour and see the island of Mallorca in a totally different way.
A visit to Palma is not complete without going to Palma Cathedral. The largest landmark in the city, it was designed by Antoni Gaudi and is full of beautiful features and art that will take your breath away.
Just next to the cathedral is the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, an official residence of the Spanish royal family. It is sometimes open to the public so you can enjoy some fascinating and beautiful exhibitions.