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Explore Mahon

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Why hire a car in Mahon?

Mahon, capital of Menorca, is a historic port with one of the world’s biggest natural harbours. Overlooking the clear waters of the Mediterranean, Mahon is filled with bustling streets and surrounded by rolling hills. A rental car in Mahon is the ideal way for you to explore both the city and the island itself, which is one of the most loved in the Balearics.

How to get to and around Mahon?

You’ll arrive on the island at Menorca Airport, where you can access a Mahon hire car. From there it’s a 10-minute drive directly to Mahon via the ME-1 road. Alternatively, you can take a more scenic route, perhaps visiting sights such as the pretty 13th century town of Sant Climent.

What brands are available?

There are a variety of hire car providers in Menorca to suit your budget and needs, including well-known brands such as Hertz, Avis and Enterprise. Some offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage or insurance included.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Mahon

There are many attractive towns, villages and sights near Mahon for you to explore by rental car. For instance, you can escape the city for a day and relax on the sandy beach of Es Grau, a six-mile drive away. S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park, a wildlife haven with a tranquil lagoon, is an eight-mile journey. For a perfect Menorcan sunset, you can drive to nearby Cala’n Porter to sip a cooling drink in the Cova d’en Xoroi, a breathtaking terrace bar situated in cliff caves. If you’re a history lover then you’ll enjoy visiting the Roman remains at Son Bou, 11 miles from Mahon, while the beautiful beaches of Cala en Turqueta and Cala Macarelleta are both around an hour’s drive from the city.

Other popular Balearic destinations such as Ibiza and Palma are a ferry ride away, as is culture-rich Barcelona.

Tips and tricks for driving in Mahon and Menorca

Driving a rental car in Mahon and Menorca is relatively relaxing as there are no motorways, although some of the roads are narrow. The main road through the island is the ME-1A and all of the major roads connect to this. It’s key to note that Mahon is often called Maó on signposts. Your hire car will most likely have GPRS but if you prefer to use a paper map, then make sure it’s up to date, as there have been changes to Menorcan road numbers in recent years. Seatbelts are compulsory on the island and it’s best not to drive wearing strapless sandals, as this is illegal.

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