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Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearics and draws in millions of visitors each year. When you think of Spanish destinations, the country's stunning beach resorts tend to spring to mind, but Mallorca’s glorious countryside should not be missed. Visitors can explore the vast expanses of lush countryside, relax and enjoy the cuisine at one of the many local restaurants and cafes, or take in the scenic coastal views - the possibilities are endless. What’s more, the island is warm all year round, so outdoor activities are not limited to the busier summer months.
Whilst there are a number of transport options, from public buses to taxis, private car hire is by far the most convenient and independent way to travel. Car hire agencies are clearly signposted throughout the main towns and at the airport, so you have plenty of options to travel around the entire island at your own pace. Just watch out for cyclists, as the island is very popular with bike enthusiasts.
Local car rental firms include Arash Rent a Car, Mallorca Driving and Iscar Rent a Car. All the big name car hire companies are also available, including Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Sixt. To find a good deal that matches your rental needs, shop around using the Expedia search tool.
Palma de Mallorca Airport, also known as Son Sant Joan, is one of the busiest international airports in Europe. Only 5 miles east of the capital city, Palma, it is the main base for Air Europa. For those hoping to hire a car at the airport, the majority of companies have their counters in the terminal itself, making for a fairly seamless travel experience. Car rental companies operating from Palma de Mallorca airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt.
Driving in Mallorca can be a wonderful experience, with its winding mountain roads that overlooking beautiful coastal views. You'll love having the freedom to explore without the need to rely on public transport. Renting a car opens up the opportunity to venture further afield and experience the different areas that make Mallorca so unique.
The dazzling west coast route from Andratx to Soller takes you 40 miles along the MA-10 with fantastic views of the Tramuntana mountains and the clear blue sea. Enjoy a drive north to the medieval walled town of Alcudia, before soaking up culture with a westward trip to the traditional coastal village of Banyalbufar. If you are seeking the island’s top restaurants and nightlife, head south to the thriving capital city of Palma de Mallorca. While the more rural areas of Mallorca make for a joyous drive, the cities tend to be busy during rush hour times, so you should make sure to adjust your driving times accordingly.
To start planning your trip to Mallorca, make full use of Expedia’s online search tool, which will help you plan the perfect trip from hotel bookings to car hire.