Car rental Palma de Mallorca

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Car rental Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands off the Spanish east coast, is the largest city in island of Mallorca, lying on the coastal Bay of Palma in the western Mediterranean Sea. It became a tourist destination in the 1950s and has seen the continuous growth in tourist numbers ever since.

Car rental, a popular choice for tourists visiting Palma de Mallorca

Car rental in Palma de Mallorca is a commonly chosen form of travelling. Many travelers drive to Palma from other cities in Mallorca in a rental car, as most cities and towns in Mallorca have roads directly linked to Palma de Mallorca. You can rent a car in Palma de Mallorca and follow the city sightseeing bus route. It covers the major tourist attractions like Pueblo Español and major shopping centres like Av. Jaume III and Porto Pi. You can also drive to the water park Aqualand by following the Arenal Motorway. Or to the beautiful white sandy beach Ciudad Jardín, which is located in a restful neighborhood surrounded by La Torre d'en Pau Park. As car rental in Palma de Mallorca enables you to travel at your own leisure, you can take a journey in to Sóller, a beautiful small-town getaway, through the citrus groves under the magnificent western mountains.

No difficulty parking with car rental at Palma de Mallorca

Car rental in Palma de Mallorca is cheap and the options are abundant. The following parking tips may help people travelling in a rental car in Palma de Mallorca. The traffic in Palma de Mallorca can get hectic and it can be difficult to find parking. You can try parking on the outskirts of the city and take the public transport back to town. In some small towns and villages the local residents often park on the pedestrian crossings, but never risk doing the same in a rental car to avoid unwanted troubles. Some parking zones have meters and some are free. There is also limited time parking, where you must record the arriving time on a piece of paper and place it on your front dash board. Make sure you return to your rental car before the time you specified on the paper. Never park in Yellow Lined Zones or handicap zones. Blue Lined Zones are permitted.


Palma de Mallorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm average temperatures and seasonal rains. It has hot and dry summers with average temperatures between 29 and 31°C. Extreme temperatures of over 35°C in the summer and below zero in the winter are not uncommon. So don't forget to take the season you're visiting in account with your choice in car rental.

Multiple cultural sights to see

Palma de Mallorca presents a perfect blend of modern and classic. A few of the most representative tourist attractions are: Castell de Bellver, one of the most distinct castles in Spain, containing a museum of archaeological finds and classical sculptures; Paseo Maritimo, the prime area for the beach nightlife; Museo Catedralicio, exhibiting religious painting sand silverware; Banys Àrabs, the only building in Palma dating to the Arab settlement; Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo, holding a permanent collection of over 70 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Juan Gris.

Events & festivals

Festival Isladencanta, an annual music festival covering various music genres including rock, pop, dance and attracts the best DJs in Europe; Festival de Pollenca, held in August, featuring ensemble of internationally renowned artists and orchestras; Short Film Festival, showcasing the new talent with regular screenings at revues throughout the city.

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Tips and experiences for Palma de Mallorca

Our customers rated Palma de Mallorca with an average of 8.6 based on 5 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

Travel tip - don't use Drivalia
Visit old town Palma, Port Andratx.
I would defiantly say hire a car, as you don't know what's round the corner. We took some older friends with us, and my old mate was rushed to Hospital one night and was there for 3 days. We were able to visit every day and take his wife. A taxi would have cost a fortune. Now this is a great tip.
Book restaurants Flanigans, Il Paradiso and Koh for dinners! With the car drive up to port de Soller.
Parking in Palma can be a challenge. We parked beyond the outer limits where parking is free and walked through the town. If you are in good health, walking is the best way to see Palma. The street signs are not always there at every corner so it can be a challenge at times, And get out of town and see the mountains and the countryside. We especially enjoyed our visit to Lluc monastery and hiking in the mountains.