Palma de Mallorca is a bustling, sophisticated city that offers visitors a great combination of awesome scenery, modern luxury, and centuries-long heritage. Sitting on the edge of Mallorca’s southern coast, Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands and as such boasts a varied nightlife, a vibrant arts scene and some of the country’s very best eateries.
Each Hertz base on the island of Mallorca is dedicated to meeting and exceeding every customer’s needs. The primary base is at Palma de Mallorca Airport, so you can get into your Hertz rental car quickly and easily and be on your way exploring the city in no time.
Like all our customers, those renting a car on Mallorca enjoy the best price guarantee, no cancellation or amendment fees*, and a 24-hour rental helpline, in addition to various other benefits.
*When the booking is canceled within seven days of being made.
With such a varied landscape, renting a car in Mallorca is a brilliant way to see the island at its best and enjoy Palma de Mallorca like a local. From behind the wheel, you can visit the wonderful towns and villages that are scattered across the island, discover all the best beaches and get off the beaten track too.
Palma de Mallorca is well connected to the rest the rest of the island via a number of roads which lead in and out of the city. From Santa Ponsa in the south via the Ma-1 to Sa Pobla in the north via the Ma-13, you’ll find Palma de Mallorca is well placed for visiting more of the island.
Broadly speaking, Mallorca’s main roads are of a high standard. As in the majority of Europe, Mallorca drives on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit on motorways in 120kph, while on other main roads it drops to 100kph. Be aware that when driving through smaller towns and villages you may be required to lower your speed to 50kph. You can find more information about driving in Spain here.
The density of traffic in and around Palma varies greatly from one season to the next. During the summer months of June, July and August you may experience light congestion as visitor numbers soar. However, the authorities have been effective in updating roads and infrastructure to better deal with surges of traffic at peak times of the year.
For the keen driver, Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain range presents some challenging but rewarding terrain to drive through. Be prepared to take your time and simply enjoy the wonderful landscape.
The Balearic Islands archipelago, like a string of precious jewels, sits in the western Mediterranean Sea and is an autonomous community. As such, it has its own capital city - Palma de Mallorca – which can be found on the south coast of Mallorca, the largest of the archipelago’s islands. Despite its location, Palma de Mallorca is, in fact, Spain’s twelfth largest urban destination and the city has much to offer every type of holiday-maker.
Overlooking its broad bay is a substantial marina lined with restaurants and cafés. Evenings here are perfect for tucking into delicious fresh fish dishes and watching couples and friends promenade together. Meanwhile, during the daytime, there’s plenty to see and do.
There are two major attractions that are most closely associated with Palma de Mallorca - the epic Catedral de Mallorca and the romantic, and incredibly well-preserved, Castillo de Bellver. The cathedral provides the perfect vantage point from which to look over the city’s Old Harbor and despite dating back to the 13th century, it wasn’t actually completed until the 17th century. Built of sandstone in a dramatic Gothic style, the Catedral de Mallorca is also sometimes known as La Seu.
Sitting around two miles from Palma de Mallorca’s historic center is its castle, an unusual full-circle structure with fairytale turrets, a large and elegant courtyard and design details that hark back to its Gothic past. The castle also has a dedicated on-site museum that is well worth a visit.
A spot of retail therapy
Dedicated shoppers will find they’re well catered for in Palma de Mallorca. The city’s retail offering spans the spectrum from high-end designer goods to thrift stores and high street favorites. Whether your style is polished perfection or boho chic you’re likely to return home with a few extras in your suitcase.
Take a day trip
Palma de Mallorca is an ideal base for an array of day trips. Drive north to Sóller, a quaint town accessed via a romantic mountain and forest road. As well as pretty Art Nouveau architecture, the town has quality local crafts and a pretty harbor. Alternatively, set out for Deià where you’ll find the beautiful home and garden of famous poet and novelist Robert Graves, still exactly as it was when he was alive.
Get back to nature
Those who love to experience the natural world’s many wonders should consider traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Cabrera, an uninhabited islet that is home to an exceptional number of unusual plants and animals. Another option is to take a leisurely drive to S’Albufera nature reserve, which is situated close to Port d’ Alcúdia on the north east of the island - bird watchers gather here to observe over 200 distinct species.
Relax on the sandy beaches
Of course, for many a trip to Mallorca is all about the beaches. Unusually, Palma de Mallorca is a city with its very own Blue Flag beach but there are plenty of other sandy spots to explore in almost every direction. Beaches for socializing or escaping, diving or swimming, lively activities or complete peace; there truly is a beach for everyone on this island so take your time and try them all.
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