You'll find Palma de Mallorca on the south coast of the Spanish Balearic island. It's Mallorca's capital and easily the biggest city of the Balearics. Half Mallorca's population live here. Its international airport, five miles to the east, becomes one of Europe's busiest each summer. Palma is built around a sheltered harbour and busy port in the centre of the Bay of Palma. Hiring a car in Palma de Mallorca will quickly illustrate how the city has spread across a coastal plain as far as the mountains to the west and north. All Mallorca's major roads originate in Palma, making it easy to get to any part of the island quickly.