Mallorca, Majorca, Which is it? After a family debate about which island to visit only to be humiliated by Google and told they are one and the same, the excitement begins. Now that you are sure you are only visiting one island you can start to plan and look forward to your once a year dose of sun, sea, sand and any other alliterated words you can think of! Your week long tan-fest is about to begin! Suitcase sorted, Sunglasses dug out and dusted off and of course the factor 30 is prepped and ready to go. But how are you going to travel when you arrive? You, of course, have the classic tour operator night flight, ruling out any possibility of public transport and the thought of night time taxi fares makes you shudder. However, with RentSpain car hire Majorca (or car hire Mallorca) has never been more easy and affordable!
Palma de Mallorca
Phone: 902 18 08 08
So you have arrived and went straight to rent a car in Mallorca, the island is now yours! However, whilst tempting it may be to put your foot down and follow the crowds to the beaches of Magaluf where you will be constantly reminded how loca the gente are to an annoying yet catchy beat, surrounded by inflatable sea animals wearing hats, why not use your car to step away from the beaten track and explore this ancient island for what it really is?
A must see on any traveller´s visit to Mallorca is the town of Inca, a well known hub for affordable leather ware from bags to shoes and more! Next why not head down to the quieter, more relaxing beaches found in Pollença? These white, sandy beaches are garnished with stylish and welcoming bars and restaurants where you can take in some of the areas local dishes such as the sweet ensaimada whilst of course sampling the local wine!
Before heading into Palma to sample the boutique lifestyle in the capital, take a trip to the celebrity filled Deya. Boasting celebrities such as Catherine Zeta Jones and Bob Geldof as homeowners here, you are sure to return home with excellent stories of how you brushed past a celebrity on your way to the bathroom.
So, with all this to explore and uncover, whilst of course topping up (or creating) your tan, the only way to unlock this magnificent island is to rent a car in Mallorca and then get started on your Balearic adventure!
Majorca Tourist Information
Majorca by car:
Majorca has two mountainous regions and if you want to discover them is necessary to hire a car and drive yourself. The roads are quite good and you can drive easily round there.
1-The highest mountain is called Serra de Tramuntana The highest peak on Majorca is Puig Major in the Serra de Tramuntana. As this is not accessible due to the military zone . The peak of Puig de Massanella is considered the highest accessible mountain..
2- You can drive to the northeast coast that comprises two stunning bays: the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d’Alcúdia. The northern coast is generally irregular and has many cliffs. The central zone extending from Palma is generally flat known as Es Pla.
3- The island is surrounded by two uninhabited small islands: Cabrera (southeast of Palma) and Dragonera (west of Palma), you can arrive to the port by car and take a ferry to visit this little islands.
Majorca is the largest island of Spain . It is located in the Mediterranean Sea and part of the Balearic Islands archipelago.
The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the of the Balearic Islands.
Like the other Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, and Minorca, the island is a popular tourist destination. Tourist from all over Europe visit this beautiful archipelago, the majority of tourists come from Germany and united kingdom and have their first experience driving a hired car on the wright side…
The climate is Mediterranean, with higher precipitation in the Serra de Tramuntana. Summers are hot and dry and usually winters are not to cold, even if during winter period is not unusual to see the peaks od Serra de Tramuntana wit snow .
Palma or Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port on the island of Majorca and capital city of the community of the Balearic Islands in Spain.
It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma Almost half of the total population of Majorca live in Palma. The archipelago of Cabrera, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality.
Since the 1950s, the advent of mass tourism radically changed the face of the city and island, transforming it into a centre of attraction for visitors and attracting workers from all over Spain.