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How to Find Cheap Car Hire Companies on Mallorca

Mar 13, 2008
Mallorca, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain is the perfect location for a family holiday or a short break. Getting to Mallorca is not difficult, because there are many low cost airlines flying from all mayor cities in Europe to Son Sant Joan, which is the main tourist airport of Mallorca. Son Sant Joan is a large modern facility, and is located just outside the capital Palma de Mallorca in the south of the island. Please be aware that the check in desks are a considerable distance from the departure gates. Make sure to allow plenty of time for the walk to the airplane.

Mallorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands set in the Mediterranean off the east coast of the Spanish mainland. The majority of tourist come to enjoy the coast and the beaches of the islands, but there is a growing interest amongst the visitors for the island's best kept secret, the inland with fertile plains and rough mountain areas. The diversity of culture and landscapes offers so much to the visitor. The resorts on the islands south coast are the more lively and perhaps more suited for those seeking an active nightlife.

Although there is a comprehensive bus network that takes you from town to town, a rent a car is a must if you would like to discover the interesting towns in the island's interior, the secluded bays along the coast and mountains that reward with perfect views.

If you would like to take a break from touring the island and forget about your rental car for a day do not forget to visit the city of Palma. It pays to spend some time exploring the ancient streets in the old Arab Quarter and the Gothic Cathedral of the city, but you will also find classy shops and lots of typical bars and restaurants.

Although the distances involved are short, the rewards for hiring a car and traversing the island are that it allows the visitor to grasp the true identity of Mallorca. Car hire on Mallorca is fairly simple. There are only a few car rental companies with a desk inside the airport terminal and not all of them have depots in the major towns and cities of the islands. This can be an important factor to decide which car hire company you are going to use, as the advantage of cheap car hire at Mallorca airport may not outweigh the advantage of a more expensive car rental with a company offering an extensive network of offices all around the island. If you're planning to drive a lot this may be an important factor to consider when you are about to book a rent a car online.

If you would like to use the local ferry service to visit the other Balearic Island (Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera) please make sure that you are allowed to transport the hire car on the ferry as most car rental companies do not allow taking the vehicle from on island to another.

Whatever you plan to do on the island, a rent a car from one of the many reputable car hire companies on Majorca is certainly one of the best options to make the most out of your stay.
About the Author
Rudi van der Zalm is the founder of one of Europe's most popular online car hire services to help travellers find cheap car hire on Mallorca and other tourist destinations in Spain. Visit www.hispacar.com for a free online car hire quote for Mallorca.
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