Mallorca Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Mallorca is often spelt Majorca, confusing many tourists.
  • Mallorca is the second largest Spanish island after Tenerife.
  • Over 20 million tourists visit Mallorca each year, the majority from Germany.
  • Mallorca is the summer holiday destination of the Spanish royal family so you’re in good company!
  • The official language of Mallorca is Catalan with Mallorqui being the local dialect.
  • Tourism accounts for 80% of Mallorca’s GDP.

Mallorca Mini Guide

How Easy is it to Get to?
Nine airlines fly from various destinations in the UK including the major tour operators and the budget and regional airlines. Wherever you are in the UK, you’re never far from an airport which has flights to Mallorca.

What’s the Story of the Island?
Mallorca has been ruled by several civilisations over the centuries starting with the Byzantines. Not much remains of their influence though. After the dark ages, the Moors occupied the island and developed its importance as an agricultural island. Disaster struck in the early 20th century with the Phylloxera pest that wiped out all the island’s vines in a single season. As with the Irish potato famine, this caused starvation and ultimately the exodus of a large proportion of the population. In the 1950s, the island’s appeal to tourists began to grow and good times flourished once more.

Mallorca City

What Should I see When We’re There?
The Cathedral de Mallorca dominates the skyline of the capital, Palma, and its monumental building is a must for any visitor. It’s near the old town and, after visiting the cathedral, take some time to wander down the old cobbled streets. Bellver Castle is another highlight of the city. The unusual shape of the castle, together with the fabulous view from the top, makes it an interesting visit.

And if I Hire a Car?
The mountains of Mallorca’s North West coast make for a superb day’s drive. The road along them skirts the coast in places with cliffs that plunge 500 metres or more into the sea. Little villages on the way have small cafes and restaurants for sustenance and the scenery cries out for the camera. Another day trip, but one which doesn’t need a car, is the steam train journey from Palma to Soller which passes through orange groves thick with the scent of the flowers in springtime.

Mallorca Cathedral

I Desperately Want to Relax on a Beach for my Holiday but it’s my Partner’s Idea of Hell?
You can both enjoy a holiday on the beautiful island of Mallorca which has something for everyone. Stunning beaches, some small and quiet, others big and with lots of activities, combine with the cultural and architectural history of the island. For the active, there are plenty of sports available too from golf to hiking.

What can my Partner do if they get Bored?
They can visit the island’s bull ring on the Avenue de Gaspar Bennazar. Shows are put on there regularly but you can visit at a less gory time to find out about the history of the events on the island. At night, you can visit Tito’s, the Mallorcan nightclub beloved of Frank Sinatra and still in its original premises.

What Should I eat Whilst There?
Seafood is everywhere with Mallorca being an island but the mountains and interior of the island also provide olives and almonds as well as the Mallorcan sausage, sobrassada. Try arros brut, a rice and saffron dish unique to the island. Finally, with a hot chocolate or coffee, enjoy an ensaimada, a sweet bun, sometimes filled with chocolate cream.

I’d Like a day at the Shops
There are plenty of little craft stalls in all the major resorts as well as in the old town but for upmarket shopping visit El Corte Ingles, the branches of the quality Spanish department store which you’ll find in Palma.

And if I Want to Party?
There are plenty of festivals throughout the year, the main ones being the Festival Isladencanta held in July which welcomes musicians from all over the world, the Fonart Short Film Festival that takes place in August with lots of free screenings across the island and the Festa de l’Estendard, Mallorca’s New Year celebrations which begin with mass in the cathedral.

Mallorca Beach

Best Irish Pubs in Mallorca:

Irish Pub in Mallorca


Rhino Rating

O’Donnell’s Irish Pub

Carrer Cala Romaguera, 07689 Cales de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain


Molly’s Irish Bistro & Bar

Mahón - Palma de Mallorca, 07660 Santanyi (Mallorca), Islas Baleares, Spain


Joker’s Irish Pub

Avinguda Itàlia esquina con Colomí, 07400 Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain


The Irish Tavern

Carrer dels Mariners, 14, 07400 Port d'Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain


Shamrock Irish Pub Alcudia

Carrer Torreta, 3, 07400 Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain


Latest Update from Mallorca:

12/05/12 - If you're taking an out of season break to Mallorca this year and are looking for something to do in the cooler evenings, the Sala Magna in Palma hosts many performances including one of Shrek the Musical from the 9th to the 12th December. It's assured to keep the children happy!

07/02/13 - On the 12th May, the beautiful town of Soller will host the annual Moors versus Christians mock battle. Run as one of the town's fiestas, it's a riotous affair with fancy dress, fireworks, lots of noise and street parties that go on into the small hours.

Car Hire Mallorca Customer Comments

12/03/2012 - Majorca in May was beautiful and the hire car let us see all its beauty at our own pace

05/03/2012 - Travelling with my mum who’s getting on a bit, I wanted everything to work smoothly. The live chat assistant did all she could to sort out paperwork and when we got to Majorca, true enough, everything did.

03/03/2012 - Hired a car for just a day to visit friends in Alcudia but enjoyed the drive so much we kept the car for the rest of the holiday.

23/02/2012 - Majorca in winter is somewhere to be avoided. We longed each day for the heater in the hire car.

23/02/2012 - I live in Mallorca and find hiring a car occasionally through Rhino is cheaper than buying one

23/02/2012 - Will always use Rhino for holiday rental now – no point paying more elsewhere

19/02/2012 - Car was delivered to our hotel which saved us a taxi into town but hotel reception lost the car key!!

17/02/2012 - My driving licence expired just before we were due to leave and so phoned Rhino to cancel as I knew I wouldn’t get the replacement in time. Rather than cancel, they fixed it all by changing to my wife as driver.

22/07/2011 - I use your service because you consistently offer the best value. I am one of those OCD types when booking a holiday and do spend hours comparing prices and inclusions before making a decision. I was also pleased with the efficiency that a few of the changes to my original booking were handled, thanks guys good stuff

27/02/2011 - Really lively and a fun place to visit. Good place to go with a group of friends.

Driving in Mallorca

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  • 90-100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

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  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


Car Hire Mallorca Customer Comments:

Superb car, helpful staff and a great deal – what more can you want?

Sophia - Spain
23/03/2012 00:00 AM

From our experience you see a lot more with a hire car and booking like we did through Rhino, it doesn’t cost that much

G Brickwell - UK
23/03/2012 00:00 AM

Decided to see a bit more of the island while we were there but thought local prices for hire cars were pricey. Ted went online in the hotel and found you – much cheaper too!

Carol & Ian - UK
15/03/2012 00:00 AM

Was asked by customer services if I’d like to comment on my experience and all I can say is ‘wonderful’

P. Truddington - UK
13/03/2012 00:00 AM

Nice rental, cheap as well

M Contador - Spain
12/03/2012 00:00 AM

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Mallorca may only be an island and many see that as a reason not to hire a car but you’d miss out on so much if you don’t. Rhino offer the best value car hire deals on the island from 15 euros per day getting you a quality, fully serviced car that will enable you to make the most of your stay. We’d challenge you to find a better inclusive deal but we’re sure that you won’t.

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