Renting a car in Majorca

If you’re planning to visit Mallorca to do some home hunting you might want to consider renting a car to get around in. There’s plenty of choice available at Palma Airport and most suppliers offer online booking facilities allowing you to place a reservation in advance of arrival. Once you know the dates when you plan to visit Mallorca it’s worth booking as soon as possible to take advantage of the best prices. Although there’s usually plenty of cars available to rent, last year saw a shortage of rental cars across Spain as demand outweighed supply, as a result of many car hire companies reducing their fleet in anticipation of fewer visitors. However the outlook for 2010 is more positive with many rental companies taking on larger fleets to cope with the number of visitors to Mallorca. With such a vast number of cars operating out of Mallorca’s Palma Airport there’s a good variety of cars ensuring that there’s something suitable for everyone, regardless of whether you’re looking for a small ‘runabout’ to get you from A to B, or a sporty BMW convertible to cruise around in.
When renting a car in Mallorca it’s important to check the supplier’s fuel policy as some will add on a compulsory fuel charge which is non-refundable even if you return the car with a full tank. Finally it’s important to remember that you bring the right documentation when you collect your car. The car hire company will need to see your driving license (both photo, and paper counterparts) along with a credit card in the drivers name and sometimes an additional piece of identification. For car hire at Palma Mallorca Airport visit Sixt