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car hire Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands

We are delighted to have a the opportunity to offer our clients cheap car rental rates from each of The Balearic Islands' smaller airports.

Each of the major islands (Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca) has an airport used by the leading low-cost airlines. Although none of the airports is much more than 10km from the leading towns, a hire car will enable you to see all of your island rather than just the beach and surroundings of your resort.

Begin your trip to the Balearic Islands with car rental provided by some of the UK's leading car hire companies.

We offer online bookings quoting cheap car rental in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

All of our car hire suppliers have dedicated staff at the end of the telephone for any extra queries that you may have before or after hiring a car.


Birthplace of Christopher Columbus and home of the Cafe del Mar sunrise.

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Marvellous Mahon, home of the formidably cheezy Queso de Mahon and birthplace of the word ‘mayonnaise’, but Mahon has more than these culinary treats to offer.

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There’s more to Mallorca than its gleaming beaches! The playground capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands is situated in the southern Bay of Palma.

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The Balearic Islands are situated to the south of Barcelona in the Mediterranean Sea and are essentially a Spanish province. An extremely popular holiday destination, the Balearics act like a magnet for the beach package holiday market especially to its beautiful islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. Favoured for their all encompassing holiday facilities, British families head to the sun, sea and nightlife of the Balearics in their millions every year.

The islands are made up of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Each with their own distinctive landscape and atmosphere and offer completely different types of holiday. One thing the islands do share however, is their language, that of Catalan. The islands’ histories are additionally similar in that they also share a culture that is the result of Spanish, Moorish and Carthaginian influence that span nearly three thousand years.

The largest of the four, Mallorca, offers mountains, delightful natural landscape as well as its all encompassing holiday resorts. Sight seers should head over to the capital, Palma de Mallorca for gothic architecture, intriguing Old Town and cobbled maze-like streets. The harbour offers sophisticated marina, excellent fish suppers and buckets of atmosphere. In Mallorca, it is quite a quest to find people who do not speak english. In the tourist spots of Mallorca everybody seems to speak English and in season, many are actually English. The Port de Pollenca is packed with tanned ex-pats and the nearby old market town of Pollenca is a popular spot for fellow English visitors.

The Mallorcan caves are a must see at Cala Rajada. The Arta Caves and the Coves del Drach are an amazing experience with the latter offer a sight of Europe’s largest underground lake. For your all round, traditional holiday thrills head to the Port d’Aludia, possible Mallorca’s best loved resort.

Ibiza attracts a smaller holiday market and some would say a more specialised holiday experience. Receiving one fifth of the tourist market landing on the shores of Mallorca every year, Ibiza attracts a youthful party animal visitor. The type of crowd who sleep throughout the day and reach for the cocktails in the early hours fits the transitional profile of an Ibiza holidaymaker. From this you couldn’t be blamed for assuming Ibiza is full of cocktail sipping vampires set to disintegrate to dust at the first show of daylight! People who head to Ibiza generally have a zest for life and enjoy the charged up energy that reverberates from within its clubs like Space, Amnesia and Eden. Since the hippies piled on to the shores of Ibiza in the sixties, things have never been the same since. Ibiza has gradually become what it is today, the dance and clubbing capital of the South of Europe.

Menorca is different again. With a landscape consisting of enigmatic hidden bays and rocky coastlines. The capital is Mahon, known locally as Mao and is famed for its gin distilleries. Although lying about five kilometres inland, the capital is situated on the islands deep water harbour. The port area continues to reflect its eighteenth century origins as a military base.

Firstly, don’t visit Menorca without taking a boat ride to some of the islands concealed beaches. Many of these hidden beauty spots are unreachable except by boat and so are generally offer the most tranquil experiences upon the island. Secondly, don’t leave Menorca without enjoying the atmosphere and fish menus of the marina at Ciutadella.

Last but not least, when visiting the Balearics, don’t forget the tiny island of Formentura. Favoured by nudists, on offer is nude bathing and sunbathing. The best way to explore the island is on a bicycle, scooter or moped.

 

 

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