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Car rental from Palma de Mallorca Airport is the most convenient way to get around this seaside haven. Discover Mallorca at your own pace in a quality rental car booked through Nova Car Hire.

About Nova Car Hire

Delivering great value car rental since 1997, Nova Car Hire is a leading online car hire broker based in Ireland. Using the buying power of 1.5 million customers and established relationships with more than 500 reliable car hire providers, Nova Car Hire negotiates hugely discounted rates at 26,000 locations worldwide.

Getting a quote is remarkably straightforward: Simply enter a few of your travel details in the search box on the left and you will instantly receive the best rate we have secured for you. Choose from a wide range of vehicles, from compact run-arounds to roomy people-carriers, and look forward to exceptional availability and service. Any queries? Contact us by phone or email, and one of our friendly, efficient customer service staff will be delighted to help.

About Car Hire at Palma de Mallorca Airport

Palma de Mallorca Airport (Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca/Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca) is an located 8 km east of Palma, Mallorca, near the village of Can Pastilla. Also known as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan, it is Spain’s third largest airport after Barcelona Airport and Madrid's Barajas Airport. In summer, it is one of Europe’s busiest airports.

Refer to your Nova Car Hire quotation document for details of the opening hours of the car rental provider you have booked with and details of collection and drop-off points. Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall. A staff member will direct you to your vehicle. Now you're ready for car hire adventure!

About Car Hire in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca joins Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera as one of the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares), a Spanish autonomous community of Islas Baleares.

The largest of the islands, Mallorca is about 110 km wide and around 70 km long. It has a coastline of about 520 km, making it the perfect location for enjoying scenic drives in your hire car.

Spanish is the main language, although the Mallorín dialect (a version of Catalan) is widely spoken by locals. You can expect to be understood in English and German too. Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island, with half the 800.000 population living here.

Discover more about Mallorca in our guide to island hopping in Europe.

Palma for Families

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Amazing experience with Nova. Having had a bad experience with one company, i rebooked a car at Palma de Mallorca Airport with Nova. Your customer service was delightful and rates were terrific.Couldn't rate you highly enough

Ben Duffy, Feb-2012

Great experience with Nova in Mallorca. No hassle at pick up or drop off, great rate, friendly staff. Need i say more?

Brett Amsell, Feb-2012

Rented a car at Palma Airport Majorca from Nova last year and again just a month ago. You guys are great ansd always a pleasure to deal with.

David Berg, Feb-2012

You people are great. Excellent services and real good on prices. Thank you.

Gilbert , Nov-2011

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Palma for Families

Hi! My name is Aoife O'Carroll, and I am a content writer with Nova Car Hire. As a confirmed travel addict, my fantasy holiday of a lifetime would take in the Grand Canyon, Venice, Rio de Janeiro,

Warm sun, endless sandy beaches - what else could you wish for on a family holiday? Mallorca has long been a popular destination for people with children, and it’s easy to see why. From acres of water parks to miles of caves and stunning aquariums, it’s a paradise for both parents and children.


You may only leave the beach to sleep during your Palma holiday, so you should really get an idea of the best stretches of sands for your particular needs before you go. There’s a great range to choose from, with an array of amenities for beach babies of all ages. Playa de Palma is a long strand to the east of Palma that actually comprises several different beaches, including Ca’n Pere Antoni (closest to Palma), Ca’n Pastilla, and S’Arenal. It is a fine, broad, sandy area with a good range of water activities available.

Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium, on Manuela de los Herreros i Sora 21, opens your eyes to the exciting world under the sea. Housing more than 8,000 specimens of 700 species representing the flora and fauna of the world’s biggest seas and oceans, it features wonderful displays of live corals. The highlight is Big Blue: the deepest shark tank in Europe, at an impressive 8.5 metres. The kids will be awestruck by the 1,000 live specimens inside - especially the ten massive sharks.

Marineland Mallorca

If you want a change from bustling beaches, visit Marineland Mallorca, just a ten-minute drive from Palma via the Palma - Andratx motorway. Marineland offers a great day out for all the family, with live dolphin and sea-lion shows, parrot displays, penguins, stingrays, and a wealth of other of animals. It also has a private beach where you can bring a picnic and lounge between shows.

Water Parks

If splashing about in the waves just isn’t enough to keep your brood amused, Palma has a range of water parks in the vicinity that will tire out the most hyperactive child. Aqualand Water Park in Arenal is Mallorca’s biggest water park, offering a great range of pools and exciting water slides to occupy any family for the day. Magaluf’s Western Water Park features water-rides and chutes for the children, jacuzzis for Mom and Dad, and a number of shows. Aquacity Water Park, 15km from Palma via Autovia Palma-Arenal, is the home of Dragonland - a massive sea-dragon whose mouth the kids can can “ride”. The Grand Canyon scoop slide and the Devil’s Tail tube are other highlights.


The caves on Mallorca’s east coast are among the island’s most outstanding tourist attractions (apart from the beaches, of course!), offering a world of wonder for children. The Caves of Drach extend almost 2,400 metres underground and reach heights of 25 metres. Inside, you’ll find Lake Martel, one of the world’s biggest subterranean lakes The kids will be amazed by the weird structures within the Caves of Arta, near Arta to the north east of Mallorca . Stalactites and stalagmites conjure up mysterious visions of heaven and hell, inspiring Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.