Blue waters and white sand along the coast of the Balearic Islands

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If you're looking for the perfect Mediterranean getaway, whatever the time of year, take a trip to the Balearic Islands.

Why go?

Balearic Islands car hire allows you to reach the best bits of these sun-soaked Mediterranean islands...

Whether it's the buzzing club scene in Ibiza, the popular family resorts of Menorca and Majorca, or the quiet sands of Formentera, these islands have something for every holidaymaker.

Balearic Islands car hire is a simple and cost effective way to see the best that the region can offer. Pick up from destinations such as Palma Airport (PMI) in Majorca, Mahon Airport (MAH) in Menorca, or Ibiza Airport (IBZ) on party capital Ibiza. Even if you're intending to explore the relative peace of Formentera, you can collect your vehicle in Ibiza and head over on the ferry.

Collecting your pre-booked car from the airport is usually the preferred option as you will save on the costs of booking resort transfers or using taxis. If your resort is quite a distance from the airport, car hire is definitely advisable to save on these potentially high transfer charges. You don't have to collect your car at the airport, however. Across the islands there are a number of downtown car-rental offices from which you can pick up your car if you book in advance. Be sure to book before you travel - not only will you secure your ideal vehicle and arrange the most convenient pick-up/drop-off points, you will also find cheap car hire in Balearic Islands' destinations. Booking in advance is always the best way to get the lowest prices on car hire. 

Car hire allows you to access even the remotest of spots on these beautiful islands and, with a number of competitors to choose from, it's the easiest and cheapest way to get around. To find the best price on car hire in Balearic Islands, use TravelSupermarket's search tool.

Where to explore?

Rent a car in Balearic Islands' destinations and your holiday can be so much more than the traditional package of sun, sea and sand...

Travellers expecting the golden beaches and coves of Majorca may be pleasantly surprised to find there are also cities to stroll through and unique attractions to experience. Why not visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral in Palma before you drive out to explore the atmospheric underwater Caves of Drac on the East coast?

With the party calendar taking up much of the summer months, the year-round warm climate and thriving culture make visiting Ibiza in the spring or autumn a good alternative. Ibiza Town offers plenty of colour in the daytime as well as the evening, with its historic 16th-century walls and bargains to be found among the many stalls and boutiques.

There's much to discover around the archaeological sites of Menorca, such as the Roman ruins at Castell de Santa Agueda, just off the Mahon-Ciutadella Road. Or take a drive to the western regions and scale the dramatic slopes of Mount Toro for breathtaking views of the whole island.

The simple network of roads in Spain's Balearics makes driving straightforward and pleasurable. Even bigger cities, such as Palma, don't present drivers with any problems. Traffic can be hectic at times, though you can always park on the outskirts and hop on a tram to see more of this ancient and attractive city.

Driving is on the right in Spain. A strange quirk to observe: drivers here are taught to use the outside lane of a traffic roundabout, even when taking the furthest exit. Either do the same or be aware of this habit.