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Car Hire Palma Airport

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Palma Airport (PMI) is located 8km out of Palma, and adjacent to a village called Can Pastilla on the Balearic Island. The third busiest airport in Spain particularly in the summer months, tourists come to the island to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm climate. Rent a car and explore the island, Majorca offers holiday resorts suitable for families (Alcudia and Porta Pollenca) and a more hedonistic crowd with lively bars and night clubs such as Palma Nova and Magaluf.

When renting a car in Majorca a few things to consider are that the drive on the right side of the road, every passenger in the car must wear a seat belt and you must always carry your license and insurance when driving in Majorca.

Drive to Palma the commercial and cultural centre of this Balearic Island, the city is home to half the residence of the island.Palma’s history dates to Roman times with many examples of architecture, however there is a strong modern influence over the city.  There are many tourist attractions in the city, drive to the Bellver Castle built between 1300 and 1310. The building has three semi circular towers, on the ground floor there are three semi circular arches with are a great example of Gothic architecture. Visit La Seu a grand Roman Catholic Cathedral, designed in Spanish Levantino style. The cathedral stands 121 metres high, with stunning stain glass windows and columns entwined with a candelabra designed by Gaudi. For culture the Majorca Museum is considered one of the best on the Balearic Islands.

Alcudia is a very large family resort north of the Island, popular with British tourist with a wide selection of hotels and complexes from luxury to affordable. Alcudia has a beautiful marina with many boats moored, stroll along the promenade during the day or evening and eat in one of the many restaurants available. Platja D’Alcudia beach extends the whole of the resort. Close to this resort is Porta Pollensa, another great destination for families. Again with a wide range of accommodation and restaurants that welcome children.

Magaluf south west of the Island is an alternative choice for those looking for busy night life. Playa Magaluf is a long sandy beach with many water sports on offer, very popular in the summer months due to the large choice of cafes music bars discos and night clubs.

Air travel began on the island of Majorca in the 1920’s when sea planes were used for postal services to the other Balearic Islands, then in the 1930’s a military base was formed. In 1954 Palma de Mallorca’s runway was built with taxiways and an apron enabling airlines and other air traffic to be based out of Majorca. In 1962, a new terminal was constructed after the passengers reached over one million, figures continued to grow throughout the decade and so did the expansion of the airport. In 1972 a new runway was built and tourism continued to grow with the new trend at that time towards package holidays. To date Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) operates from four modules housed in a single building.

Palma de Mallorca Airport(PMI) advises that passengers arrive at least 45minutes before arrival however each airline will operate differently so check with the airline. After check in there are many shops and restaurants available to passengers while they wait to board. Additional facilities include a VIP lounge, first aid centre, banking and currency exchange, conferences can be held in the Barbour Lounge.