How to get around Mallorca while on vacation?


If you are planning your holidays in Mallorca and still don’t know how to get to all those places you want to visit, you are in the right place. In this article we will recommend the best ways to get around the island using public transport, renting a car, by boat or by bike so you can enjoy all the landscapes of beach, sea or mountains and the best hotel on the island of Mallorca to stay

How to get around Mallorca by public transport?

If your intention is to visit a specific place or its surroundings, public transport is one of the most economical and useful options as it will allow you to save long walks and expose yourself to the sun for too many hours.

In the old town you will have access to several bus lines that will allow you to reach all places, in addition to the Palma metro, to reach the surroundings of this beautiful city.

Both on the website or application of public transport in Mallorca you will find an interactive map in which to consult all transport lines, including those of intercity transport to reach your destination.

If you wish to obtain more information, don’t hesitate to go to the tourist offices where you can acquire maps of bus, metro and train lines in Mallorca.

Rent a car in Mallorca

If your intention is to discover all the corners of the island and make the most of the holidays, the best option is to rent your own vehicle.

As soon as you arrive at the airport of Palma de Mallorca you will find different options for car and motorcycle rental, you should keep in mind that renting a car will allow you greater mobility, but perhaps you will have the occasional headache with traffic and parking place.

Travel around the island of Mallorca by boat

One of the best ways to get to know the island is by visiting all the beautiful coves and corners that are located on the Mallorcan coasts where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters and the good Mediterranean weather that is always between 30ºC outside and 26ºC in the water.

You can rent a boat from different ports of the island such as the Port of Portals, the Yacht Club of Palma or the Port Adriano, one of the most exclusive ports on the island.

Another option to navigate around the island is to visit other charming ports such as Porto Cristo, Portocolom and Cala Figuera, which are also close to the most beautiful and distinguished coves of Mallorca such as Cala Varques, Cala Virgili, Cala Marmols and Caló des Moro.

Travel by bicycle

The interurban roads, the sunny and warm weather landscape in the autumn, winter and spring months of Mallorca make it one of the most popular cycling destinations, in addition to the one that will allow you to practice this sport. Moreover, many consider it as the mecca of European cycling, reaching figures of 150,000 cyclists per year.

Among all the routes you can take, it is worth visiting the Cap de Formentor Lighthouse, the famous serpentine road of Sa Calobra, the entire coast of Deià, Valldemossa, Banyalbufar and Estellencs, and the central area of the island visiting Sineu, María de la Salut and jungle.

Finally, the most popular option is to visit the old town of Palma through the alleys and charming squares that give life to the centre of Palma. In addition, it is very popular to travel around the bay of Palma from Porto Pi, to the Arenal, through Portixol, El Molinar and Ciudad Jardín.

If you want to know more about the most beautiful places in Mallorca, don’t hesitate to consult our other article about the 7 curiosities of Mallorca.