Nestled between Pollensa and Port de Pollensa to the west of Cap Formentor, Cala San Vicente is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and immerse yourself in the real beauty of Mallorca. Below we provide some practical and helpful details on options for getting from Palma de Mallorca Airport to Cala San Vicente.
Finding the taxi rank at Palma de Mallorca International Airport could not be easier as it is right outside the arrivals area of the airport. Once you pick up your luggage and pass through customs just look for the sign that has an image of a taxi on it and follow the arrows. Alternatively head for Exit C and the taxi rank is straight in front of you.
Every licensed taxi on the island of Mallorca is painted white and has a red and yellow stripe (the colours of Mallorca’s flag) on both front doors and the bonnet. They also have the standard green illuminated sign on the roof, which lets you know if they have a passenger or not.
All official taxis also calculate the fare using a taximeter. The base fee and price per kilometre increase at night and all day on Sunday and public holidays. A supplement is charged when the fare originates at the airport.
Taxis are a great option if you are a single passenger but have drawbacks when it comes to groups of people or young children. Firstly, taxis in Mallorca are only allowed to carry four people and that includes infants. If you have a lot of luggage it probably means that any group of four people will probably need to take two taxis. Taxis in Mallorca also do not have child seats, which means if you are travelling with young children you will need to bring your own. You may also be surprised to find out that you may have to wait in a long line until a taxi becomes available due to the sheer number of people at Palma Airport waiting to catch a cab into the city. It is primarily for this reason we recommend getting a Private Airport Transfer to your holiday accommodation.
Due to the high demand for taxis at Palma de Mallorca International Airport, pirate taxi drivers who are not licensed and insured will approach you as you leave the arrivals hall offering you the chance to skip the line and get in their car. Avoid these strangers offering to take you to your holiday destination as it will only cost you more money and could put you at risk. If you are not sure if your taxi is official, check the paintwork and be sure it has a taxi metre before getting inside.
You will probably be surprised to find out that Palma International Airport is the third busiest in Spain after Barcelona and Madrid and even handles more passengers than Malaga Airport despite this being the gateway to the Costa del Sol. For this and a number of other reasons, we recommend using a pre-booked Private Airport Transfer service when holidaying in Mallorca.
Mallorca has several Private Airport Transfer companies to choose from with our favourite being Solhop as they tend to have newer vehicles and all their drivers speak English. Plus there is never a problem if you need to change or cancel a booking. Don’t take our word for it – check out Solhop on TripAdvisor and read other passenger testimonials.
For more information on this topic, please also see our page on Palma Airport Transfers.
|Private Transfer from Palma Airport to Cala San Vicente||Approx. Price|
|Car (1-4 people)||€82|
|Minivan (5-7 people)||€115|
|Minibus (8-13 people)||€130|
|VIP transfer (1-4 people)||€125|
Driving from the airport to Cala San Vicente is pretty straightforward. Once you leave the airport, take the first exit onto the MA-19 and then take Exit 3 onto the MA-20 Palma ring road and follow the road around the city, keeping a sharp lookout for Exit 3B Inca/Port de Alcudia/Son Costello. Join the main MA-13 highway and follow the signs for Inca. After passing Inca, on the roundabout near the village of Crestatx take the third exit and continue along the M-2220 passing the town of Pollensa before turning left onto the M-2203 that takes you into Cala San Vicente.
Hiring a car at Palma International Airport makes great sense if you are planning to get out and explore the island. Having your own vehicle gives you the opportunity to get around at your own pace and the ability to visit places you might not be able to see any other way.
Car hire desks at Palma de Mallorca Airport can be found in both the arrivals and baggage halls with some companies even having an office in both locations.
All rental car companies open early in the morning to accommodate flight schedules and have special key drop off boxes if you need to return the car before they are open.Car rental companies that have desks at Palma de Mallorca in 2018 include:
Tip – You can often save some money by using a car hire firm that does not have a desk at the airport. Several car rental companies operate from a nearby lot and offer a free shuttle to and from the airport.
Off-site car rental companies include:
Fuel policies may vary from one company to the next, but at Palma de Mallorca International Airport most rental companies work on a system whereby you are given the car with a full tank of fuel and that you must return the car with a full tank of fuel.
Palma Airport has a petrol station just before you exit the airport, which means you will have to pass where you would normally drop the car off, fill up and then double back to the car hire return.
Be sure to read your rental agreement closely and make sure you have adequate insurance and are not paying for extras you do not need such as GPS which you can get from Google for free.
All buses that serve Palma de Mallorca International Airport leave from outside the arrivals area of the terminal. Once you exit the terminal look up for signs with a bus on them and walk to the end of the covered walkway where you will see the bus stops.
Buses returning from Cala San Vicente to Palma Airport drop off on the departures level before picking up passengers in the arrivals area.
In order to get to Cala San Vicente by bus, you must first take the L1 Airport-Palma-Airport bus to the city’s main bus station in the Plaça d’Espanya. From there take the red and yellow TIB (Transport de les Illes Balears) Line 340 or 354 for Cala San Vicente. The journey should take around two hours and thirty minutes including transfer times.
For more information on bus routes in Mallorca, please follow this link.