Getting around Mallorca is a bit more complicated. Bus service is extensive but it can be infrequent. You can see many of the island’s towns by bus, and it is a cheap way to travel, but the buses may only run once or twice a day. Palma has its own bus service and is also easily walkable. It’s also a great place to ride a bicycle.
Some areas are served by trains or trams. Visitors will want to do some research to see if this is available to them in the location they are staying.
By far the best way to see the island, renting a car has a lot of benefits. You can visit the roads in the high peaks of the island’s northern mountains, and visit other places that the bus system may not travel to.