El Arenal, Majorca, Spain

Although it is best known for having the biggest water park on Majorca, El Arenal also has for the mini golf enthusiast a 54 hole crazy golf park that has as its background a similar setting to Jurassic Park.

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El Arenal

The resort of El Arenal is just 10 km east of Palma and only 5 km from the airport, its always been popular with German visitors and during the summer months particularly with 18-30 year olds. Now attracting a mix of nationalities with its convenient location close to the islands capital city of Palma, El Arenal offers a party hard and lively atmosphere.

Read more about: The beach | Things to do | Out and about | Nearby attractions | El Arenal Reviews

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El Arenal Hotels (?)

Xapala Hotel Photograph of Xapala Hotel
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A small family run hotel which offers guests a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere and is close to the nearby beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Torre Azul Hotel & Spa - Adults Only Photograph of Torre Azul Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
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Hotel Torre Azul & Spa is an Adults Only property situated close to the heart of El Arenal. Offering a sun terrace, spa and swimming pool on site, this is a great choice for a relaxed holiday in Major...

4.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

Azuline Hotel Bahamas & Bahamas II Photograph of Azuline Hotel Bahamas & Bahamas II
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Ideal for those wishing to be in a peaceful area of El Arenal with easy access to the beach combined with comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

4.2 / 5 from 13 reviews

Fergus Geminis Photograph of Fergus Geminis
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A 3 star hotel with guests returning year after year for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Ideal for families and couples looking for a holiday close to the beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Costa Mediterraneo Hotel Photograph of Costa Mediterraneo Hotel
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Attractive beach hotel with a good range of facilities combined with modern and comfortable accommodation making this the ideal hotel for a relaxing holiday....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Reina Del Mar offers a comfortable, relaxing and friendly atmosphere during your holidays. The hotel is generally suitable for all but would appeal more to families and young couples....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Juan Palma Hostal Photograph of Juan Palma Hostal
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Juan Palma Hostal is a traditional guest house just 5 minutes walk from El Arenal Aqua Park....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Kilimanjaro Hotel Photograph of Kilimanjaro Hotel
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Built in 1975 this hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a good selection of facilities and a vast range of local amenities situated nearby. Perfect for those who like to be close to all the ac...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Mix Alea Hotel Photograph of Mix Alea Hotel
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The Alea Hotel is situated in the upper area of the resort, approx 10 mins walk to the marina and beach. Well suited to those looking for a quiet location but close enough to enjoy the resort amenitie...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Iris Hotel Photograph of Iris Hotel
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Well suited to those on a budget, the Iris Hotel has a great location close to the beach, bars and restaurants....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Pinero Tal Hotel Photograph of Pinero Tal Hotel
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Family friendly hotel within easy reach of local amenities. Suitable for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday with the beach nearby....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Teide Hotel Photograph of Teide Hotel
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Adult Only hotel, with bright interiors and within reach of the beach area and the resort amenities. The hotel offers a small pool area with sun terrace and an on-site breakfast buffet restaurant....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

El Arenal Reviews

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Torre Azul Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Had a perfect stay, lovely bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Ipanema Park Beach Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

I had problems getting around because steep climbs.

Holiday Date:18th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Palma Bay Club Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Only used the beach, found chair beds and umbrella very expensive over 16 euros.

Holiday Date:12th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Azuline Hotel Bahamas & Bahamas II
Room:Standard Room
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Stayed in Arenal years ago, it was ok.

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The beach

The Arenal beach is wide with fine white sand which gently slopes into the sea. It's just 200-metres in length though it's actually a continuation from the neighbouring resort of Playa de Palma where the beach stretches for over 4 km. This whole length of beach has 15 Balnearios, which are small beach huts featuring a kiosk, toilets and showers.

Facilities are good with areas to hire sun-loungers and parasols, and there's a wide range of watersports at hand with pedalos, paragliding and banana-boat rides. The promenade behind the beach is traffic free and lined with a good selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Things to do

Aqualand water park situated on the outskirts of El Arenal offers a variety of water attractions with adrenaline chutes, children's play-areas and a relaxing lazy river, ensuring a fun-day out for all ages.

The resort also features a Jurassic Park themed crazy golf course and with 54-holes to try out it's definitely worth visiting more than once.

The city of Palma is a must-see with winding streets, historical sites, museums, pavement cafes and chic boutique shops Palma has plenty of places to explore and relax. Some of its major attractions include the gothic La Seu Cathedral, the Palace de L'Almudaina and the Castell de Bellver.

Out and about

A long promenade links the neighbouring resorts of Playa de Palma and Ca'n Pastilla, a pleasant walk with palm trees providing a respite from the sun, alternatively a tourist mini-train runs between these resorts during the summer months.

For exploring beyond the resort, transport links from Arenal to Palma are good, there are regular buses and plenty of taxis available.

Nearby attractions

The Palma Aquarium is found just outside Palma between Ca'n Pastilla and Playa de Palma, combining education and fun it's suitable for all ages and is a great place to learn all about marine life and more. There are 25 aquariums home to a wide variety of Mediterranean species, a further 24 with tropical fish, and the deepest shark tank in Europe. Outside there's a play-area for children, Mediterranean and jungle gardens.

The Marineland which is located in the resort of Portal Nous around 16 km away is a popular attraction for families with young children, the park features an aquarium with rays and sharks, and the shows include performing sea lions, parrots and dolphins.

For an enjoyable day out take the train from Palma to picturesque Soller and enjoy the scenic journey while seated in vintage carriages, a pleasurable and popular tourist attraction. Once in Soller you can extend your trip onto Port de Soller, where a vintage tram connects with the arrival of the train.

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