El Arenal

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.

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.

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El Arenal Hotels (48)

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....

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

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

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

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....

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

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....

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

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...

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...

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...

Playas Arenal Hotel is an ideal base for those who like to explore the local areas....

A simple hotel with an excellent location if you are looking to take advantage of all the local amenities and all the action close by....

Set in a tranquil area of Mallorca, this hotel offers easy access to a gorgeous white beach and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool on site. ...

HSM Son Veri is located in El Arenal, with its fabulous sandy beach just a short distance from the hotel. The hotel offers a modern design with comfortable accommodation....

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....

A modern hotel offering comfortable accommodation and perfect for those looking for a beach holiday combined with being able to take advantage of the amenities of this lively resort town....

The Amazonas Hotel is located in front of the Nautical Club of Arenal and just 250 metres from Playa de Palma. A perfect choice for a relaxed break within walking distance of a lively resort centre....

The Ipanema Park and Beach Hotel is in the peaceful area of El Arenal set amongst colourful Mediterranean gardens. The main area of the resort is just a stroll away and a similar distance will bring y...

The Seremar Luna Park is an Adults Only property located close to the centre of El Arenal. A budget-friendly base for those wanting to explore the local area....

Caribbean Bay Hotel is a modern complex located just 500m from the beach. The complex offers a rooftop pool for the perfect place to watch the sunset. ...

Elegance Playa Arenal is a great place to stay for those wanting a simple, yet relaxing holiday close to all amenities....

Blue Sea Arenal Tower is located very near to the shopping area of El Arenal and offers a swimming pool on the 11th floor where guests can look out over Palma Bay....

Set close to the beach front area, the Whala Beach offers a roof top pool with views across the resort....

The hotel complex offers good, simple accommodation in one the most popular areas....

A small and friendly hotel that is within easy reach of Aqualand, the beach and the resort centre....

The Paradise Beach Music Hotel is a centrally located adults-only property set just a short hop away from the beach and local amenities, perfect for couples and groups of friends looking for some fun ...

Family friendly hotel with comfortable rooms and a host of facilities in a central location, perfect for those looking for an all-round relaxing holiday....

This property is part of the wider Palma Bay complex located in the heart of El Arenal. It's a popular pick with holidaymakers of all ages looking to enjoy a fun-filled beach holiday without breaking ...

Palma Bay Club is a family friendly hotel with great facilities. Located in the centre of El Arenal, the hotel is an ideal base to explore the local area....

A comfortable hotel which is close to the resort centre and is ideal for those seeking to be near to the beach....

Small and simple hotel with a great central location and near to the beach; perfect for those looking for budget accommodation....

This adult only hotel has an ideal location offering guests comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the resort amenities....

Beach hotel offering a great choice of facilities, local amenities and restful accommodation making this the ideal choice for those who like to be active in addition to enjoying a relaxing stay....

The Et Domsche Das Hostal offers comfortable accommodation and a central location; an ideal choice for those on a budget....

The Gracia Hotel is an adult only property ideal those wanting to be close to the resort centre and the beach....

Modern beach front hotel which is popular with families who enjoy the local amenities and are looking for comfortable accommodation....

Jade Hotel has everything you need with local amenities very close at hand....

Small complex with the beach and nightlife nearby. Ideal for a base for exploring the island and the nightlife....

Comfortable and well maintained hotel in a peaceful location. Perfect for those looking for a relaxing and calming holiday....

Popular hotel offering comfortable accommodation combined with a fantastic beach location making this the ideal hotel for a relaxing yet fun-filled beach holiday....

This adult-only hotel is set in a peaceful location just 350m from the sandy beaches and marina of El Arenal. With a good choice of facilities and amenities both on and off site, this hotel is a popul...

Renovated in 2005, this beach hotel offers comfortable rooms with a range of facilities and a fantastic beach location making this an ideal choice for a relaxing beach holiday....

Comfortable hotel near to the beach with facilities that would suit families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday....

Playa Sol Hotel is a small traditional family-run hotel in the heart of El Arenal and just 3 minutes walk from the beach....

Comfortable hotel with a range of facilities and a great location allowing guests to make the most of the beach and all the surrounding local amenities....

Whala Fun Hotel combines comfortable accommodation with a beach location allowing guests to take advantage of all the water sports on offer combined with being near the lively resort centre....

Located in the liveliest area of El Arenal, the Solimar is a great base for those who want to sample what the area has to offer....

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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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