After my amazing weekend away in El Arenal Majorca a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would share with you 5 things to do in El Arenal Majorca. We chose El Arenal (also known as S’arenal or Arenal) because of its proximity to Palma and the airport, meaning less travel time.
As we were only away for the weekend this was very important to us. None of us knew what to expect but we soon found the area to be lovely and we all thoroughly enjoyed our weekend.
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El Arenal Majorca is very a very popular German destination, and we encountered a lot of German bars and restaurants along the sea front. Everywhere we walked past was very welcoming to us Brits though.
There is a wide choice of El Arenal hotels to choose from. We stayed in the Azuline Hotel Bahamas which was a 10 minute walk from the beach and the beachfront bars and restaurants. The nightlife didn’t disturb us from our hotel, yet we weren’t too far away from the action either
El Arenal beach spans across approximately 6km known as Playa de Palma sits along the south coast of Majorca next to C’an Pastilla and Palma. The promenade is vast, and whilst covered in beach front bars, restaurants and shops, the view of the turquoise sea is amazing as you walk along.
The sand on the beach is sandy, nice underfoot and very clean. You will find vendors trying to sell you a vast range of merchandise from sunglasses, to rugs to massages, however we didn’t encounter anyone too pushy.
I was a little annoyed when the street sellers took it upon themselves to weave in and out of the outside seating of restaurants and bars, as I thought I may have been safe whilst purchasing something on someone’s property.
Along the promenade there is a bus service, and also a land train that goes between Arenal and C’an Pastilla. We didn’t manage to take the train as it was always full up when it stopped near us. It looked to be a great way to see some sights and rest your legs. I walked almost 20,000 steps one day as we were wandering along the promenade.
Cycling is a very popular activity in Majorca. We never walked very far without seeing a group of cyclists out together. There are many place to hire a bike along the sea front, as well as tours to join onto. Our hotel had a track at the back of it into the forest where we could have hired bikes should we choose. Perhaps if we had been there for longer.
Aqualand is one of the biggest water parks in Europe. Tickets cost around £24 for an adult per day but promises to have something for everyone. We didn’t visit as the park opens between May – October and it was closed the weekend we were there. I think if we were staying for a week or longer, then we would visit the water park for a day out.
Golf Fantasia is a 54 hole mini golf centre with a Jurassic theme. Costing from 7 euros for an adult, the site looks fun as we walked past it, plenty of people playing. An attraction to definitely keep in mind for a week in Majorca with the family.
Whilst in El Arenal, we stayed at the Azuline Hotel Bahamas.