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El Arenal on the south east coast of Majorca was one of the first resorts to be developed for mass tourism. The location, close to Palma and the airport, and its magnificent stretch of beach, made it an obvious choice for development. There are a large number of hotels and apartment blocks in this bustling town offering excellent facilities. The vibrant nightlife attracts young party goers like moths to a candle flame.
El Arenal is a busy, bustling resort with a vibrant nightlife. With sun, sea and sandy beach together with excellent facilities the appeal of an El Arenal holiday is hard to resist.
El Arenal is extremely popular with the young eighteen to thirties group who enjoy loud music and all-night bars and clubs. It is possible to find excellent hotel complexes in peaceful areas of El Arenal with a more subtle approach to entertainment, which would appeal to families and older holiday makers. El Arenal provides many water sporting activities which attract the more energetic holiday maker.
The holiday season in El Arenal begins in April and ends in late October. The temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees.
El Arenal on the south coast of Majorca is close to the airport which has the advantage of a very short transfer time. It is a busy, bustling place with a vibrant nightlife. The beach, Playa de Palma, is long and wide with fine clean sand which slopes gently into crystal clear waters making it popular with families with young children. There are a welcome number of beach huts which as well as having toilet and shower facilities also have kiosks selling drinks and snacks. There is an impressive view over the bay especially in the evening when the sun is setting. The narrow streets of El Arenal are very busy with many bars, cafes, restaurants and gift and craft shops. A tree lined promenade runs along the beach and joins the quieter resort of C’an Pastilla in the west. Although it is only a short walk between the resorts, a mini-train provides transport between them. The provision of water sporting opportunities is almost limitless and includes kite surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving and fishing. Cycling is a popular way to travel around or between the resorts especially since the promenade has no motorised vehicles. The Jurassic Park mini golf is tremendously popular with both adults and children. The water park in El Arenal claims to be the largest in Europe and has many exciting rides. It attracts all age groups as it provides areas for young children as well as attractions that provide an adrenalin rush for adventurous teenagers and adults. The Tsunami and the Grand Canyon are not for the faint hearted.
Evenings in El Arenal cater mainly for the eighteen to thirty age group who like to party into the night. It is a very lively resort where bars and clubs often remain open until six in the morning. Those looking for a more mellow evening will find hotel based entertainment in holiday complexes situated away from the resort centre.
El Arenal has many shops selling beach items, gifts and crafts where holiday makers can purchase their mementos. There are markets in nearby C’an Pastilla with the usual array of leather goods, jewellery, embroidered linens and glassware. El Arenal is of course only a short ride away from Palma which will satisfy the most avaricious of shoppers.
El Arenal has a huge variety of restaurants catering for most tastes and pockets. El Arenal has everything from a la carte menus to fast food outlets and from British pubs to traditional Majorcan fish restaurants. Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive. The restaurants in the harbour and along the promenade are good places to eat while watching the sun go down.