El Arenal – East Coast of Majorca
Located on the east coast of the Bay of Palma, El Arsenal is a resort with young couples and groups in mind. It is purpose built so it is very tourist friendly and with only a 15 minute transfer from the airport you’ll be sunbathing with a cocktail under the sun in no time. With being so close to the airport however, you may experience the odd bit of take off noise but it never seems to bother anyone.
The area has a lively atmosphere because of its location to the islands capital Palma, although it also is home to a very good nightlife which many enjoy.
The sea is very clean in this area and the golden sanded beach is lined with palm trees that offer you a great place to lounge and enjoy it, or just somewhere perfect to soak up the sun.
El Arenal – Fun and Activities
With the target tourist focusing on young groups the activities in the area suit their needs, offering many waters sports among other excursions. Water sports to get involved in are scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, jet skiing and even a ride on a banana boat is on offer. If the sea is a little too wild for you then there is a water park on the resort, Aqualand, which is very popular with all visitors in the vicinity.
Non water based activities include a mini golf course called Golf Fantasia, tennis, cycling and even horse riding is available. A very popular hiking trail starts in the nearby town of Alaro and goes up to castle ruins and a hilltop chapel.
For those who fancy a shopping trip, then take a venture to the islands capital Palma where you will find top brand clothes and jewellery available. There will be some fine local crafts to take a peek at also which are great souvenirs.
El Arenal – Food and Nightlife
As El Arenal is a very popular resort you will be able to find a great variety of fantastic well known cuisines. The restaurants on offer are Spanish, Chinese, English, Italian and some Mediterranean dishes thrown in for good measure. The area also has a few fast food options in the shape of kebab houses and a Burger King.
The nightlife in El Arenal is electric, with most places open to till dawn and different venues offering different music, everyone can find a good time. There are a few British style pubs to be found, many with karaoke nights. Wandering past the strip you can uncover some little gems, such as the Balnearios which is a strip of 16 beach huts; one of them has been transformed in a German style bar.
El Arenal - Weather Info
The weather in the Bay of Palma is as good as it gets on Majorca and El Arenal is lucky enough to be right there. The water in the bay is similarly great with warm waters all along the coast. The summer months see temperatures soar as high as 30°C coupled with clear blue skies to enjoy the heat with, there is a cool breeze that blows in off the Mediterranean which offers a temporary cool.
The winter months see temperatures drop to just less than half and the nights can be slightly chilly, but on average not too bad. That cool breeze previously mentioned will now become a bit annoying with making things a little more cold.