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El ArenalSpain

Relax at this lively beach resort, known for its active clubs and bars, which make it a favorite destination among young Europeans. 

El Arenal is an idyllic stretch of white sand beach bordering the blue-green waters of the Bay of Palma. Relax in this very enjoyable place to lie in the sun. El Arenal is also known as one of Mallorca’s party capitals and can serve as an ideal base for trips to nearby beaches.

Stretching 690 feet (210 meters) along the coast, El Arenal’s soft white sands curve gently toward the sea. Try paragliding, Jet Skiing or paddleboating on the open water. You’ll find a number of small beach huts, called balnearios, along the beach where you can relax with a drink.

Be sure to claim a spot on the beach late in the afternoon to watch the sunset. Don’t leave without experiencing the beach’s buzzing nightlife scene. In the past, the beach catered toward young, single German tourists. You’ll find many of the bars and clubs are still geared toward this crowd. Although the beach also attracts families and couples, most visitors come with the goal of partying late into the night.

Check out the town’s pleasant market, which takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday mornings. Chat with the friendly vendors and shop for textiles, footwear and clothing, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Rent a bike or catch the mini-train to visit the nearby beaches of C’an Pastilla and Playa de Palma. These lovely, laid-back beaches offer scenic views and exciting watersports. El Arenal is also an ideal base for visiting the island’s capital, Palma, where you can escape the beach crowds and discover Mallorca’s rich history.

Take the kids to Aqualand El Arenal, a popular water park. Drive or reach it by shuttle bus from the town.

El Arenal is located along the southern coast of Mallorca, 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Palma. It’s connected to Palma by public transportation. Find free parking available in the streets just behind the beach.

Top Hotels in El Arenal

MLL Caribbean Bay Hotel
MLL Caribbean Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
C/ Dels Trencadors, 48, El Arenal, Playa de Palma, Mallorca
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Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of El Arenal Beach, Port of El Arenal and Playa de Palma. Aqualand El Arenal and Palma Aquarium are ...

3.4/5Good! (152 reviews)
Average

"Not a place to rest. The pool area dominated by partying teenagers. Mediocre food. Indifferent service. Very touristic zone."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2019

MLL Caribbean Bay Hotel
Hotel Costa Mediterraneo
Hotel Costa Mediterraneo
2 out of 5
C/ Girona, 11, El Arenal - LLucmajor, Playa de Palma, Mallorca
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Situated in Playa de Palma, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aqualand El Arenal, El Arenal Beach, and Port of El Arenal. Playa de Palma is 0.7 mi ...

3.2/5 (206 reviews)

"Good hotel next to the beach"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

Hotel Costa Mediterraneo
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
5 out of 5
Avenida America 2, Playa de Palma, Palma de Mallorca
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $91 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and Aqualand ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (474 reviews)

"Everything was excellent for our stay. Highly recommended and staff couldn’t do enough to help."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in El Arenal

Apartamentos Tres Torres
Apartamentos Tres Torres
3 out of 5
C/ Trobadors, n 5, Palma de Mallorca, Playa de Palma

Situated in Playa de Palma, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Much better than any other hotel in Playa de Palma

"Everyone who worked at Apartamentos Tres Torres was incredibly welcoming and helpful. I arrived with my puppy and they were wonderful with him. It was honestly one of the best properties I've every stayed at, and I would definitely come back again."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2020

Apartamentos Tres Torres
Villa - 3 Bedrooms with Pool and WiFi - 107897
Villa - 3 Bedrooms with Pool and WiFi - 107897
3.5 out of 5
Diseminado Sector 6, 297, Playa de Palma, Arenal

Situated on the beach, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aqualand El Arenal, El Arenal Beach and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) ...

Villa - 3 Bedrooms with Pool and WiFi - 107897
Elegant Villa With Private Pool and Bbq. Only 100 m. From Sandy Beach. Wifi Zone
Elegant Villa With Private Pool and Bbq. Only 100 m. From Sandy Beach. Wifi Zone
Playa de Palma, Balearic Islands

This family-friendly Playa de Palma villa is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Port of El Arenal and El Arenal Beach. Playa de Palma and Aqualand ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Great villa

"Just got back from a great holiday at villa sol veri, 9 of us including my three grandchildren aged 10, 8 and 6, the pool is fantastic, the villa is spacious and the location was perfect for us, the BBQ terrace is great, we spent most of our time on the terrace and in the pool. Miquel is a great ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2019

Elegant Villa With Private Pool and Bbq. Only 100 m. From Sandy Beach. Wifi Zone
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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