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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grupotel Taurus Park
Grupotel Taurus Park
4 out of 5
Avinguda America, 7, Playa de Palma, Mallorca

This family-friendly Playa de Palma hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Palma and El Arenal Beach. Palma Aquarium is 2.2 mi (3.5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

"The staff was amazing and very kind, the best food ever!!!! and the most comfortable bed I ever slept in"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Grupotel Taurus Park
whala!beach
whala!beach
3 out of 5
C/ Miramar 1, El Arenal, Playa de Palma, Mallorca
The price is $79 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Playa de Palma hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Palma and El Arenal Beach. Palma Aquarium is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

3.1/5 (742 reviews)

"The service was brilliant! The elevator was a little disappointing, once we got stuck in the elevator and for the rest of the time the other elevator was a slow one."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

whala!beach
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 $181 per night

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Palma and El Arenal Beach. Palma Aquarium is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (466 reviews)

"Quiet and peaceful environment around the hotel. Professional and efficient service from staff. Very good food provided in a very healthy environment."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma

Popular places to visit in El Arenal

Port of Palma de Mallorca
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Port of Palma de Mallorca

4.5/5(140 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Palma de Mallorca with a trip to Port of Palma de Mallorca. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the stunning cathedral in the area.

Cala Mayor Beach
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Cala Mayor Beach

4/5(50 reviews)

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Es Trenc Beach
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Es Trenc Beach

4/5(74 reviews)

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El Arenal Beach
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El Arenal Beach

4/5(62 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at El Arenal Beach, a popular beach in Playa de Palma. Amble around this family-friendly area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
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Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma

4.5/5(201 reviews)

One of Mallorca’s most famous landmarks, Mallorca Cathedral showcases beautiful Gothic architecture and pieces by some of Spain’s greatest artists. 

Palma Aquarium
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Palma Aquarium

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks and see over 8,000 species of marine life at one of the best aquariums in the Mediterranean region. 

Top things to do in El Arenal

Quad Bike Tour of South Mallorca from El Arenal
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Quad Bike Tour of South Mallorca from El Arenal

96% of travellers recommend
$56
Per adult
Boat Tour & Snorkeling in Palma Bay
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Boat Tour & Snorkeling in Palma Bay

$53
Per adult
Esporles Natural Landscapes Walking Tour
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Esporles Natural Landscapes Walking Tour

$43
Per adult
Speedboat trip through de Bay of Palma
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Speedboat trip through de Bay of Palma

$53
Per adult
Route Authentic Mallorca from South
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Route Authentic Mallorca from South

$77
Per adult
Guided tour to Cap de Formentor and Local Market
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Guided tour to Cap de Formentor and Local Market

$41
Per adult

Reviews of El Arenal

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Thomas

Oct 11, 2018

Achtung Diebe. Jemanden wurde die Handtasche gestohlen. Der Dieb hatte einen ganzen Sack mit Diebsgut. Lästig sind die Händler, welche Ramschware verkaufen und Massagen anbieten und das extrem viele.

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