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El Arenal - lively resort - party with all the german tourists!
Beaches in Spain
Member Name: Bewitched
Beaches in Spain
Date: 09/02/09, updated on 12/02/09 (536 review reads)
Advantages: Nightclubs open until dawn, lively & bustling.
Disadvantages: Mainly german dominated resort - not ideal for british tourists wanting a typical british holiday
The resort is also known as Arenal & S'Arenal and is situated along the south coast of Majorca/Mallorca. Its only about 10km away from the airport which is a nice easy transfer time. Arenal is the German equivalent of Magaluf or Palma, its very loud and bustling - but as said it is the German equivalent, so not many british tourists venture here really.
There is a lovely beach here which leads to C'an Pastilla & Playa de Palma resorts - the three resorts are joined by by a pedestrianised promenade with loads of shops, bars and restaurants - and there is a mini train that runs around the resorts all the time to take you back and forth for just a few euros.
Arenal is very popular with 18- 30 Germans who are looking for all night bars & nightclubs - its definately not for the quiet families or anyone actually wanting to sleep all night - as many bars & nightclubs only close at dawn.
British tourists are welcomed here also, but for those that are uncomfortable spending their holiday in a german dominated environment - then this place is definately not for you!
The beach on offer here is nice and shallow and gently slopes into the warm sea - but in recent times the beach unfortunately is covered in litter and tourists do tend to have a problem with the lucky lucky men that hang around the resort.
Also just dotted along the beach are little huts known as Balnearios - there are about 15 of them.... these sell drinks and food, and some have toilets and changing facilities which do become very useful after a day at the beach - if your wanting to catch a bus back to your resort/ hotel - head towards Belneario 2.....
Palma Aquarium is nearby and has a great collection of exotic fish - there is over 700 species off fish here and over 5 million litres of sea water to which there are recreating marine ecosystems and natural animal habitat.
Also is a mini golf course - GOLF FANTASIA. It features 54 holes of crazy golf and is without a doubt the best mini golf course on the island.
The waterpark here is called AQUALANDEL ARENAL, and is just on the outskirts of the resort - entry is quite expensive at approx 20 euros per adult and about 15 euros per child. It is very popular with many tourists from other resorts so it can get very busy during the main seasons.
And for those wanting something a little different - head east beyond Arenal and you'll come to an undeveloped part of Majorca - known as Es Trenc, it does have a nice little beach - but be aware........ its a NUDIST beach!
If I think of anything else I will be sure to update my review.
Summary: Very popular with 18- 30 German tourists - but a very lively bustling resort.