El Arenal is calling! Discover its beaches, dining, water parks and more.

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.

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Top hotels in El Arenal

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
5 out of 5
Avenida America 2, Playa de Palma, Palma de Mallorca
£119/night
13 Oct-14 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (334 reviews)

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (334 reviews)

"The hotel is new and modern. The room was spacious and with excellent facilities. The food was varied and excellent with a wide selection for vegetarians and meat /fish eaters.Excellent staff with a very attentive and professional guest manager and staff."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
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Paradise Beach Music Hotel - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Carrer Sant Bartolomeu, 10, S'Arenal de Llucmajor, Playa de Palma, Mallorca
£54/night
8 Oct-9 Oct
3.2/5 (46 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this all-inclusive resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Aqualand El Arenal and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Palma Aquarium. Paseo Maritime and Fundacion ...

3.2/5 (46 reviews)

"Would recommend for college students and young adults. Not a High end place but I knew that going into it and could not be happier with our experience."…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2019

Paradise Beach Music Hotel - Adults Only
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Hotel Hispania
4 out of 5
Aguamarina, s/n, Playa de Palma, Mallorca
£90/night
18 Sep-19 Sep
4/5Very Good! (1,008 reviews)

Located in Playa de Palma, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Playa de Palma and El Arenal Beach. Palma Aquarium ...

4/5Very Good! (1,008 reviews)

"Thank everything perfect food it was amazing breakfast it was amazing everything it was perfect"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2019

Hotel Hispania

Popular things to do in El Arenal

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

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

Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle

This fantastically preserved 14th-century castle offers stunning views across the city and a glimpse into Mallorca’s rich history. 

Port of Palma de Mallorca
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Port of Palma de Mallorca

Explore the waterfront in Palma de Mallorca with a trip to Port of Palma de Mallorca. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its acclaimed art galleries.

Palma Aquarium
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Palma Aquarium

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. 

Paseo Maritime
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Paseo Maritime

Learn about the history of Paseo Maritime, one of the top monuments in Palma de Mallorca. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Basilica of St. Francis
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Basilica of St. Francis

Learn about the lives and struggles of some of Mallorca’s most important religious figures at this superb 13th-century church. 

Top activities in El Arenal

Guided Palma Open-Air Bus & Walking Tour
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Guided Palma Open-Air Bus & Walking Tour

£18

Acquaint yourself with centuries-old architecture, charming cobblestone squares, and world-class shopping possibilities on this excursion to Mallorca's storied capital. After a tour that introduces you to the Gothic Bellver Castle and the Old City, take time to browse shops and explore on your own.

Aqualand El Arenal
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Aqualand El Arenal

£49

Experience the exhilarating thrills of Aqualand El Arenal, the largest water park in Mallorca. With breathtaking waterslides, relaxing swimming pools, and rides specially created for kids, Aqualand is the perfect theme park for the entire family.

Boat Tour & Snorkeling in Palma Bay
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Boat Tour & Snorkeling in Palma Bay

£37

Discover the natural beauty of the Palma Bay marine reserve as you snorkel through its abundant fauna and flora. Feel the adrenaline pumping as your boat speeds through the clear waters, swim with tropical sea life, and relax to soak up the sunshine on the sun deck.

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

£45

Leave the massive crowds behind and head on an adventurous drive into the unspoiled natural environment of Mallorca. Following your lead quad-biker, rumble over rocky trails and unpaved roads in a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy a peaceful day in the countryside.

Full-Day Jeep Offroading in the Mountains of Mallorca
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Full-Day Jeep Offroading in the Mountains of Mallorca

£63

The off road jeep tour begins picking you up at or near your hotel by coach and taking you to our base where our guides will be awaiting you to give you instructions regarding driving the jeeps and about the excursion in general.

Palma Bay Water Activities: Banana and Aqua Rocket
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Palma Bay Water Activities: Banana and Aqua Rocket

£12

Enjoy and feel the adrenaline for the whole family.