For a cheap holiday that is perfect for both families and groups of young holiday-makers, head to the vibrant and action-packed resort of El Arenal. Situated on the south coast of the Balearic Island of Mallorca, only 6 miles east from the capital city of Palma, El Arenal boasts glorious beaches, a vast selection of activities, superb restaurants, bars and clubs and cultural wonders that will leave you breathless. The close proximity to Palma means that the transfer from the airport only takes around thirty minutes, making it much easier for families with small children.
The weather here is blissful throughout the summer months, with temperatures rarely dropping below 25°c from June until September. For the hottest season, head to El Arenal in either July or August. Although the resort will be at its busiest, the temperatures soar to 27°c and the beaches are simply sublime. If cooler temperatures are what you’re looking for, plan your holiday for October when the temperature sits at a comfortable 20°c. Make sure you bring something warm for the evenings though as they do get quite chilly.
Lots to do and see
One of the liveliest locations in Mallorca, El Arenal is mainly aimed at young visitors who are seeking fun under the sun and fabulous nighttime entertainment, however, with the huge array of activities and the sun-soaked beaches that stretch for miles, this unique resort also makes for a perfect family holiday.
Perhaps the highlight of El Arenal is the palm-lined beaches. With plenty of sun loungers available for those seeking a golden tan, a plethora of beach bars serving snacks and cold drinks, the glorious Mediterranean Sea that is perfect for cooling off after a long day in the sun, family-friendly activities such as boat trips that can be found in abundance and thrilling watersports such as jet-skiing, wind-surfing and scuba diving that can be enjoyed, you can be sure to find something that will take your fancy.
There are activities galore in El Arenal. Aqualand el Arenal, the largest and best waterpark in Mallorca, is open throughout the summer and features an exciting collection of slides and rides that are ideal for both young children and adults. Golf Fantasia is a wonderful mini-golf course that takes you through a land of the dinosaurs. This 54-hole course is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Great days out
For great days out, venture a little further. As El Arenal is connected to the city of Palma by a long stretch of bustling promenade, the walk is quite thrilling and does not take long. However, if you are vacationing with young children, there is a mini-train that runs along the promenade and a regular bus service that is both cheap and convenient. Palma Aquarium is great fun for the whole family, with over 8000 species of marine life to see. For history-lovers, the striking architecture of the buildings in the cultural quarter is mesmerizing to behold and the old cathedral is a sight not to be missed. There are also plenty of museums and historical monuments to explore. From bustling street markets and fabulous shops to quaint little cafes and excellent restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Palma.
So, whether you are looking for great deals on that perfect package holiday, a superb last minute holiday that won’t break the purse-strings or simply an affordable getaway to somewhere hot and exciting, look no further! El Arenal has it all and there are plenty of fantastic package offers to take advantage of.