There's definitely a bit more of a family holiday feel to the East coast of the Bay of Palma, although nightlife, superb sandy beaches, an array of watersports and the biggest Waterpark in Europe also just happen to be on the menu! Bit more popular with the Germans they say (is there an arrangement? West coast British, East Coast German. Dig around and both West and East are a mix really, and you'll not run short of British bars on the East side! The pace is perhaps a little slower than the West side of the Bay of Palma. A clean and pleasent promenade walkway links C'an Pastilla to S'Arenal, for those leisurely strolls and struttings.
C'an Pastilla and S'Arenal, with their less in your face resort approach make perfect bases for both families and older visitors, although they'll be many a pensioner who'll be wanting to whoop it up in Magaluf for sure!
Aqualand El Arenal is located near the El Arenal beach in the south of the island of Mallorca. It offers visitors the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day with their families and friends enjoying state of the art attractions such as the Tsunami, the Grand Canyon and the Devil's Tail. Also, three great areas for the tots, the Mini Park, the Dragoland and Polynesia. Relax at the end of the day on our fantastic green lawns and in the Jacuzzi. Opening hours are seasonal from May 3rd to October 1st 2004. Gates open July and August from 10 am to 6 pm (Sundays and holidays to 6:30 pm), May, June, September and October from 10 am to 5 pm.
There's a variety of rides for all ages from the tots to the plain older mad kid who has no fear of water freefall whatsoever! Check out the new Polynesia attraction which is Aqualand El Arenal's newest attraction for children. Children can now dive into an exotic world of colour and slide down thematic slides, swim around an Aboriginal mask that spouts water jets. For a fun packed day out prices are most reasonable. Check Aqua Land's weblink right for details on prices.
Gulp, Banzai is a state of the art attraction available now for your enjoyment at Aqualand El Arenal. Bathers slide down two water slides on a small plastic dinghy, then fall into a swimming pool after aquaplanning for 25 m at 50 km/h. If you like surfing this attraction is for you! Check out Surf Beach with 1m waves will make you feel as if you were in the ocean! There's a little mini park as well for the tots, and other great kids entertainment like that old favourite trampolines, plus bonus there's a diving pool so kids can practice their underwater holding of the breath skills! Great family fun all day!
Palma to Arenal Motorway, exit 13, Km 15 - 07600 El Arenal (Mallorca). Ph.: 971 44 00 00. A special shuttle bus service that takes you right to the park's gates. Departures from: Plaza de Espania Ca'n Pastilla- Playa de Palma to El Arenal. Special bus services are also available from Paguera, Manacor, Cala D'Or y Santa Ponsa, so easy access to the park guaranteed by public transport. The EMT's no. 23 bus service departs from Palma and stops right opposite the park's car park.
El Arenal has a distinct German flavour to the many bars and restaurants, but there's a sprinkling of Spanish and Brit flavour as well. There's a much more laid back Majorca resort approach here, great for families, and with plenty of all inclusive package holiday deals on offer. If you're looking for a Majorca beach holiday, then El Arenal is perfect. The blue flag miles of sandy beach here, crammed in peak season with lots of watersports including fun water rides, windsurfing, pedalos and all the rest are here.
El Arenal's nightlife has a laid back beach bar feel, and many bars with café style approaches stay open til dawn. There's a lovely beach front promenade as well, also lined with bars.
Fancy a bit of mini golf on the East side of the Bay of Palma. Find it at Golf Fantasia mini golf course. Twinned with the other larger mini golf course in Palmanova, this course features 54 holes of crazy golf in a Jurassic Park setting. Well worth a look.
Golf Fantasia, Carretera Arenal 56, S'Arenal, Telephone: +34 971 263 805