S’Arenal is situated in the south of Mallorca, around 11 km/7 miles east from Palma Airport, in the municipality of Llucmajor. By car or taxi, you can get from the airport to S’Arenal in around 10 to 15 minutes.
One of the main attractions of S’Arenal is its long, seemingly endless white sandy beach with shallow turquoise waters, the Playa de Palma. The beach is well-equipped with facilities for water sports, sunbathing, and beachside entertainment. It continues past the resort for approximately 6 kilometres.
If you like walking, you can stroll along the shoreline or on the extensive promenade which connects S’Arenal to the neighbouring resort of Can Pastilla. Along the way, you will find various small beach huts that offer refreshments and toilet facilities. The promenade is level so it’s accesible for bicycles, pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is also a tourist train that runs between the two resorts.
S’Arenal is also famous for its nightlife with many young people from various European countries visiting this resort. On its vibrant promenade, you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, and energetic clubs. While this isn’t the place to come for a quiet getaway, it still has a huge appeal and is popular with many families who holiday in the resort.
There are a range of holes to play at the Dino Park Mini Golf complex on the outskirts of S’Arenal. Tourists can play a total of three differing rounds through a dinosaur themed layout. The holes are fairly easy and are fun for all the family, especially children. They wind through dinosaurs, caves, tropical plants, and waterfalls.
Aqualand, on the edge of S’Arenal, is one of the largest parks in Mallorca and offers more than just water slides.
There are a variety of attractions from a children’s farm to a parrot shows and a little zoo. There is enough here to entertain visitors and especially families for the best part of the day. The park is within walking distance from S’Arenal and open daily during the summer season from May to September.
There are a various boat trips from S’Arenal and they leave from the marina. For tickets and info, there are trip itineraries displayed on the beachfront and by the marina. The glass bottom boat and snorkel trips are popular.
Club Hipico Veracruz is based just outside S’Arenal and offers riding across the Mallorcan countryside. The address is Cami de Sa Cova, Poligono 7, Parcela 14, 07600 S’ Arenal.
Palma is the capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands. It is only a 20-minute drive or taxi ride away from S’Arenal and can also easily be reached by bus. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of paying this beautiful city a visit during your stay on the island. See here for more information about Palma city.
The caves of Genova aren’t in S’Arenal but are just 23 minutes away in a car journey. They are located the other side of Palma City in the Genova urbanization. These are the smallest of the caves in Mallorca but very much worth a tour.
There are separate galleries linked in the cave with naturally formed walkways. A tour guide will lead small groups to the interior, where tourists will descend 36 meters under the ground.
There are several popular resorts in the south of the island, which can easily be reached from S’Arenal.
Magaluf is about 30 minutes’ drive around the Bay of Palma in a westerly direction. It is famous for its nightlife and very popular with party enthusiasts.
Palma Nova is practically next-door to Magaluf – in fact, the two resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova blend into each other.
Santa Ponsa, which is slightly quieter and less built-up than S’Arenal, is to the west, just beyond the Bay of Palma. The 39-kilometer drive takes between 30 to 40 minutes.