Destination guide

A resort for all reasons, and seasons, in S'Arenal

A white sand beach, bright sunshine, and warm Mediterranean waters combine pleasantly when you have a S'Arenal vacation rental. This popular beach resort, also called El Arenal, occupies a sheltered bit of coastline south of Palma, the capital city of Majorca, the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands. Here you can enjoy watersports and swimming, or stroll the miles-long strand. There are cultural attractions for sightseeing, spots for kids or whole families to have fun, lots of locations for retail therapy, and dining options from simple to upscale.

Things to do

Beach fun, aquarium, and sightseeing for all

A S'Arenal vacation rental puts you near the main attraction—that long white-sand beach, scattered with palm trees, where the water is shallow and safe for family swimming. Stop at 1 of the 15 open-air spots that serve snacks and drinks. The waterpark in S'Arsenal is a family-friendly diversion, but also visit the Palma Aquarium, near the beach at Can Pastilla, to see the huge shark tank and ocean habitats. A sightseeing excursion into the capital city will bring you to Catalan Gothic-style Palma Cathedral and 14th-century Bellver Castle.

Activities

Activities on and off the strand in S'Arenal

The 3.7-mile white sand beach connecting S'Arenal to nearby resort towns is a fine place to take your daily exercise, whether it's jogging, walking, roller-blading, or biking. People-watching is a major activity here, as are swimming, fishing, boating, and watersports, plus restaurants and nightlife. On Thursdays, stroll through S'Arenal's open-air street market—just follow the crowds. For a more serious shopping adventure, head into the capital city of Palma, a short cab ride away. For family-friendly fun, visit the Aqualand Waterpark in S'Arenal, which includes a mini-zoo and children's farm with parrot shows.

Weather

A warm and dry Mediterranean getaway in S'Arenal

Majorca has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry, sunny summers and mild winters—especially in beach resort areas such as S'Arenal. With highs around 80 degrees from June through September, and around 60 from December through March, a visit to the beach, as well as other outdoor activities, is always pleasant from a S'Arenal vacation rental. The wettest time is September through November—with around 2 inches of rain over a few days per month—but resort areas are far less affected than the mountains on the northern third of the island.

Natural features

A sheltered stretch of white sand in S'Arenal

S'Arenal is a popular beach resort on the west coast of Majorca, just south of the capital city, Palma. Its white sand beach extends about an hour's walk, or a 20-minute bike ride, to Can Pastilla, a quieter town whose proximity to Palma airport comes with jet noise. Beachgoers will see plenty of red gulls, and maybe some goats if you head into the mountains. Adventurous travelers will find a nature reserve a half hour drive south, and 2 others an hour away on the island's eastern side.

Where to stay around S'Arenal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 73 vacation rentals near S'Arenal. From 15 Villas to 24 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near S'Arenal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to S'Arenal?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in S'Arenal:

  • Port de Sóller: 181 vacation rentals
  • Santa Catalina: 155 vacation rentals
  • Cala Major: 66 vacation rentals
  • Sindicat: 150 vacation rentals
  • El Molinar: 39 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to S'Arenal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in S'Arenal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aqualand El Arenal: 4,091 vacation rentals
  • Port of El Arenal: 4,116 vacation rentals
  • Mallorca Casino: 3,132 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Portals Marina: 2,467 vacation rentals
  • Estudi Lul·lià de Mallorca: 3,535 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around S'Arenal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in S'Arenal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 15 Villas in S'Arenal. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in S'Arenal include:

  • Houses: 24 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Chalets: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in S'Arenal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation rentals with pool available in S'Arenal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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