This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in El Arenal. To help you make friends with El Arenal before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
El Arenal is a party village in Majorca, Spain. It is known as a German-oriented town with many bars and clubs. This is not the only attraction of the city, though. The nearby beaches are also beautiful, albeit a little crowded depending on the season. If you plan on visiting this city, it is a good idea to book your hostels well before you arrive. One of the largest and most popular places to go in El Arenal is the Mega Park. It is a sports bar in the city that plays German music, serves German cuisine, and shows German sports teams on TV. It is almost impossible to tell that you are still on Majorca. This is a rather crowded place, so it is not for everyone. You can still get the German experience at your hostel, as most of the owners there speak German. If you want a nice day out that does not involve drinking, try going to Aqualand, a water park in El Arenal. There are many different water slides here, as well as a ton of fun activities too, such as aqua-dancing. While the lines for the slides get longer as the season wears on, it is still a worthwhile experience. Of course, you can also visit one of the many gorgeous beaches near the city for the same experience. When visiting El Arenal, be sure to make advance hostel bookings if you are going there near the month of October. The German origins of the city mean Oktoberfest is a huge tourist event here. While it is a very enjoyable time for anyone who loves good parties, it can also be quite crowded and overwhelming. This city is not for those of you who want to escape through solitude and peace. It is a party town in every sense of the word, and the best parties in the region are known to originate here.
Written by local enthusiast for El Arenal hostelsJakob Lombardi