Arenal Den Castell Things to See , Do and Experience

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All the Sights and Attractions in and around Arenal Den Castell

Fun For Children

Water Park - Arenal D'en Castell East Coast

At Marina Parc hotel is also open to the public. Day tickets with all food and drinks included 27 Adult and 23 (under 16s ) Euro (2019) per person with an ID as security for wristband.

Has lazy river, wave pool, splash pools as well as various slides and tubes with sun lounging areas. Cafeteria for drinks and snacks ( burgers, hot dogs, toasties and chips)

Height restrictions may apply on some slides: Check BEFORE entry!

Open daily May - August from 10:30 to 18:30. May close earlier in shoulder season.

Chutes and Flume River
Slides and Wave Pool
Flume
Waterpark details

There is a childrens playpark (Goody Goody Park - partly undercover) and bar behind the beach at the western end and also at Coves Noves ( shopping square ) at the eastern end. With bouncy castles, mini electric karts, table games and other assorted flashing machines that children love.

Goody Goody inflatables
Goody Goody
Coves Noves Play Park
Coves Noves Play Park

For older childre there are plenty of places to hire fun-bikes, mountain bikes ( Coves Noves - shopping square ) even Quad Bikes (when with someone older )

Must Sees

Bay is spectacular and well worth a sundown background at a bar or stroll. Beautiful countryside and coastline dominantes in Arenal den castell - Perhaps a walk or 'Fun-Train' ride to Na Macaret Fisherman's Village with some good little Bars and small beach .

Action Activity

Fun and Sport on Sea - Activity Ideas

Pedaloes can be hired on the beach along with sea kayaks and SUP boards. More 'serious stuff' ( sailing dingies, catamarans, windsurfers and Jetskis ) at nearby Fornells with its huge natural bay.

Motorboat hire ( hourly or day ) - no license required . Explore the coastline, snorkelling or visit other beaches and bays.

Boat Hire, Daytrip and Charter Services

Family Snorkelling

The pristine waters of Menorca are a real holiday memory. They are amazingly clear so even with just a simple snorkel you will see lots, not murky haze. And because the water is in such good condition you'll see lots of fish too. Many, many of the resort beaches have shallow sandy bottoms fringed with rocks, ideal for young snorkellers. Organised trips can make a great family day out with as a Snorkel Safari or stop off as part of a Boat excusrions. There are also marine reserves around Menorca where the marine life is even more abundent.

Snorkel Guide

Diving Diving Intro

With its warm crystal clear waters, many underwater caves and coral-clad rock formations, Menorca is recognized as one of the most spectacular dive sites in the western Mediterranean.

Local Dive Centre

Dive Centre Directory

Kayaks Intro

Family Kayaking

A fun family activity, paddle around your resort . Or along Menorca's unspoilt coastline as part of a professional tour

Discover Hidden beaches
Es Grau Nature Park
Explore Caves-Guided Tours - Audax Sports

Kayaking Guide

Boat Excursions

Classic Cruises in nearby Port Addaya ( Port Addaia ) offer day trips in traditional Menorcan boat classiccruisesmenorca.com Over in nearby Fornells ( bus ) there is all manner of short, long trips available in fast motor boats, sailboats, Jetskis and Kayaks - see panel in things to see and do.

Riding

No Stables in Resort

Horse Riding Guide

Son Parc Golf and Tennis

Son Parc offers the island's only 18 hole golf course set in wooded countryside complete with putting green and (floodlit) driving range. There are also tennis courts available for hire (raquets and balls can be hired at golf shop ) and Bar-Restaurant Es Bruc GOLF with outside terrace overlooking the course . Tee times can be booked in advance as can the tennis courts. Website

Son Parc
18 hole course
Driving Range
Terrace

Cycle Route Ideas

Like most of Menorca this is more Natural, so don't expect too many cycle lanes. Better to use the off road tracks and marked routes as the little roads that make up much of the country network have lots of blind corners. There are various locations that hire out mountain bikes and electric bikes so you can explore the surrounding countryside which is very attractive and rural

Destination Ideas and route suggestions ( difficulty and terrain )

Cycle Hire and Tips

Mountain Bike Route around Arenal Den Castell

Easier Routes Arenal Den Castell

Arenal den Castell - Near By (Bus to Alaior and Taxi )

Lloc de Menorca Zoo

Has grown into a delightful place for young and old to get close to an expanding range of native and more exotic ( smaller ) animals in very pleasant surroundings. Features several walk through landscaped enclosures where animals roam free and small children can see easily. Enough to entertain children and adult animal lovers alike.

Open daily from 10:00-20:00

Located on the main road ME-1 9 km from Mahon and 3km from Alaior

Menorca's Zoo - full guide

Cute Monkeys
Horses & Ponies
Goats to pet
Cheeky Lemurs

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( 2km Fun Train / On Foot )

Na Macaret

Na Macaret is a relaxed fishing village on the coast with terrific views out to the north coast bays and Port Addaia and lots of boats-something for those looking to find authentic Menorca by the sea. A pleasant sandy beach forms the centrepiece of Na Macaret with Bar Restaurant at its rear.

Still active with fisherman and more authentically Menorca the local bars and restaurants ( four around the central plaza ) cater to locals with good value fish dishes. Small mini supermarket.

The 'Arenal-Macaret Express' mini road train pendles to nearby Arenal den Castell/Coves Noves with it's huge beach and greater tourist facilities.

Na Macaret

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus Route 41 )

Es Mercadal

Es Mercadal is a small town in the centre of the island, with rustic whitewashed houses lining pretty narrow streets. Lying at the base to Monte Toro, Menorca's highest 'mountain' (357 m). On top there are viewing areas and a small pleasant cafeteria with small outside terrace. From up here there are excellent views of the whole island - upto the bay at Fornells ,the northern coast and the rolling hills of the island's centre.

Moli des Reco

Menorca Tips

Es Mercadal is also a Gastronomy and Restaurant oasis, with a range from simple to fine dining but the quality in every price range is very good. "Centre Artesanal de Menorca" is located here too and is the crafts center of Menorca showcasing traditional and comtemporary crafts.

Es Mercadal guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Es Mercadal All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Santa Marti Church
Main Street
Windmill & Restaurant
Typical Es Mercadal- la Plaza

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus Route 44 )

Alaior

Has a charming old town set on a hill for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of the summer sun has gone. The "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with some delightful Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market (weds june-sept ) with Artisan goods,jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.

Menorca Tips

There is a late night bus to return from Alaior's evening market. Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. A brand relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. The shop offers reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.

Old Town - Alaior Streets
Alayor
Old Town - Typical Alaior
Cathedral

Alaior guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Alaior All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus Route 41 )

Fornells

A watersports and restaurant favourite. The village with it's speciality seafood restaurants is located at the entrance to a huge enclosed natural bay whose protected waters make it perfect for all manner of sail based 'messing about'. More like a large salt water lake, the wind conditions here are great for beginners of anything that floats on water. Very pleasant for lunch time and evening drinks and meals alongside the harbour quay. Lot's of boat excursions and activities are based here. Perfect for a quiet authentic Menorca stay. Mountain Bike Hire. Watersports include Jetski,Waterskiing,Windsurfing, Dinghy,Kayaks and Diving.

Fornells

Hotels and Holiday accommodation in Fornells
Main harbour
Promenade
Sa Taula Bar
Bay view looking south

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus Route 41 )

Playa den Fornells

Not to be confused with Fornells ( village ) , Playas den Fornells ( Platages de Fornells) is a self contained designer created set of 3 dedicated holiday areas/villages. An impressive and very natural beach ( Cala Tirant ) which is very safe for children with shallow sandy bottoms - Buses to/from Fornells, Son Parc and Arenal D'en Castell. Clean clear warm waters make the area ideal for snorkelling with good local facilities for wind surfing and other water sports. The 'villages' are set in architectural collections on the hill sides overlooking the bay with communal pools and gardens of tropical plants adding to the atmosphere.

Playa D'en Fornells

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus Route 41 )

Mahon ( Mao or Maó )

Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of it's Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.

Mahon (Mao) guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Mahon All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Yacht club area
Balcony-Typical Mahon
Cafe Bars-Top of Harbour
Motor Yachts-to Hire
Lots of Harbour Side Bars
Evenings
Down to main Harbour
Jugendstill

Arenal den Castell - Near By

S' Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera Parc Natural - is a wonderful place for an early morning or evening walk (avoiding the summer heat). Footpaths lead, through pleasant lakelandscapes and woodlands to the sand dunes behind the beautiful beach at Es Grau. Walk on further to the fishing village of Es Grau to enjoy beachside sunsets at the waterside Cafe Bars.

S'Albufera

Visitor Centre
The Lake
Guided Paths

S'Albufera Parc Natural

Arenal den Castell - Near By ( Bus to Mahon Bus Station , then no. 2 to Es Castell )

Es Castell

Es Castell guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Es Castell All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.

Harbour evenings-with Markets
Moli de Pons-Harbour Promenades
Cala Fons - Harbour
Cala Padera - swimming/sunbathing bay

Arenal den Castell - Near By

Fortalleza de La Mola

Is a very large 19th century fort at the entrance to Mahon harbour. The fortress of Isabel II or 'la Mola' , built between 1850 and 1875 is one of the best examples of military architecture. Built to protect the strategic harbour from the English and French, the fortress was never attacked, therefore it is in relatively good state of preservation.

Menorca Holiday Tip

Even if you are not into history the location is scenically great, and children will love the myriad of underground tunnels/rooms to let our energy( perfectly safe ). Great place to visit after 6p.m to enjoy atmospheric light and watch the evenings sunset over the harbour. There is a little bathing bay just before entrance and you will be see an attractive part of Menorca seldom seen by visitors.

You can get the Water Taxi from Es Castell for a special trip across harbour. ( 12 Eur pp ) you just agree a pick up time.

Opening times: July and August: from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. June to September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May and October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From November to April, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. closed Mondays. The approximate duration of the visit is 2 hours. Admission: 7 Euro but children under 12 FREE. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups. Individual audio-guides are available in different languages.

La Mola
Labyrinth of underground passage ways and rooms
La Mola - towers
La Mola - entrance

Castillo Menorca

Is an out if town childrens entertainment area set in extensive attractive grassed gardens combined with an outlet store with lots of parking. Ideal place for the children to loose their energy and mums to well, do what mums do best at outlet stores. The outdoor entertainment has lots to climb on,swim in,bounce on and swing from. Bordering the outside area is a for menorca large Snack Bar with internet access.

In the main building there is a large outlet shop with branded goods plus local 'souvenir' items. Next door is the Costa Nova Karting track , with decent sized track.

Open May - October. Open 10.00am-7.00pm. ME-1 Km point 35 - 7 km from Ciutadella.

www.castillomenorca.com

Castillo Menorca
Shallow boating pool
Outlet Store
Go-Karting

Organised Excursions

Nuratravel ( along Passeig Maritim road ) offer organised Excursions from Arenal den Castell

Classic Cruises in nearby Port Addaya ( Port Addaia ) offer day trips in traditional boat classiccruisesmenorca.com

Over in nearby Fornells ( bus ) there is all manner of short, long trips available in fast motor boats, sailboats, Jetskis and Kayaks

Walks, Hiking and Trails around Arenal Den Castell

Guides, Tips and Favourite Walks in Menorca

Destinations and Route Ideas - Get back to Nature!

Hiking Arenal Den Castell

Family and easier Walks Arenal Den Castell

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