Introducing Holidays to Arenal D'en Castell
Arenal D'en Castell is a resort on the North East of Menorca. A quiet and relaxed spot, Arenal D'en Castell is ideal for romantic getaways or family holidays with young children. It offers a small but perfectly adequate range of shopping, dining and night-time activities without some of the more chaotic elements of larger and busier resorts.
For those seeking busy days out shopping, dining out and taking in the culture, the capital of Menorca, Mahon, has everything you need. The miniature train connecting all the points of interest around the resort is a favourite with kids as well as being incredibly convenient for tired grown-ups.
The countryside lends itself to horse riding, walking and taking in the breath-taking views, including the high point at Mount Toro. However, the beautiful beach and calm ocean are the real stars of Arenal D’en Castell, offering both chilled out days in sun loungers as well as high adrenaline water sports, making your holiday in Arenal D'en Castell a perfect all-rounder.
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A walk up to the 17th Century sanctuary at Mount Toro will reward you with panoramic views across the whole island for your holiday photo album. For further exploration, a bit of laid back horse riding is a novel way to see the island.
Arenal D’en Castell is fairly basic when it comes to shopping, which is great for some peace and quiet around your hotel. This makes the proximity to the capital of Mahon a big bonus, giving you the opportunity to experience city life before escaping back to your relaxed resort.
If you’re a golf fan, you’re in luck, because the only golf course on the island is located at nearby Son Parc, along with another lovely beach for a bit of variety.
Just half an hour away is the Lloc de Menorca zoological park, where kids will have a great time meeting kangaroos, monkeys, lemurs, parrots and more. There’s also time for a trip to the popular beach at Son Bou.
Since you’re surrounded by so much beautiful ocean, try one of the many boat trips available from Port Addaya.
Life's a Beach
The beach is the biggest attraction at Arenal D'en Castell for very good reason. It’s been awarded the blue flag, which is the gold standard for beaches, and it’s easy to see why. With its golden sands, picturesque crescent bay and calm blue waters, it’s perfect for families with children who want to paddle or swim. It’s also great for watersports and romantic walks, as well as diving trips to explore the underwater wildlife.
The annual Fiesta de Sant Antoni in nearby in Fornells on the last weekend of July is a traditional and spectacular local festival which also welcomes holidaymakers. It includes fireworks, a carnival parade, horses, live music and dancing, and is highly recommended for a lively and very special night out.
More horse-related entertainment is on offer with the Dancing Horses show at Somni in Cala Galdana, which will be loved by kids and adults alike. It’s an evening you’re unlikely to forget as talented horses and performers are mixed with live music and magical visuals.