Holidays to Arenal d'en Castell
Arenal d'en Castell and the neighbouring resort of Son Parc are located 12 miles North West of the airport and the capital of Minorca, Mahon. An ideal choice for families with small children, they are attracted to the warm shallow waters of the horse shoe bay and its golden sandy beach that is well equipped with sun loungers, pedalos and windsurfers. The nightlife is relaxed and family friendly in keeping with many of the islands resorts.
The resort is fairly lively by Minorcan standards, the hotels and apartments are spread around the bay however the steepness of the bay may not suit visitors with mobility difficulties. If you enjoy dining out there are several restaurants serving a wide variety of international cuisine in addition there are plenty of cafes and bars some of which are open until the small hours. As is usual in Minorca much of the live entertainment is centered in the hotels and larger apartment complexes.
There are several souvenir shops and shops selling arts and crafts. Holiday makers that are staying in the many self catering apartments will find small mini markets for their shopping foodstuffs and essentials however prices unsurprisingly may not be as inexpensive as the island's supermarkets. If you would like to pass some time away from the beach you could head to Mahon, the city has several museums dedicated to Minorca's turbulent past, the most well known is the Museu de Menorca set in an old monastery.
If sport is your thing the island has plenty of facilities such as tennis, cycle hire, horse riding, hiking and for golfers the Son Parc course is renowned for its picturesque setting. An excellent family day out is to Aquarock, this water park is home to the famous Kamikazi slide and other thrilling rides, in addition you can trampoline, play mini golf and even race go karts there.One memorable excursion is to take a trip to the top of Monte Toro the highest point of the island from here you can get a 360 degree breathtaking view of the whole island!