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Weather and climate

Like the rest of Menorca and the Balearic Islands, this resort enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. That means long, hot dry summers and very mild winters, with the sunniest weather in July and August. Sea temperatures are normally in the low to mid-20s °C from June until October, which is much warmer than what you would experience in the UK. In fact, it's common to see people swimming in the sea in November, when the water temperature is often several degrees higher than that off the English south coast in high summer.

Best for

Beach lovers: Soak up the Spanish sunshine on one of the golden beaches. If you get a chance, take a stroll on the beautiful beaches of Cala Presili and Cala Tirant.

Explorers: If you’re feeling adventurous you can take a hike up Mount Toro, the tallest hill in all of Menorca. While you catch your breath, enjoy the stunning views around you. This holiday resort’s also surrounded by beautiful coastline paths and countryside walks for you to explore. 

Families: With a great beach location, you’ll keep the kids entertained making sandcastles all holiday. Why not take a family trip to Menorca’s capital city Mahon, as it’s only a 30 minute drive away.

Fast facts

Language: Spanish and Menorquí, a variety of Catalan, are Menorca's official languages. While it's always useful to have a Spanish phrase book or download an app during your holidays to Arenal De En Castell, you’ll find that English is widely spoken in most hotels. Do try the basics, though, as any attempt to speak the language will be appreciated by the locals, no matter how bad you are!

Currency: you'll need to use Euros for your holiday in Arenal d'en Castell.

Local time: Arenal d'en Castell is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Mahon Airport. Transfers to Arenal d'en Castell take 45 minutes.

Flight time from the UK: The Arenal d'en Castell flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Click here for more tourist information.

Visa and health: to get the latest advice and recommendations on visas and health arrangements for your holiday in Arenal d'en Castell, click here.

Getting around

By bus: there are bus services between here and Fornells, Macon, Cala Tirant and Es Marcadal, although check the timetables in advance of your Arenal De En Castell holiday as these may be subject to change.

By taxi: you can book a taxi from Arenal D'en Castell to the airport and to other destinations such as Mahon. Always agree your fare before you set off.

By car: hiring a car from Menorca Airport means you can explore the island at your own pace. Be warned, though, that the drive from the airport to the resort can take a little longer than you might expect, thanks to some slightly bumpy roads near the northern coast of Menorca. If you are not familiar with driving on narrow roads, it might be best to take a taxi from the airport, or book a transfer with your tour operator during your Arenal De En Castell holiday.

Events

Between June and September, Menorca celebrates a series of spectacular fiestas, which include special horse processions, concerts, fireworks, and plenty more family festivities.

One of the most popular is the Festes de Sant Joan in Ciutadella in late June, while another is the fiesta of Mare de déu de Gràcia in Mahon in early September.