Really being honest ''El Arenal'' is so run down and dirty. So not like other parts of Spain we've visited, despite it being nice and close to lovely Palma, it should not have made it on the map as a holiday destination EVER. We also never expected or experienced so much building work renovation noise and work happening literally ''everywhere'' . No reviews or websites mentioned this and neither did our holiday company, It seemed common knowledge to all the locals !!!
Most of all are the horrid ‘’authentic smells’’ that hit your nostrils which become apparent once you decide to take a walk, exploring the back streets just behind the hotels is a real eye opener , such deep poverty of regular Spanish life in El Arenal .