If you want the best of both worlds, look no further than the golden coast of C’an Pastilla. Combining the traditional bucket and spade holiday with adrenaline-fuelled adventures, it’s the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement. Enjoy the breathtaking 2.5 mile stretch of cinematic coastline, as it guides you through to the shops, cafés and museums of Playa de Palma and onto the waterparks, bars and excursions of El Arenal.
Every destination is within distance of a gentle stroll, but if you’d prefer a quicker option, the mini train is a delightful ride. The promenade itself is dotted with small bars and restaurants, dishing up a variety of local and international specialities, making it an easy and enjoyable way to spend time while wandering along the golden sands. Explore C’an Pastilla’s historical landmarks, enjoy various sightseeing opportunities and take in the scenic atmosphere. Alternatively, simply lounge by the the pool and enjoy the coastal views from one of many C’an Pastilla hotels. Whatever you’re looking for in your next holiday, C’an Pastila should be top of your list in 2018.
Most popular hotels in C'an Pastilla
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Ilusion Calma Hotel
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BQ Amfora Beach
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Nautic Hotel and Spa
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At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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Once a small fishing village, C’an Pastilla has retained its historical charm and is known as one of the very first tourist resorts in Majorca. No trip to C’an Pastilla would be complete without stepping back in time to visit La Seu, the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca. Take a stroll through the 14th Century corridors as the 61 stained-glass windows harness the light of the sun and flood the building with a kaleidoscope of colours. Also known as the ‘Cathedral of Light’, it’s a spectacular sight to behold, making it well worth taking a camera on your trip.
Holidays in C’an Pastilla have plenty of attractions to offer. The beaches are second to none and provide some of the best water sport activities for the adventurous, such as windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing. If that’s not enough excitement for the day, there are also several waterparks that are very popular with the young, and even the young at heart. If you’re more of a land dweller, you’ll enjoy meandering down the narrow streets dotted with local shops that create their own original hand-crafted products.
Wine and Dine
When it comes to dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The beachfront is lined with plenty of restaurants, international themed bars and cafes alongside Spanish gourmet venues. Appreciating the flavours of traditional Spanish cuisine is an important part of having the full culinary experience. Be prepared to tuck into tempting tapas served with a generous helping of Gazpacho, a summer favourite, made with the reddest, ripest tomatoes. Sit back and enjoy the ambience while sipping Sangria. Vegetarians are also catered for with traditional Spanish plates of Tortilla De Patata, Berenjenas Fritas and delicious platters of fresh fruit. The restaurants offer stunning views, encouraging you to relax and gaze out over the ocean as the sun paints a canvas of colours over the horizon. Don’t forget to visit La Taberna de Manu, famous for its savoury paella dishes and it’s authentic atmosphere. With a satisfied appetite, take a slow walk over the promenade, where you will find plenty of bars that serve a number of beverages, perfect for evening refreshment.
Nothing says lifelong memories more than a family holiday. C’an Pastilla provides a relaxing break with plenty of fun and fulfilling activities for the children to enjoy, with the long stretch of sands and variety of water sports only part of the attraction.
Visit the Palma Aquarium, with its stunning array of sea life and learn about the hidden depths of the marine world. Enjoy shark feedings, snorkelling with stingrays and boating expeditions; encouraging the whole family to learn about the underwater world. For thrills and excitement, the kids will love splashing about at Aqualand in El Arenal, one of the world’s largest waterparks, with white knuckle-slides for the adrenaline-seekers and a number of smaller pools for the little swimmers, making it suitable for all ages. For those who like to keep their feet dry, don’t worry, it’s not all water-based; there are a number of museums, palaces and markets only a stone’s throw away. No holiday is complete without gift shops, with many stores offering handcrafted souvenirs that are guaranteed to serve as reminders of C’an Pastilla holidays.
Action and Adventure
You don’t have to look too far to find exciting adventures in C’an Pastilla. Most of the action takes place in the warmth of the Mediterranean sea where water sports are a tradition; from surfing to scuba diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and parasailing. If exploring the ocean without getting wet is more your style, why not enjoy the panoramic sights onboard the Palma de Mallorca boat excursion? Enjoy zipping in and out of the harbor, where you’ll have splendid views of the most impressive landmarks such as the golden Palma Cathedral. If that’s not enough of an adventure, take a spirited ride through the Pastilla sands on horseback or a tour through the Caves of Ham, where you can marvel at the interlinking formations within the caverns while a beautiful light show is accompanied by Mozart’s music. Palma is the stunning location of various live music concerts and theatre performances guaranteed to have you on your feet. Whatever catches your fancy, you’ll never be short for choice.
Life's a Beach
The star of the show has to be C’an Pastilla beach. These sought-after golden sands are the perfect place for sunbathers and castle makers. When you’re not basking under the heat of the sun, head out into the sky-blue sea and try your hand at paddle boarding or kite surfing. Water sports are a favourite with both families and the adrenaline fuelled. Why not take a boat excursion over the Mediterranean coast whilst taking in the spectacular scenery? Or simply take a dip in the ocean and take pleasure in being caressed by the waves.
The promenade is the best way to explore the coastline, especially while cycling, roller blading or simply enjoying a gentle stroll. There are also a number of open air huts known as ‘Balnearios’, serving refreshments and snacks along your journey. If the trek feels too long by foot, sit back and relax by taking the mini train whilst enjoying the ocean view. Wherever you find yourself in C’an Pastilla, you’ll never be too far from the beach.
When the sun dips, make your way down to Puro Beach Bar for fine dining, drinks and ocean views. Enjoy the music from the resident DJ as the sun sets over the horizon inspiring a relaxed ambience. While the main nightlife attractions of C’an Pastilla holidays take place at the bars and restaurants along the promenade, the neighbouring discos and clubs of El Arenal are definitely the place for nocturnal party-goers. Just a five minute taxi ride from C’an Pastilla, you’ll find everything from street parties, beer gardens and up-all-night clubs. If you’re looking for a party scene with historic character, head over to Tito’s, the most famous nightclub in Palma, attended by Hollywoods finest stars such as Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli. Tito’s has three floors of different music played by some of the best international DJs, making it a must for keen clubbers.
Long strolls on the beach, lazy days spent together lounging by the pool and candlelit dinners over the calm breeze of the ocean are just a few of the romantic experiences to be shared together in C’an Pastilla. Ride bicycles along the palm lined promenade in the afternoon sun where you’ll find small cafes, cocktail bars and plenty of beach huts for light refreshments. Take a boat excursion on the Bay of Palma, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip in the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a tasty buffet providing a variety of delicious dishes. After sailing the ocean, why not wander the cobblestone alleyways hand in hand, where you’ll find hidden museums, markets and peaceful courtyards? In the evening, enjoy a table for two at the Ola del Mar restaurant where it’s authentic atmosphere and delectable cuisine sets the mood. In the lively neighbourhood of El Arenal, you’ll find clubs with live musical performers and an array of discos and bars for evening entertainment.
Originally a small fishing village, C’an Pastilla is a labyrinthe of narrow streets that are a pleasure to explore. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that C’an Pastilla became a popular tourist attraction and has since integrated with a number of resorts that merge along the coastline. Similarly, you’ll find that all of the fun and adventure to be had at C’an Pastilla is infused with Spanish culture. You’ll find much of C’an Pastilla’s history woven between the fine details of the markets to its impressive and famous landmarks. The Bellver Castle, a magnificent example of C’an Pastillas historic architecture, is a well-preserved 14th century fortress that provides spectacular views over Palma bay. You’ll discover hidden museums, exquisite artefacts and rustic restaurants all of which embody C’an Pastillas authentic character.