Introducing Ca’n Picafort holidays 2019 / 2020
Laid-back living, intricate meandering streets and acres of sandy white beach – holidays to Ca'n Picafort are the perfect way to unwind. Located on the northeast coast of Majorca, on the Eastern end of the Bay of Alcudia, Ca'n Picafort is a quiet and relaxing beach resort which presents the perfect alternative to the bright lights and raucous nightlife of many of Spain’s busier resorts.
Ideal for those looking for romantic all inclusive getaways, while still offering some great facilities for families, Ca'n Picafort holidays are filled with enough sunshine, sea and sand to delight even the most discerning holidaymaker. Revel in the sight of the majestic Tramuntana Mountains, enjoy a fun-filled trip to the nearby water park with the entire family or indulge your sense of adventure with a myriad of action-packed activities throughout the Santa Margalida region – holidays to Ca'n Picafort offer countless opportunities and plenty of things to do for those with little ones in tow.
Famous for its sandy beaches and family friendly atmosphere, holidays in C'an Picafort are a popular choice for family holidays.
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Ca'n Picafort, Majorca
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 20m
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With its palm-lined streets and stretches of white sands, Ca'n Picafort is quiet resort and a sight to behold, establishing itself as one of the prettiest locations in the Balearic Islands for a 2018 / 2019 holiday. You'd mistaken if you thought it was all about lazy lounging in Ca'n Picafort. Its main strip, the Paseo Colon, is home to a stretch of restaurants, shops and bars running right down to the seafront. There's a heavy German influence, as the resort tends to balance its focus between German and British tourists. If you follow the promenade along the seafront, dipping in and out of the shops, you'll reach the modern part of town, Son Baulo.
Proof that good things come in small packages, Ca'n Picafort is easy to get around by foot, with its idyllic surroundings serving as a beautiful backdrop to long afternoon walks in the sunshine. Venture just a little out of town and you’ll find the beautiful oyster-shaped bay of Puerto Pollensa. With its cobbled promenade and quaint marina, Puerto Pollensa presents the ideal opportunity for a day trip, with a bustling weekly market taking place every Wednesday.
Just 20 minutes drive north up the coast and you'll reach Alcudia, altogether more go-go-go than Ca'n Picafort. With a delightful marina, narrow cobbled streets and a magical old town lined with tradtional Balearics eateries and the beautiful San Jaume Church, Alcudia is another top day trip destination.
For a range of mouth-watering restaurants as well as some great shops and bars on your holidays in C’an Picafort, head down to Paseo Colon. Here, you’ll find many quaint eateries serving up the tastiest seafood dishes as well as some laid-back beach bars for sinking cool beers and sampling many a jug of Sangria.
Along the seafront you'll find the typical affair of seafood restaurants and Balearics tapas and you can follow the promenade to the Son Baulo area for more international restaurants and brands you might recognise.
From maze fun parks to go-karting and the most notable waterpark in Majorca, there is an array of activities and attractions to keep the children amused. Our top pick of a family hotel in Ca'n Picafort is the Exagon Park, a 4 star hotel with many kid's facilities and excellent access to the beach.
Alcudia Waterpark can be reached from Ca'n Picafort along a main road. It's a simple journey and doesn't take long. You can then follow that road along to Alcudia. You'll also find typical holiday activites like karting, buggy riding and outdoor excursions such as cave exploring and off-road tours, all available from tour operators in town. If in doubt, ask at the desk of your hotel.
Action & Adventure
There are lots of activities to take up in the Santa Margalida region and along the coastline between Ca'n Picafort, Playa de Muro and Alcudia. Rock climb, 4 wheel off-road tours and cliff-diving are just a few. For a relaxing stroll and the chance to spot some majestic wildlife, explore the Parque Natural s'Albufera de Mallorca, home to some rare birds.
All roads lead to the beach on your holidays in C’an Picafort, and if you continue down the road, towards the Son Baulo area of the resort, you'll find two of the bigger beaches. These gentle waters are perfect for little ones, while adventurous types might like to sample some of the great wealth of watersports on offer.
If you ever tire of the beaches in the resort on your Ca'n Picafort holidays, you’ll find some fantastic attractions and more beaches in the nearby town of Alcudia or Puerto Pollensa. A bus route runs into Playa de Muro then up to Alcudia, although you can also get a taxi if you don't feel like tackling public transport with all your beach gear.
Ca'n Picafort is not typically known for its nightlife, which is its biggest draw for most tourists to this area. There are numerous bars, however, and in peak season these are busy and open late. There's also two nightclubs, but they're not enormous. If you're looking for nightlife, head up the coast to Alcudia, which is a larger resort and home to many more places to let loose.
Ca'n Picafort is a sweet destination for a romantic getaway because of its accessibility to some truly beautiful areas of Majorca. Booking flights and an all inclusive hotel are also affordable, making Ca'n Picafort a quick and easy cheap holiday to treat your partner with.
Explore the Parque Natural s'Albufera de Mallorca, relax on the beaches in Baulo and recline by the pool at one of the top hotels in the resort. Our top pick for a couples hotel is the Zafiro Mallorca, which is just a short walk from the beach,
Ca'n Picafort, before the tourism boom of the 1970s, was just a small fishing village. Once the hotels moved in, much of the tradition of the village evaporated, although there's still a small functioning harbour from which most of the pleasure trips depart.
However, the Santa Margalida region is home to over a hundred archaelogical sites, including the fascinating and popular necropolis at Son Real, which was acquired as a protected site by the Balearics government in 2002. Worth a visit, if you're into history.
If you’d rather immerse yourself in the culture of a medieval town, simply take a stroll through Alcudia's ancient streets, catching a glimpse at the small remnants and ruins left over from Alcudia’s past.