With its long stretch of sandy beach and laid-back atmosphere, holidays to C’an Picafort are the ultimate in rest and relaxation.
Set on the sprawling northeast coast of Majorca, this charming town offers the ideal beach getaway. Its compact size means it is easy to uncover most of the resort on your stay, so you’re never too far away from somewhere to land your beach towel. The busy promenade makes way for restaurants and bars offering up an array of entertainment, while plenty of shops can be found nearby selling quirky souvenirs and local handicrafts.
Whether you’re taking a trip as a family or you’re seeking a quiet break as a couple, you’re sure to fall in love with C’an Picafort. Its friendly feel and scenic surroundings make it a firm favourite with holidaymakers who return year after year to make the most of its sun-drenched sands. A short trip up the road will take you to the charming coastal resort of Alcudia, where you’ll discover a sophisticated marina and an alluring set of historic architecture.
Playa de Muro
Hop on a bus along the coast and you’ll soon end up in Playa de Muro. Although known for its laid-back living, this resort has evolved from a traditional fishing village into a holiday hotspot. While its blue flag beach is likely to be the main draw, there’s plenty in the way of family-friendly attractions – from the Amaze’n Laberintos Fun Park to the water sports found along the coastline.
Historic Roman ruins, a charming old town and an array of shops and restaurants make Alcudia a popular spot for visitors. The surrounding waters provide an excellent setting for snorkellers and divers, while on land holidaymakers enjoy bustling bars and restaurants.
Found just a short jaunt away from C’an Picafort, things are really relaxed in Cala Bona. As well as a number of waterfront restaurants, there’s also a labyrinth of meandering streets to explore. Nightlife is quiet and leisurely, with visitors preferring to linger over a meal or enjoy a quiet drink.
Exploring C’an Picafort…
While C’an Picafort’s Blue Flag beach is the main attraction, there’s more than enough scenic settings to enjoy on your travels. Located to the north of the resort are the camera-worthy surroundings of S’Albefera National Park. This wetland area is ideal for hikers and bikers as well as those seeking a glimpse at Majorca’s authentic side. It is home to wild turtles, bats and nearly 200 species of bird, so keep your camera on hand for once-in-a-lifetime shots.
Enjoy the nightlife
While you won’t find neon-lit bars and raucous nightclubs in C’an Picafort, there’s still something to be said for the resort when the sun goes down. Meandering off from the promenade is where you’ll find the main strip, made up of Spanish-style hideaways and a few British pubs. You’ll find all manner of life here, with live music acts and karaoke playing regularly. For those who didn’t forget to pack their dancing shoes, head to Papaya or Charley’s disco club for something more lively.
Join in the festivities
Festivals and celebrations are big in Majorca, and C’an Picafort is no different. While there are various religious festivals in the calendar, the Feast of Santa Margalida is the main event. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting when this five-day festival comes to town, get set for plenty of food, drink and music as well as flamboyant street parades.
Beaches in C’an Picafort
C’an Picafort’s blue flag beach is its crowning glory, with over 1.5 kilometres of silky sands to enjoy. Due to its popularity, the main stretch of sand can get increasingly busy and you’ll need to head out early if you want to bag a sunbed and top up your tan.
Those craving something quieter should head down the coast to San Baulo beach, a smaller stretch of sand that is handily located next to a nature reserve.
Cuisine in C’an Picafort
You won’t go hungry on your holiday to C’an Picafort, with tempting cuisine to please even the fussiest of eaters. While the resort serves up traditional Majorcan cuisine in many of the restaurants, there’s also the option of excellent international dishes.
With its close proximity to the sea, it’s no surprise that seafood is favoured in this part of Majorca. Head down to the harbour and you’ll find many restaurants serving up freshly-caught fish, cooked simply with a little seasoning and a chilled glass of wine. There’s also seafood stews to be found on the menu, jam-packed with everything from crab and monkfish to swordfish and lobster.
Restaurants in C’an Picafort
There are many restaurants in C’an Picafort to be enjoyed, located along the main promenade and down by the harbour. In this resort, you can find food and drink on whatever budget your catering to – whether you want a sophisticated meal in scenic surroundings, or a light bite to eat in a friendly pub or café.
When it comes to a drink or two, you’ll be spoilt for choice for bars to dip into. Visit one of the chic cocktail bars down at the harbour or head for a laid-back pub. Don’t forget to try the island’s favourite too – a refreshing glass of chilled cava.
From its beautiful beaches to its glorious nature parks, there’s an endless array of landscapes to uncover in C’an Picafort. Join in the fun at its vibrant festivals, enjoy a spot of shopping or lounge around on the sand – you’re sure to enjoy your next beach getaway to this part of Majorca.
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