Can Picafort holidays

Laid-back, relaxed, and with beaches that gently shelve into crystal-clear waters, C’an Picafort holidays are ideal for all the family. Hidden away in a secluded bay on the north-east coast, this is one of Majorca’s most popular resorts, attracting families, couples, and groups of friends with its golden, sun-splashed sands. If you want to see some of the sights, you’ll find that some of the island’s best attractions are practically on your doorstep, such as Majorca’s spectacular aquarium, colourful markets, and the dusty ruins of a vast, prehistoric cemetery, Son Real. For superb, live entertainment, just wait until the sun kisses the horizon and the bars, clubs and restaurants come to life.

Things to do

If you want more from your C’an Picafort holidays, there’s plenty to see and do. Top of the list has to be a trip to the S’Albufera National Park, where you can explore glorious, extensive wetlands and see a huge variety of exotic wildlife, including bats, birds, dragonflies, and turtles. However, if you’d like to get out of the sun for a bit, visit the Caves of Drach, a world-famous subterranean network of caves and chambers, where you can row a boat across an underground lake and enjoy a meal and music in the underground restaurant. The acoustics are amazing!

Excellent beaches

The family friendly beach has been specifically designed to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing visit. From toilets and showers to sun loungers and parasols (that come with a safe), Ca’n Picafort is the contemporary and exciting holiday destination. The beach does get quite busy in high season; this is because it has a long stretch of golden sand, warm waters and views of a beautiful mountain on the horizon. As well as soaking up the summer sun, a variety of water sports are available including banana boats and paddleboards. With trained lifeguards on duty daily, you can easily enjoy your day at the beach with not a care in the world.

History and culture

Before its stunning scenery and vibrant atmosphere became common knowledge, Ca’n Picafort’s economy was fuelled by the fish that was caught and sold in the heart of the village. To get a real feel for the area, head inland to see traditional architecture and fascinating archaeological sites, most of which date back to Roman time. For a chilling look at the islands pre-historic era, take a short drive or walk to Son Bauló for the Son Real Necrópolis that translates to ‘Cemetery of the Phoenicians’. Here you will find over 100 tombs that have been excavated into the rock, dating back to the Talaiotic Period.

Vibrant nightlife

The great thing about visiting Ca’n Picafort is that most of the nightlife and restaurants are within walking distance. They often have outdoor seating areas and open late to enjoy the cool Balearic breeze. There are many bars and nightclubs to choose from in central Ca’n Picafort and its neighbouring resort, Alcudia. Enjoy a tasty meal and a fruity cocktail or two under the stars, before dancing the night away in the upbeat and friendly atmosphere.

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Ca’n Picafort has a typically Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long, hot summers. 

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A flight from the UK to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) normally takes between two and two and a half hours.

Can Picafort is best for...

Families: Pick from a great choice of family attractions, from go-karting at the local track to exploring the undersea wonders at the Palma Aquarium.

Sun seekers: The resort’s beautiful golden coastline is the perfect setting for soaking up the daily Mediterranean sunshine. 

Mates: Looking for a getaway with friends? C’an Picafort is ideal for a sunny beach break, with great shopping and buzzing nightlife. 

Fast facts for Can Picafort

Language: Although the official language spoken in C’an Picafort is Spanish, English is spoken almost everywhere you go.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro.

Local time: C'an Picafort is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfers to C'an Picafort take about 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The C'an Picafort flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at www.infomallorca.net/tourism/visit.en.html?ce=470/tIte=can-picafort

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

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Getting around Can Picafort

By bus: The island’s bus service runs between C’an Picafort and other resorts along the coast. During peak summer months, there are buses every half hour and you’ll find night buses running on Friday and Saturday nights.

By car: Hiring a car is a good option if you’re planning a lot of excursions. Majorca is generally easy for new drivers to navigate, with smooth roads and plenty of attractions within an hour’s drive.

By tourist train: A tourist train runs throughout the resort, making a circular route between the main hotels and beach, which is ideal for getting back quickly at the end of the day. 

Events in Can Picafort

Fish festival: The annual Cuttlefish and Nautical Fair takes places each April, where you can taste an astonishing range of cuttlefish dishes at stalls and restaurants. For little ones, there’s a dedicated playground and children’s parties. Alongside a food fair and craft stalls, you can expect a visit from the legendary Giants of Mallorca.

For culture vultures: The mountain village of Valldemossa plays host to the Artdemossa Fair. About an hour’s drive from C’an Picafort, this unassuming hamlet bursts into life, resplendent with lanterns, crafts, local artworks, poetry, and the soothing strains of live music.

Can Picafort weather

Temperature: 9-25°C

The warmest months are from June to September, where temperatures hover in the mid-20s (°C), sometimes climbing to the lowy 30s. To make the most of the sea, try and book your holidays to C’an Picafort in August, when the sea temperature is around 25°C. For slightly cooler weather, come in the spring or autumn, when you can expect highs of 21°C. Winter offers temperatures in the mid to late teens, and fewer crowds. 

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