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.
Ca’n Picafort has a typically Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long, hot summers.
A flight from the UK to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) normally takes between two and two and a half hours.
Book your holiday to Ca’n Picafort with Thomas Cook and look forward to sunny beach days, racing the kids on go karts and watching flamenco over dinner at Son Amar.
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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!
C’an Picafort’s beautiful beach is a long sweep of soft, white-gold sand. The sand slopes gradually into the sea, making it ideal for little ones who want to paddle or splash about. Well suited to families or dedicated sun worshippers, the beach provides sun beds, umbrellas and there are plenty of cafés and shops nearby for refreshments. When you’re ready for something more energetic, there are some excellent water sport activities to add a shot of adrenaline to your holiday in C’an Picafort. Visit the beach’s water sports and boating centre for windsurfing, or a ride on a banana boat.
If you fancy yourself as an expert haggler, you’ll find plenty of markets nearby. Just half an hour’s drive away is the famous Inca Market, one of the biggest in Majorca. Every Thursday, Inca’s town centre is packed with stalls selling unique leather goods, local produce, clothes, and handmade crafts. The town is close to another of the island’s top attractions, Son Amar. If you fancy a night out with a difference, this is the place to go. Son Amar’s colourful dinner shows are alive with costumes, music and dancing from all over the world and classic Spanish flamenco music, perfect for a family night out to remember!
If you’re taking your holidays to C’an Picafort with your children, you’re going to need some entertainment up your sleeve! Fortunately, this great location is home to Majorca’s biggest go karting track: Karting C’an Picafort. With go-karts for petrol-heads of all ages, this is a great day out for the whole family. Younger visitors can get to grips with the kids’ playground, and there’s a café for those much-needed pit-stop refreshments. Under an hour’s drive away is the superb Palma Aquarium, located on the stunning coast and home to over 50 tanks. One of the best family attractions in the region, the aquarium features shark tanks, interactive activities, and tours where you can learn about the shimmering sea-life and denizens of the deep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.