Holidays in Ca’n Picafort
Tucked away in a bay on Majorca’s northeast coast is Ca’n Picafort, one of the island’s favourite holiday beach resorts. The resort attracts families and groups of friends for fun and easy-going seaside breaks, with a spectacular golden beach a stone’s throw from top hotels. Ca’n Picafort has Majorca’s best attractions on its doorstep, including a famous aquarium, bustling markets and lively evening entertainment shows.
Ca’n Picafort has a typically Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long, hot summers.
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).
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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The first thing to do is get yourself to Ca’n Picafort’s famous beach, and set up a good spot to work on your tan and relax on the silky golden sand. The beach is a fantastic place to try out some water sports activities, if speedy jet skis and windsurfing floats your boat. It’s well worth planning a day trip to the Palma Aquarium, where all ages can enjoy the interactive tours and shark tanks. When the sun goes down, keep it low-key with a meal on the waterfront or a dinner show at the dazzling Son Amar.
Ca’n Picafort’s beautiful beach is a long sweep of soft, white-gold sand. The sand shelves gradually into the water making it ideal for swimming, paddling and water sports. Well suited to families or anyone looking to stay by the sea all day, the beach provides sun beds, umbrellas and lots of cafes and shops nearby for refreshments. When you’re ready for something more energetic, there are top water sport activities in Ca’n Picafort. Visit the beach’s water sports and boating centre to try windsurfing or a white-knuckle ride on a banana boat.
If you fancy yourself as an expert haggler, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Ca’n Picafort. Just half an hour’s drive away is the famous Inca Market, one of the biggest in Majorca. Every Thursday, Inca’s town centre bursts with stalls selling famous leather goods, local produce, clothes and handmade crafts. Ca’n Picafort is close to another of the island’s top attractions – Son Amar. A night out with a difference, Son Amar’s colourful dinner shows feature costumes, music and dancing from all over the world, with classic Spanish flamenco that all ages can enjoy.
Ca’n Picafort is home to Majorca’s biggest go karting track, Karting Ca’n Picafort. The track has go karts for all ages, and is a big hit with both kids and parents. A top afternoon out, the track has a cafe and kids’ playground for the little ones. Under an hour’s drive away is the superb Palma Aquarium, located right on the coast and home to over 50 tanks. One of the best kids’ attractions in Ca’n Picafort, the aquarium features shark tanks, interactive activities and tours where you can learn about the fascinating fish and mammals.
Families: Pick from Ca’n Picafort’s best family attractions, from go-karting at the local track to seeing sharks at 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? Ca’n Picafort is ideal for a sunny beach break, with great shopping and buzzing nightlife.
Language: The language spoken in Ca’n Picafort is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Ca’n Picafort is the Euro
Local time: Ca’n Picafort is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours
Tourist Information: Further Ca’n Picafort 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 to Ca’n Picafort.
Temperature: 9-25 (°C)
It’s not unusual for summers to last for six months in Ca’n Picafort. Temperatures hover in the mid-20s (°C) at the time, often climbing to the 30s at the peak of the season. For slightly cooler weather, come in the spring or autumn, when you can expect highs of 21. Or book your holiday during the winter to take advantage of fewer crowds.
By bus: The island’s bus service runs between Ca’n Picafort and other resorts along the coast. During peak summer months there are buses every half hour to get you around cheaply.
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: Ca’n Picafort operates a tourist train throughout the resort, making a circular route between the main hotels and beach – ideal for getting back quickly at the end of the day.
Fish festival: In April, the town of Alcudia hosts its agricultural fair. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Ca’n Picafort, the festival focuses on the local specialty, cuttlefish. The fair also features an artisan market, food stalls and live music across the weekend.
For culture vultures: An art and culture favourite in Majorca is the Artdemossa Fair, held in the village of Valldemossa, around an hour’s drive outside Ca’n Picafort. The village square and surrounding streets fill with musicians and local artists of all kinds, including painters and photographers, who exhibit their work.