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In this quick guide to Can Picafort, Mallorca, I’ll give you an idea of what you can expect from booking a holiday to this popular resort in the North East of Mallorca, as well as the resort’s highlights.
Located at the end of the Balearic Island’s largest beach, Can Picafort is a beautiful resort dedicated to sensational beach life, amazing views, a modest nightlife as well as the the ultimate summer holiday experience.
What’s more, Can Picafort has been put on the map as an area which showcases local artists in stunning scenery.
So if you’re looking for a resort to book your Mallorca holiday, then check out this quick guide and video to help you decide if Can Picafort is the right destination for you.
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1. Can Picafort beach, Mallorca
The main reason visitors from around the world visit Can Picafort is for its beautiful fine white sandy beach with turquoise waters lapping the shores.
However, in this guide to Can Picafort, I must emphasise that the resort does not strictly have its own beach.
It’s part of the huge swathe of sand that stretches 11kms down to Alcudia Port.
This beach isn’t just the largest beach in Mallorca, but the largest beach in the Balearic Islands.
As such, booking a holiday to Can Picafort means always being able to find space on the sand, even if it does mean sometimes walking a little way to find it.
The waters here are clear, shallow and perfect for families, especially since they are lifeguarded during the summer months.
There are also plenty of sunbeds and beach umbrellas to rent too.
But just take care on a windy day with an offshore breeze.
If you are relaxing on an inflatable as you can easily blow out to sea!
2. Things to do in Can Picafort, Mallorca
The focus of resort life is on the beach here in Can Picafort is the beach. But this also means there are some great watersports and boat trips available to book.
As well as booking jet skis or boat charters, keen fishermen (or women) can also book a 7-hour fishing trip here.
And one of the most popular activities popular with any wildlife enthusiast is to book a place on a dolphin watching boat trip here, and see dolphins in their natural habitat here:
You are also perfectly located to venture a little further. Check out these popular tours to see other areas of the island and enjoy some adrenaline fuelled adventure too!
If you are visiting during cooler months, then rent a bike and head to the S’Albufera Nature Reserve. This is a great place to spot migrating birds and walk in nature.
Golf fans are also well catered for if there are six golf clubs in the Can Picafort area.
The most famous in the 18-hole golf couse at Alcanada Golf Club near Alcudia which boasts stunning views and one of the most incredible golfing coastal locations in Mallorca.
This is just a taste of things to do in Can Picafort.
3. The Art Scene in Can Picafort
A guide to Can Picafort is not complete without highlighting its location as an artisitc centre.
Can Picafort is a living art gallery but you have to look up and look all around you as you wander around the resort for evidence of of some of best and most iconic artworks from island artists.
Look down the side streets and on the sides of building for examples of the most iconic street art on the island by painter Joan Aguilo.
You can see painting by Joan Aguilo all over the island, but in my opinion the largest concentration is here in Can Picafort.
You will also see the mermaids and other statues by sculpturist Joan Bennessar all along the Can Picafort sea front, stretching down to Son Baulo.
4. Can Picafort Hotels
There is no inexpensive hotel accommodation during peak season 2022, and demand for hotel accommodation is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels going into 2023.
If you are planning to book a Mallorca holiday, then in this guide to Can Picafort, I can recommend the following hotels that are located near to the beach:
- BQ Can Picafort Hotel: Prices from £58 per night (based on 2-sharing). Search on hotels.com here . And search Expedia here.
- JS Yate, Can Picafort: Prices from 69 per night (based on 2-sharing). Search on hotels.com here. And search on Expedia here.
- Hotel Son Baulo: Prices start from 78 per night (based on 2-sharing). Search on hotels.com here. Check out Expedia here.
- Hotel JS Miramar: Prices from 61 per night (based on 2-sharing). Search on hotels.com here . Check out Expedia here.
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Don’t forget it’s still possible to get a deal on a Jet2.com package holiday here.
5. Eating out in Can Picafort
Can Picafort attracts many different natationalities to the resort during the Summer months, particularly holidaymakers from Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and also Spain.
As such, you will find the menus in the restaurants translated into at least English, German and Spanish.
And there are so many restaurants to choose from, serving traditional paella, tapas, grilled meat and fish dishes, and pizza and pasta.
You will also notice that ice cream is extremely popular along this strip, and many visitors will stop off during the afternoon for an ice cream sundate or afternoon cake in many of the beach front cafés.
The main advantage eating out in Can Picafort is that many of the restaurants have amazing sea views as they are located right along the main beach front.
But as with all resorts in Mallorca, head away from the beach where you will find cheaper restaurants and be able to stretch your holiday money further.
Don’t forget too to check also visit the beach restaurants a little further down from Can Picafort, in Muro beach and you can find out why it’s so important to support these businesses in this article here.
6. Nightlife in Can Picafort
While much of the entertainment happens in the hotels, there is low key nightlife scene in the resort.
My recommendation would be to not just head to the seafront, but walk through Carrer José Trias.
Here you will find a great selections of bars and restaurants too.
Right at the end of Carrer José Trias, many British holidaymakers will appreciate a trip to the very famous “Trotters” bar.
Based on the TV series Only Fools and Horses, the bar is easily identified by the yellow Robin Reliant on the roof top outside.
7. Shopping in Can Picafort
There are several beach shops and a few clothing stores on the beach front in Can Picafort. There are also several Spa style mini-markets to get basic food and supplies.
However, for the best shopping in Can Picafort, head to the weekly market on a Friday morning from around 8:30 to 13:00.
You will find the market located on the sea front towards the marina.
There is another market in Alcudia Old Town on a Tuesday or Sunday, but the busses during peak season are infamously busy on these days so save yourself a trip and enjoy the Can Picafort market instead.
8. Sightseeing around Can Picafort
A guide to Can Picafort isn’t complete without knowing just how much there is to do and see in the area.
As well as exploring Alcudia beach resort, make you to head into Alcudia Old Town.
My favourite time to visit Alcudia Old Town is a night and you can see from this video here, just how nice it is to visit just as the sun is setting from the Old Town walls.
It is also possible to explore the whole North East corner of Mallorca using the public transport system.
So check out this video here for the best ideas of things to do and see while visiting Can Picafort.
9. Getting to Can Picafort
During the summer months, you can get a direct TIB bus from Palma Airport to Can Picafort by taking the A32 bus. You can see the timetable here.
There is also a fantastic network of buses allowing you to get out and about in Can Picafort. You can find a selection of bus timetables for the area here.
And you can find out more about using the public buses in Mallorca here.
Don’t forget for the cheapest option for getting to Can Picafort without renting a car, or taking a taxi, you can also book an airport transfer here:
Or alternatively, you can hire a car here:
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10. Can Picafort on Youtube
See if Can Picafort is the right resort for you too, by checking out the video guide to Can Picafort which I made recently for my Youtube channel.
If you want to see how Can Picafort compares to other resorts in Mallorca, check out my other Mallorca travel guides here.