Can Picafort Guide


Mallorca island proudly holds the title of one of the most popular holiday destinations, especially during the summer months. Then you can absolutely indulge in the natural beauty of the Mediterranean landscape and the superb service of the locals in great hotels, bars and restaurants.

The northern region of this beautiful Balearic island is characterized by magnificent beaches and seaside places where you will enjoy the view of the azure water and endless greenery, but also the atmosphere and impressive summer activities. Numerous fun activities and excellent relaxation in the sun are offered by the Can Picafort resort, which has everything you need for an unforgettable summer adventure, which we will present to you in more detail in this Can Picafort guide.

History of Can Picafort

One of the favorite vacation spots on the north coast of the island of Mallorca is located in the famous bay of Alcudia. It is a small seaside resort of Can Picafort in the northeast of Mallorca, located in the traditional municipality of Santa Margalida.

One of the first holiday resorts on Mallorca

The cities in the north of the island of Mallorca are characterized by the fact that they are often in the immediate vicinity of some significant settlements that date back to the early Bronze Age, which is also the case with Can Picafort. This interesting information tells us about the rich culture and long history that adorn this beautiful resort.

What will surely surprise you is the fact that until the 1970s this extremely popular resort was a small fishing village with only about 200 inhabitants. After the renovation of parts of the city and major development, this wonderful place was completely transformed and became a fantastic resort – one of the first on the island of Mallorca.

The beauty of Alcudia Bay

The bay of Alcudia is characterized by a beautiful Mediterranean landscape and beaches of incredible beauty, and this is where this small seaside resort is located. The coast stretches all the way to Son Baulo beach, and on the northwest side of the resort are Playa de Muro and the popular Port d’Alcudia, from which Can Picafort is only 10 km away.


Can Picafort today

After transforming into an attractive vacation destination, Can Picafort has become a very popular resort that offers tourists numerous beaches, hotels, nightlife adventures and luxury restaurants. In other words – you can find everything you need for a quality summer vacation!


Satisfied tourists and great reviews

Although a favorite among tourists who come from all over the world, Can Picafort is now incredibly popular among visitors from northern Europe who are looking for the ideal summer destination. Among the big fans of this seaside town are guests from Germany, but also guests from Ireland and Great Britain, who can find well-equipped bars here. The quality of service and hospitality of the locals is evidenced by the rich experience of many satisfied visitors who are happy to return to the north of the island of Mallorca.


Activities in Can Picafort

Can Picafort summer resort gained its popularity thanks to its magnificent beauty, but also numerous summer activities for the whole family.


Windsurfing in Can Picafort - Mallorca Gold



Water sports and activities

A fantastic beach like Can Picafort is enriched not only with beautiful sand and fantastic water, but also with opportunities for many water sports. What will surely please you is that the whole family can participate in these water activities. Some of the popular and very exciting water sports and activities are:

  • water skis
  • banana boat
  • water bikes
  • windsurfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • rent a boat


More exciting activities

As a popular resort, Can Picafort is equipped with activities that tourists will especially like, such as fantastic souvenir shops. Exciting shopping that you’re sure to enjoy is possible thanks to the great shops that line the streets of this lovely seaside town. Stroll along Paseo Cola and the very popular Josep Trias Street, favorite places to enjoy shopping in this resort.

Apart from fun shopping, if you want to feel the true spirit of the Mediterranean and local food in the north of the island of Mallorca, we recommend visiting the market, which is open on Friday mornings.


Fun events in Can Picafort

This region of the Mallorca island also hosts some of the traditional Spanish festivals, such as the fiestas in Santa Margalida and Son Serra de Marina, which are popular with tourists and take place in July.


Can Picafort Beaches

Can Picafort is a favorite among tourists who decide to spend their summer on the island of Mallorca because of its wonderful sandy beach with white sand and magical turquoise water. The resort does not have its own beach – the beach is part of the sand coast that stretches for 11 km all the way to Alcudia Port. The specialty of this beach is that it is the largest in the Balearic Islands, which means that you will always be able to find the perfect spot to sunbathe.


Can Picafort beach in Alcudia bay in Mallorca - Mallorca Gold



Playa de Ca’n Picafort: the main beach

The main beach of this pleasant resort on the north coast of the island of Mallorca is the beautiful Playa de Ca’n Picafort, which stretches for 1.5 km, passing by the harbor, all the way to the hotels and Son Baulo beach.

Playa de Ca’n Picafort can boast, in addition to wonderful warm water, numerous facilities for a complete summer experience on the island of Mallorca. What you can find on this beach are:

  • Sunbeds and umbrellas that you can rent
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Parking behind the beach (parking is not allowed on the beach)

What makes this beach famous is the light color of the sand, as well as the water, which is mostly shallow. This makes it the ideal beach for you if you are staying in Can Picafort with small children. This great, relatively shallow beach also benefits from the fact that it is supervised by experienced lifeguards during the tourist season. This is one of the reasons why the resort of Can Picafort is characterized as a favorite family destination for vacations in the north of Mallorca.


Top beach hotels

Of course, an unforgettable vacation cannot be imagined without quality accommodation, especially if you are on a family vacation.

The great Zafiro Can Picafort hotel features an excellent entertainment option for children, if you are spending your vacation with them in the north of the island of Mallorca. What the youngest will definitely like is the large children’s pool with a pirate ship, as well as a kids’ club and opportunities for fun activities for the whole family in the afternoon and evening.

Some of the other great hotels near the wonderful Can Picafort beach that we highly recommend are:

  • Hotel Son Baulo
  • JS Yate
  • Hotel JS Miramar
  • Grupotel Picafort Beach
  • BQ Can Picafort Hotel


Traditional paella in Can Picafort restaurant - Mallorca Gold



Restaurants in Can Picafort

Can Picafort is an ideal destination for quality family vacations and exciting vacations in the Mediterranean area. The beauty of the landscape that surrounds you in this region of the island of Mallorca is complemented by the superb specialties of some of the island’s best restaurants.

Guests from different parts of the world come to this family resort, especially tourists from the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany and Spain. This is why you can find numerous restaurants here that offer a variety of menus, in versions in several languages, such as English, German and Spanish.

Many restaurants are characterized by a magical view of the beautiful sea and coast of the island of Mallorca, which is one of the biggest advantages of the restaurants in Can Picafort. In addition, these restaurants can boast of an excellent range of specialties that include:

  • diverse tapas
  • traditional paella
  • top quality pizza
  • different types of paste
  • meat, fish and seafood specialties
  • delicious desserts such as ice creams and cakes


Top restaurants in Can Picafort

Can Picafort offers tourists prestigious restaurants with a superb range of local and international dishes, and excellent service. The restaurants in Can Picafort resort which have the highest ratings from visitors are:

  • La Pinta
  • Rapha’s La Terracita
  • La Santa
  • El Puerto
  • Royal Beach restaurant


Night life in Can Picafort

Can Picafort resort along the coast offers many restaurants, cafes and bars where you can have an amazing time during the day, while most of the fun activities happen first in the hotels.

In many of the bars along the streets of Can Picafort during the night you can experience unforgettable moments with family, friends or colleagues. Most of the bars and cafes where you can relax and have quality entertainment are located along Carrer José Trias. The nightlife in this resort is made interesting by the large number of cafes and bars that you will come across while walking around.


Trotters bar

One of the must-see places that should not be missed when staying in the resort of Can Picafort is the extremely popular and well-known bar at the end of Carrer José Trias, called Trotters. This excellent bar will especially appeal to tourists from Great Britain as it is inspired by the famous TV series “Only Fools and Horses”.


Art Scene

Can Picafort resort is considered a popular center of art, it can even be said that the whole seaside town is like one big gallery. Everywhere you look, apart from the impressive natural beauty of the island of Mallorca, you have the opportunity to see unique works of island art by local artists.


Street art by Joan Aguilo

The real artistic treasures of the Can Picafort resort are hidden in the side streets as well as on the walls of the buildings. These works of art by Joan Aguilo in the form of murals and paintings are characterized by high originality and creativity, and you can see them all over the island of Mallorca.


Statues by Joan Bennessar

Apart from the amazing street art and beautiful paintings along the streets of this pleasant resort, you can see very interesting statues along the entire sea coast all the way to Son Baulo beach. The incredible works of art in the shape of mermaids are the work of the sculptor Joan Bennessar and are one of the must-see attractions if you are on vacation in Can Picafort.


Major Attractions in Can Picafort

The resort of Can Picafort offers you incredible options for enjoyment, from sunbathing on the beaches of the finest sand and exciting water activities, to pleasant day trips and visits to top wineries.


Club de Golf Alcanada

We wonder, can an unforgettable vacation pass without an exciting game of golf? Fortunately, the nearby Can Picafort resort has a quality golf course for the full enjoyment of experienced golfers, the Club de Golf Alcanada. This spectacular course offers 18 holes, incredible views and a very challenging course design.


Bodega Butxet

For all passionate lovers of quality wine, but also for all those who would like to enjoy the beauty of the vineyards of the island of Mallorca, near Can Picafort there is the right place. We are talking about Bodega Butxet, a winery that you will come across if you head to the nearby rural town of Muro, tucked away among the beautiful hills.


Alcudia beach in Mallorca - Mallorca Gold




Can Picafort, as a true jewel of the north of Mallorca, can boast of many attractive locations nearby that you must visit for a real experience of this magical place. Some of the fantastic nearby locations to visit are:

  • Tramuntana mountain
  • nature reserve of S’Albufera
  • Alcudia beach resort and Alcudia Old Town



The northern coast of the island of Mallorca hides the pleasant resort of Can Picafort, a true pearl ideal for complete family enjoyment of summer activities, adventures and experiences. Beautiful white beaches, magical greenery, together with top restaurants and hotels, will make your vacation in this popular region an unforgettable experience.


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