Ca’n Picafort, Mallorca, Things to do and see, hotels, market

Ca’n Picafort is located in the bay of Alcúdia, on the wide and bright north coast of Mallorca, with more than 14 km of white sandy beach.
C’a’n Picafort is a modern and quite popular holiday area for both families with children and seniors.

You should choose Ca’n Picafort as your holiday destination for its many restaurants, lovely beaches and versatile hotels.

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Things to do

Things to do and see in Ca’n Picafort

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DISCOVER THE NATURAL AREA OF SON REAL

In the part of Ca’n Picafort called Son Baulo, you will find the natural area of Son Real, an area of diversified nature and rich cultural heritage. The area is one of the most important in terms of telling the story of the Balearic islands and the human occupation of these. In the Son Real area, you can look forward to discover a flourishing wildlife of Balearic species, both animals and plants, as well as excavations of important prehistoric sites such as talayotic settlements and burial sites.

sculptures by the beach and port of can picafort in mallorca

ENJOY AN ART EXHIBITION

Ca’n Picafort is a great place to discover upcoming artistic talents and contemporary artworks. One of the most remarkable artworks has been constructed by Joan Bennàssar, 4 collections of sculptures of women located in the shallows along the beach. The sculptures represent desire, ritual, treasure and wound. Ca’n Picafort is also home to the art gallery of Marimón that aides to promote upcoming artists from the Balearic islands working with contemporary arts.

albufera wetlands and nature park in alcudia mallorca

WALKING OR BICYCLING IN THE S’ALBUFERA WETLANDS

The wetlands of s’Albufera is the largest of its kind on the Balearic islands covering a surface of 1646,48 hectares. The area was declared protected as special natural heritage in 1998, and later special protection of birds. Needless to say, the s’Albufera park is one of the best places close to Ca’n Picafort to do birdwatching and discover the one of the most hydrogenic areas of the island.

golfer at beautiful golf course in mallorca

GO GOLFING AT SOME OF THE BEST COURSES OF THE ISLAND

Golf is one of the most popular sports practiced in Mallorca, the mild weather, many sunny hours and low rainfall makes the island the perfect place for this sport. Ca’n Picafort is located in short distance from some of the best golf courses of the island, Alcanada, Canyamel, Capdepera and Son Servera.

Where to stay

Best places to stay in Algaida

hotel gran vista spa in can picafort mallorca

Grupotel Gran Vista & Spa ****

Gran Vista & Spa is just a 10 minute walk from the lovely beach in the core area of Ca’n Picafort, among restaurants, shops and bars. The hotel offers free access to the hot tub as well as a range of wellness services, such as personal trainers, pilates classes and a fitness center. The hotel also has fantastic facilities and offers for families with children.

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Zafiro Mallorca & Spa ****

Zafiro Mallorca & Spa is an incredibly child-friendly hotel in Ca’n Picafort, perfect for families with young children who just want quality time for all the money. The hotel is a bit secluded in the area, however, no more than approx. 10 minutes walk from the beach and close to both shopping and lots of restaurants. Several times a day, entertainment is offered for children of all ages. For adults, there is a fitness center as well as massage and beauty treatments. Many guests have been enthusiastic about the hotel’s restaurant and the large breakfast buffet on site.

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Gallery

Pictures from Ca’n Picafort

Beaches

Beaches in Ca’n Picafort

Ca’n Picafort has 2 lovely golden sandy beaches, Son Baulo and Platja de Ca’n Picafort, with a total length of just over 1.5 km.

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Blue flag Yes
Showers Yes
Toilets Yes
First aid Yes
Parking Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Kiosk Yes
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Blue flag Yes
Showers Yes
Toilets Yes
First aid Yes
Parking Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Kiosk Yes
Market & Events

Weekly Market in Ca’n Picafort

The weekly market in Ca’n Picafort is held on Fridays. The market is a great opportunity to get a good bargain on clothes, electronics, shoes, accessories, purses, bags, jewelry, crafts, equipment etc. But that’s not all, there are many stands at the market offering sweet pastries, fresh juicy fruits, meats and sausages, cheeses and olives that you can sample and discover the taste of Mallorca.

The market starts around 8 o’clock and ends around 2.

 

Festivities in Ca’n Picafort

August

Festes de la Mare de Déu d’agost

Around the middle of August, Ou Lady of August is celebrated in Ca’n Picafort. It is a festive week of sports, competitions, exhibitions and various shows and performances, and, of course, plenty of food and wine. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience some Mallorcan traditions in a joyful atmosphere.

Facts & History

About Ca’n Picafort

Ca’n Picafort is an old fishing village belonging to the municipality of Santa Margalida, a village located about 10 km inland. Up until the 1970’s, the area was still solely a fishing village comprising about 200 inhabitants. Today, Ca’n Picafort is a modern fully equipped beach resort offering more than 10,000 hotel beds.

 

History of Ca’n Picafort

The area in which Ca’n Picafort is located is one of the oldest on the Balearic island in terms of human occupation. First vestiges of human habitation derives from the pre-talayotic era, an undefined period before the talayotic culture that was in the 2nd millennium BC.

Some of the most interesting discoveries are done in the local area of Son Bauló in the eastern end of Ca’n Picafort. Here, there are impressive and very well-preserved remains of a necropolis of S’Illot des Porros and the Punta des Fenicis. as well as ancient constructions for habitation.

Also during the Roman period (123 BC – 435), the area seems to have been used for both burials and barracks.

During the Islamic era the property of Son Real arose. The Moors were excellent farmers implementing important water systems for agrarian cultivation of the lands. They built qanats and wells for transportation and storing of water.

In the late Middle Ages, the area starts to develop as a fishing community which it was up until the 1970’s. However, already in the late 19th century, Ca’n Picafort started to develop as a holiday destination and got its name. It was the wealthy and influential Jeroni Fuster, who built a small house out here called “Ca’n Picafort”, and he received the nickname of “Picafort”. The name is meant to refer to the itchy feeling you get after being stung by a mosquito.

The harbor is still used for fishing, however, reduced to very limited quote. Since the late 1960’s, Ca’n Picafort has been under constant development as a modern tourist destination full of amenities to accommodate holidaymakers from all over the world.

Practical Info

Emergencies

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202

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Town Hall

Carrer del Rei, 6
Telephone: +34 971 125 335

Taxi fares

Tel. (+34) 971 549 691

Destination Approximate price
Airport 60 €
Palma center 50 €
Port de Pollença 10 €
Inca 30 €
Valldemossa 70 €
Sineu 40 €

352 – Ca’n Picafort – Port de Pollença Timetables and stops for 352 here

  • Can Picafort
  • Can Picafort (Son Bauló)
  • Platja de Muro (Càmping)
  • Platja de Muro
  • Platja d’Alcúdia
  • Port d’Alcúdia
  • Alcúdia
  • Port de Pollença (Club del Sol)
  • Port de Pollença

 

A32 – Airport – Ca’n Picafort Timetables and stops for 352 here

  • Can Picafort
  • Platja de Muro (Càmping)
  • Platja de Muro
  • Platja d’Alcúdia
  • Port d’Alcúdia
  • Alcúdia
  • Inca (Llevant)
  • Airport
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