The holiday resort of C’an Picafort is the principle coastal development of the municipality of Santa Margalida, 60km NE of Palma, at the E end of the Bay of Alcudia, on the N coast of Mallorca/Majorca.
Transfer time into the resort from the Son Sant Joan international airport on the outskirts of Palma is usually around 1.1/2 hours.
This resort is much quieter than nearby Puerto de Alcudia, this is a place for families and couples to enjoy a relaxing seaside break.
There are a variety of hotels concentrated near, but generally not on, the 2 beaches, the better ones being at Son Baulo. Quality ranges from simple hostels to presentable 4-stars.
C’an Picafort is on the north east coast, (it is 38 mls NE of Palma and airport, 6 mls S of Puerto de Alcudia). It is NE-facing, on land that slopes gently down to the sea, with a vast, flat agricultural plain farther inland.
The resort has a wide traffic free beachside promenade, which is lined with restaurants and bars running from the marina and fishing harbour to the more modern Son Baulo area of the town a further 2km away to the east.
For beach lovers of all ages, the best of the resorts two main beaches is found in the Baulo district too, where you will also find a small protected nature reserve.
Parents with small children should be aware that this area has a large pool of stagnant water and is host to a number of other “less protected” species of wildlife. Although again the local council are keen to point out that the presence of Mediterranean tortoises, red pheasants, hares, rabbits, weasels, dormice and Algerian hedgehogs, all contribute to making this area of great environment significance. In all fairness this beach a very clean has does have good facilities.
Other than the numerous bars and restaurants, the resort really has very little other tourist attractions, and with the notable exception of the two nightclubs in the town, evening entertainment is generally hotel based.