About Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla is the nearest purpose-built resort to both the capital city of Palma and the international airport of Son Sant Joan on the south coast of Mallorca. It is a great location for a family-friendly beach holiday but has much more to offer. We hope you enjoy this abcMallorca guide to the very best things to see and do in Can Pastilla.
History and Culture
The little church of Sant Antonio de la Playa sits in a square at the heart of this bustling resort and is probably one of the only areas which retains the authentic Mallorcan origins of this town. Can Pastilla also known as ‘C’an Pastilla’ was developed from a single hotel project in 1918 by the entrepreneur D. Bartolome Riutort who built the original Hotel Can Pastilla. The town later developed as a firm favourite with British ex-pats and tourists from the 1960’s and is very much a resort. This is the place for a traditional bucket and spade holiday with plenty of British themed bars and cafes alongside more traditional Spanish venues. Located directly next to the resort of Arenal (which is almost the German equivalent) Can Pastilla is part of a long stretch of resorts which merge along the coast.
Shopping in Can Pastilla
You will find most of the shopping you need for a holiday. For luxury items you need look no further than the city of Palma which lies within very easy travelling distance.
There is also a regular Saturday market in Palma as well as many daily markets for fish, flowers and other local produce.
Major Attractions in Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla has a long sandy beach which is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and building sandcastles. There are also nearby attractions including a popular waterpark and the Palma Aquarium.
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If you are interested in historic buildings, the magnificent Cathedral at nearby Palma city is a famous landmark. There are also many other palaces, buildings and churches of note which are well-worth a visit.
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There is a very long promenade which stretches all the way to Palma city in one direction and to Arenal towards the east. This attracts cyclists, walkers, roller-bladers and dog-walkers. This is an easy way to explore the coastline if you enjoy more active sightseeing. There is also a series of open air huts known as ‘Balnearios’ which serve drinks and snacks – these are numbered and often used as land-marks
Things to Do in Can Pastilla
Given the quick transfer time from the airport you can look forward to the maximum time enjoying your holiday. There are great beach facilities available as well as plenty of fun water sports to try your hand at.
If you fancy a night out Can Pastilla has a great choice of late night bars but nearby Arenal has a wider selection of clubs.
There is also a wide choice of day trips to explore other parts of the island.
For residents and those on holiday with furry friends – very close to Can Pastilla is one of the few beaches open to dogs at Cala Estancia. This runs from the Puro Beach Club to nearby Cala Gamba. You will still have to pick up after your pet!
Restaurants in Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla has a wide choice of restaurants as well as many all-inclusive hotel resorts. One of the most stylish places to eat at is the Puro Beach Club.
Relax beside the beach with creative Mallorcan tapas or dine in style at a five star boutique hotel. There’s plenty of choice in Can Pastilla […] Can Pastilla Restaurants
There is also a very wide choice of top restaurants in nearby Palma.
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Hotels in Can Pastilla
There are many hotels at different price points in Can Pastilla.
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Events in Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla holds regular small events to entertain visitors, but is overshadowed somewhat by the calendar of large events held in Palma.
Living in Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla is very much a holiday location but still attracts full-time residents. As well as a few Spanish locals there is a very active British ex-pat community attracted by the Anglicised shopping and entertainment available here. Proximity to Palma also makes this a viable location for those who want to be close to the sea, the city and airport on a tighter property budget.
Properties for sale are mostly modern apartments and villas ranging from 100,000 euros for a basic apartment to around 1.5 million euros for a new detached villa.
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Property prices in Can Pastilla are lower than many nearby locations this close to Palma.
Surrounding Areas to Can Pastilla
Can Pastilla is within 10-minutes’ drive of Palma and the upmarket fishing port of Portixol. There are quieter residential neighbouring towns such as Sometimes (pronounced Somma-tee-mez). The more German orientated Arenal is nearby as is the rural town of Llucmajor.
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We hope you have enjoyed this abcMallorca guide about the beautiful Mallorcan town of Can Pastilla and our insider tips to get the best experience of Mallorca.