The north eastern coastal resort of Can Picafort has all the ingredients for a relaxed and family-friendly holiday. A long sandy beach, a scenic seaside promenade and accessible cycling routes are just the start. Cafés and restaurants with open air terraces and a weekly market deliver a daily dose of Mediterranean flavour. There are also plenty of tour operators offering adventurous day outs on land and at sea.
If you plan a visit to the family-friendly holiday resort of Can Picafort, check out our abcMallorca guide to make the most of your stay in north Mallorca. […] Can Picafort
1. Relax on a beautiful white sandy beach
A glistening turquoise sea is undoubtedly the biggest draw for visitors to Can Picafort. Sunseekers will be able to enjoy a 1.5 km beach to sunbathe, swim, do watersports and indulge at the conveniently located beach bars. There are all the facilities necessary for a comfortable day at the seaside, such as showers, sunbed hire, parasols and lifeguards. For a long and relaxing stroll along the sea, continue into the neighbouring Playa de Muro.
For the ultimate beach holiday head to Can Picafort. Sunbathe, snorkel, try a watersport or explore over 12km of coastline. […] Playa Can Picafort
2. Enjoy a meal with a sea view
Is there anything more relaxing than a meal beside the sea? Unbeatable views, a refreshing breeze and the smell of freshly grilled fish are the winning elements at many of Playa de Muro and Can Picafort’s restaurants. Taste delicious Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine at Royal Beach Gastrosenses, eat with your feet in the sand at Ponderosa Beach and Can Gavella, or opt for fresh pasta at Sa Cova.
Discover a wide range of Mediterranean and international cuisine along the seaside promenade or enjoy the perfect paella on the beach. […] Can Picafort Restaurants
3. Charter a Boat
Hire a sailing boat, a fishing boat, a motorboat or even a canoe at Club Náutico Can Picafort. Relax in the Bay of Pollensa or continue north to view the striking cliffs at Formentor. Different boats require different requisites, but there are smaller vessels available for charter which don’t require a license or skipper. The Club also has a sailing school and watersports equipment hire.
Take a sailing class, hire watersports equipment or enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean meal at Club Náutico Can Picafort. […] Can Picafort Nautical Club
4. Visit S’Albufera Nature Park
The S’Albufera Nature Park is less than a twenty-minute cycle or bus ride from Can Picafort. The protected wetland area is an important resting place for migrating birds. Within the park, which is free to enter, are cycle lanes and bird watching huts. If you’re lucky you might see herons, purple gallinule and black vultures.
S’Albufera nature park attracts rich birdlife and is a scenic and tranquil environment for walkers and cyclists. […] S’Albufera Nature Reserve Alcúdia
5. Play Golf
Can Picafort is an idyllic destination for golf fans. There are no less than six top golf courses within 30 km of the beach resort. The nearest is the challenging 18-hole course at Golf Alcanada which offers players stunning views over the Alcanada lighthouse island and Alcúdia Bay. Pollensa Golf is a 9-hole course, and though not easy due to being largely forested, it does treat players to beautiful views of the Serra de Tramuntana.
Experienced golfers should enjoy this spectacular 18-hole course with its stunning views, and challenging bunkers and long drives. […] Club de Golf Alcanada
Golf Pollensa is an attractive 9-hole course with spectacular views to the mountains and the north coast. Its beautiful setting & design makes it enjoyable. […] Golf Pollensa
6. Go wine tasting at Bodega Butxet
Visit the small charming Butxet winery in an area not known for wine making. The family-run bodega is located in the hills between Muro and Can Picafort and arranges wine tastings and tours of the bodega on request. Sample an award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and find out what makes the wine in this area so smooth.
Possibly the best Syrah in Mallorca has been created by lawyer-vintner Llorenç Perelló at the Bodega Butxet – hidden in the hills between Muro and Can Picafort. […] Bodega Butxet
7. Visit Can Picafort Market
Soak up the atmosphere and get a taste of life on the island at Can Picafort’s traditional weekly market. It’s held every Friday from 9.00 to 14.00 along Isaac Peral Street and brings together stalls selling fresh local fruit and vegetables, clothes, shoes and gifts. Naturally, it’s much quieter in winter.
8. Go cycling
The north east of Mallorca is immensely popular with cyclists and is the starting point for the annual Mallorca 312 cycling challenge and Ironman Mallorca. That said, you don’t have to be a top athlete to enjoy the landscape and there are routes for all levels. Cycle along the seaside promenade, explore S’Albufera nature reserve, take a trip to Museum Sa Bassa Blanca, or embark on the challenging climb to Mirador La Victoria.
9. Attend a local fiesta
Can Picafort dedicates the first two weeks in August to celebrating the Festes de La Mare de Déu d’Agost. These festivities have plenty of local character. There are communal meals shared in the open air, live music, sporting competitions and cultural activities. One recurring highlight is the duck release on 15th August, in which numbered rubber ducks are thrown into the sea, and swimmers fish them up for raffle prizes.
10. Attend the Saladina Art Festival
International artists create dramatic murals in public spaces for Can Picafort’s annual Saladina Art Festival. The small festival is held every year and invites four guests artists to communicate a message of change. During the weekend event in early October there are also workshops, exhibitions and live music.
Can Picafort offers four contemporary artists a very public platform during this inspiring and family-friendly art festival. […] Saladina Art Fest Can Picafort
11. Participate in Mallorca 312 cycling challenge
It takes off from nearby Playa de Muro every April and attracts over 8,000 cyclists. For the fit, the competition is a fantastic opportunity to view the island’s beautiful landscape including its UNESCO heritage mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana. If 312 km sounds daunting, how about the 227 or 167 routes?
One of the biggest and most popular cycling events of the year, register for Mallorca 312 cyclosportive and prepare to be challenged! […] Mallorca 312 cyclosportive 2020
12. Walk to Finca Son Real
Enjoy a rewarding hike from Can Picafort to the Son Real Farmhouse or ‘Possessió‘. The route leads you along unspoilt coast passed a sign-posted 7th-century necropolis. The path then continues through a wood, and eventually, brings you to a yard where you’ll find native black pigs and peacocks. It’s also possible to start at Son Real and hire a bike from there to cycle through the forest.
Meet the native black pigs at Finca Son Real then hire a bike to explore the natural landscape and prehistoric cemetery. […] Finca Pública Son Real Santa Margalida
13. Take a Buggy Tour
Experience Mallorca’s landscape up close on a buggy tour. Buggy 4 Fun and Buggy Xperience are both located in Can Picafort. Views of secluded beaches, isolated monasteries and medieval castles can be savoured along the journey. Unlike a Quad Safari, buggy excursions use secondary roads rather than off-roads. Drivers need to be aged 19+ and have a valid driving license.
14. Stroll along the waterfront
The seaside promenade stretches over one kilometre long from the harbour to the north-western tip of the village. A cycle route runs parallel to the pedestrian path. There are bars and restaurants providing refreshment throughout the day. For those who prefer walking along the beach, this is a perfect area since Can Picafort beach is part of Alcúdia Bay, which is the longest sandy stretch on the island.
Port d’alcudia is a popular and family friendly resort town in the northeast of Mallorca. A beautiful, clean beach, and boardwalk with restaurants & hotels. […] Port d’Alcúdia
15. Go Karting
Can Picafort’s Go-Karting race tracks regularly hold the European Championship of Resistance and the Balearic Go-Karting Championship. It has a professional 1,600 metre racetrack, a themed formula 1 bar and a free carpark. There are 6 different types of karts, including a model suitable for children from 6 years and bi-plaza for two people.
Speed up this holiday with a fast-paced ride around one of the many go-karting tracks on the island. Find out what’s on offer. […] Go-Karting
16. Go horse riding along the beach
The unspoilt sandy stretch of neighbouring Son Serra de Marina beach is an idyllic location to go horse riding. It lies just 10 km from Can Picafort. Rancho Grande has over 100 horses and arranges excursions beside the sea and through the woods. At the stables there are farm animals and a playground perfect for children. Their rustic restaurant specialises in suckling pig.
Mallorca offers a good range of riding centre around the island whether you want to learn, improve or just enjoy horse riding – there is a place for you. […] Horse-riding on Mallorca
17. Discover the local nightlife
The family-friendly beach resort doesn’t have the large nightclubs of Magaluf. Instead, it has lively bars and beach clubs perfect for sundowners. Watch the sunset with a cocktail at Ponderosa Beach, Can Gavella or Royal Beach Gastrosenses. There’s also long-running discotheque, Charly, with three rooms and a regular 70s,80s and 90s night. The urban SKAU bar supports local artists and musicians, has residents DJs and an open air terrace to enjoy it all.
18. Visit Pollensa
This picturesque and authentic inland town is one of Mallorca’s most visited. Its historic streets and squares are home to charming cafés, restaurants and art galleries. At Pollensa museum you will find a Buddhist Mandala donated by the Dalai Lama. If you’re feeling fit, a visit to Monti-sion is a must. The walk involves a climb of 365 steps, but with each one, you get a better view of the pretty surrounding landscape.
Pollensa town in the north of Mallorca offers lots to see & do, enchanting surrounding areas, great restaurants and hotels plus lots more. […] Pollença
If you wish to explore further afield, visit the Roman city remains at Alcúdia, a medieval castle at Capdepera or the atmospheric Sineu market. For more ideas, why not check out our guide to day trips on Mallorca?