Long white beaches, harbour-side restaurants and nightlife that doesn’t try too hard... Holidays to Ca’n Picafort are all about the big easy.
A place on the up
As resorts go, Ca’n Picafort is a bit of a late starter. Hidden away in the Bay of Alcudia, with a chunk of unspoilt north-eastern Majorca to call its own, it started life as a fishing village. But now it’s come of age as a small, laidback holiday town. The beach might have something to do with its rise in popularity – it spools the coast for 13 kilometres.
The beach wins best in show. The long stretch of fine sand and shallow sea leaves plenty of room for watersports – you can either take a leisurely ride on a pedalo or ramp up the speed with some water-skiing. You don’t have to be too active to get a beer or ice-cream, though – the palm-lined promenade serves up everything you need.
Ca’n Picafort’s compact size means everything’s in walking distance. Bars and restaurants start around the main street, Paseo Colon, and run down to the prom and harbour – the go-to spot for seafood. And if you’re not looking for an early night, you’ve got a couple of discos down by the water, too.
Close to Alcudia
Twenty minutes’ drive up the coast and you’re in Alcudia. There’s a lot going on here. For starters, you’ve got the HidroPark, where paintballing and mini-golf come with a side-order of water slides. The Roman ruins and Medieval churches play to the history buffs. And there’s shopping and a seafood supper to get in, too.