Located in the Northwest of the island of Majorca, in the very centre of the Bay of Alcudia, the
biggest bay of the Balearics, with 17 kilometres of beach. Preserved areas of woods extend towards
the east, with only two small villages and hardly any tourist development. At this end of the bay is
Cap Farrutx, one of the most beautiful areas of the island, with cliffs and pine groves of difficult
access by car, but not by boat or hiking.
Toward to the interior, cultivated fields surround the village of Santa Margalida, the original nucleus
of the population of the municipality.
The distance to Palma is 54 km, half of which, approximately, is a motorway, crossing the whole
island right through its middle.
You can arrive to Can Picafort by public transport from the bus+train station Plaza España. By bus
(line 390) and by train (to Muro with conection to Can Picafort).
Can Picafort is a small and friendly Majorca resort with real character on the eastern tip of the
beautiful Bay of Alcudia.
Can Picafort offers all the traditional Mallorca resort facilities, including
superb sandy beaches, go-karting, lots of shops and bars and watersports.
You get a little extra though. Easy access to the S'Albufera Wetlands nature park, various historical
sites to visit nearby including the Son Real Necropolis, and Can Picafort has an annual
fiesta/festival which sits right up there with the best of Mallorca festivals. Most suitable for families
with older children, and those who want a bit more than just a Majorca beach holiday.
There are two in total, and perhaps the best beach of the two is in the Baulo district,
with it's adjacent nature reserve as well. There's quite a few bars and restaurants and a nice
pedestrian only promenade, all with a laid back feel. This certainly isn't pulsating Magaluf, if that's
what you're looking for. Can Picafort has two nightclubs only, but families will love the many all
inclusive Majorca hotels in the resort.
Can Picafort Beaches
Can Picafort benefits are much to do with it's location in the Bay of Alcudia. If you've hired a car
then it's a perfect Majorca North base for branching out into the S'Albufera wetlands, great for
birdwatchers. Why not bob upto culturally rich Pollenca, and take in some of the stunning
Can Picafort nearby attractions include the iron age pre-historic Iron Age/Roman burial ground of
Son Real Necropolis, known also as the Cemetery of the Phoenicians. It's only a short 20 minute
walk from the Son Baulo beach. Check out also medieval farmsteads at Son Real and la Alquiería,
as well as the nearby Rectory and Parish Church in Santa Margalida dating from the 16th century.
PLATJA GRAN (BIG BEACH)
Extending from the main centre of Can Picafort along 13 kms.to link Alcudia through S'Albufera
Natural Park. Large beach alternating urban with non built-up areas, popular among many (tourist) hotel guests in
Alcudia bay.All services and facilities provided and accessible to disabled persons in the area
adjoined to the promenade, main downtown of Can Picafort, with bustling terraces, the perfect spot
to have a good time relaxing watching passerby walking around, mostly at dusk.
White fine sand beach with moderate waves tending to gentle sea;ideal for lying in the sun and
cooling yourself down in their transparent waters. Award-winning 'Blue Flag' every year by the FCE
(Foundation for Environmental Education) guarantees its quality.
All water-sports facilities available (surf, jet-ski,costal/deep-sea fishing).
SON BAULÓ BEACH
This small partly urban charming beach flows together in the mouth of Son Bauló Torrent endemic
vegetation (rushes and wattle) borders on Son Real natural area.
White fine sandy beach with moderate waves, excellent conditions for a nice swim.
All necessary equipment available and facilities for disabled people,
Ideal for volley or a pleasant stroll.
SON SERRA DE MARINA BEACH
This white sandy beach, some rocky areas ever transparent waters is located in son Serra de Marina,
a small residential area.Measuring 400m length and up to 100m width it is spotted between two
unspoilt beaches: Sa Canova and Son Real.
Unknown to mass tourism, devoid of hotels it has nevertheless all necessary equipment and
facilities, being also accessible to the disabled.
An ideal place for all water-sports, mostly windsurf.
SON REAL BEACHES
Extending from Son Bauló beach along 6 kms., as far as Son Serra de Marina. Fine pearly sandy
beaches alternating with rocky areas.
Its name comes from the homonymous torrent flowing into its coast. Awarded with the label
'Natural area of Special Interest' by the Balearic Islands Parliament in 1991 for its diversity in flora
and fauna. Two humid areas in the delta of two torrents (Son Real and Son Bauló), habitat for
Rich in archaeological sites, a unique monument is worth-mentioning: the Necropoli in Son Real, a
collection of tombs dating back to the post-talaiotic area (500 B.C.-10B.C.)
This is thus a space remained unspoilt; a beautiful uncrowded spot within easy access.
Immersed in the natural reserve the beach of S'Arenal den Casat is also worth a visit; unspoilt long
beach (1km/25m), formed by a dune system fixed by endemic vegetation leaning on a pine wood is
a good example of what the Majorcan coastline was like before the urban boom.
Can Picafort is located right in the middle of the biggest bay in the Balearic Islands, between two
natural parks and long white sand beaches which are ideal for hiking.
Son Real Park
The Son Real public estate is a natural and historical treasure. It is located on the north-eastern coast
of Mallorca, on the Can Picafort to Artá road. Its 395 hectares contain an old farmhouse,
archaeological sites, a group of ecosystems with areas of dunes and Spanish juniper and pine
groves, former sand quarries, sighting towers, 4 walking routes and 3 cycling routes, an exclusive
riding itinary and an information office, which offers bycicles and binoculars.
The necropolis of Son Real
The necropolis is located inside the Protected Natural Area of Son Real next to the sea.
The most outstanding of all the monuments of Son Real, it belongs to the postmegalithic age and
was used from 500B.C. to 10 B.C., already in the Roman period. It is formed by a multitude of
tombs, one hundred of which have been examined. They are of diverse forms, perfect construction
and some of them of great size. After the excavations, more than one hundred skeletons and their
treasures were preserved.
Talaiot de Sa Nineta
It is situated next to the road between Can Picafort and Artà on the entrance of Son Serra de Marina.
A well preserved collection of talayotic settlement, the most spectacular feature is the square talayot
near the main road.
National Park of S'Albufera
Also called S'Albufera de Mallorca or S'Albufera de Muro. The park is located in the centre of the
Bay of Alcudia, its extensión is of 1708,75 hectares. This Humid Area is included in the RAMSAR
list ( Humid Areas of international importance). It is an Area of special protection for the birds, until
today more than 200 species have been observed. The mammals are of small size such as rats and
mice, weasels, minxes and abundant varieties of bats. The vegetation is less varied, the most
exceptional plant being the grassorchid.
The parochial church of Santa Margalida
The initial construction of the church of Santa Margalida dates back to the 13th century, a few years
after the Catalan conquest.
The existing building is a construction of the 14th century and continued in the 15th and 16th
century, following the tradition of Gothic construction. The main entrance is of Baroque style and is
located at the end of a large flight of steps.