Can Picafort is in the north-east of Majorca, roughly in the middle of the large bay of Alcúdia. Together with the neighbouring coastal town of Son Serra de Marina, Can Picafort is part of the district of Santa Margalida. The former fishing village has always been a holiday destination and nowadays focuses almost entirely on tourism. However, Can Picafort has been able to retain its village atmosphere, with many small and medium-sized hotels and some holiday homes to be found here and only a few large hotels.
A main focal point in Can Picafort is the harbour and the former pier is now a well-established marina. Here there is a long promenade with numerous restaurants and bars. The languages of the holidaymakers, mainly from Germany and the UK, but also from the Spanish mainland, are spoken here and some of what is on offer is tailored to the wishes and needs of these nationalities. Live music, shows, special offers and much more are there to attract the hungry and thirsty holidaymakers. Parallel to the promenade is a street lined with shops where you can find everything you need for a beach holiday and much more besides. There is also a pedestrian area with more restaurants, bars and cafés.
Can Picafort is especially popular with couples who like to relax here with everything they need for a perfect beach holiday, but families and groups also enjoy it here. It is a great starting point for trips, for example hiking to the La Albufera nature reserve which is situated in the north-west. In the south on the island of s’Illot des Porros and at Son Real you can marvel at the Nekropolen (burial grounds and sacred places) which originate from the Talyot culture. At regular distances along the coast are obelisks which in former times provided orientation for ships. The nearby old town of Alcúdia has an attractive, romantic atmosphere.
The beaches of Can Picafort are long and consist of fine, light-coloured sand. There are areas with a large variety of attractions for holidaymakers, from restaurants and beach bars to sun-loungers and water-sports activities, with many hotels overlooking the beach and within easy walking distance of it. On the other hand, there are also beautiful beaches among the dunes and forest areas here in their original natural condition and these are an ideal retreat if you are looking for some peace and quiet. In some parts of Can Picafort swimming naked is allowed and there are some good spots here for windsurfers and kite-surfers, while surfers will find good conditions particularly in the winter months. In summer swimming conditions are good, as the sea in the bay of Alcúdia is shallow, warm and there are not many waves. When it gets dark you can enjoy a cosy evening meal along the promenade, have a few drinks in one of the bars and go for a nice romantic stroll along the quieter areas of the beach.