It was a hot, sunny day and after we’d finished our desk based work we decided to go to the beach for some R & R, but we were keen to try somewhere new. After a brief glance at our island map we decided C’an Picafort was to be the destination for the afternoon.
The resort of C’an Picafort lies about halfway down the bay of Alcúdia, beyond the beaches of Alcúdia itself and the Platja de Muro. The resort was once a small fishing town but the tourism boom has transformed it and it is now one long strip of a town that is devoted to tourism.
There certainly is an air of mass tourism about the place, you walk past bars and pubs that advertise Sky TV, full English breakfast and for the German market there are wursts of every size, shape and colour, you will see places with names like The London Pub and Trotters (complete with a yellow three wheeler on the roof!). The draw of C’an Picafort, however, lies down on the beach front rather than in the town; the sea is calm and made up of many a beautiful shade of blue and the beach is long and white.
There is a wide traffic-free promenade that backs the entire beach and here you will find bars, restaurants and shops offering everything you might need for the beach along with food and refreshments from every conceivable cuisine. There is everything ranging from traditional Spanish restaurants through to lively establishments such as The Jamaica Bar, where the costumed staff will gladly sell you cocktails with exceedingly long straws in them, to enjoy as you listen to the reggae music and ponder whether their dreadlocks are real or not.
The beach itself is very well maintained, kept clean and organised with lots of access to bins for general waste and recycling and is manned by lifeguards, who also have access to a range of aids for disabled people to enjoy the water safely. Much like the improvements at Cala Bona, here at C’an Picafort they are making an effort to make the beach accessible to all. There are ample sun loungers and parasols, costing just €3.50 a piece, per day, so two loungers and a bit of shade will set you back just €10.50 for the whole day. There is also plenty of space for you to just pitch up, chuck your towel down and lay back on the white sand to enjoy the glorious sunshine.
If it’s water activities that you are after then you won’t miss out here, there is everything from pedalos to kayaks, to stand up paddle boards and new for this summer is a huge, inflatable, obstacle course, floating just off the beach. For €5 you can gain 45 minutes of access to this floating fun platform and for the other activities you can expect to pay from €10.50 per hour.
The sea is clear, clean and shallow, as you can walk out quite a way before it gets deep, this helps to make it very child friendly. For an afternoon of touristy beach fun you can’t go too far wrong with a visit to C’an Picafort.
Read more about the Beach at Can Picafort.