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Can Picafort lies on the bay of Alcudia, the biggest bay in Mallorca, and is a very popular destination, where there are many things to do. Finding things to do in Can Picafort is very easy at nofrills-excursions, as you will find in our website many tours, day trips, activities and suggestions about what to do in Can Picafort on your holiday.
The beach in Can Picafort is really nice and it offers some interesting activities. It is a long wide sandy beach, not very deep, and there are many things to do there: to relax sunbathing, to swim in its crystal waters, to do parasailing, a jet ski tour, amongst other water activities. Here are our top 12 things to do in Can Picafort:
A very interesting day trip for those who love walking and nature is to the Albufera nature park. S’Albufera, the largest and most important wetland area in the Balearics, is a former lagoon separated from the sea by a belt of dunes, which for many centuries – but especially in the last two as a result of human influence – has filled up with sediments converting it into an extensive flood plain. The Natural Park affords protection to some 1708 hectares of marshes and dunes.
You can visit the Albufera Natural Park and follow one of the many trails, learn about the different species that inhabitat the area and do a spot of bird watching from one of the hides, which is especially popular in spring and autumn when migratory birds drop in on their way to or from the continent of Africa.
A great walk for people staying in Can Picafort is to the Necropolis of Son Real. There is a walk that goes from where the promenade ends at Son Baulo (at the end of Can Picafort) along a coastal path. You find an old cementery dated from 11 bc. The tombs right by the sea are fascinating, and they are carved out of local rock that the people oh so long ago quarried. The walk itself from Can Picafort is very pleasant as, where the promenade ends, you cross the beach at Son Baulo and then follow a path or you can walk on the sand by the dunes and to the archeological site. The views of Alcudia Bay are magnificent.
The beach at Can Picafort is one of Mallorca's best beaches, being part of Alcudia Bay, with fine sand, calm sea and amazing views. This is a big beach, with beach bars, amenities, sun beds and water activities. You can lounge on one of the sun beds on the beach, paying just a flat rate to stay there all day, including the use of a parasol too.
The most popular areas on the beach at Can Picafort are where some of the most popular beach bars are, such as the Casetas des Capellans at the end of the beach in the direction of Playa de Muro. This is a very popular spot with locals who like to set their towels down on the sand under the shade of the pine trees at the end of the beach. All the way at the other end of Can Picafort, the beach at Son Baulo is also very popular, close to Bananas Playa and Na Patana. The sea is very pleasant here and the views are marvellous. It is difficult to say which is the best part of the beach in Can Picafort with children, as the whole beach is very safe, the waves not too high and the sea not deep until you have gone very far out. There are lifeguard stations along the beach.
Can Picafort is not famous for its nightlife and yet boasts some very good bars and chill out pubs, plus discos like Skau or Charlys where there is always a very good atmosphere. Also along the sea front area you will find many bars where to have a drink with great views to the bay.
If you are looking for a great night out in the party resort of Magalluf or Ballerman, there is a weekly evening tour to take you there and back.
In Mallorca there are only three water parks, and one of them is situated in the resort of Port de Alcudia. It is the Hidropark and, despite being the smallest water park in Mallorca, it offers a great variety of water slides, a wave pool and many areas for children. You can easily get there by taxi or by local bus.
Other water parks in Mallorca are situated in the south area of the island, and these are the Aqualand Arenal (the biggest water park with some of the best water slides) and the Western Water Park (a theme style water park with lots of water slides and a great choice to spend a day in the water). To both of them, we organise bus tours that include pick up at the hotels in Port Alcudia and the entrance to the water park.
Some interesting activities from Can Picafort are quad and buggy tours. If you like horse riding, there are different options offered by the Rancho Grande that include free pick up at the hotels in Can Picafort. You have horse riding on the beach or a full evening tour with horse riding, dinner and cowboy dancing.
From Can Picafort, we have a well thought-out programme of tours and excursions so you can visit the best tourist attractions in Mallorca without worrying about how to get there or how to plan your day. Some of the most popular tours are to the Caves of Drach, Formentor and the island tour. We also offer some tours especially designed to discover less known area of the island. On this page, you can find above all the suggestions, and by clicking on the photo, you have more details, photos, reviews, videos…
One of the best things to do in Can Picafort is a boat trip. Being a tourist resort and a popular destination in summer season, Can Picafort offers many options for boat tours and catamaran trips and has a fantastic location for boat trips on the bay of Alcudia. The local boat company that is based in Can Picafort offers 3 different boat trips to Formentor beach, Coll Baix beach or the Llevant nature area. All boat trips depart from the harbour in Can Picafort.
The boat trip to Formentor departs at 10am every day in summer and the excursion lasts around 4.5 hours, getting you back to the harbour in Can Picafort at around 2.30pm. The trip is on a glass bottom boat, which is fun for the children to look through the glass and spot the fishes in the sea below the boat. The views are very beautiful on this excursion and you get around one hour at Formentor Beach for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on one of Mallorca's most pristine beaches.
There's a great karting track in Can Picafort and you can have a fun experience with the whole family, as children from as young as 5 years can participate. The guys at the karting track are friendly and will look after you, showing you how to operate their quality go-karts before sending you off around the track on a thrilling karting adventure. This is a must for all ages.
The best excursions in Can Picafort are the ones that you can do with transport included from your hotel. There are bus tours from Can Picafort to some of the best attractions and places of interest on the island, such as to the Caves of Drach or Formentor. The Island Tour excursion is also available with pick up from Can Picafort. This is Mallorca's most famous tour including the Soller wooden train, the old tram, bus and boat to Sa Calobra. If you are looking for the best excursions from Can Picafort with children, you can buy a bus+entrance ticket package for all of Mallorca's main attractions such as Palma Aquarium, Marineland, Katmandu Park and the big water parks: Western Park and Aqualand.
There are other exursions available in Can Picafort too, without having to travel far, such as horse riding activities, parasailing on the beach and buggy tours. If you are looking for something a bit different to do from Can Picafort, you can take a hot air balloon ride, join a quad tour or go on a jet ski tour. All the best excursions include pick up from Can Picafort.
Can Picafort street market takes place every Friday at the far end of the harbour. It is all on one long strip and is very easy to navigate. Check out the local products such as olive oil, cheese, meat products and pottery. Or use this as an opportunity to get all your gifts and souvenirs in one go as you will find stalls with food gifts, clothes, handbags and jewellery. You might find that things on sale at the market are already priced well, but don't forget that haggling and bartering are all part of the experience too!
If you miss Can Picafort Market, which is only on one day per week, nearby Alcudia Market is also worth a visit, and that takes place every Sunday and Tuesday. The weekly markets in Mallorca always end around 2pm.
Get your camera ready for some fun photos as you stroll along the promenade in Can Picafort, for you are going to see a series of original sculptures right there on the beach. These well-known stone statues are funky figures of all sizes and shapes and will add a little uniqueness to your visit to Can Picafort.
Can Picafort seems to be a great place for thrill-seekers, as there are plenty of opportunities to join a buggy tour or a quad tour. These fun tours take you driving in convoy on a quad or a buggy on a varied route that will take you along country roads, up and down mountains, alongside beaches and to little-known coves. Apart from the adventure side of the tour, the views are magnificent and it is a great opportunity to see Mallorca off-the-beaten track.