Ca'n Picafort holidays live life in Spain's sandy lane. Plus, you'll find one of Majorca's best beaches strapped to its shoreline.

Fit for all ages

This north-east resort once had its feet firmly planted in fishing village territory. But as soon as people started clocking its holiday appeal, things took a pretty sharp turn. These days, it’s a tried-and-tested remedy for sun-starved Brits, with a family-friendly vibe that’s hard to top in these parts. The secret’s pretty simple when you boil things down – a big sandy beach, and bars and restaurants that pay as much attention to Majorcan cuisine as they do to international tucker.

Star-quality sands

White sands aren’t just a luxury afforded to the Caribbean – take a look at Ca’n Picafort’s waterfront if you need proof. Son Baulo Beach is bang in the middle of the Bay of Alcudia, with cushion-like conditions that make sunbathing number one on the activity list. Watersports follow in a close second, with windsurfing, banana boats and pedalos all available at the drop of a hat.

Nature and nightlife

A rummage around the local countryside uncovers S’Albufera Natural Park, where birdwatchers are in their element and scenic walking trails spider-web their way across the landscape. The whopping Es Llac Gran lake crops up a little further north, just before the lesser-trodden ground is replaced by the buzz of Alcudia. Head to the marina for the liveliest atmosphere.

At a Glance

  • Wind down on Son Baulo Beach
  • Take a daytrip to Alcudia
  • Pick a path through a natural park