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Majorca beaches - Can Picafort Tourism



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).

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Beaches


Can Picafort is located in the middle of the Bay of Alcudia with more of 9 km of coast and sandy beaches.
Platja Gran (Big Beach) Extending from the main centre of Can Picafort along 13 kms.to link Alcudia through S´Albufera Natural Park...

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...
Son Real Beaches Extending from Son Bauló beach along 6 kms., as far as Son Serra de Marina...
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.

Cultural Routes


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...
The necropolis of Son Real The necropolis is located inside the Protected Natural Area of Son Real next to the sea...
Talaiot de Sa Nineta It is situated next to the road between Can Picafort and Artà on the entrance of Son Serra de Marina...
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...
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...

Gastronomy


The cuisine in general is of international character, although fish dishes are usually the prevailing specialities.The typical dishes of the area are: sopas mallorquinas (vegetables including cabbage and bread), tumbet (vegetables including aubergine, potatoes and tomatos), escaldums (chicken fricassee), llom amb col (pork with cabbage), frito mallorquin (fried liver of pork or lamb with potatoes), espinagada (spicy pie with vegetables and eel), empanadas (Majorcan pie) cocas (Majorcan vegetable pizza) , sobrasada (paprika sausage) and ensaimadas (sweet lardroll).

Sopas mallorquinas (vegetables including cabbage and bread) Sauté onions and peppers in a clay dish. Add the rest of the vegetables (medium-sized sliced). Reduce and add the paprika...
Tumbet (Vegetables including aubergine, potatoes and tomatos) Slize the aubergine, zucchini, red pepper and potatoes and fry all the vegetables separatly...
Pork lion and cabbage Cut and fry the pork lion with salt and pepper. Put the cabbage leaves in boiling water for a minute to soften them...
Sobrassada: This exquisite product is one of the islands´ most famous sausages. The sobrassada is made with lean and fatty cuts of pork and its characteristic red colour comes from the paprika...
Ensaimada No other product is more typical or famous of the Balearic Islands. This sweet spiral shaped bun can be elaboratet in different sizes and with different filling...

Sport


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. Between the three residential areas there are more than 50 km of road suitable for road cycling and numerous routes for mountain biking. Our district provides the opportunity to practice all types of sports and offers a lot of municipal installations. Sporting events of note held in our area include the Karate, go-kart, tennis, football ( regional and international), championships, fishing (national and international) cross-country running, popular races, international half marathon, cycling and mountain bike races and national yoga meetings among others.

Nordic Walking
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 Nordic Walking, hiking or running.
The Park of Llevant by Artá is only 20km distance and the Tramuntana range 30 km.

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Water Sports
Our Bay is an ideal place to practise nautical, water and underwater sports.
We have two marinas a windsurf school and diving centers.

Tennis
Our municipal installations offer 5 clay tennis courts and our hotels offer 14 courts more.

Golf
You can find a lot of golf courses nearby Can Picafort.

Cycling
Most of professional bicycle racers choose Can Picafort because of its envirmont and its hotel infrastructure.

Football
Our municipal installations offer 2 artificial turf football pitches, one in Santa Margalida and one in Can Picafort.

Useful Guide


Emergency: 112
Touristboard: 971 851413
Local police: 971 851909


Market days
Santa Margalida: Tuesday and Saturday morning
Can Picafort: Friday morning

Local festivities
Santa Margalida - 20 of July ( Santa Margalida) and First sunday of September (La Beata)
Can Picafort: 15 August ( Mare de Deu d´Agost)
Son Serra de Marina: July and August

Other festivities
6th of January Wise Men
17th of January San Antonio
February: carnival
March-April: Easter

Temperatures
The average temperature in winter during the day is 16-18 C and during the night 5-9C.
The average temperature in summer is 29-31 C.

Language
The two languages of the Balearic Islands are Catalan and Castilian (Spanish).

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