Can Picafort

Can Picafort, which is the largest village within the municipal district of Santa Margalida, is located on the Bay of Alcúdia. Its origins go back to the beginning of the 20th century, when wealthy folk from the surrounding villages built the first summer houses. However, Can Picafort is now a tourist resort with many hotels and apartments, most of which are next to the beach, which is the town´s main attraction. Many people return year after year to enjoy their holidays in the hotels and apartments of Can Picafort, where there are many bars, cafés and shops, as well as all kinds of services aimed at helping tourists to make the most of their stay, such as the sailing club of Club Nàutic de Can Picafort. Those who like to enjoy nightlife will also find plenty to keep them going here.

Picafort was the nickname of Jeroni Fuster, who lived in a hut here when the town started to grow up, and this is where the settlement´s name came from.

Son Bauló is a beach which becomes very busy in summer due to the fact it lies within Can Picafort; it is 70 m long and 30 m wide. Hotels and apartments stretch as far as the left end of the beach, leaving the other side free of buildings. The beach is located at the right-hand side of Can Picafort as you look out to sea, where the town´s buildings come to an end. Very close by, at the Cova de Son Bauló, are the remains of the burial site of five people, which are the oldest prehistoric remains on Mallorca. This is also the point from which to set off in order to reach the unspoilt beach of S´Arenal d´En Cassat, which is a 1.5 km walk along the coast as you walk away from the built-up area of coastline; it is situated near the prehistoric necropolises of Son Real and L´Illot des Porros.
Services; Restaurants, lifeguards, showers, sun lounguers and parasols for hire.

The beach of Can Picafort is the first stretch of sand along the Bay of Alcúdia, which stretches over 8.5 km; it is heavily built up along the 1.3 km stretch which extends along the length of the tourist resort, where there is a promenade. However, where the buildings come to an end, at the left end of the beach looking out to sea, there is a long stretch of unspoilt beach with fine white sand.
Services; Restaurants, lifeguards, showers, sun lounguers and parasols for hire.

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