Occupying a picturesque pocket of the majestic Majorcan coast, the regal resort of Can Picafort offers travellers much more than the usual sun, sand and seafood; enjoying an enviable location beside an enormous natural park and a medieval mosaic of architecture in the old town, Can Picafort is guaranteed to satisfy an array of cultural cravings. A relaxed atmosphere and languid pace of life ensures visitors can enjoy a relaxing respite, while the thriving nightlife options also offer revellers an energetic escape.
Located a short distance from the curving coast of Cab Picafort is the astounding S’Albufera National Park; amidst the wild beauty of this protected area, wild turtles, bats and dragonflies coexist in natural harmony. An enticing array of walking trails are signposted, all of which feature camouflaged observation spots guaranteed to afford visitors views of one of the 200 species of rare birds.
Every year, the tranquil town of Can Picafort bursts into life to celebrate their sacred patron saint; for 5 days, Santa Margalida is worshipped with energetic dancing, mountains of mouth-watering food and perpetually flowing drinks in a whirlwind wonderland of celebration. This kind of celebration is almost emulated in the vibrant smattering of beachside bars and pubs that line the shore.
Resting amidst the glittering yachts and swaying palms of the town’s magical marina, the delightful restaurant of Don Denis is the ultimate place to enjoy speciality seafood. Wonderful waterfront views complement crisp white wines and decadent dishes such as monkfish, crab, lobster and bream are regular features on the sleek menu. Savour the fresh and fabulous flavour of the swordfish, a fish whose taste is so tantalising it only needs to be accompanied with a slice of lemon and a scatter of salt. (38 07458, Carrer Enginyer Felicià Fuster, 36, 07458 Can Picafort)