Life in the laid-back lane
Ca’n Picafort nestles in the Bay of Alcudia on Majorca’s north-west coast. This fishing village-turned-resort moves at a relaxed pace, with a few modern touches complementing its traditional charm.
The huge beach is Ca’n Picafort’s crowning jewel; a deep stretch of the coast carpeted in sugary sand. The longest beach in Majorca, it reaches all the way to neighbouring Alcudia. The breezy, palm-lined promenade and harbour are good picks for a seafood lunch or evening drinks, while a little further back from the beach, the main strip has even more shops and restaurants, plus a few lively bars.
Ca’n Picafort is wrapped in a lush landscape of nature reserves and pine forests, with the nearby S’Albufera de Mallorca preserving the island’s diverse birdlife.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Ca'n Picafort is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.