Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This apartment has all you need for a perfect self catering holiday. Perfect for couples.
Its equipped with english TV, washing machine, microwave, fridge and freezer. Tea and coffee making facilities.
Fully air conditioned.
It has sun all day and boast a lovely roof terrace with sun loungers. It has 1 bedroom with a double bed but can be provided with double/single air bed, also cot can be provided on request. Separate bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin.
Its situated within 1 minute walk from Son Baulo Beach. This little oasis is in the north of the island in the Bay of Alcudia. It is an extremely pleasant place to stay as it is peaceful and very charming. A short cab ride or a 15 minute walk can take you into C'an Picafort where the playa boasts many bars and restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Son Baulo beach, 1 minute walk|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Muro station 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
The sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Mallorca lies 500 miles off the east coast of Spain in the tranquil Mediterranean Sea. Largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is blessed with almost 250 miles of diverse coastline, a host of picturesque towns and villages and the dramatic mountain scenery of the Serra de Tramuntana. This mountain range, running down the west of Majorca, has been made a World Heritage Site in recognition of the extraordinary techniques used to develop agriculture on its steep slopes over the centuries.
As a well-established holiday hotspot the island offers an unrivalled selection of activities and amenities making Mallorca holidays effortless and enjoyable from start to finish.
Mallorca's Mediterranean climate makes it a beautiful place to visit all year round. The summer period, from June to September, is the busiest time on the island with beaches and resorts at their sun-soaked finest.
Spring and autumn on Mallorca are both quieter times to visit. Hiking and cycling are two great ways to see the island at these times whilst avoiding the high summer temperatures. A day's cycling or hiking may well also involve visiting a winery, an olive mill or a farm to learn how sobrasada, the Majorcan pork sausage, is made.
The winter period from December to March is quieter still. Between January & February it provides the opportunity to marvel at Mallorca's five million almond trees in full bloom. The island takes on a spectacular beauty. The flowering almond trees, with their different pink and white shades, are particularly attractive to photographers, painters and to all lovers of nature in general.
A little about C'an Picafort...
Located in the Northeast of the island of Mallorca, in the very centre of the Bay of Alcudia, the biggest bay of the Balearics, with 17 kilometres of beach.
The distance to Palma is 60 km, half of which, approximately, is a motorway, crossing the whole island right through its middle.
Can Picafort offers all the traditional Mallorca resort facilities, including superb sandy beaches, go-karting, lots of shops and bars and watersports. You get a little extra though. Easy access to the S'Albufera Wetlands nature park, various historical sites to visit nearby including the Son Real Necropolis, and Can Picafort has an annual fiesta/festival which sits right up there with the best of Mallorca festivals.
There are two beaches in total, and perhaps the best beach of the two is in the Baulo district, with it's adjacent nature reserve as well. There's quite a few bars and restaurants and a nice pedestrian only promenade, all with a laid back feel.
Can Picafort benefits are much to do with it's location in the Bay of Alcudia. If you've hired a car then it's a perfect Majorca North base for branching out into the S'Albufera wetlands, great for birdwatchers. Why not bob upto culturally rich Pollenca, and take in some of the stunning Formentor landscape. Can Picafort nearby attractions include the iron age pre-historic Iron Age/Roman burial ground of Son Real Necropolis, known also as the Cemetery of the Phoenicians. It's only a short 20 minute walk from the Son Baulo beach. Check out also medieval farmsteads at Son Real and la Alquiería, as well as the nearby Rectory and Parish Church in Santa Margalida dating from the 16th century.
PLATJA GRAN (BIG BEACH)
Extending from the main centre of Can Picafort along 13 kms.to link Alcudia through S'Albufera Natural Park. Large beach alternating urban with non built-up areas, popular among many (tourist) hotel guests in Alcudia bay.All services and facilities provided and accessible to disabled persons in the area adjoined to the promenade, main downtown of Can Picafort, with bustling terraces, the perfect spot to have a good time relaxing watching passerby walking around, mostly at dusk. White fine sand beach with moderate waves tending to gentle sea;ideal for lying in the sun and cooling yourself down in their transparent waters. Award-winning 'Blue Flag' every year by the FCE (Foundation for Environmental Education) guarantees its quality. All water-sports facilities available (surf, jet-ski,costal/deep-sea fishing).
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. White fine sandy beach with moderate waves, excellent conditions for a nice swim. All necessary equipment available and facilities for disabled people, Ideal for volley or a pleasant stroll.
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.
SON REAL BEACHES
Extending from Son Bauló beach along 6 kms., as far as Son Serra de Marina. Fine pearly sandy beaches alternating with rocky areas. Its name comes from the homonymous torrent flowing into its coast. Awarded with the label 'Natural area of Special Interest' by the Balearic Islands Parliament in 1991 for its diversity in flora and fauna. Two humid areas in the delta of two torrents (Son Real and Son Bauló), habitat for migratory birds. Rich in archaeological sites, a unique monument is worth-mentioning: the Necropoli in Son Real, a collection of tombs dating back to the post-talaiotic area (500 B.C.-10B.C.) This is thus a space remained unspoilt; a beautiful uncrowded spot within easy access. Immersed in the natural reserve the beach of S'Arenal den Casat is also worth a visit; unspoilt long beach (1km/25m), formed by a dune system fixed by endemic vegetation leaning on a pine wood is a good example of what the Majorcan coastline was like before the urban boom.
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. Its 395 hectares contain an old farmhouse, archaeological sites, a group of ecosystems with areas of dunes and Spanish juniper and pine groves, former sand quarries, sighting towers, 4 walking routes and 3 cycling routes, an exclusive riding itinary and an information office, which offers bycicles and binoculars.
The necropolis of Son Real
The necropolis is located inside the Protected Natural Area of Son Real next to the sea. The most outstanding of all the monuments of Son Real, it belongs to the postmegalithic age and was used from 500B.C. to 10 B.C., already in the Roman period. It is formed by a multitude of tombs, one hundred of which have been examined. They are of diverse forms, perfect construction and some of them of great size. After the excavations, more than one hundred skeletons and their treasures were preserved.
Talaiot de Sa Nineta
It is situated next to the road between Can Picafort and Artà on the entrance of Son Serra de Marina. A well preserved collection of talayotic settlement, the most spectacular feature is the square talayot near the main road.
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. This Humid Area is included in the RAMSAR list ( Humid Areas of international importance). It is an Area of special protection for the birds, until today more than 200 species have been observed. The mammals are of small size such as rats and mice, weasels, minxes and abundant varieties of bats. The vegetation is less varied, the most exceptional plant being the grassorchid.
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. The existing building is a construction of the 14th century and continued in the 15th and 16th century, following the tradition of Gothic construction. The main entrance is of Baroque style and is located at the end of a large flight of steps.
Santa Margalida: Tuesday and Saturday morning
Can Picafort: Friday morning
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
6th of January Wise Men
17th of January San Antonio