Information & Facts
The excellent beach is the main draw for most visitors to C'an
Picafort, but there some other distractions for those wanting some
variety. Driving skills can be tested at the Karting track; free
transfers are provided from the centre of town. The enormous
Hidropark in nearby Alcudia is a fun a refreshing day out. Nature
lovers should check out S'albufera wetland nature reserve on the
outskirts of town. A little further afield in Porto Cristo, are the
Caves of Drach, the most popular tourist attraction in Majorca.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
There are few worthwhile attractions in town and for those
wanting more than a beach-based holiday C'an Picafort can be a bit
C'an Picafort's longest running nightclub is Skau which is open
every night during the summer season. Another nightlife hotspot in
C'an Picafort is the western-themed bar Charly's.
There are numerous British-themed pubs and eateries, and an
equal number of German and Scandinavian restaurants catering to the
large number of visitors from those countries. For fine dining try
Es Turo which is housed in a centuries-old building. The most
popular style of eating for locals and visitors alike is tapas,
provided at any café in town.
Most shops face onto the paved road lining the beach. The
Caprabo shop on the Carreterra d'Arta-Port d'Alcudia road sells all
things British for those missing the luxuries of home. Market days
are Tuesday and Sunday, and while the market is small if visitors
are prepared to bargain hard they can pick up some great
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).