It’s recognized that Can Picafort is directly linked to the urbanistic growth in those last 30 years, but it’s also true that Can Picafort is a place filled with history.
Located nearby sites of Bronze Era, the earliest known significant settlement of this region takes us back to VII century before Christ, such as archaeological remains shown us around the S’illot d’es Porros or the Peninsula of Phoenicians.
The activities of conservation have found significant findings in both necropolis and the access was allowed to visitors. Now, Son Bauló is among the most highly valued shore of Mallorca and is situated inside the organic protected area of special interest of Son Real.
At the moment, Can Picafort was a little fishing village which subsisted thanks to agriculture and fishery. At that moment, having farmland provided richness, in actuality, by that time, enormous amounts of costal lands were available. The Mallorcans that purchased those lands have a enormous fortune. And back to the start of the century some wealthy families from Santa Margalida moved to Can Picafort. One of these families purchased the property from Jeroni Fuster, alias Picafort, among these fisherman’s houses, and the former owner gave the title to the town, Can Picafort.
These initial families set the cornerstone of Can Picafort growth, and today has grown into one of the very interesting touristic areas of the island, mainly for English and German people, but you can also find tourists from all over the world.
While walking in Can Picafort you may see red and white towels which it instantly catches your eyes. Those building are dispersed in all of the coast. These towels were assembled from the 40’s before the 70’s and were military structures used by the marine for submarine shooting practice in the Alcudia bay.
An illustration of this city respect for its history is that one of these towels is now in only on the town center only in the middle of a road and the cars must edge it to circulate.
Furthermore, the developing tourism in Can Picafort led to a growing better tourist offer at all levels: gastronomy, stores, sea activities, beach clubs in Ses Casetes des Capellans.
However, it’s worthy to see its shores and all the actions in the shores. Among the best ones is the Son Bauló beach, situated between Can Picafort and Son Serra de Marina where there isn’t any one on the shore in the August month. But if you want crowded beaches your very best alternative is Muro beach, just at the North of Can Picafort.
Close to Can Picafort is situated Son Serra de Marina, this city hasn’t grown as Can Picafort does, but its population grow in summertime because of Mallorcans have put their next residence there.
Decades ago, Can Picafort shores were completely virgin, full of bushes. These last years, the city council has allowed the region to provide better access to tourists and reveal a gentle and comfortable side of the shores.
In these day there’s a family tourism, because Can Picafort is away from large city concentrations and it is surrounded by nature.
The Alcudia bay, and especially Can Picafort offers all of the possibilities that the sea fans search: beautiful landscapes, sea, cute towns, and also the most important, crystal clear waters.
As a proof of this, the Can Picafort Nautical club has significantly increased the amount of moorings from 80 to 450 in the past decades.
The middle age tourist with middle/high buying power has increased the amount of ships rented in the Alcudia bay. Some of those experimented sailors prefer to rent boats with permit to enjoy their family the Alcudia bay by sea.
However, the offer that the young tourists enjoy the most is that the boat rental without permit, that provides them freedom amazing experiences without having to have a boat permit.
The odds of visiting places difficult to access on foot, enjoying the Tramuntana lineup of Mountains and the Levante line of campuses in precisely the exact same time or having a bath on a sunset is our very best recommendation to do in Can Picafort.