Can Picafort re-visited (our 2nd HONEYMOON!) Posted 26-Apr-2011
We returned to Can Picafort for the first time since our honeymoon in 1973. It has changed, but for the better. We really enjoyed the promenade area along the beach and strrolled happily here past the bars and restaurant and, eating there . The beach is extensive and well kept. We were saddened to see our original hotel, the Son Baulo, closed. Is Thompsons refurbishing or will they knock it down? The beach area around Son Baulo is still wonderful and we had a nice drink in the seafront cafe. Our hotel, EIX Platja Daurada, was at the opposite end of town with easy access to the main roads to Palma, Inca and Alcudia. It is an ideal lkocation for expoloring, with easy access to Arta, Cala Radjada and the coast with the Caves of Arta and the Caves of Drac. We went to the Arta Caves, which were magnificent. We also visited Alcudia, Polenca, Cala Radjada, Arta and Inca. Inca market is huge, but there is not a great deal of diversity amongst the stalls - leather goods, jewellery, hats, belts, bags and wallets, watches, kitchen implements, flowers, fruit and vegatables, and a few with lace goods. Alcudia market is as good. Our hotel was excellent and we would stay there again. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The bar is very good, while breakfast left you spoiled for cholice. The pools and adjoining beach are magnificent. Majorca is great; the roads are greatly improved, but watch out for cyclists! It is also good to not have to pay to park! Make sure you try Tapas.