Can Picafort is situated at nine kilometres from Santa Margalida. It is the most popular touristic, residential and urban of this municipality, and one of the oldest of the bay of Alcúdia, including the marina with the same name and the camping area Platja Blava, the only one in Majorca together with Colònia de Sant Pere. But it is surrounded by virgin areas of the dunes of Son Real, Parque Natural de s’Albufera and Platja des Comú.
The beach of Can Picafort is the first bit of the 8500 metre sandy area that stretches along the coast of the Bay of Alcúdia. It is a tourist resort with a great number of hotels and apartments, most of them located on the seafront. This area also offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, as well as all kinds of services to make your holidays comfortable, such as the Nautical Yacht. Although this area is known to be a tourist destination for families, it is also suitable for those who want to enjoy nightlife. Can Picafort is the perfect place for all kind of visitors. In the middle of the 20th century, Can Picafort was a vast sandy area with only a dozen small houses that belonged to fishermen from Santa Margalida.
Today, this area has a big variety of hotels and is one of the main tourist resorts on the island. The hotels in Can Picafort take the protection of the environment and the historical heritage very seriously and offer a wide variety of tourist services. The most developed area in Can Picafort has a beautiful promenade full of bars and restaurants perfect to have a drink while watching a beautiful sunset. A regular bus line connects Can Picafort with Alcúdia.