Ca'n Pastilla, Majorca, Spain
Ca'n Pastilla is a well established family resort with a relaxed atmosphere and low-key nightlife. It's the closest resort to Palma and is only 2 km from the international airport, great for a short transfer time but you can expect some aircraft noise.
The beach of Ca'n Pastilla is wide with fine white sand which gently slopes into the sea. It's just a few hundred metres long, though it leads into the neighbouring resort of Playa de Palma where the beach continues on for over 4 km. This whole stretch of beach has 15 Balnearios, which are small beach huts featuring a kiosk, toilets and showers.
The promenade behind the beach is traffic free and lined with a good selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Facilities are good with areas to hire sun-loungers and parasols, and there's a wide range of watersports at hand with pedalos, paragliding and banana-boat rides.
Things to do
The Palma Aquarium, found between Ca'n Pastilla and Playa de Palma, combines education and fun suitable for all ages and is a great place to learn all about marine life and more. There are 25 aquariums home to a wide variety of Mediterranean species, a further 24 with tropical fish, and the deepest shark tank in Europe. Outside there's a play-area for children, Mediterranean and jungle gardens.
The city of Palma is a must-see with winding streets, historical sites, museums, pavement cafes and chic boutiques Palma has plenty of places to explore and relax. Some of its major attractions include the gothic La Seu Cathedral, the Palace de L'Almudaina and the Castell de Bellver.
Out and about
Ca'n Pastilla is a resort well set-up for tourists, it offers a number of shops, bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes and budgets. There are some bars offering live music but not much else in the way of nightlife.
The resort is connected to neighbouring Playa de Palma and El Arenal resorts by a tree lined promenade, there's also a mini-train which links the three if you'd rather not walk.
Aqualand water park situated on the outskirts of El Arenal offers a variety of water attractions with adrenaline chutes, children's play-areas and a relaxing lazy river, ensuring a fun-day out for all ages.
The Marineland which is located in the resort of Portal Nous around 14 km away is a popular attraction for families with young children, the park features an aquarium with rays and sharks, and the shows includes performing sea lions, parrots and dolphins.
For an enjoyable day out take the train from Palma to picturesque Soller and enjoy the scenic journey while seated in vintage carriages, a pleasurable and popular tourist attraction. Once in Soller you can extend your trip onto Port de Soller, where a vintage tram connects with the arrival of the train.
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