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Der Strand von Can Pastilla, Bild: Fernando Jose V. Soares / shutterstock

Sun, beach and relaxation in Can Pastilla in Mallorca

Those who travel to Mallorca often stay directly in Palma de Mallorca, especially if it is a short trip. The advantages here are that the distances to the airport are very short and you end up directly in an excellent infrastructure, which has everything to offer for holidaymakers. A popular district of Palma de Mallorca for tourists to spend their holidays is Can Pastilla. Right next to Can Pastilla, where about 5,500 locals live, is Son Sant Joan Airport. You won’t find faster access to the holiday hotel anywhere on the Spanish island. In addition, Can Pastilla nestles idyllically in the Badia de Palma, as the Bay of Palma is called in Spanish.

Off to the beach in Can Pastilla

Can Pastilla as a holiday resort is particularly suitable for those who do not want to worry about anything during their holiday. Relaxation is the trump card here and especially important for tourists who arrive with the whole family. Here it is an advantage that the distances in Can Pastilla are always short when it comes to the next visit to the beach. No matter which holiday accommodation you start from, Playa Can Pastilla is always only a few steps away. This is because this wonderful yellow-beige sandy beach has a length of no less than five kilometers and thus extends over large parts of the coast in front of the district. The beach here is very wide, the children can romp to their heart’s content. Parasols and sunbeds are available for hire and lifeguards are on hand to ensure the safety of visitors.

Port of Can Pastilla
The port of Can Pastilla, Image: Artesia Wells / shutterstock

In addition, the beach is equipped with toilets and showers. If you want to stretch your legs a little after sunbathing, you will find a beautifully landscaped promenade directly behind the beach with a variety of authentic shops, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. Big and small water rats can of course also do sports at Playa Can Pastilla. Surfing and sailing are particularly popular here, as the wind in the bay blows up to wind force four in summer. In addition, jet skis can be rented. If you want, you can try water skiing or surfing. A new trend offered here is Fliteboarding. Fliteborading is also possible in absolutely calm seas that have no waves, but it works similarly to surfing. The highlight of fliteboarding: A small motor under the board drives the movement, not the waves of the sea. Snorkelling and diving round off the wide range of water sports on offer.

Out and about with the family dog

If you don’t want to leave your family dog alone at home during the holidays, you will find the best conditions in Mallorca, or rather in Can Pastilla. With Es Carnage, there is a specially designated dog beach in Can Pastilla. Cala Estancia and Cala Gamba are also considered dog-friendly and do not turn away the faithful four-legged friends.

Excursion to the old town of Palma de Mallorca

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A visit to Palma de Mallorca is a must, Image: lunamarina / shutterstock

If you want to breathe in a little of the Spanish flair and soak up a bit of culture during your holiday in Mallorca, a trip to the city centre of Palma de Mallorca, which can be reached quickly from Can Pastilla, is highly recommended. There, for example, the architecture of the Palacio de la Almudaina, the old royal palace of the city, enchants. The Palacio de la Almudaina dates back to the 14th century. In addition, the cathedral and Bellver Castle are well worth seeing.

Mini-excursions in Can Pastilla itself

For those for whom even the way to the centre of Palma de Mallorca is too far, there are also opportunities for perfect leisure activities in Can Pastilla itself. For example, tours by motorboat are offered several times a day to the skeleton rocks Na Galera, which can be admired on a small island off the coast of the Can Pastilla district. If you get off there and take a walk, you can marvel at the remains of walls from the Phoenician and pre-Talaiotic periods, which have survived there for several thousand years. One of the highlights of a holiday trip to Can Pastilla is undoubtedly a visit to the Palma Aquarium, which is directly attached to the district.

Palma Aquarium attracts families travelling with children and teenagers. There, the world of the oceans is excellently represented and depicted. There are also many explanations of how the underwater world is structured. Finally, the El Arenal water park also beckons. In this huge amusement park there are a variety of water slides for the older children, teenagers and adults. But the little ones are also well catered for at the El Arenal water park. They splash around in specially constructed paddling pools with play facilities or enjoy a raft ride with their parents.