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Advice please

Thinking of visiting Ca'n Picafort this year, grandma (54yrs), grandad (61yrs), mum, dad and 16 month old daughter. Never been to resort before, used to visit Magaluf when younger!!!

Is the resort a family resort, and is the beach clean and safe for a toddler? Also what is the night life please? We don't want to be tied to our hotel all the time, and like a walk after dinner, and a few drinks in the local bars. Also, is there a promenade?

Hope someone can advise.

Many thanks

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We went to C'an Picafort last summer and stayed at Thomson gold hotel the Picafort Park at the Son Baulo end of the resort. To be honest we didn't care for the resort at all although others posting will say different! The hotel was lovely (although adults only so not appropriate for you), but it was a good 20 minute walk into town along the seafront. The town has a long narrow stretch of beach and was always very busy. The main street is not pedestrianised and the pavements are narrow so I would imagine this would be difficult with a buggy. The resort is definitely geared up to the German market so if you like a 'British' feel you won't find it here. The beach at the Son Baulo end was a nice bay but the water was quite choppy, but does have a beach bar for drinks, snacks and ice creams. Most hotels have entertainment which can be hit and miss. Have you looked at the forum for Cala Bona and Cala Millor? Cala Bona is a lovely laid back place (mainly British holidaymakers) with a pretty harbour and connects to Cala Millor by pedestrianised seafront walk about 15 minutes away. Cala Millor has a beautiful sandy beach with loads of shops and restaurants and a very cosmopolitan feel. There are plenty of bars with music and entertainment and only one club so there are no large groups of young people hanging around. Very easy going.

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Just had another thought - take a look at Puerto Pollensa . Absolutely perfect beach, very shallow with trees overhanging the beach so plenty of shade. Lovely promenade with plenty of bars/restaurants/shops etc. Can be expensive though, we found everything was a few cents more than other places. You can get the bus to Alcudia and C'an Picafort from there too.

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Hi went to Ca'n Picafort a couple of years ago and our daughter and fiance last year. We both enjoyed our stay so much we are all going together this year. Can walk from one end of lovely beach to the other stopping for drink along the way and it is nice and flat so no problem if you are a little older or have walking problems like my husband. A few nice clubs for the younger people. Nice mix of all nations. Loads of places to go out to in the evening. Nice and clean beach and the road before the beach has a nice selection of shops for a little look for the women. Market on a Friday and Very Large market at Alcudia twice a week with easy travel by bus or taxi. Hope you have a great time.

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Hi

this year will be our 7th holiday in can picafort 5 on the trot, i am 60 wife 58,lets start with the beach, perfectly flat with with lovely sand, sea is shallow and safe for toddlers,and non swimmers,sand is great for sand castles, sun beds and brollies can work out pricey but loads of room to use your own,Prom,refurbished last year, no trips or uneven paving,runs for over a mile with restaurants all the way,most have good specials on the boards,or just sit and people watch, the resort is used by lots of germans dutch, and of course spanish,there are a few brit bars if you want them?overall a nice family resort . would recommend Hotel Africa Mar best value for money hotel in the resort.self catering or room only,the hotel has its own restaurant CHILLAX brill.if you need any extra info just ask. enjoy

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Have a look at the Hotel Son Bauló in Can Picafort. Right on the beach, safe and good for families, Thomson runs children clubs. There is a lovely pedestrain promenade to the center, flat and easy for buggies. The hotel has free sunbeds for guests on hotel terraces which are literally on the beach.

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