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Can Pastilla in Palma – what to see and do

Discover beaches, dining and hotels in Can Pastilla

Can Pastilla in Palma is a sought-after beach area located along part of the 5-kilometer-long Playa de Palma. The proximity to the airport is convenient, and the occasional air traffic can be quite charming to watch from the seafront.

Can Pastilla is ideal for a combination of sun, beach, and city holidays, perfect for an extended weekend with or without children. Being close to the airport means minimal time spent on transport to and from your hotel.

For families, attractions like the Aquapark El Arenal and Palma Aquarium are nearby, and the vibrant city of Palma, with its cultural sights, diverse restaurants, and free cultural experiences, is also within easy reach. Palma’s public transport can take you to all corners of Mallorca, from mountain villages to the wine country, or to one of the secluded, private bathing bays.

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The Beach in Can Pastilla in Palma

The beach in Can Pastilla is wide with fine, light sand. The turquoise water deepens gradually, making it safe for children to play and swim. The bay is well-protected against large waves, and the beach is known for being family-friendly.

You will find all the usual amenities here, such as sunbeds, parasols, showers, toilets, and lifeguards. Numerous water sports activities are available, including windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, and jet skiing. Explore all the beaches in Palma.

If you need to rent a car in Mallorca, parking is available on the streets behind the beach. A wide, inviting promenade runs along the beach, lined with numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.

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Sunsets over Mallorca are truly special. People gather near the airport at Es Carnatge to enjoy the unique light and close-up views of the air traffic. Just a brisk walk from Can Pastilla in Palma. Photo © Artesiawells |

Hotels in Can Pastilla in Palma

Navigating the many hotel options can be overwhelming, but here are a few recommendations:

  • JS Palma Stay: Given the size of the area and the numerous hotels, finding the right one can be overwhelming. However, a great option close to the beach is JS Palma Stay. This hotel features bright, well-appointed rooms, a good restaurant, and a cool pool bar.
  • BQ Aguamarina Boutique Hotel: Located right next to the beach, is perfect for a romantic stay in Mallorca. Most rooms offer a sea view from the balcony, and you can also enjoy breathtaking ocean vistas from the hotel’s panoramic bar on the roof terrace.
  • Hotel Negresco Beach Hotel: This is an adults-only retreat situated right on the beach, designed for ultimate relaxation. It offers stunning views from both the rooms and the pool area. Guests can also indulge in a variety of beauty treatments at the hotel’s cozy wellness center.
  • Hotel Helios Mallorca: The hotel is an excellent choice for a family-friendly stay in Can Pastilla, Palma. This high-standard hotel features a pool, sun terraces, and a lounge. Guests arriving by car can also enjoy the convenience of free parking.
  • Hotel Alua Leo: Another excellent option is the 4-star Hotel Alua Leo. Located just 150 meters from the beach, the hotel boasts a beautiful pool area among its many amenities.

You can book your hotel in Can Pastilla at our page for hotels in Mallorca.

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Restaurants in Can Pastilla in Palma

The area is known for its 15 cozy beach bars, or Balnearios, scattered along the promenade from Can Pastilla to S’Arenal.

For Italian cuisine, try Il Gamberetto, L’artista Pizzeria Napoletana, or Restaurante Brisas del Mediterraneo. La Payesita is also one of the top restaurants in Can Pastilla.

Palma itself offers a variety of dining options, from affordable tapas bars to exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants. For a close-by dining experience, the restaurant at Hotel Portixol is worth a visit.

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Can Pastilla in Palma boasts numerous restaurants and a cozy, safe nightlife. After a long day at the beach, people gather here to enjoy Mallorca’s balmy evenings. Photo © Artesiawells |

Sights in Can Pastilla in Palma

  • Puro Beach: A luxurious beach club offering delicious food and drink, a pool, and wellness facilities (day tickets required).
  • Es Carnatge: A natural area with panoramic views of Palma Bay, featuring trails for walking, jogging, or cycling, and a unique vantage point to watch planes land.
  • Aqualand El Arenal: A large water park in Playa de Palma, offering fun for the whole family.
  • Palma Aquarium: One of Mallorca’s top indoor attractions, showcasing marine life.
  • Coll d’en Rabassa: A relaxed holiday area with seaside cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops, featuring Playa Cuidad Jardin beach along a tree-lined promenade.
  • Torre d’en Pau: Offers hiking trails and panoramic views of the Mediterranean, a highlight of the park area.

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