Destinations / Spain / Majorca / C'an Pastilla
Located a scant few klms east of Palma City and close to the island's airport (therefore some aircraft noise may be experienced), the resort of C'an Pastilla was actually one of the first resorts to be discovered on Majorca and it swiftly became a home from home for British tourists since the 1960's. A holiday today in C'an Pastilla does bear many reminders of the past few decades and the resort is laid back and quaintly old fashioned in many ways.
The neighbouring resort of El Arenal is quite a different story with neon signs, bright lights and a lively nightlife scene (which attracts a young European crowd) and the two resorts are joined by a pleasant promenade, perfect for an early evening stroll. A cute mini train runs between C'an Pastilla and El Arenal too. The largest water park on the entire island, Aqualand, is situated at the edge of El Arenal.
The main beach at Playa de Palma serves the needs of C'an Pastilla and it's sandy, safe and ideal for all the family needs. Backed by many "Balnearios", these little beach bars offer snacks, cool drinks and shade from the midday sun. Subjects to in C'an Pastilla will suit beach lovers and, due to the proximity of Palma, the location is ideal for shopping and, of course, sightseeing in the area.
C'an Pastilla holidays are essentially an experience of Majorca before the island became very commercialised. However, the bright lights, discos, clubs and mad bars are all only a couple of kilometres away in El Arenal!