Just fifteen minutes away from the Son Sant Joan International Airport of Palma (Spain) is an exceptionally beautiful and yet undiscovered resort called Ca’n Pastilla. Due to its close proximity to Palma the city was among the first ones to be stumbled upon the British during the tourism explosion and expansion.
The resort is picturesque and clean but its peace is greatly interfered with by the proximity of the airport. Hence, if you are a person who loves peace and look forward to peace on your holiday, then it may not be a good idea to stay overnight here. Though the airport is run with extreme care to minimize the noise pollution, it still filters through sufficiently to be bothersome.
Form the airport you can chose to use the bus services or taxi for transfer to the resort. Both are comfortable and affordable.
The resort houses a very beautiful Church, The Church of Sant Antonio de la Playa which is a must see for any tourist. This Church is situated over the harbor where the famous Club Maritimo San Antonio de la Playa Marina is located. This club has an exceptional collection of pleasure yachts and craft.
Ca’n Pastilla is built on the beach of Playa de Palma making its location exquisite. It is connected to another resort called Arenal by a beautiful promenade. A mini train also runs between these two resorts, which is a very big attraction for children in particular. Arenal has many active nightclubs specifically modeled for the German tourists who visit this place most often. In other words Arenal is the place to be if you want to have fun throughout the night. Though it is very close, Arenal is strongly German while Ca’n Pastilla British. Here, you will find a more systematic and formal way of relaxing with sipping tea in the evening and sun bathing in the daytime as the main vacationing events.
A major attraction here is the Playa de Palma beach, which has very friendly waters. All along the beach there are about 16 huts or Balnearios. You can use these little cosy huts to change, for toilet purpose, for shower and for cold drinks. They also serve snacks round the clock. Many of these Balnearios specialize in something and it is beautiful thing to discover each one’s specialty, i.e. some are extremely good at snacks, some serve wonderfully chilled bear, some have the best view bars, best curio shops, and so on.
The disadvantages of these beaches are that the beaches have a lot of hawkers who sell imitation of fancy sunglasses and watches and what not, which in the end can be really bothersome.
Overall Ca’n Pastilla is a beach resort, which offers you a lot of sunshine and pristine beaches. The neighboring resort Arenal provides with all night entertainment and you have a beautiful harbor from where you can book trips on the most beautiful pleasure yachts in these parts of the world. If you look at it, the place is definitely worth a visit.