A small but well-established resort, C'an Pastilla is just a short bus ride
away from the lively capital, Palma, and the larger resort of Playa de
Palma, with all its facilities.
Things to see and do
Don't miss the beautiful glass church in Playa de Palma, or the pretty
little marina in C'an Pastilla itself.
The Land Train runs along the promenade and is a good way to get around the
Golf Fantasia in Playa de Palma offers 54 holes of crazy golf in a Jurassic
Park setting, and there's a bar serving snacks all day.
Aquacity on the outskirts of S'Arenal is the largest waterpark on the
island, with some of the best slides in Europe.
in the shops
Tabac sells the cheapest tobacco in C'an Pastilla.
Lladro porcelain always makes a good gift or souvenir, and you can buy it at
the shop next to the Hotel El Cid in C'an Pastilla.
For good quality but cheap leather goods, head for the market in S'Arenal.
Watch out for people selling 'designer' watches on the beaches - they're
almost certainly fakes, and they may not even be working!
on the beach The resort has a fine, sandy beach that shelves gently into the
sea. It runs all the way to S'Arenal, and you can choose from lots of
Playa de Palma has a beautifully clean white sandy beach, with plenty of
watersports to keep you occupied. There's a lifeguard on duty every day.
Carry on past C'an Pastilla and Playa de Palma, and you'll come to the
beautiful unspoilt beach of Es Trenc. Stick to the left-hand side of the
beach if you want to keep your clothes on, as the other side is for nudists.
restaurants and bars
There are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from - whether you want
Spanish, English, Chinese or Italian food, or something a little different,
such as Thai.
Maris Queria International serves delicious fish dishes, all freshly caught
that day. It's on the beach front in Playa de Palma.
Rancho Picadero in C'an Pastilla is an excellent Mallorquin restaurant,
serving traditional local fare as well as seafood dishes.
On the beach front in C'an Pastilla you'll find El Paso's, serving basic
Mexican dishes and a great range of cocktails.
Chon Pa Pa is at the top of C'an Pastilla, overlooking the beach and Playa
de Palma. It's a beautiful restaurant, serving authentic Thai food at very
Don Corleone Pizzeria (also on the beach front) is a very good Italian
restaurant, with a wide choice of delicious food and some irresistible
desserts. It's very reasonably priced, too.
La Grotta is an inexpensive Italian restaurant in S'Arenal, with a good
selection of dishes.
There are lots of traditional tapas bars in the back streets of S'Arenal,
after dark If you want to party the night away, you'll find several
nightclubs in nearby Playa de Palma - but be warned, they're not cheap and
they cater for a mainly German clientele. There are lots of good, friendly
bars in C'an Pastilla, though.
Manchester is the best and most popular of these, at the top end of the
beach. Open from noon to 4pm and then again from 7pm to 4am, it serves
snacks all day and shows sporting events on a big-screen TV.
Across the way, Tony's caters for families and older couples. There's a good
menu, and you can catch up with EastEnders and Brookside. It's open from
10am to 3pm and then from 6pm to 2am.
Ricky's (next door to the Hotel El Cid) also caters for the older
generation, playing all the old favourites as well as serving good food.
The Sun Pub in Playa de Palma has a good menu (there's a Sunday roast every
day!), with quizzes and karaoke every night. It's open from 10am to 4am.
Beachcombers is a friendly bar just off the promenade in S'Arenal, serving
food all day and into the early hours - it's open from 10am right through to