This resort lies on the northern tip of yacht charter Mallorca. Whereas other resorts on the eastern and southern shores like Cala d’Or, El Arenal or Portocolom have evolved from fishing villages, Puerto Alcudia was actually a regular town which is why today the tourist can still see a lot of medieval architecture.
Located in the Bay of Alcudia, it has Moorish and Roman influences that have since turned into a touristy location. Though the resort is situated on completely flat terrain, there are a series of lakes and canals inland where the visitor can go exploring.
Considered by many as a perfect family destination due to the quality of the beaches, the services and the general atmosphere, Puerto Alcudia also caters to younger crowds. Today it’s full of restored narrow medieval streets where you can find shops, restaurants and cafes. The most interesting places for foreign saiing crowds are the old bridge which is well preserved and the remains of the theater.
Despite their large numbers, the shops in Puerto Alcudia don’t offer high end merchandise so you can forget about luxury shopping. However, there are good deals to be had at the markets happening every Tuesday and Sunday and generally dealing fruit, vegetables and handicrafts. There is a Wednesday market in neighboring Sineu (30 km due south) which is considered the best traditional Mallorcan market so it’s worth a trip with your yachting friends.
Even if you are in the heart of the Spanish culture, you will be amazed at the number of establishments that serve traditional English breakfasts, due to the large numbers of visiting Brits that chose this location as their summer retreat. Also on the local menus you’ll find Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Turkish specialties as well as a wide array of fast food places.
Good news for those pleasure sailors looking for a good time after dark. Puerto Alcudia is the night time entertainment center of the north side of the island so there’s plenty to do and see. There’s one huge club and a hoard of several other smaller clubs that stay open through the night. Also, around the harbor there are lots of live music and karaoke bars. Even so, you can’t compare these places with the much livelier and noisier resorts from the south of the island.
The beach receives a lot of attention from the summer guests which is why you’ll find it offering exceptional services, with golden sands, water sport equipment hire, lifeguards and even an option to paraglide. On land, you’ll enjoy a few holes at the local golf course, go karting or cycling around town and the local countryside.