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The historic town of Alcudia is situated to the north east of Mallorca - about 62kms from Palma - and nestles in the southern part of the Bay of Pollenca, behind mountainous headlands. It is 2 miles inland from the coastal development and is certainly worth a visit with parts of the town dating back to circa 1300. It has both Roman and Moorish influences and was named in Arabic – ‘Alcudia’ - for ‘the hill’.
Within the carefully restored medieval ramparts, the maze of narrow streets has signposted pathways acting as guides to the main historic sites, Roman remains and amphitheatre. An eighteen hole golf course enjoys a stunning location on the peninsula, that separates the Bay of Alcudia from the neighbouring large bay of Pollenca, where the wind conditions within the bay make for some of the best windsurfing conditions island wide.
The Port and holiday resort of Alcudia lies at the western end of the magnificent Bay of Alcudia, which runs for over 8km through Playa de Muro (home to the large nature park of S’Albuferra) and onto the resort of C'an Picafort in the east. The Port of Alcudia is a lively modern resort and has a reputation as an excellent holiday destination with one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. The Port has a multitude of bars, restaurants and shops. Ferries run to Ciutadella, Menorca, from the commercial area of the port. Also within the port, is a full service marina which offers a pleasant quiet home base or stopover for visiting yachts with restaurants, bars and shops within the secure complex and the lively town, beach, bars and other resort amenities all close by. The marina has 730 berths - 74 for yachts over 20 metres. Most of these berths are privately owned but can sometimes be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The depth at the entrance is 4 metres. The dock services include water and electricity (220 and 380 volts, 16, 32 and 63 amp). The boatyard located adjacent to the marina has a 150 ton Travel Lift and has numerous service companies working within the yard.
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