Answers to some very common questions about Alcudia.
Q- Is it possible to walk from Puerto Alcudia to old Alcudia?
A.- Yes it is possible, if you are a keen walker, but on a hot sunny day it would be fairly exhausting, as it is mostly uphill and may take at least 45 minutes. As public bus services are fairly frequent and only cost about 1 euro 25 cents one way, it would be better to use the bus there and back. You could of course go by taxi, which would only cost a few euros.
Q – Are there many taxi pick up stances in Puerto Alcudia and in old Alcudia?
A.- Yes, finding a taxi in both locations is straightforward. In Puerto Alcudia there are several stances, including a location beside the marina, where there are usually approximatley 15 taxis waiting. There are also stances within the town. Within old Alcudia, taxis are available near the market area and at other points.
Q.- Does Puerto Alcudia have a good selection of restaurants?
A.- There are hundreds or more restaurants of all prices levels, which range from those with expensive tastes, down to the inexpensive fast food names which you see on most high streets in your home town. Adjacent to the Marina there are several very attractive upmarket restaurants and cocktail bars and even there, you will find a few which serve pizzas etc. Puerto Alcudia is one of the most popular holiday locations in Majorca and as they try to ensure that you have a busy, exciting fun holiday, you can be sure that there are eating places in abundance throughout the town.
Q. – As I do not speak Spanish, will I be able to order meals in a restaurant.
A.- Yes, you will have no difficulty. As this has been a very popular holiday destination for many years, the local people and staff in restaurants and shops are used to welcoming visitors from many countries. They have therefore developed an understanding of several languages, normally including English, French and German.
Q.- Does Puerto Alcudia have an attractive beach?
A.- The beach is wonderful. It is the longest in Majorca, extending to approximately five miles and is certainly one of the best. It has creamy white fine sand, mainly gentle waves and children (and adults) simply love it. One other advantage is that spaced out along the beach are several large beach bars which provide an essential periodic retreat for drinks and snacks on a very hot day. Several toliets are also provided along the beach.
Q – Should I take my spending money in Euros or Travellers Cheques.
A. -This is very much a personal choice, but if you take it all in Euros and you lose them, then you will have nothing to spend on your holiday. The benefit of taking at least part of your money in Travellers Cheques, is that if they are lost, the company which provided them will try to replace them quickly. A combination of Euros and Travellers Cheques may be sensible, but it is up to you to decide.
Q. – Will I be able to use a Mastercard and Visa in Restaurants.
A. – Although I cannot guarantee that they will be accepted in every Restaurant or Shop,- these are internationally accepted methods of payment. As local businesses are keen to encourage you to enjoy yourself and spend some of your holiday money, — using your card will not normally be a problem.
Q. – Should I visit the Marina in Puerto Alcudia?
A.- Certainly. You must have a walk around that area to see how impressive it is. There are hundreds of yachts moored in secure areas and the entire boardwalk layout is attractive, inviting and has a selection of restaurants and cocktail bars. Really too good to miss.
Q.- My children say that their friends have been racing in Go Karts at Puerto Alcudia. Where is the track?
A.– Not only children will enjoy it,–adults are also welcome. There are two tracks in Puerto Alcudia. * Racing Passion Karting at the Hotel Bellevue. They advertise it as awesome, fantastic, wicked, cool, ace.
* Karting Magic-Kart Racing in Puerto Alcudia. 200cc Karts for adults. Karts for children from 5 years.
Q.– I am told that there is a popular bird watching conservation site in this locality. Where exactly is it.?
A.- Yes there is a popular site, located beyond Puerto Alcudia, just before you reach Can Picafort. It is the Albufera Wetland Park and this 1500 Hectare site is the largest in Majorca. This protected Consevation Area has an exhibition area and also observation platforms and hides. (full details about birdwatching in the Albufera wetland is are avaliable at our sister website)