Geographically speaking, this north east coast stretches from the inaccessible Cap de Ferrutx which is a beautiful sight from the beach of C’an Picafort as far as the Cap de Formentor which is on the tip of the Formentor peninsular on the island’s most northern tip.
The first major resort of note coming from the east is C’an Picafort which lies in the centre of the Bay of Alcudia. The resort is mainly popular with German tourists although there is a wide selection of nationalities during the peak summer months. It stands on a long beach which stretches uninterrupted to join the beautiful Platja de Muro and the Platja de Alcudia which only ends at Alcudia Port.
Alcudia is the largest and most cosmopolitan of the north east coast resorts attracting many nationalities and catering to them with a fine selection of international restaurants including a fine selection of Mallorcan eateries. Its port area is particularly attractive for nightlife which is mainly geared towards mature visitors rather than the partying 18-30 crowd. The actual town of Alcudia is a walled Roman town just 2km from the port.
Beyond Alcudia the Bay of Pollensa leads to the popular resort of Puerto Pollensa. A well used cycle path connects the two places. Puerto Pollensa is a well established tourist destination which has long been a favourite with the British market. It is a low rise resort which caters for all nationalities and is the stepping stone to the beautiful scenery of the Formentor peninsular and the whole Serra de Tramuntana mountains which stretch the length of the north west coast of Mallorca. The inland town of Pollensa is worth a visit where local Mallorcan restaurants serve up some fabulous local meat dishes.
In an era of activity based tourism this coast has much to offer the visitor. Alcudia is the main centre for cycling holidays in the region attracting thousands of cyclists to its bicycle friendly roads with their spectacular scenery. Even the casual cyclist can rent a bike here and enjoy many hours cycling along the specially designated cycle tracks which lie next to many major roads.
Birdwatchers are in their element here, especially when visiting the Albufera nature reserve just south of Alcudia. And for walkers the opportunities in the mountains above Puerto Pollensa are numerous with a good range of well marked paths. Heading into the Tramuntana of the north west coast provides many more walking routes for all levels. Just pick up a book of recommended walks and you’re in for a treat.
Golfers head for the Alcanada club just west of Alcudia for a beautiful course surrounded by sea and countryside.