Port d’Alcúdia (Puerto de Alcúdia in Castilian Spanish) is one of the oldest ports of Majorca and is located on the north coast of the island at the western end of the bay of Alcúdia. In Roman times it was one of the two ports of the Roman city of Pollentia, located about 1 km inland. By this time the port had a very important business.
Port d’Alcúdia is part of the commune of Alcúdia, with about 4200 inhabitants, it is the third most populated town in the municipality after Platja d’Alcudia and Alcúdia. The English population there would be a majority.
With the tourist boom of the 1960s, Port d’Alcúdia has become a very popular resort oriented mass tourism, particularly English (as Magaluf, on the Bay of Palma). The coastline has been defaced by the construction of many family hotels and residential apartments, often in high towers. The resort is indeed close to a long sandy beach and shallow waters, which extends to the south-east for 12 km along the Bay of Alcúdia, to another station resort equally popular, Can Picafort.
Behind this beach hotels, restaurants of all specialties, bars, tourist shops and many clubs are scattered to infinity. The only area untouched by the rampant development is S’Albufera Natural Park, in the municipality of Muro.
In the ancient Roman port was replaced by a marina crowded with pleasure boats and surrounded by restaurants. Boat trips are available from the port area to get to the beaches of the peninsula of Victòria or until the Formentor peninsula in Pollença, or go snorkeling.
Alcudia has one of the most important hotel infrastructure Mallorca - nearly 30,000 beds - split between Port d’Alcúdia and Platja d’Alcúdia. Most hotels are suitable for families, without charm, but lower than in other parts of the island prices.