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With its giant water slides, swimming and boating pools, and three mini-golf courses in landscaped surroundings,
the Alcudia Hidropark on the Avda. Tucan makes a great day out for all the family. They're open from early May to
the end of October each year, and entry is quite reasonable at around £15 for adults and £8 for children. In addition
to the usual selection of slides and flumes the park also boasts 2 large swimming pools, a wave pool, and extensive
"chips with everything" fast food type catering outlets.
Full contact details are:
Avenida Tucán, s/n
Telephone: +34 971 891 672
Fax: +34 971 891 827
Web Site: www.hidropark.com
A good excursion out of the resort by either car or bicycle, is to follow the coast road north of Alcudia along the Cap de Pinar. There's magnificent views looking back towards Alcudia Bay, and also over towards Pollensa, so don't forget to take your camera. The road ends in a military zone, although you can get as far as the Ermita de la Victoria, which is a 17th Century hermitage, without too much difficulty.
For an easier bike ride, take the road south of Alcudia to reach the wetlands at S'Albufera. The S'Albufera Park is a treasure for nature lovers where birds from all over Europe return to nest every year. The whole of the park is open to visitors and is easy to explore along its well sign posted paths. Throughout the park there are hides where you can watch the birds at your leisure. The Reception Centre at the main entrance to the park, is adjacent to the Pont dels Anglesos or Englishmen's Bridge, and will provide you with all the necessary information. In fitting with the general surroundings, visitors to the park will need to follow a few basic rules, which to most people is general common sense anyway. These include not shouting, staying on the recognised paths, and not disturbing the flora or fauna. What most visitors may not realise however, is that the park actually extends over an area of 2,580 hectares with a perimeter of almost 32km, and covers parts of the municipalities of Alcúdia, Muro and sa Pobla. S'Albufera is open every day of the year from 9:00am to dusk, and entry is free.
Founded in 1993, the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation is situated close to the historic town of Alcudia on the north coast of Mallorca.
The foundation’s principal objective is the conservation and the promotion of the arts, and the exchange of both cultural and artistic ideas.
The main collection, entitled Nins, comprises 150 portraits of children from the 16th to 19th Centuries of European royalty and aristocracy,
which are displayed in what used to be an underground reservoir and which has undergone minimal architectural changes, except for the
installation of some very special lighting which facilitates the interpretation of the paintings. Of these approximately 50 are permanently
on view, whilst the rest travel between other international museums. The main building, designed by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy in
1978, houses the largest collection in the world of works by Domenico Gnoli along with a room dedicated to Rebecca Horn. Prior to January
2001 the foundation only opened its doors to groups of specialists in art and culture, however, due to the level of interest shown in the
collections, access to the foundation’s grounds, including the Rose Garden and Sculpture Park, are now available to the general public.
For more information, contact details are:
Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation
Es Mal Pas - Alcudia
Telephone: +34 971 549 880
Fax: +34 971 897 163
Web Site: www.fundacionjakober.com
As we briefly mentioned on the general introduction page, this area of Majorca is one of the nearest points to the
neighbouring island of Menorca, and on a clear day it is sometimes possible to see the former Menorcan capital of
Ciutadella from the port area. Iscomar run a daily ferry service from Alcudia to Ciutadella, taking 2.1/2 hours to make
the short crossing, and costs around 59€ per person for a same day return ticket. Advance bookings are recommended
in high season, and also if you are planning to take a car with you.
Contact details are:
Muelle Comercial s/n
Telephone: +34 971 54 98 54
Web Site: www.iscomarferrys.com
In addition to the standard "see Majorca in a day" type trips run by most of the major tour operators, a good selection of 1/2 day boat trips runs most days from the main port area. The cost is around £12 for adults and £6 for children, including lunch, and takes you up the coast to a secluded beach at the tip of Formentor. The boats are quite modern, with both a small bar and toilet facilities onboard. On most trips the captain will usually stop for about 30 minutes giving you the chance to dive or jump off the back of the boat and cool off in the sea.
With offices in Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa, No Frills Excursions offer English speaking visitors to Mallorca a wide range of
value for money excursions, tours and trips around the island, including water parks, night outs, boat trips, sightseeing and
other activities. Many of these excursions follow the same routes and itineraries as offered by the major tour operators, just
much cheaper, as you are dealing direct. Contact details for more information and booking details are:
No Frills Excursions
Avenida de la Playa 13 Bajos
Telephone: +34 971 897 066
Web Site: www.nofrills-excursions.com
Based in Alcudia, the Easy Rider Mobility & Hire Centre are able to offer free island-wide delivery of an excellent
range of both mobility scooters and wheelchairs. In addition, they also offer a range of other items such as prams,
cots, high chairs, toasters and kettles which can also be delivered free to your accommodation in the northern
resorts of Puerto Pollensa, Alcudia, C'an Picafort, and Cala San Vicente. Contact details are:
The Easy Rider Mobility & Hire Centre
Calle Major, 42
Telephone: +34 971 545 057
Web Site: www.easyridermobilityhire.com
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