Alcanada is situated at 3,5 kilometres from Port d'Alcúdia, located on the headland of Cap des Pinar and protected by Puig de sa Madona (151 metres high). In front of its coast you can see the Island of Alcanada with the lighthouse, you can reach it on foot or swimming, the depth is 1,5 metres and this area is also used for jet skis. In the surroundings there is Torre Major, a defense fortress of the 17th century against the pirate attacks. There are small quiet Sandy beach, as well a rocky area closed by some enormous pine trees next to the coastline. This area is quite frequented by families on weekends, aswell as by tourists.
The area of Alcanada, open to the winds blowing from southeast, south and southwest has some excellent conditions for anchoring boats. The navigator will find a fine-grained sandy ground, but he has to be careful because on the east side of Platja de l'Alcanada there are some sandbanks, so that he is recommended to anchor in the centre of this coastal stretch. The nearest port facilities are located at Port d'Alcúdia, at 1,8 nautical miles.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs which will lead you to a free parking area next to the beach where you can leave your car.
The beach has a lifeguard service and you must follow the lifeguards instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.
Alcúdia, is a town located on the north east of Mallorca, is a splendid setting for nature lovers due to its 30 km-long Alcúdia today, different zones and surroundings. Alcúdia is today one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca. It enjoys a privileged geographic location: it lies in the North-east of Mallorca, 54 km away from Palma, in a peninsula that separates the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença.
In its more than 30 km of coastline are pretty beaches with fine sand, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. This heavenly place did not go unnoticed to the cultures that inhabited the east corner and whose legacy can be seen even today. The Alcúdia of today is a calm place, equipped with the most modern infrastructures, inhabited by very diverse people and altogether build up a calm surrounding, ideal for resting.
Golf: Alcanada Golf
This Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed 18-hole golf course opened in 2003. Situated in the northern part of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Alcanada is located in Alcudia, right by the sea. The 6.499 meter long course blends naturally into the typical Mallorcan terrain. The name giving island with its lighthouse, just off the shore, can be seen from most of the holes. Apart from the splendid sea view, the players are surrounded by pine and olive groves. Even though a young course, Alcanada is already recognized by a number of well known golf magazines and golf guides as one of the finest courses in Spain and Europe.