With its cobbled streets and Roman ruins, a holiday to Alcudia is a step back through time. There are two sides to this scenic part of Majorca, the charming history to take your time and explore – and the raucous nightlife on the coast, best dived into headfirst.
Fancy a bit of R&R and lounging around on the sand? Alcudia boasts one of the longest beaches in Majorca, backed with hotels, bars and a bustling marina.
Alcudia’s historic old town is a great place to begin your trip. Make your way around its meandering streets before discovering its open squares – the ideal place for people watching. Streets are dotted with designer shops and pavement cafes, offering a quiet spot to linger over a coffee or indulge in some retail therapy. But that isn’t all there is to Alcudia.
Playa de Muro
Nestled on the north coast, the quiet resort of Playa de Muro is just a short trip away from Alcudia. Formerly a fishing village, it is now favoured by holidaymakers for its Blue Flag beaches and family-friendly feel. If you’re travelling with children, the array of theme parks, go-karting tracks and child-friendly eateries make this an ideal destination on your holiday.
Port d’Andratx is well worth a day trip. The harbour is one of the prettiest in Majorca and is decked out with many gorgeous little cafes and restaurants. If souvenir hunting is on the agenda, we suggest visiting Wednesday’s town market where you can pick up something local, lovely and handcrafted.
Palma Nova is all about sun-drenched sands, boasting three main beaches. Away from the coast, however, there are a number of attractions to appeal particularly to families. Embark on a game of mini golf with your youngsters, or take them to the nearest water park for fun.
Gorge on seafood at the marina
While the marina in Alcudia is worth a visit just for its atmosphere and stunning views, make sure you don’t leave without indulging your taste buds. The town’s eateries are perfectly placed to overlook the yachts and experience a spectacular sunset. Make the most of this delicious seafood destination with a traditional Spanish paella.
Head to the Sunday market
Although Alcudia’s new town boasts a great number of shops and boutiques, it’s the old town that harbours its real charm. The Sunday market is set in the main square, offering hustle and bustle alongside bargain fashion and handcrafted jewellery. And yes, it’s your holiday – and a Sunday – but the earlier you get there the more you can explore!
Enjoy the Sant Pere Festival
Majorca has many festivals year-round. Sant Pere in late June celebrates the patron saint of fisherman and is well worth experiencing if you happen to be visiting. A multitude of decorated boats fill the water for a spectacular visual, while locals dress up in garish costume. And as the sun sets there’s the fireworks rise for an explosive finale.
Splash up the Hidropark
One of the biggest attractions on a holiday to Alcudia is the Hidropark, which families will love. With plenty of pools and slides, there are some brilliant activities on dry land as well: everything from bouncy castles and trampolines to paintballing and mini golf. Find it slightly inland from the beach.
Beaches in Alcudia
You won’t be short of places to land your sun lounger on in Alcudia, with beaches dotted around the area. Alcudia beach is very popular with its Blue Flag status and long stretches of white sand. Its safe, shallow waters make it a great place for little ones to paddle and swim in, while nearby cafes and facilities provide everything you need for a day at the beach. You’ll also encounter a number of boat trips from here, offering the chance to go dolphin watching or visit some of Alcudia’s neighbouring resorts.
Adventure-seekers might like to head to the busier parts of the beach, where you’ll encounter a wealth of water sports – everything from jet skiing to scuba diving. Alternatively, enjoy a drink or two at one of the numerous beach bars dotted along the coast. The endless beaches of Alcudia let you celebrate your holiday your way.
A visit to Alcudia isn’t complete without experiencing a traditional Majorcan cuisine, delicious local dishes like hearty stews, stuffed vegetables and fish dishes can be found around every corner. With the seafood caught that day, you can be sure your dinner is fresh and delicious. Alternatively, dip into one of the great eateries found down on the harbour and devour some traditional Spanish tapas, washed down with a glass or two of wine - of course.
Restaurants in Alcudia
There are a number of great places to eat in this part of Majorca. The new town is jam-packed with restaurants and bars serving up international dishes, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Seafood fans should head down to the harbour for its family-run eateries. Not only will you be able to sample fresh fish dishes, you’ll also be able to enjoy a gorgeous sunset and an infectious atmosphere, making for a memorable meal.
Holidays to Alcudia are sure to cater to all holidaymakers, from families looking for a quiet break to groups looking for a beach getaway. While the beach offers a great place to relax, the historic old town is worth a glimpse for its alluring architecture and considerable history. Enjoy the atmosphere in the charming marina, indulge in a spot of shopping in the new town or gorge on seafood in one of the eateries – Alcudia is the perfect setting for peace and quiet.
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