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Holidays in Alcudia
Alcudia is a favourite beach resort on Majorca’s sun-drenched north coast. This holiday resort is popular for its magnificent white-sand beach wrapped in lush, green scenery, backing onto a modern and lively town centre. Alcudia’s medieval old town is much-loved for its historic charm, busy markets and local restaurants. For families, the resort has water parks, aquariums and farms on its doorstep to keep the kids entertained every day.
Early summer, before the weather gets too sweltering.
Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Alcudia to explore the resort’s fascinating medieval old town, relax on the Blue Flag beach and plan trips to Majorca’s best aquarium.
Spend a day exploring Alcudia’s beautiful old town, located within medieval walls and filled with little walkways and hidden treasures. Take a guided tour or explore in your own time – don’t forget to browse the markets for a special gift or to try the local sobrasada sausage. Make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine and hit the beach, stretch out on a lounger or have a go at windsurfing. Keep the kids busy with a day on the slides at Hidropark, or with a trip to see the sharks at Palma Aquarium. In the evenings, Alcudia’s old town and marina have a sociable buzz as the bars and restaurants fill up.
Alcudia’s fabulous beach is a Blue Flag award winner, stretching for nearly seven kilometres of silky white-gold sand. The sand melts into the Mediterranean waters, with a very calm shore that’s safe for kids to paddle in. The beach is perfectly set up for a day by the sea, with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. If you’re craving a little excitement, the best water sports activities in Alcudia are up towards Playa Deportivo, close to the port. Here you can learn to windsurf, try paragliding or enjoy the marine life with a leisurely snorkel.
At the heart of Alcudia is its charming old town. Within 13th century walls is a maze of winding alleyways opening out into buzzing squares, alongside medieval churches and quaint restaurants. Real history buffs can take a walking tour to learn more, or else it’s a fun place to simply wander. The old town is a good place to find traditional Spanish eateries like tapas bars. It’s also the best place in Alcudia for shopping, with a bustling market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, when the alleyways fill with crafts, clothing and fresh local produce.
Just 10 minutes outside the centre of Alcudia is the resort’s superb water park, Hidropark. Suitable for visitors of all ages, the park provides high-speed water slides, smaller slides and pools for the little ones plus an amazing wave pool. One of the best places in Alcudia for families, Hidropark also has mini golf, a playground and lots of places to eat. Another favourite is the new Palma Aquarium, one of the largest in Majorca. The aquarium is home to thousands of marine specimens with beautiful displays and extra activities for the very brave, such as diving in the shark tank.
Families: Majorca’s best family attractions are on your doorstep, including a much-loved water park, aquarium and of course, the beaches.
Beach lovers: The award-winning golden sand of Alcudia’s beach is paradise for beach lovers, whether you’re more into the sports or sunbathing side of things.
History buffs: Alcudia’s fascinating old town sets it apart from other beach resorts, filled with beautiful old churches and architecture.
Language: The language spoken in Alcudia is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Alcudia is the Euro (€)
Local time: Alcudia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours
Tourist Information: Further Alcudia tourist information can be found at www.alcudiamallorca.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday Alcudia.
Temperature: Summer average of 26°C.
Best time to visit: Early summer, before the weather gets too sweltering.
Alcudia has a Mediterranean climate characterised by mild winters and long, dry summers. The temperature stays in the mid 20s (°C) between May and September, regularly peaking around 30°C in August, the hottest month.
By bus: Alcudia is well-connected by bus, with services running between the city centre and nearby resorts around every half an hour.
By car: Hiring a car is the best option for anyone planning on exploring the island. The roads are good and there are plenty of car hire companies at the airport. Majorca is a small island, and many attractions are within an hour of Alcudia. It’s worth considering that Alcudia itself is an old town and parking is very limited.
By bike: Cycling is an easy and enjoyable way to get around the town. Alcudia tends to be welcoming for cyclists and has a choice of bike rentals.
Winter festivities: Majorca’s festival calendar kicks off with January’s Saint Sebastian Festival in Palma, around 40 minutes’ drive from Alcudia. In honour of its patron saint, the city holds a week of parades, concerts and street parties. In the evenings, bonfires are lit, musicians take the stage and everyone tucks into traditional Balearic sausages called sobrasada.
Autumn harvest: In the first week of October, Alcudia hosts the Fira d’Alcudia autumn fair. The event showcases traditional Majorcan culture, customs and cuisine, as well as local craftsmanship. The fair coincides with harvest celebrations, with a particular emphasis on local produce. Visitors can enjoy a variety of market stalls and concerts in the evening.