Alcudia holidays

Alcudia holidays

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Alcudia holidays have got everything you could possibly need for a fun-filled getaway in the sun. Located on the north coast of Majorca, it’s a popular resort with plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy and a beautiful white-sand beach with a Blue Flag status. You can spend your days relaxing here, or making a splash at the action-packed Hidropark waterpark. But no holiday to Alcudia would be complete without exploring the bustling markets and ancient sites of its charming Old Town.

Things to do

Whether you’re soaking up the sun along toe-sinking sands while getting lost in a good book, or trying your hand at one of the many different watersports available, you’ll never be short of things to do. Or, stick with the water theme, if you’ve got the kids with you spend a day racing down the slides at Alcudia Waterpark or visiting Palma Aquarium.

Take time out to explore the medieval Old Town and discover all its timeless treasures, making sure to browse the local stalls and try the popular sobrasada spicy sausage. In the evenings, enjoy the buzz that builds around the marina as the bars and restaurants fill up, serving cocktails with sweeping sea vistas. 

Beautiful coast

Alcudia’s beach is incredibly long, stretching around an idyllic bay all the way to the resort of Ca’n Picafort. The calm, shallow water is perfect for families, while the peaceful area at Playa De Muro is made for quieter holidays to Alcudia. It’s here that you’ll find the piled-up sand dunes and salt water lagoons of S’Albufera Nature Reserve, which is a lovely place to go for a walk or sit and watch the birds.

History and culture

There’s lots of history in this part of Majorca, even right inside Alcudia. The walled Old Town dates back to the 14th century and it can feel like you’re walking back in time when you wander among the ancient churches and houses in its winding streets. There are also Roman ruins here, including a theatre and the remains of a town called Pollentia.

You’ll also find lots of heritage in Alcudia’s menus, from the traditional eateries in the atmospheric Old Town to the seafood restaurants along the marina in Puerto de Alcudia, serving local specialities, such as sea bass cooked in rock salt. 

Fun days out

You don’t have to look hard to find ways to spend your time during your holiday to Alcudia. Just outside the resort is Hidropark, jam-packed with wet and wild adventures. Do you dare take on its kamikaze slide, or is the wave pool more your scene? And there’s also a variety of boat trips available from Puerto de Alcudia, sailing along the northern coast of Majorca. You’ll stop at mysterious caves for a spot of snorkelling, kayak the Med and sunbathe on deck. Cycling is another must in this scenic hotspot when you want to venture off the beaten track into the countryside.  

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With a toasty Mediterranean climate, you can enjoy hot summers and mild winters in Alcudia year-round.

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Families: You’ll find some of Majorca’s best family attractions on your doorstep including Hidropark, go-karting, Palma Aquarium and a long stretch of coastline perfect for sandcastle building. 

Beach lovers: When it comes to award-winning beaches, you’ve hit the jackpot. Alcudia’s pristine stretch of sand has been awarded a fancy Blue Flag award for its outstanding conditions. And the first-class watersports and beautiful backdrop are just as impressive. 

History buffs: Alcudia’s fascinating Old Town sets it apart from Majorca’s other beach resorts. Flaunting old-world architecture, bustling weekly markets packed with local delights and culture-rich foods, it’s a great place to learn about the town’s heritage.

Fast facts for Alcudia

Language: The language spoken is Spanish but English is commonly used throughout the resort

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€)

Local time: Alcudia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). Transfer time to Alcudia is around 1 hour

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Alcudia is 2.5 hours

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at the official website for tourism in Alcudia

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1 and€4 per person, per night, plus 10% VAT. This is subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction.

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Getting around Alcudia

By bus: Thanks to the resort’s bus routes, you’re well-connected to other areas of Majorca and highlights within Alcudia. Services usually run between the centre and nearby towns every 30 minutes. 

By car: If you want to see more of the island, then hiring a car is a great option, even if just for a couple of days. Majorca is fairly small in size, so most of the main attractions can be reached within the hour. 

By bike: Head to one of Alcudia’s bike rental shops and take to the road on two wheels! If you’re seeking a challenge, then here you’re welcomed by some of the most demanding climbs in Majorca. But don’t worry there’s plenty of leisurely trails exploring the island’s scenic side too.

Events in Alcudia

Winter festivities: If you’re visiting in winter, make the journey across the island (one hour away) to the capital city of Palma and join in the Saint Sebastian Festival. Taking place across a week in January, you can experience multiple parades, concerts and street parties. In the evenings, musicians play around lit bonfires. And be sure to try the local sobrasada while you’re there, which is a type of traditional cured sausage.

Autumn harvest: Visiting in October? You’ll get to experience the Fira d’Alcudia autumn fair. It’s all about traditional Majorcan culture, cuisine and customs and you’ll get to see local craftspeople at work too. It takes place at the same time as the resort’s harvest celebrations, so there’ll be lots of local produce to sample and buy at various market stalls, as well as concerts to watch.

Alcudia safety and security

For up-to-date advice on travelling to Alcudia,  please visit the FCDO website.

Alcudia weather

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit, when the resort sees average temperatures of around the mid-20s. This is when the weather in Alcudia is at its best with long hot days providing ample opportunity to relax under the sun. Spring and autumn can sometimes have a little more rainfall, but they’re still great times to visit if you prefer a milder climate. If you want to avoid the crowds, then plan your holiday for the winter months when it’s much cooler than the summer, but still pleasant enough to make the most of its biggest attractions.

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