Summer is the most popular time of year to visit, when the resort sees averages temperatures of around the mid-20s. This is when the weather in Alcudia is at its best. Spring and autumn can sometimes have a little more rainfall, but they’re still great times to visit. 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.
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 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 the charming old town.
Things to do
You’ll never be short of things to do in Alcudia. You can easily spend your days soaking up the sun on the beautiful, white-sand beach, getting lost in a good book or trying your hand at one of the many different water sports available for you. If you’ve got the kids with you and want to keep the theme of water going, spend a day racing down the slides and making a splash at Hidropark or visiting Palma Aquarium. Take time out to explore the charming old town and discover all its ancient treasures, making sure to browse the local markets and try the popular sobrasada sausage. In the evenings, enjoy the buzz that builds around the marina as the bars and restaurants fill up.
Alcudia’s beach is incredibly long, stretching around a sweeping bay all the way to the resort of Ca’n Picafort. The calm, shallow water at Alcudia beach is perfect for families, while the peaceful area at Playa De Muro is made for quieter holidays. It’s here that you’ll find the piled-up sand dunes and salt water lagoons of the 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 amongst the ancient churches and houses in the winding little streets. There are also Roman ruins here, including a theatre and the remains of a town called Pollentia.
There’s also lots of heritage in Alcudia’s menus, from the traditional places to eat and drink in the atmospheric Old Town to the seafood restaurants serving local specialities, such as sea bass cooked in rock salt, on the marina in Puerto de Alcudia.
Fun days out
You don’t have to look hard to find ways to spend your time during your holiday to Alcudia. Just outside town, for example, is Hidropark, northern Majorca’s only waterpark. And there’s also a variety of boat trips available from Puerto de Alcudia. Cycling is a favourite holiday activity in Alcudia, as a bike ride is the perfect way to get to more out-of-the-way areas, such as S’Albufera nature reserve, or into the countryside.
It's Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters means you can enjoy holidays to Alcudia at any time of year.
Fly to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI); the only airport in Majorca.
Families: You’ll find all of Majorca’s best family attractions on your doorstep, including Hidropark, the aquarium and the beaches.
Beach lovers: The resort’s beach is award-winning, so head here to try out the water sports or just relax on its beautiful sands.
History buffs: The fascinating old town sets it apart from other beach resorts. You’ll love the architecture, the markets and its historic charm.
Language: The language spoken is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).
Local time: Alcudia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfer time to Alcudia is 1.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The Alcudia flight time is 2.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at https://www.alcudiamallorca.com/opencms/en/.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your Alcudia holiday.
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 €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, 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. For further information please click here.
Holiday destinations related to Alcudia:
- Ca'n Picafort
- Palma Nova
- Cala Bona
- Cala Dor
- Cala Millor
- Calas De Mallorca
- Puerto Pollensa
- Sa Coma
- Santa Ponsa
By bus: The whole resort is well-connected by bus, with services running between the centre and nearby towns every half an hour or so.
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 all the main attractions can be reached within the hour. Just make sure you know where you can park, as Alcudia is an old town and has limited parking.
By bike: Head to one of the town’s many bike rental shops and take to the road on two wheels. It’s a fun way to get around and the resort is very welcoming for cyclists.
Winter festivities: If you’re visiting in winter, make the journey across the island 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. Be sure to try the local sobrasada while you’re there, which is a type of traditional Balearic sausage.
Autumn harvest: If your holiday is planned for 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 craftsmen 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 in the evening.
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