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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 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.
Its 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.
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.
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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.
One of Alcudia’s biggest draws is its beautiful, award-winning beach. It’s gained Blue Flag status, meaning it’s clean and safe, making it perfect for families with little ones to paddle in the calm and shallow water. There are plenty of facilities and things to do spread out along its seven kilometres of beautiful white-gold sand, including sun loungers and umbrellas to hire. There’s a range of different water sports to try, from windsurfing to snorkelling and everything in between; the best of which can be found up towards Playa Deportivo, near the port.
Right in the heart of Alcudia is the resort’s charming old town. There’s a wealth of history within the 13th century walls, just waiting to be explored. Wander the narrow and winding streets in search of the best bargain at the local markets selling handmade crafts and local produce. Visit medieval churches, ancient sites and bustling squares before finding the perfect restaurant to enjoy a delicious bite to eat and rest your tired legs. You’ll find lots of traditional Spanish eateries serving mouth-watering tapas and other local delicacies. Take as long as you want to enjoy all the sights around you, or book yourself on a walking tour to gain in-depth knowledge of the area’s past.
One of the most popular days out for families and big kids in Alcudia, is to the nearby waterpark, Hidropark. Just ten minutes outside of the centre, it’s easy to get to and has fast-paced adrenaline-pumping rides, smaller slides, an amazing wave pool and pools for the little ones too. There’s even mini golf, a playground and plenty of places to eat as well. You’re bound to have a fantastic day there, no matter what your age. Another top attraction for families to visit is the Palma Aquarium. It’s one of the largest in Majorca and is home to thousands of different marine species and has lots of fun activities to get involved in.
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: 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), on the island’s south-west coast.
Flight time from UK: 2-2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further 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 Alcudia holiday.
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.
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.