On the north coast of Majorca, Alcudia sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful countryside. Alcudia is a popular place for a holiday in the sun, not just because of its long Blue Flag beach, although that probably does have a lot to do with it. As well as the beach and its seafront cafés, there’s the medieval Alcudia Old Town, the Puerto de Alcudia harbour district, the lively Bellevue strip and quiet Playa De Muro.
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.