Situated on the north eastern tip of Majorca, Alcudia with is long soft sand beaches, clear waters and relaxed atmosphere has been a favored holiday destination for European families for decades.The area of Alcudia is divided into three separate areas, the old fort town, the port and the main tourist area to the south which lines the miles of beaches.
Fronting the beach, south of the fort town resides the main tourist area where you will find numerous restaurants, hotels, apartment complexes and shops with most major chains represented like KFC, Burger King, Spar and Lidl. Those looking for home comforts are well catered for. The majority of these are located along the Ave Pere Mas i Reus. This main road is located directly opposite the jetty on the beach and is lined with restaurants serving both authentic Spanish food, barbecue and European delights. Late night bars are also present for those looking to party and dance away into the early hours whilst alternative nightly entertainment is available for families until midnight in many locations .
The beach in Alcudia along with the waters are without doubt some of the finest in the Mediterranean and visitors are well catered for and looked after. The water during the summer months is beautifully warm, crystal clear and calm. Shelving gently, the water out to about 50 meters is mostly only a few feet deep and at most times is extremely calm with barely a wave so provides the perfect safe location for children to take a dip whilst the parents relax and soak up the sun. Amenities in the beach area and small refreshment shop and toilets/showers can be found dotted along the boardwalk which extends all the way to the port.
All the usual holiday beach activities are on offer with parasailing, jet-skis, pedalos and sailing available from the beach. From the Jetty and at various other locations tickets can be purchased for boat trips
including snorkeling trips, glass bottom boats and day trip to discover the coves and hidden beaches only accessible by boat. Boat trips generally run several times a day and pick up from both the port area and at the end of the Jetty. Please don’t forget to pack you sunscreen if going out on the water for the day as the sun is reflected by the water and very Strong.
The town of Alcudia is steeped with history and for any family visiting the tourist area a day trip should not be missed. When arriving in the old town you will be greeted by the ornate entrance arches leading to the town which still to this day is surrounded by the original fortified walls. Once behind the walls its like walking back in time, narrow cobbled streets where wheeled carts would once have been used to transport the market goods and produce. Today the area is mostly pedestrianized and the cobbled streets are home to cafe tables where authentic Spanish restaurants, Cafes and tapas bars serve their goods in the shade provided by the buildings.
Strolling around the outer edge of the old town take the opportunity to scale the areas of the fortified wall where access is still possible and walk around the top where the view of the old town is vast and beautiful. A taxi ride into the old town from the hotels is typically around €10 and if your feeling fit is around a 30-45 minute walk. For something a little different take a horse drawn carriage, reasonably priced these can be found located next to most taxi ranks.
So what else has Alcudia got to offer, well there is a water park, Hidropark located on Av. Tuca to the north of the tourist area. For something a little more relaxed and for those seeking to learn about Alcudias rich past the is the museum of Sant Jaume located within the fort area which is combined with a church. For those even more adventurous car hire is available at several locations and within easy reach is an array of tiny villages, quiet beach coves and mountain parks.
Alcudia Majorca Key Facts:
- Severed by Majorca’s main Airport in Palma ( PMI )
- Drive time from the airport is approximately 40 minutes
- Holiday season from April – September.
Nearby Towns and Resorts:
- Port de Pollenca
- Can Picafort
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