Alcudia is a picturesque town with a large scenic bay in the north of Majorca
Situated near the northern tip of the Spanish island of Majorca, the picturesque town of Alcudia sits proudly beside a large horse-shoe shaped bay. Holidays to Alcudia have become popular and it is now one of most visited towns in Majorca.
Boasting a charming atmosphere and an ancient history dating back to 1300 BC, the town is the fusion of Phoenician, Roman, Moorish and vivid Spanish cultures which have shaped the area, and have given the town its distinct identity.
Although Alcudia has opened up to tourism, it has remained quaint and has not been taken over my large-scale tourist developments. The resort caters perfectly to families with youngsters and singles alike. It has a fantastic 5 km seafront most of which lays within a sheltered bay, safe for children to bath and swim in the normally warm waters.
The entire old town has been fully pedestrianised with great care taken to conserve its rich, deeply-rooted culture. A definite must-see attraction is Alcudia’s Moorish wall, a perfectly preserved site which encircles the inner town, the Roman theater and the 300-year old bullring, located in the town’s northern flank.
However, Alcudia also offers other types of activities, due to the town’s rather isolated location it is an excellent place for mountain hiking and countryside trekking.
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5 Interesting facts about Alcudia & Mallorca
- Mallorca has been inhabited by humans since 7000 BC and invaded by the Romans in 123 BC
- Mallorca is famous for its range of cave systems throughout the Island
- Le Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca took 400 years to build.
- Mallorca gets approximately 50 days of rain each year
- Alcudia is the 7th largest town on the Islands
Places to visit and things to do in Alcudia
The beach area hosts lots of water sports activities, from scuba diving to Banana rides, for a less energetic pastime. For those seeking total relaxation and sunshine, why not head down to the beach – the waters here are among the cleanest and clearest of the entire Mediterranean Sea. There is also a chance to explore the secretive coves and little sandy bays, or go for the snorkel of a life-time.
Every Tuesday and Sunday one of best markets in Mallorca is open, here you can find plenty of local products, gifts, leather, souvenirs, sweets and many other interesting things.
The medieval town of Alcudia with its imposing walls, Moorish fort and two large gates. The Church of Sant Jaume is an important tourist spot as well. The Roman Theatre worth a visit – is the smallest of its kind in Spain.
Boat trips are also available to the nearby Balearic island of Formantera, located south of Majorca, home to some of the most stunning and best beaches in Spain.
There is a golf course nearby for any golfing fanatics and perfect destination if you are looking for golf holidays in Spain.
Located about 5.5 km. from Alcudia is the Puig i Cova de Sant Marti nature park, this is the place to enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes, try out horse riding, hiking or biking trips. Those with high adrenaline can try paragliding or hang-gliding. Also, an interesting and unique attraction are the caves at Sant Marti.
Trips to some of the nearby towns are always a good idea, popular places include Pollensa and the picturesque mountain village of Lluc.
If you take a trip over the mountainous western ridge of Majorca the views are spectacular over the Mediterranean sea, as well as hidden bays where luxury yachts anchor in secluded coves, making for some great holiday snaps.
Eating out & nightlife in Alcudia
On the promenade of Alcudia and beyond there are plenty of lovely cafes, restaurants and bars serving all kinds of food from local to international.
Local dishes are mostly fish and pork based and, of course, olive oil, garlic and fresh tomatoes play a big part in the ingredients list. Popular local dishes to try include Tumbet, made from fried eggplant, peppers, tomato and potato. Fideua is a popular Paella dish originating in the region which is made with pasta instead of rice. Fresh sea bass, oven baked in salt, is another firm favourite.
The nightlife in Alcudia is always good fun. head off to Avenida Pedro Mas y Reus – or Dollar Street, as it’s known. Many bars and pubs offer live music and entertainment shows, quiz nights, foam parties and Karaoke are also regularly on offer, specially in the summer months.
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Recommended hotels and places to stay in Alcudia
Agroturism Son Simo Vell is a high quality boutique hotel set within a typical Mallorcan property set amongst 40 hectares of beautiful countryside. Nature loves will enjoy the peace and tranquility surrounded by a whole host of tree species native to Mallorca including olive orchards, almond trees, 100 year old holm oaks, lemons and oranges trees. Regular Reviewer Rating: 9.0
For a popular 4 Star hotel try the PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa. Perfect location close to the beach, various swimming pools, tennis courts, miniature golf, sauna, Turkish steam bath and lots of other amenities make this an ideal family destination in Alcudia. Regular Reviewer Rating: 7.9