Alcudia Travel Guide
Alcudia is located near the northern tip of the Spanish island of Majorca. Sitting beside a large horse-shoe shaped bay which is perfect for safe bathing.
This popular seaside town is one of most popular holiday resorts in Majorca.
Alcudia travel boasts a charming atmosphere and an ancient history dating back to 1300 BC. Phoenician, Roman, Moorish and Spanish cultures have shaped the area, and have given the town a distinct identity.
Although Alcudia opened up to tourism many year ago, it has remained quaint keen not be overtaken by large-scale tourist developments.
The resort caters perfectly to couple, families with youngsters and singles alike.
There is a fantastic 5 kilometer seafront situated within a sheltered bay with shallow warm waters throughout the summer months.
The entire old town has conserved its rich, deeply-rooted culture with numerous places to visit. One being Alcudia’s Moorish wall, a perfectly preserved site which encircles the inner town. Also well worth a visit is the Roman Theatre and the 300-year old bullring, located in the town’s northern flank.
Alcudia travel offers a range of activities to keep all the family happy, including a range of water sports, fishing trips and due to the town’s more isolated location has become an excellent place for hiking and countryside trekking.
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 Island.
Places to visit and things to do in Alcudia
For the energetic, the beach area hosts lots of water sports activities, from scuba diving to Banana rides. There is also a chance to explore the secretive coves and little sandy bays, or go for the snorkel of a life-time.
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.
For those seeking total relaxation and sunshine, why not head down to the long sandy beaches where the waters here are among the cleanest on the Balearic Islands.
One of the best open air markets takes place every Tuesday and Sunday where you can find plenty of local products, gifts, leather, souvenirs, sweets and many other interesting trinkets.
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.
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