Alcudia is a lively resort town in the north of Majorca, at the western end of the beautiful Alcudia Bay. This is the oldest settled area on the island, and visitors can combine local history, culture and cuisine with relaxing in the sun.
The beach here is famed as the best in Majorca, and the warm, safe waters of the bay make this resort a good choice for families with young children. Its 8-kilometre length of fine, clean sand stretches from Alcudia to the resorts of Playa De Muro and Can Picafort in the east, and wherever you choose to relax in the sun, you will never be far from a beach restaurant or bar.
A wide range of water activities are available from operators along the beach road, including sailing, windsurfing, and paragliding. Some scuba diving schools operate out of the hotels and along the beach, and the headland east of the resort has many small sandy coves with excellent sites for sunbathing or snorkelling
Walkers who don’t mind a steep hill can see what may be the best view in all of Majorca from headland’s highest peak, Sa Talia d’Alcudia. A walking route runs from La Victoria Hermitage, a medieval chapel on the north side of the headland, to the remains of a watchtower built in the 1600s on the top of the hill.
Among Alcudia’s more gentle attractions is the Porte D’Alcudia, the old fishing village at the end of the beach where several restaurants offer the freshest seafood of the day – where diners can watch as luxury yachts arrive at the busy marina, and as they set-out to all parts of the Mediterranean. Just a kilometre west of the port, along the headland road, the village of Alcanada has a golf club, and restaurants set amid scented pine trees that overlook a small beach, with a view of the entire bay coastline.
Visitors with an interest in local history can wander through Alcudia’s Old Town, about 2 kilometres inland from the coastal resort, and once a week the local tourist office conducts a guided walk of the highlights. The narrow shop-lined streets include several cafés and bars built into Moorish and medieval Spanish mansions, and the remains of a Roman settlement and small Roman theatre just outside the remaining ramparts of Alcudia’s 14th Century defensive wall.
Alcudia and and nearby Playa De Muro are perhaps the best resorts on Majorca for family holidays. As well as the main attraction – the beach – there is a range of entertainment and activities for children, including a large water-park, go-karting tracks, amusement arcades, hotel activity programmes and horse-riding schools. The Bellevue area, at the heart of Alcudia’s main strip, has many family-friendly pubs – and everywhere in Alcudia, visitors will find as many restaurants offering familiar fare like fish and chips and english breakfast, for those wanting to try more traditional Spanish cafe’s and restaurants head to the old fishing village of Porte D’Alcudia about 2 miles away. Delicious seafood restaurants can be found in this fishing village but you need to actively seek them out as they can be hidden in the back streets. Although Alcudia is not a loud resort like the more party-orientated centres of the south, there is plenty of entertainment for older age-groups as well, including pubs and music bars, nightclubs live music venues.
Some visitors find getting around the resort area of Alcudia can be difficult. The resort area is built on both sides of the main island highway, and so it pays to check where your accommodation is situated to avoid having to negotiate the traffic. Most hotels run shuttle services to the beaches and major attractions, and bicycles are available for hire throughout the resort.
Walking in Alcudia is sometimes a necessity as buses are often unreliable or full and taxis are sometimes difficult to obtain. The Bus timetable can be found athttp://www.autocaresmallorca.com
Another option is hiring a car, giving you the chance to explore the island. Hiring a car from Palma airport will also save the 75 euro taxi fare
Activities in Alcudia
Alcudia’s miles of white sand beaches which recently won the Blue Flag’ for cleanliness, provides a wealth of Water sports. From scuba diving Jet/Water Skiing, Wind/Kite Surfing banana boats.
Transfer time 1 -2 hours depending on drop offs
Night life in Alcudia
Alcudia’s nightlife is lively and suited to a variety of tastes, from the karaoke bars to live bands, sports bars and ca beret. At midnight the atmosphere changes from family entertainment to that more suited to party goers.
Menta and Bells are the most popular clubs in Alcudia,the largest being Menta with it’s own swimming pool, 7 bars and 2 DJ’s and a good sized dance floor. Menta can be pricey so look out for free passes. Foam parties usually Thursday nights. The music played at Menta is a mixture of Disco and Spanish
Avda. Tucán s/n
Puerto de Alcudia
Telephone: +34 971 891 972
Fax: +34 971 891 776
Bells Nightclub attracts a lot of locals at the weekends and has a more Spanish feel to it, foam parties tend to be on a Monday’s
Calle Astoria, s/n
Shopping in Alcudia
Alcudia has markets are on Tuesday’s & Sunday’s and sell food leather goods and clothes. Markets start early around 8:00a.m and finish around 1:00 p.m, before it starts getting too hot