If you’ve been on the hunt for your ideal getaway for 2019, look no further than an unforgettable trip to Alcudia. Boasting a dizzying cocktail of sun, sand, culture and nightlife, Alcudia can easily adapt to whatever holiday plan you have in mind. Whether you’re after some laid-back lounging, or action packed adventure, ancient Alcudia has it all. As the main tourist centre in the north of Majorca, Alcudia has long been a favourite with families and all kinds of holidaymakers; so it’s no surprise that the resort offers a plethora of hotel options for those seeking an unmatched level of comfort, as well as self-catering apartments, if you simply like to get up and go. One of the primary draws to Alcudia is its versatility; with stunning landscapes and fascinating local history, sun-kissed beaches and a plethora or bars and activities to keep you busy, you have full control on how fast-paced or chilled out your trip away is.
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 45m
When to go
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For many, a holiday in Spain equals sun, sea and sand, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Alcudia’s seven kilometre beach; a longstanding favourite among the towns attractions. Indulge in an endless stretch of golden sand while basking in the glorious Spanish sun; or if you’re after something to get the heart pumping, a number of thrilling water sports are on offer to fulfil your need for speed. Book accommodation a short distance from the beachfront and you’ll be within close proximity of the many beaches, as well as just a stone’s throw away from the wonders of old town; not to mention the breathtaking view of the coastline that will greet you every morning. With a remarkable number of hotels and packages on offer, your sorely needed dose of sunshine is just a few clicks away.
As the sun begins to set, Alcudia really starts to come alive, and the nightlife is not to be sniffed at. When night falls, there are dozens of hip trendy bars, high-class restaurants and lively clubs to choose from; suiting all moods and energy levels. Although Alcudia is not world-famous for its nightlife among holidaymakers, there’s still plenty on offer; and sometimes a narrower amount of choice is a blessing in disguise, so you can appreciate the rest of the townships attractions. If you’re after a more laid-back night out, full of good conversation and better wine, Alcudia boasts a number of wine bars with an endless supply to keep your chat flowing. This is how the locals socialise and they wouldn’t have it any other way! If you want to crank it up a notch and party until the sun comes up (also a favourite pastime of the locals), the Bananas Disco Complex certainly lives up to its name with a plethora of bars and clubs on offer.
For the ultimate romantic gesture, book a room that’s tucked away among the ancient cobbled backstreets and be whisked away to the part of town steeped in mystery. You’ll feel as if you’re hidden away from the rest of the world as you emerge each morning for a day of adventure. As well as wining and dining each night, be sure to treat your other half to the most classic tour Alcudia offers; the Island tour. This unforgettable journey through the mountains by coach, boat, tram and a wooden train that’s more than a century old, is sure to take their breath away. An extra perk of setting off on this tour from Alcudia is that you’ll get to tick off the equally beautiful neighbouring villages Sa Calobra and Puerto Soller; both of which the tour makes stops in. Soak up the scenery and romantic vibes, while getting your money’s worth!
For culture vultures, the Old Town is the hustling and bustling heart of Alcudia and a definite must-see. Explore a myriad of labyrinthine cobblestone streets and stop off at the best local tapas bars the township has to offer for a bite to eat. The Old Town also boasts an unlimited number of boutique souvenir shops, cafes and markets, so make sure you don’t rush this visit, as you’ll find something new around every corner and twisting turn.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll, and admire the beautiful architecture; letting your senses run wild as you drink in this areas rich cultural history. Gorgeous traditional clay pots and blossoming flowers line the streets here and you’ll surely be enchanted by the cute village houses bearing a mix of styles from times past. Each one is adorned with large Renaissance-era windows, with walls decorated with each family’s historical coat of arms and traditional garlands and trinkets. It’s an area truly untouched by time; encapsulated in Alcudia’s impressive surrounding walls preserved since the 13th Century, which will surely grab your attention as you approach this historical centre.
Wine and Dine
Matching the townships versatile nature, Alcudia is also a proven all-rounder when it comes to dining out. With a wide selection of both local and international cuisine on offer, all individual tastes are catered for. Whether you’re looking to splash out and get stuck into some fine dining, celebrating a special occasion, or just trying to keep your bunch of picky eaters happy, you can rest easy with an Alcudia holiday! Sample the local specialities, or get exotic with Blue SushiBar and try out the freshest Japanese fare (sushi, gyoza, tuna tataki and uramakis grilled fish). One of the best restaurants to dig into some traditional Mallorcan food is Sa Portassa. Offering generous portions of pa amb oli and delicious tapas, and situated in an incredibly peaceful townhouse, you’ll feel like a local as you soak up the tranquil vibes; despite being right in the centre of Old Alcudia.
Alcudia has remained a firm favourite with families throughout the years, and there’s no shortage of fun filled activities to keep your little ones entertained. As mentioned above, Alcudia is home to a stunning seven kilometre beach, which should be first port of call if your kids want to splash in the sea, or get hard at work building sandcastles. If water parks are more up your clan’s street, then you’ve chosen well, as Alcudia is home to Majorca’s only water park; the incredibly handy Hidropark. With a range of slides, wave pools, kids slash zones, floating water balls, mini-golf, restaurant and a barbeque area, there’s enough to keep them busy for hours on end; while you get acquainted with that Spanish sun, or get stuck into some slippin’ and slidin’ yourself. Be sure to get lost in the Amaze’n Laberintos theme park; a unique fun park centred around a giant wooden maze, with a range of fantasy characters to meet along the way; or if your kids crave a bit more excitement; check out Karting Mania, with circuits and karts for all ages.
Action and Adventure
For an action-packed holiday in 2018, Alcudia is unmatched in the rest of Majorca, with plenty to keep you occupied every hour of the day. Just a short trip away is the sanctuary and pilgrimage site of Lluc, deep in the heart of the mountains and wide open for exploration. Make the effort and you’ll be majorly rewarded with stunning views of the island that can’t be beaten. If you’re looking for a day trip away from Alcudia, or simply seeking out three new beaches to relax on, Calas de Mallorca is just a short distance away and offers ample amenities and superb sea views. If you’re seeking a bit more excitement, saddle up and join the cowboys and cowgirls at Rancho Grande Park; the largest horse ranch on Mallorca.
Set off on the dusty trail on horseback and enjoy a taste of ‘Wild West’ life surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt flora and fauna that the island has to offer.