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Located on the northern coast of the beautiful, popular island of Majorca is the pretty town of Alcudia. Roughly divided between the Old Town and the newer part, Alcudia’s Old Town is the perfect place for family getaways to the sun.
Fascinating, historic and packed with traditional Spanish charm, the Old Town is guarded by two gates which were constructed after King Jaime I of Spain landed here in the 14th century. Nowadays the town’s original wall, pretty cobbled streets and flower-lined squares are busy with the sounds of relaxation and fun, with boutique shops, pavement cafés and restaurants aplenty. Ideal for young families as well as couples looking for a romantic break away from it all, accommodation here consists of a handful of mid-range hotels plus a large number of self-catering apartments.
Where to stay
Alcudia Old Town Centre
With its delightful little port end (very close to some fantastic sandy beaches) and oozing with local culture, Alcudia’s Old Town centre has plenty to keep even the most intrepid explorers occupied for days. Sit back and relax to the sound of the beautiful church bells by day, as you sip a delicious coffee or tuck into a plate of your favourite seafood or tapas.
For a bit of retail therapy there are shops galore, with everything on offer from handmade sculptures to clothing and jewellery to beachwear. As if that wasn’t enough, market day is every Sunday, bringing even more options for stuffing your suitcase with lovely local souvenirs. Accommodation can be found mainly coming off the main street, and consists mostly of low-key self-catering apartments and small family-run hotels.
Just about a 40-minute walk or a 10 minute drive from Alcudia Old Town lies the beautiful quiet resort of Alcanada. With its natural shingle beach and sea as clear as tap water, Alcanada is ideal for sports enthusiasts who flock here for the excellent golf club, canoeing and boat hire on offer. With just a small supermarket and a couple of boutique shops and cafes, Alcanada is the ultimate in relaxation, with accommodation being mainly beachside apartments and small private villas.
What to see
Alcudia’s beach, just a kilometre or so along from the Old Town, is a beautiful long stretch of fine yellow stand and turquoise water. It’s also brimming with watersports like parascending, pedalo hire and jet-skis, whilst the water shelves extremely gently, making it shallow for a very long way out – great for kids. But if you’re in search of some adventure, there’s far more to the area than just the beach. Why not head out and have a look at Alcudia’s 2000-year-old Romans ruins at Pollentia? Costing only two euros to see the whole place, the entry fee also includes the chance to visit the local museum with its fascinating display of Roman jewellery and even some gladiator shin pads!
Alcudia (especially the Old Town) is not about partying hard til dawn but there’s still a thriving evening scene. If dancing is your thing, make to way up to Calle Astoria where there’s a number of bars playing all the latest tunes until the early hours. Alternatively there’s Dollar Street (known in Spanish as Avenida Pedro Mas y Reus) where you can choose from a pretty decent range of bars offering live bands, quiz nights and karaoke.
What to eat
Whilst both the Old Town and ‘new’ Alcudia offer all types of cuisine from British fry ups to Italian pizzas and big plates of Chinese, the marina in the Old Town is all about the seafood. A hub of chic cocktail bars and smart restaurants, you’ll spend your evenings dining on the terrace with a delicious paella or tapas, alongside something cold and sparkly. Speaking of drinks, don’t forget to sample a pre-dinner glass of palo – it’s a liqueur made from burnt sugar and the aroma of aromatic wild herbs. Served as an aperitif it comes in just a small glass with ice and really hits the spot.
Did we mention Alcudia’s Old Town has an amazing market? Every Sunday morning from 8am it’s the place to be, with locals and visitors all jostling for a bargain with some fun and friendly banter. Stalls are laid out down the main road and into the square, selling everything from novelty t-shirts to handmade jewellery to leather handbags and yummy local snacks. Try your hand at some haggling before slipping into a pavement-side café for a spot of leisurely lunch.
Fast Facts about Alcudia Old Town
- Direct flight time: 2 hours from London
- Transfer time from Palma Airport to Alcudia Old Town: 45 minutes
- Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of the UK
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Average price of a domestic beer: €3
- Average price of a bottle of wine: €10
- Number of Brit tourists per year: Around 600,000