Cheap Holidays to Alcudia
Alcudia is in the north west corner of the island. This well-established resort is popular with international tourists, particularly families. The gently shelving beach in Alcudia Bay is an impressive sight and the real draw for holidaymakers. The lovely promenade lining the beach is the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the beach. You will find a good mix of local and expat inspired places to choose from.
Away from the beach, Alcudia has a traditional old town and several interesting weekly markets for a more authentic holiday experience. Along the coast is the equally impressive Puerto Pollensa, as well as the mountains and pine forests that define the north of the island.
Busy corner of Majorca
The modern holiday resort of Puerto Alcudia stretches for over 6 miles from the busy port in the north to C’an Picafort at the southern end of the Bay of Alcudia. This busy corner of Majorca is an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers seeking a family friendly sunshine break. The resort hotels and apartments have been built along the length of the resort. Beyond the port lies the medieval town of Alcudia, approximately 2 miles inland.
The beach runs the entire length of the resort and merges with the resort of Playa de Muro in the south. Families love the soft fine sand and safe, gently shelving bay. The whole sea front is lined with loungers and parasols as well as places to eat and drink. The area around the old port and marina is particularly popular – look out for the old fishing boats rubbing shoulders with modern yachts.
The ancient town of Alcudia is a short distance from the port and is an incredible place to spend a day or two. Enter via the gates in the old city walls and prepare to be transported back in time. The Roman influence is plain to see although the town has been lovingly restored.
Things to do in Alcudia
On the beach in Alcudia
The Bay of Alcudia is flanked with an impressive sweep of soft white sand stretching from the port in the north to C’an Picafort in the south. There is easy access to the beach all the way down the resort. For a fun day on the beach find a lounger near the old harbour and set up camp for the day. The clear warm water is perfect for children and the snack bars and cafes on the promenade will keep you refreshed throughout the day. For a quieter day on the beach, head further south towards Playa de Muro.
There is lots of dedicated free parking if you drive to the beach.
Eat and drink in Alcudia
The resort is full of places to eat. Families will love the large friendly restaurants serving international food at affordable prices throughout the day. You will be able to pick up a light bite in one of the many beachside bars along with ice creams and cold drinks. For a more authentic taste of Majorca seek out a local restaurant in the area around the harbour. Meat, particularly pork and rabbit, is a local speciality.
Take a walk around the harbour area, sample some tapas and try out the restaurants that catch your eye.
The area around the marina is great for early evening drinks. There are some lively Irish bars and more relaxed cocktail bars. If you are looking for a later night head away from the marina down the main road. The Banana Disco Complex is a short walk away but is worth a visit. You will find a collection of bars and clubs as well as places to get a late night snack.
If you want to sample the best of the islands late night fun you should try the Magalluf Party Bus. Every Wednesday this bus picks up in Alcudia at 8pm, hits the bright lights of Magalluf then deposits you 10 hours later back where you started.
Shopping in Alcudia
For an authentic shopping experience you should make the short trip to the old town of Alcudia on market day. The town has two markets a week in an area outside the old walls. During the summer they extend this market into the old streets winding through the town. You will find excellent local produce from the farms in the area as well as clothes, toys and more typical holiday souvenirs. The market is on every Tuesday and Sunday between 9am and 2pm.
Look out for deals on leather goods and jewellery.
Things to see in Alcudia
The ancient town of Alcudia is a short distance from the modern resort but feels like another world. The old walled city complete with beautiful church, roman ruins and historic bull ring makes for a compelling day trip. There are lots of nice places to have a meal as well little boutiques if you have shopping on your mind. A guided tour is a good idea if you are visiting for the first time. You will get to see the historic sights and understand more about the history of the town.
The town is about 30 minutes from the port on foot. In the heat of summer it is probably better to drive, take a taxi or catch a local bus.
Como En Casa
This quirky little family owned restaurant is worth a visit during your Alcudia holiday. It is on a little street behind the marina. The food is all lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Tapas is the order of the day but you can also order a steak or pizza. Great wine list and family friendly.
Gavin’s at the Port
This café-bar is as popular with locals as it is holidaymakers. Whether you are popping in for breakfast or looking for a few drinks and bit of sport on one of the big screens you are guaranteed the same warm welcome. The bar is on a little side road leading away from the port called Carrer Coral.
Festa des Vermar – September
This annual grape harvest festival is held in Binissalem for nine days every September. This celebration of the grape harvest includes wine tasting, grape treading and throwing as well as a carnival and an impressive feast. It’s worth a visit but dress accordingly as the grape juice will be everywhere!
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Palma (PMI) - 2 hours (London)
· Transfer Time – 45 minutes (Taxi)