White beaches and family activities in a popular part of Majorca
Holidays in Alcudia really are rather different than the lively resorts in the south, as Alcudia is perched on a breathtaking spot of sandy coastline, and features its very own nature reserve, S’Abulfera. It’s one of only two nationally protected parks in the whole of Majorca. Despite being a modern resort, Alcudia has a rich history, as you can still see on holidays here today at the medieval walls of the old town and the Roman ruins of Pollentia.
The resort of Alcudia actually encompasses a very large area and as a result you can choose from a wide variety of holidays here. If you prefer pristine surroundings with an upmarket style, you should opt for the exclusive four and five star hotels nestled in the secluded resort of Playa de Muro. Similarly, the Port d’Alcudia is just a little to the south of Alcudia old town. Based by the pretty marina, the Port d’Alcudia has a very calming atmosphere, as well as being close to some top tapas restaurants.
However, there’s no denying that one of the main draws of cheap holidays to Alcudia is the magnificent beach. It’s a wide, open arc of cotton-soft white sand that stretches for miles. Alcudia Beach gently shelves into clear, shallow waters making swimming very safe. It’s also great for young children who can safely paddle by the calm water’s edge. Pick out your own sunbathing spot here for a real slice of paradise! For even more fun in the water, families should also head to the Hidropark. This popular water park has a great selection of colourful slides for all ages.
Family fun and natural delights during holidays in Alcudia
Alcudia is perfect for families because it offers just the right mix of action-packed activities and pretty, peaceful spots. Alcudia’s water park, known as the Hidropark, is a great example of what makes package holidays to Alcudia a real family favourite. Less than a mile from the Port d’Alcudia, the Hidropark is the only water park in the north of Majorca. In fact, if you book to stay at the Club Mac Alcudia Resort & Waterpark with Jet2holidays, unlimited access to the Hidropark is included! Thrill-seekers and sun-seekers alike will find lots to love here, with 15 super-speedy slides and huge open pools with sun loungers. So whether you want to soak up the sun or just get soaked, the Hidropark is for you!
After all the excitement of the Hidropark, if you fancy slowing down the pace during holidays in Alcudia, S’Albufera is just a short drive away. This beautiful national park allows many colourful kinds of birds, flowers and fish to flourish. They say the best things in life are free, and it’s certainly true of S’Albufera, as it costs nothing to enter the park. All you need is a free permit from the Reception Centre. It’s certainly a great activity if you’re watching your budget during cheap holidays in Alcudia. Once inside, you’ll be free to roam and enjoy the natural tranquillity of a huge 1708 hectares of marsh and wetlands.
The stunning Golf Alcanada course has to be seen to be believed. Perched right on the edge of the coastline, this 18-hole course makes the most of the dramatic rocky terrain of northern Majorca. Designed by Robin Trent Jones Jr in 2003, the course has gained accolades across the world for its unique location. Even if you don’t fancy a spot of golf during your holidays in Alcudia, it would be worth visiting here for the breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and impressively towering mountains.
The bright sunshine and dramatic natural scenery have been attracting people to Alcudia for thousands of years! Yes it’s true, and for proof of Alcudia’s long history of settlement, you need only travel 2 miles inland to Alcudia’s old town and look at its medieval city walls, which were built in 1362.
But Alcudia actually entered the history books well before this date. The Romans put Alcudia on the map in 123BC, when they built an entire town here, named Pollentia. Thankfully, this ancient site close to the old town still stands today, and features a forum, a public square and Capitol Temple. Pay a small entrance fee and you can wander around classic Roman columns and cobbled wall structures that are over 2000 years old. Your entrance fee also includes access to the Monographic Museum in the centre of Alcudia’s old town. This interesting little museum features archaeological finds made at Pollentia, such as ancient bronze statues and coins. Two attractions for the price of one? Sounds like the perfect choice for keeping the budget down during cheap holidays in Alcudia. Whether you’re having your holidays in Alcudia as a couple or as a family, this fascinating site is well worth a visit.
Tasty treats from the Mediterranean and beyond
Being a Spanish resort surrounded by the glistening Mediterranean Sea, it’s only natural to expect Alcudia to have an abundance of fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Well you certainly won’t be disappointed, as dishes range from fresh Monkfish in rich red wine sauce to ‘Tumbet’, a Majorcan take on the classic Ratatouille. If these meals have got your mouth watering, you should head to the Port d’Alcudia. This stylish resort based around the harbour has authentic tapas restaurants where you can try all manner of Spanish delicacies, as well as some tranquil bars to people watch and admire the gleaming yachts anchored nearby.
As holidays to Alcudia are particularly popular with British tourists, you’ll find lots of British home comfort food. There are hundreds of bars and cafes serving up classic cooked English breakfasts with all the trimmings. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the bright morning sunshine of Alcudia. The kids will be well catered for too, as favourites like burger and chips are served up in many restaurants.
But you don’t just have to eat Spanish and British food during your holidays in Alcudia. Being a major resort for over 30 years has given Alcudia international status, which is exemplified in its wide choice of international cuisine. It’s now perfectly possible to find Italian, French and Indian restaurants right within the centre of Alcudia.
Sun yourself in the best sandy spots of Majorca
Alcudia has some of the best beaches in Majorca, and indeed Europe, so it’s undoubtedly a big draw for people having their holidays here. The main beach in Alcudia, simply named Alcudia Beach, is a six-mile long stretch of white sand and swaying palm trees. It makes the beach an idyllic spot to wander around and soak up the sun.
But that’s not the only beach you’ll come across during holidays in Alcudia! Mal Pas Beach is also pretty close to the centre and while not as famous as Alcudia Beach, it’s certainly quieter and a lot more relaxing. Or how about another peaceful beach? Playa de Muro is right by the breathtakingly beautiful S’Albufera nature reserve we mentioned in our Activities section. Visit here early in the morning and you can enjoy both the beach and the national park in one day.
British bars and pubs on a sun-baked strip
Alcudia has plenty of bars and clubs for living it up all night. But if you’re looking for very lively holidays in Majorca you may also want to consider Magalluf on the south of the island instead. Holidays in Alcudia also excel at offering British home-from-home pubs with a family-friendly atmosphere.
Plus, all of the best karaoke bars, Irish pubs and sports bars are conveniently grouped together on one street, named the Bellevue Strip. Expect to find plenty of night spots with fresh beer on tap, full English breakfasts, and Sky TV so you can catch up on Corrie, Eastenders, and the latest sporting action. There are also many bars and clubs which play loud music into the early hours if you fancy dancing the night away.
For nightlife that’s a little more laid-back, the Port d’Alcudia will be perfect for you. Wander along the main street, known as the ‘Golden Mile’ and you’ll see many charming little bars and restaurants. Stop off at a bar and listen to traditional Spanish guitar music while watching the world go by.