Relaxing holidays: Alcudia holidays are on the northern tip of Majorca, pretty much in the opposite direction to lively Magaluf holidays and Palma Nova holidays. What that guarantees you is a good deal of peace and quiet, making relaxing holidays to Alcudia an attractive option for older couples planning Holidays to Majorca.
Beach holidays: There’s no denying that the beach is the star of the show in Alcudia holidays. It’s a huge spacious stretch of sand almost seven miles long. But it doesn’t have to be all about lazing in the sun during holidays in Alcudia – there’s a large waterslide park that makes fantastic fun for family holidays too!
Lots to see and do: The old town of Alcudia has a charm of its own with medieval front walls, and a lively market held there twice a week. Nature lovers will also appreciate the nearby protected national park, S’Albufera – it’s one of only two in the whole of Majorca.
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Attractions in Alcudia
Roman ruins: Although Alcudia holidays, and Majorca Holidays in general, are not really considered to have many historical sites, you may be pleasantly surprised by the Roman ruins. This Roman town is named ‘Pollentia’, but you may need to look for the signs reading ‘Ciudad Romana’ (it means ‘Roman Town’ in Spanish). Just outside the main town, you can see the rubble remains of a small theatre and structural walls. It’s a shame only a few of the columns are still standing, but it’s still interesting none the less to explore a settlement that’s over 2000 years old.
Activities in Alcudia
Alcudia Water Park: If you fancy a break from the beach on holidays here but still want to top up your tan, head to the Alcudia Hidropark. It’s one of the largest water parks on Majorca holidays with a great selection of colourful slides for all ages. It can get pretty packed during the summer holidays, but then that’s to be expected! You can really make a day of it here too, as it’s well facilitated with a restaurant and even a crazy golf course, making it the perfect place to be if you’re on family holidays to Alcudia.
Natural Park: For a bit of peace and quiet, S’Albufera is only a short hop away from the centre of Alcudia. It’s been declared an official national park by the Majorca government for over 20 years now, and is something of a favourite for bird-watchers and nature lovers in general. Have a stroll through the verdant plant life of the park and keep an eye out for any interesting animals you might come across!
Beaches in Alcudia
Alcudia Beach: The main attraction on Alcudia holidays is undoubtedly the beach. It’s a huge stretch of fine white sand that slopes gently out from the sea. You can also enjoy a beautiful beach walk, as the coastline here is over 6 miles long and takes in palm trees, rustic white villages and forested mountains. It makes the resort a top choice for beach Holidays to Majorca.
Mal Pas Beach: Mal Pas is also a short distance away. It’s much smaller than and admittedly not as impressive as Alcudia Beach, but that comes with the added benefit of it being much quieter for relaxing holidays here too.
Muro Beach:Alcudia holidays also lead on to Playa de Muro. Here you’ll find the S’Abulfera nature reserve as well as another pretty decent beach. It seems the entire Alcudia coastline has been blessed with super-soft sand and crystal clear waters!
Restaurants in Alcudia
Restaurante Satyricon: Many diners on Alcudia holidays recommend Restaurante Satyricon, largely because of its unique decor and great Mediterranean menu. The tables are placed along three narrow balconies, with roman columns and frescoes decorating the walls and ceilings. Give the monkfish in red sauce a try, or roast lamb with ‘Tumbet’ (Majorca ratatouille).
Jolly Roger Restaurant: If you just fancy a selection of British-style food during your holidays in Alcudia, you could take a table at Jolly Roger. Their steaks are cooked to perfection, and you get a great atmosphere thrown in for good measure too – there’s even a swimming pool at the back of the restaurant! The low prices make it perfect if you’re on a budget, ensuring cheap holidays to Alcudia stay cheap!
Sa Romana Restaurant: Alcudia holidays have their fair share of international cuisine to offer, and this Italian restaurant is a lovely hidden gem. A little outside the centre of the resort, it’s worth going that extra mile to try their fresh pasta dishes, even if you go on all inclusive holidays in Alcudia.
Nightlife in Alcudia
Bellevue Strip: Although much quieter than otherHolidays to Majorca like Magaluf, there are still plenty of bars in Alcudia holidays to have a nice drink (or two!). The best place to go is Bellevue Strip, where you’ll come across karaoke bars, Irish themed pubs and sports cafes with huge Sky TV sets. Whatever time of year you have your holidays in Alcudia, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of places to drink. For example, The Foxes Arms and The Canny Lad both have a friendly atmosphere serving beer and tasty full English breakfasts. Kaos Bar and Bells Disco are a little livelier if you’d prefer to have a boogie whilst on your holidays.
Shopping in Alcudia
Local shops and markets: There are several small family-run shops offering everything from jewellery and stone ornaments to basket ware and stylish clothes. And don’t forget to visit the Alcudia market when you’re on your holidays here. You should be able to pick up a few souvenirs to remind you of your holiday, and it’d be well worth buying some fresh fruit for a refreshing snack or you could even take home some Spanish olive oil.