Alcudia, in Mallorca is one of those holiday destinations you will always want to come back to. It doesn't matter how many times you have been here, every year there are new things to do, incredible experiences to be had and new corners to discover in this paradise on Mallorca’s northern coast.
Framed by the Tramuntana mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Alcudia is an idyllic place for those looking for a safe family holiday filled with choice as well as those looking to relax as much as possible during their romantic getaway as a couple. Below, we will let you know in detail how you can make the most of this essential destination on Mallorca, and experience it your way.
Table of contents
- Where on Mallorca is Alcudia located?
- Accommodation in Alcudia for your holidays on Mallorca
- Things to do in Alcudia
Where on Mallorca is Alcudia located?
Alcudia is located in the north of Mallorca and divided into two main centres: one inland – the town of Alcudia – and the other one on the coast, known as the Port of Alcudia. It is one of the most popular spots on the entire island, with excellent tourist facilities and a lively atmosphere all year round.
For many, this area around Alcudia in Mallorca is the perfect place to be, because you can enjoy a bit of everything here without having to do too much travelling: the mountains, the sea, the tranquillity of the characteristic Mediterranean villages, as well as their spectacular culture and gastronomy. Also, Alcudia is only 45 minutes from Palma airport and very easy to get to on the motorway.
For these reasons, and a lot more besides, enjoying a holiday in Alcudia with children, or on a couple's getaway to relax, is a safe bet. Whatever your choice, and even if the two options might seem like polar opposites, Alcudia is one of the few places on Mallorca where you can combine these two types of travel plans perfectly.
Accommodation in Alcudia for your holiday on Mallorca
Alcudia hotels with spa
On the other hand, the best way of enjoying this paradise in the north of Mallorca as a couple is choosing one of the hotels in Alcudia that offer exclusive services, 5-star or more, with gourmet cuisine, suites with jacuzzi on the terrace and wellness and spa areas. This way, the days you chose to spend relaxing at the hotel you will have a thousand and one options tailored to your needs, without worrying about anything and without missing out on privacy and relaxation.
Alcudia hotels with All Inclusive
When you travel with children it definitely takes a bit more organisation, and a good hotel that can serve as a base of operations. Choose an accommodation option that is close to everything and allows you to enjoy the destination, but that also offers a wide range of activities, restaurants and options that allow you to relax, too. That is, an all-inclusive holiday in Alcudia.
In this category, by Alcudia beach, we have all-inclusive family hotels with services especially for children, adults and sports lovers. One of the most complete hotels is the Zafiro Tropic, a 4-star aparthotel with studios and apartments just steps from the beach. Here you can enjoy all the relaxation and adventure that this destination has to offer.
What to do and what to see in Alcudia
One of the best things about Alcudia is that there is always something to do, and it is always lively – in winter as well as in summer. Many locals visit on the weekends, because there are so many plans to be made and activities to enjoy, more than just relaxing on the wonderful beaches of Alcudia.
A walk through Port d'Alcudia
Summer nights in Port d'Alcudia are pure magic. There is a beach walk that runs through the port and connects with the famous Alcudia beach, an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in that very special atmosphere of Mediterranean nights, with a view of Alcudia Bay and the gentle sound of the sea in the background. In this area there are numerous bars and restaurants where you can stop for a drink, or even stay for dinner.
Kayak routes in Alcudia Bay
An ideal activity to do as a family or as a couple: take a kayak tour of Alcudia Bay. Handling a kayak is very easy and safe, and there are lots of companies at the beach of Alcudia where you can rent a kayak by the hour, or even for an entire day. There are also guided kayak routes with a guide that will take you to marvellous places along the coast.
A photo on the wooden pier in Alcudia
The wooden pier at Alcudia beach, only a few metres from the port, is one of the most photographed spots on Mallorca. So, take the opportunity when visiting Alcudia beach: head over to the pier and wait for the ideal moment to take that photo. At dawn would be perfect, with spectacular pink and blue colours as the sun rises over the bay. But if you don’t feel like getting up early, not to worry – this little pier is beautiful at any time of day.
Visit to the historic centre of Alcudia
Alcudia town will surprise and delight you with its historical beauty and traditional charm. The entire centre is walled, and within the walls are narrow streets that seem to take you on a journey back in time – all the way to the Middle Ages. Very close to the historic centre, but outside the walls, you can visit another of Alcudia's gems: the Roman City of Pollentia, the most important archaeological site on Mallorca.
The weekly market in Alcudia
Sunday is the perfect day to visit the historic centre of Alcudia because this is when the town’s weekly market is held. Take a stroll and try typical Mallorcan food such as cheeses, ensaimadas or sobrasadas, or buy vegetables and fruit, clothing, footwear and even handicraft, made of wood, wicker, and clay.
These five activity ideas show just a few options available for your Alcudia holidays. To plan and organise your trip as safely, quickly and easily as possible, we at Zafiro Hotels would like to invite you to take a look at our hotel offers on Mallorca, and our search function for activities in Alcudia. This way, you can design your dream holiday with a couple of clicks.