Port d'Alcudia is a reason in itself to visit Mallorca
Alcudia is situated between two bays in the North of Mallorca, with lots of hotels and much to offer the tourists who visit it. The city of Alcudia, with its port - is rich in history and heritage thanks to its strategic position in the Mediterranean. It has been object of desire throughout history some would arrive on its beaches looking to trade but others wanted to invade and conquer Alcudia. The coast of Mallorca in those days wasn´t a place for tourists it was a place that needed to defend itself as its port was very coveted by pirates and merchants. Tourism and hotels came much later and now they are the reality of the island. For the tourist, the possibility of taking flight, a trip to a destination to a Spain full of beaches, hotels, restaurants and many other good things came about mostly in the 1950s.
Flights to enjoy hotels and beaches
Since then places such as Mallorca, Alcudia and Port d'Alcudia have not looked back and have never been short of visitors not only wanting to come and to see the island but wanting to live and feel the experience that is Spain. The beaches of Alcudia and Port d'Alcudia with all its hotels, continue to attract visitors like a magnet, even more than other parts of Mallorca, because there is a beach to suit everyone; some are bigger, some are smaller, some with more sand, some with less, some with just big boulders, some with shallow crystalline waters and some with deep blue waters, some of them are visible and some are hidden and some are over the top and some are discreet! In fact, Alcudia is a good example of the type of tourism you will find in Mallorca: great hotels, great service and lovely beaches, add cheap flights to all that and the trip is booked or trips because the visitors who come to Alcudia and its beaches often come back again and again.
Hotels and the beach in Alcudia
If you want a family beach holiday and like to go for long walks, then next to the hotel Zafiro Palace Alcudia. is the wonderful Alcudia Beach, which is more than 7km long and it really easy to walk along thanks to its fine white sand which is very typical of mallorca. The Alcudia beach, which is near to the marina of this lovely the seaside resort, has an interesting mix of services, as well as lots of hotels, restaurants and bars there are plenty facilities to enjoy the sea to the maximum in many ways and what´s more they are the best in Mallorca. Slides, windsurf, sailboats, catamarans, jet-ski, giant bananas for crazy rides can all be found there... and if you simply want to relax on holiday in Mallorca by lying on a sunbed under a beach umbrella or going to the bar for Tinto de Verano ( red wine mixed with lemonade) or a chilled beer or pedal about the Bay of Alcudia in a pedal boat. To top all that just in front of the beach there are plenty of restaurants to suit everyone. Those wonderful happy moments spent on a beach in Alcudia are in themselves good enough reasons to return to Alcudia again and again.
Alcudia is a safe place
The beach of Alcudia is very safe and with very calm waters, which makes it ideal for travelling with children, because the beach is very shallow for quite some distance so children can quite happily paddle without the water going above their heads. There are also has toilets and showers close by on the Beach. Easily accessible by car, on foot or by bike plus you get there either from Alcudia or Playa de Muro, right in front of the hotel Zafiro Bahía from its beach bar you can see the entire beach, Alcudia Beach starts at the Marina, where the hotel Zafiro Tropic is situated. Alcanada Beach on the other hand is small beach with pebbles and crystal-clear waters and it is very quiet and very close to hotels in the area. One of its attractions is the Pine trees, which give off a lovely perfume and provide the perfect shade for a nap. Alcanada Beach has a small island opposite with a lighthouse which you easily swim to for a closer inspection, Swimming in Alcanada you lose all sense of time it so relaxing...
Beyond the Port of Alcudia
Another of the beaches of Alcudia which needs a mention is S'Illot, which faces the Bay of Pollensa and Formentor. It is a small pebble beach, perfect for canoeing, as it is protected from the wind also for snorkeling and scuba diving, as the sea beds are very rich in flora and fauna. Along the beach there are tables, benches and grills to eat and have a BBQ there with the family, something which is very typical in Mallorca and throughout Spain. Cap de Bou is very difference with respect to the above it lies in the bay between Alcudia and Port de Pollença it is a very narrow but long stretch of beach it is only visited by the odd solitary tourist and fishermen from the village however because it is exposed to the wind and the force of the sea, it is the ideal place for those who like to travel to do some sailing, windsurfing and the latest craze of kite-surfing, on the days the wind is blowing in the bay , when the kite surfers are out in force it is an amazing sight to behold a real show of colours high above the waves all those who are passing stop to look with amazement.
Alcudia has so much to offer
There are other beaches in Alcudia and around the North of Mallorca, some of them only have accessible by sea and are filled with posidonia ( the Mediterranean seaweed) blown in off shore by the wind here you can anchor as long as you respect the shore limits that are part of the coastal law which is very strict in Mallorca it is one of the most protectionist in Spain, because Mallorca wants to protect its coast line and the native animals and plants that live there to preserve it for future generations.
So, if you are looking for a great beach holiday then look no further than Alcudia you won't be disappointed!