If you’re looking to visit Mallorca this summer and are not sure where to go, then check out these 15 great reasons to book a holiday to Alcudia.
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1. Alcudia Beach, the best beach in Mallorca
Alcudia beach is probably THE BEST beach in the whole of Majorca. Running from Alcudia Port all the way to C’an Picafort, you will never struggle to find space on the powdery white sands.
In peak season – July and August – the beach is so long and spacious, it beach never feels completely packed
You will see the sea is shallow, clear and turquoise blue so perfect for families.
Even in the summer months when the island is baking in plus 35-degree heat, Alcudia beach never feels quite as hot as there is usually a nice breeze blowing across the bay.
This is also why it’s so popular with windsurfers but more on that later.
Like many of the beaches in Mallorca, Alcudia is a great resort for those who have accessibility issues. There are accessibility points for those visiting with prams or wheelchairs and even dedicated sunbed rentals on the decking for those struggling to get onto the sand.
In fact, Alcudia beach is the closest you can be to virtually visiting the Caribbean without having to leave Europe.
Lined in places with palm trees, you could easily believe you were in a tropical paradise rather than a popular European resort.
2. The best beach walk in Mallorca
From the best beach in Mallorca, you will also enjoy the best beach walk in Mallorca too, since this is the longest sandy beach in the entire Balearic Islands.
From Alcudia Port, you will pass through Muro beach resort and up to Can Picafort with glimpses of Albufera Nature reserve. Take some breaks at the many beach restaurants or cafes on the way.
The beach stretches between Alcudia Port some 14km down to Can Picafort. During the summer, make the walk and catch the 324 bus back in the opposite direction at any point on your walk. Just remember to take plenty of water!
3. Alcudia has a great choice of hotels
There is a massive selection of hotels in Alcudia from luxurious four-star “adult-only” hotels such as the Hotel Astoria Playa Only Adults hotel near Alcudia Port to great family hotels with kids’ clubs and entertainment including the Iberostar Ciudad Blanca.
You can also find a fantastic selection of private apartment rentals on websites such as AirBnb or Homestay, so you won’t struggle to find a place to stay in the resort.
Alcudia is a huge resort so make sure you check where your hotel is in relation to the beach, as well as in a great location to enjoy the many things to do.
There is, however, a bus which runs right through the resort from C’an Picafort to Alcudia Old Town so you know you can get around easily and cheaply.
If you want to read more about getting around Mallorca, check out this article here.
Many of the hotels will arrange free transport to some of the attractions, so make sure you enquire at the hotel before you book your tickets.
In Summer 2022, we stayed in the BQ Delfin Azul hotel and you can see a hotel review of this hotel here.
4. Location to Alcudia Old Town
Staying in Alcudia’s modern beach resort doesn’t mean missing out on experiencing one of the most historical areas of the island, Alcudia Old Town.
Ancient walls encircle the old town and these are wonderful to explore. There is a walkway which will take you through the ramparts with views all across the Alcudia area.
There is so much history to discover here in Alcudia, it makes the perfect break from the beach and the pool to lose yourself in ancient Mallorca
Explore the tiny streets filled with local shops, cute cafes and amazing restaurants or just sit out in the squares and watch the world go by.
There is also a market here every Tuesday and Sunday from around 09:00 in the morning until 13:30 so pop along to pick up some locally grown produce and souvenirs.
It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset in the Summer. Read this article here to find out more.
5. Hidropark, the cheapest waterpark in Mallorca
Hidropark waterpark is open from the middle of June until the end of October.
This waterpark is usually cheaper than the other waterparks on the island and it is a great family experience especially if you have really young children.
There is a separate “little kids” area in the park with only slides and rides that they can use.
The park is small enough so other kids can’t get lost.
As well as other larger slides for older kids and adults, there is a wave machine pool and a huge swimming pool with a bar to relax.
It’s open from June until around the end of September or even the end of October depending on the weather.
Book tickets from the Get Your Guide at the top of the Experiences page here.
6. A must-visit for horse-mad holidaymakers – Rancho Ses Roques
Another fantastic activity for all the family is the Rancho Ses Roques horse riding centre and petting zoo.
Entrance to the petting zoo is free if you book a ride here and kids are provided with a bag of seeds to feed the animals.
Horse riding excursions cater for all levels, from those who have never ridden before, to experienced riders.
The guided horse rides take you along the bottom of the mountain, and for horse lovers, it really is a fantastic treat.
If you’re visiting in the winter months, you can also book a ride along the Alcudia beach!
7. Alcudia Boat Trips
In both Alcudia Port and along Alcudia beach, you can buy tickets for boat trips along the coast.
Some of the most popular excursions include a three hour Mallorca Sunrise at Sea & Dolphin Watching tour.
Another fantastic tour to make is taking the Glass Bottom Boat to Formentor Beach. This four-hour excursion is a great opportunity to see the Alcudia coastline and then go downstairs to check out the views under the waves.
Formentor beach is one of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca and bears an uncanny resemblance to the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands (in my opinion – I’ve been there!).
Formentor used to be the destination in years gone by for the rich and famous and has attracted visitors such as Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie. The Formentor hotel is believed to have been recently purchased by Bill Gates.
You can also rent jet-skis and windsurfing and paddle boarding equipment all along Alcudia beach and even go sailing. Plus if you are brave enough, you can also try fly-boarding or parasailing too.
And don’t forget pedalo rental (or “velomars”), are widely available. In Summer 2022, they cost 20€ an hour.
8. Paragliding in Alcudia
There are a few places where you can paraglide in Mallorca, but Alcudia is one of them.
If you have a head for heights, then head up the 250 metres Puig de Sant Marti for the ultimate way to see Alcudia.
Join a tandem flight over the area. You can book this here.
9. Eating out in Alcudia
There is a massive selection of bars and restaurants catering for all budgets and styles.
Even if you are staying on an All-Inclusive or Half Board basis in your hotel, make sure you eat out once in a while and support the local businesses.
My favourite value-for-money place to eat for lunch is S’Espiga Pizzeria where all the pasta, pizza and other meals are just 7€. It’s such great value for the most amazing freshly made food.
The Jolly Roger bar is a great stop, not just for lunch and dinner but for its Sunday “Rock around the Pool” event during peak season. As well as great drinks and cocktails, enjoy live music around the swimming pool.
This is a family-run establishment and visitors return year after year. Just check out how popular this bar/restaurant is in Trip Advisor reviews.
There are so many great places like this in the Alcudia stretching along the beach resort, down to the port, that you just have to explore and check them out for yourself!
10. Alcudia Strip is much quieter than Magaluf Strip
While Alcudia Strip, or Avenida Mas i Reus is much larger, it’s also a lot quieter than the Magaluf strip.
There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars to choose from here.
But you’ll find the atmosphere to be much more relaxed than in Magaluf.
If you are looking for some great bars, then head to Legends, and you’ll find karaoke in Nobby’s bar and Paco’s bar Funny Bunny´s.
11. Alcudia Fairs and Fiestas throughout the year
There are various fairs and fiestas to enjoy in Alcudia throughout the year. Many are not well advertised, so if you book a holiday to Alcudia during the summer months you may well experience them
12. Night Market in Alcudia Port
There is a Summer night market in Alcudia Port which is worth a visit during July and August.
This runs nightly during from around 18:30 to 23:00 and is a great place to pick up souvenirs or locally made products.
You will also find a kids bouncy castle and fairground rides too.
13. Alcudia is a great location for sightseeing
Visiting Alcudia doesn’t mean staying in Alcudia for your entire holiday.
It is a great location for sightseeing. Being based in Alcudia resort means you will be in a great location to visit Pollensa, Cala Sant Vincent, Puerto Pollensa, Alcudia, Muro beach and Can Picafort.
You can read more here in an article I wrote about this.
14. Enjoy a great sunset in Alcudia Port or Alcudia Old Town
Alcudia is on the East side of the island so of course, the sun rises here are going to be amazing.
However, there are also two key locations in Alcudia to enjoy a great sunset. Firstly on the bridge or viewing platform in Alcudia Port, and also on the walls in Alcudia Port.
You can read more here about where to watch the sun set in Alcudia Port.
15. Nightlife in Alcudia Port
The one place everyone should experience is the nightlife in Alcudia Port.
Again it’s more relaxed than other areas of the island however, you will find a huge selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy throughout your stay.
Check out this video guide to Alcudia Port at night in this guide to get an idea of what it’s like.
This post was originally published in January 2022, but has been updated to include more information to help you plan your holiday.
MINI GUIDE TO ALCUDIA ON YOUTUBE
To see what Alcudia looks like at the end of October, check out this video here:
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