Alcudia is sited in the north west of the island of Majorca. It lies approximately 55 kilometres from the capital Palma, and Pollentia is one of it’s nearest neighbours, as is Playa de Muro.
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Alcudia is divided into two areas. There is the historic old town that lies approximately two miles inland. The influences here are a real mixture dating back to Roman and Moorish times, but also influenced by Phoenicians and Greeks who were the first settlers here. It is an area full of history as you can imagine. The other area is Puerto Alcudia which lays much closer to the coast. This in made up of the port area with the main promenade and the marina where there is a concentration of hotels sometimes referred to as ‘the mile’ or ‘the strip’, and there is the golf course on the other side of the port.
Many people who come here do so because of the miles of clean golden sands that this area boasts stretching from the Port of Alcudia to Playa de Muro, and the shallow warm waters of Alcudia bay make this area very popular with families with young children. A variety of water sports are also available here, for those with more adventurous tastes.
A relaxed atmosphere abounds here by day, and by night. There is a fairly wide choice of restaurants and bars offering local cuisine, as well as other European dishes. If you are a fish eater then you will find many of the local dishes to your taste as fish plays a large part in the cuisine of this area, but if you’re not then don’t worry there are plenty of other dishes available.
For seeing the region, there are two very good ways available. Firstly bike hire here is relatively cheap at around £4 per person for a day’s hire, and there is a dedicated cycle lane running the full length of the resort on the main road. For learning more about the old town area of Alcudia, a two hour guided tour takes place every Wednesday afternoon. It is a walking tour and is organised by the local tourist office. There are also many buses which make a perfectly acceptable transport method here as well, and of course once you are on the beaches, you are rarely more than 100-150yards from a café or bar.
Alcudia is a quiet resort more suited to families than the young singles or couples wanting to be part of the 18-30’s scene. There are some late night bars and clubs, but most evening entertainment is based in the hotels. Between May and October it’s pretty much sunshine all the way, with July and August bringing a little more humidity particularly at night, a light evening jacket might be worth bringing, but unless you come in the winter months that’s all you are likely to want.