Alcúdia is a beautiful tourist resort located on the northeastern coast of the island of Majorca. One of the top locations in the Balearic Islands. Alcúdia is famous for it’s Mediterranean beaches and rich Medieval history.
This is one of the most environmentally friendly places on the island of Majorca. Conservation of the environment is at the forefront of everything good about Alcúdia.
Nature lovers are in for a treat with the varied landscapes that make up the 30 km coastline. Some areas are mountainous and lush green thanks to the climate here during the wetter months. Many of the top hotels and restaurants carry the Environmental Quality Label. This is for their dedication to conserving the natural beauty of this town.
Things to do in Alcúdia, Majorca
There are plenty of tourist attractions and things to do in this part of Majorca. Many involve the history and culture of this ancient town. Below we provide more information about some of the places of interest. Also reasons to why this is one of the top holiday destinations in Majorca.
Alcúdia Old Town & Market
Alcúdia old town (picture above) is one of the most picturesque places on the island. The old town is full of medieval constructions and old buildings. These date back hundreds of years. The wall that surrounds most of the town was constructed back in the 14th century, tt appears to be well preserved.
Inside the towns walls there are shops and a famous market which opens twice a week. The market is one of the best places to visit to soak up the local culture. You can sample some of the delicious local produce on offer or snap up a bargain from one of the many stalls.
During your visit here you could also sample some of the local cuisine in one of the super restaurants. Many of the best local dishes are seafood based as you may expect from a coastal town.
Beaches & Coves
The 30 km of coastline contains 14 beaches and smaller coves. The beaches in Alcúdia are among the best in the Mediterranean. Many of the top beaches lie around Puerto de Alcúdia (port) and bay. What could be better than soaking up the fantastic climate here whilst taking a dip in the clear waters?
Playa de Alcúdia is actually the longest beach in the Balearic Islands with a length of 7 km. Water sports and sailing are popular here. Several companies offer boat trip excursions and sightseeing tours. The boat trips give you the opportunity to explore the coastline, coves and various caves.
Many of the beaches and coves are lined with forests and popular walking trails. These will lead you to some hidden paradises. Playa Alcanada and Playa Coll Baix (picture above) are a few more of the top beaches and cove areas here.
Places of Interest
A few more places of interest that are well worth a visit.
Pollentia – Roman Remains
Pollentia are ancient Roman remains built by Qintus Caecilius Metellus in 123 BC. The remains open to the public include an ancient forum and theatre. Many of the artefacts excavated in 1923 can be seen in the Museu Monografic (Museum).
Below we list some of the top hotels to enjoy a relaxing break during your visit.
The fantastic 4 star Viva Sunrise is a few minutes away from the beaches. This is the ideal place for relaxation and tranquillity. Viva Sunrise is equipped with several swimming pools, restaurants, bars and sports facilities. There is also plenty of things to do for children.