Home to wonderful fine sand beaches and rocky coves bathed by sparkling Mediterranean waters, Alcúdia is a beautiful holiday town in western Mallorca, easily accessible from Palma. Visitors will find a bustling town full of activities for the whole family with long seaside promenades and a delightful surrounding countryside. The town is ideal for those who long for a break in the Balearic sun but want to stay away from the busiest tourist spots and enjoy some authenticity.
Alcúdia has something for everyone, from a luscious golf course with stunning views over the bay and relaxing hiking trails to an animated party scene and friendly locals. The mild weather and endless bright summer ensure that the area is perfect all year long.
Holiday in Alcúdia
While the town is best known for its shoreline, history lovers will not be disappointed. Children will be delighted to explore the ruins of the Roman settlement of Pollentia, including a well-preserved amphitheatre which is sheltered by Alcúdia’s medieval town walls, another testament to its historical past.
Afterwards, head towards the town centre where you can enjoy a refreshing snack at one of its many quiet cafes before making your way to Port d’ Alcúdia, the town’s beach area where you can take an energising dip in the warm waters or charter a sailing boat to explore otherwise inaccessible coves such as Caleta des Capitá, a tiny beach at the edge of a military zone only reachable by sea.
Hikers will love S’Albufera Natural Park, a protected wetland that is a birdwatcher’s paradise where you can observe not only ospreys and falcons but other fauna such as sea turtles and plenty of marine wildlife if you choose to go scuba diving.
Renting holiday accommodation in Alcúdia
A holiday rental in Mallorca will give you the freedom to plan your stay the way you want it and to meet some of the amiable local people. With a choice of modern apartments and self-catered rural homes, renting holiday accommodation will give you the perfect excuse to get to know the locals who will be delighted to point you towards the most interesting places to explore, as only they can give that insider knowledge that can make a wonderful holiday truly special.
After a soothing day at the beach or exploring steep canyons and quaint villages you deserve the luxury of enjoying your own space with a refreshing glass of sangria and a friendly chat with your neighbour who will tell you where to find the juiciest tapas in the area or how to find the patisserie that serves the best ensaimada, a delicious Mallorcan sweet pastry.