Alcudia, Majorca

If you're looking for white sands, cobalt sea, plenty of activities for all the family and culture, Alcudia in north Mallorca could be just for you. Although this is the main tourist centre in north Mallorca, it's a place of quiet charm and character with plenty of history. Impressive medieval walls encircle the old town itself and the remains of what was once the island's prime Roman settlement - Pollentia - lies just outside Alcudia's walls. The old town has been immaculately preserved and is one of the most visited towns in Mallorca.

Port d'Alcudia is a very popular choice for families, the stylish marina and fishing harbour with plenty of restaurants offering heavenly fresh seafood. Here you will find Alcudia's main beach, the focal point for many staying in the area. The turquoise waters, white sand and number of watersports on offer is certainly alluring.

Alcudia is perfect as a relaxing or activities-based holiday, making it an ideal family holiday.

Out and About

Located just inland from the main port, the medieval town of Alcudia stands within an ancient Moorish fort wall. With winding streets and beautiful architecture it's a must-see. Visit the reconstructed ramparts, walls and two impressive gates, and if you want more, the Roman ruins of Pollentia lay just outside, which includes a small amphitheatre. Once inside the walls there are many restaurants famed for wonderful home-cooking, and a wonderful market on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Port d'Alcudia is very popular. An attractive marina and fishing harbour lined by restaurants serving delicious, fresh seafood and entertainment in the form of a wonderful long beach, boat trips along the rocky, mountainous coastline, dive centres, paragliding, windsurfing and kite surfing, means you'll never be short of something to occupy you. Unless you don’t want to be occupied, in which case just enjoy a refreshment at one of the many bars along the seafront and revel in the astounding views.

The beach at Port d'Alcudia is certainly the main attraction. Stretching as far as C'an Picafort, this stunning blue flag fine white-sand beach offers plenty of space for all those who visit. The warm waters are enticing and shallow enough for the children to splash around in, there's plenty of sun loungers post-swim to bask in the sun, and cafes dotted around for a refreshing beverage or ice cream.

A smaller version of Alcudia, C'an Picafort can be found at the other end of Alcudia beach, which you can walk to, or take a bus. With pretty beaches and interesting archaeological sites, it's worth a trip. The main strip - Paseo Colon is full of shops, restaurants and bars leading down to the harbour where again you'll find an abundance of seafood to tempt you, not that you'll probably need much persuading.

Hand-picked villas

Many of the hotels are located in Port d'Alcúdia and along Alcudia beach stretching all the way to C'an Picafort. Here you'll find stylish apartments with sea-views. But, if you want privacy and maybe even your own pool, seek out a luxurious villa within walking distance of the beach, or for a more rural affair - a traditional villa in the countryside. You won't be short of options. Family villas with pools, jacuzzis and sea views can all be found. What about a charming villa with spectacular views overlooking Pollensa Bay or a romantic hillside apartment? Sun-hat are ready to help you make the perfect choice tailored for the holiday you want.

Family fun

You'd be hard pressed to tire of Alcudia beach. Not only is the setting stunning and the turquoise waters inviting, there's so much to do. Kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, catamaran rides and sail boats from the marina are all readily available followed by a refreshment in one of the many beach bars or hotel restaurants. Why not try to walk the whole length of the beach to C'an Picafort?

For some energetic fun, visit the only water park in northern Majorca - the Hidro park, or try KartingMania - the biggest karting track in Alcudia. For a more leisurely pace a round of golf at the Club de Golf Alcanada might be just what you need.

Finally, there's a fun park along Playa de Muro beach - El Laberinto Maze Fun Park, where you'll find a giant maze and clowns and magicians as entertainment.

Not to be missed

The Old Town itself - take some time out to wander round and explore the ancient relics and history this town has to offer. And, Playa de Muro beach a pretty blue flag beach is definitely worth a visit. Just out of town, it’s slightly quieter than neighbouring Alcudia beach and is really very pretty.

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