Alcudia is a municipality in the autonomous community of Spain known as the Balearic Islands. The town is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Mallorca, the largest of all four Balearic Islands. The Alcudia beach destinations are only one of the things for which this wonderfully restored, walled town is known. There are a variety of activities and attractions for the whole family, whether it is water sports at the famous Hidropark, a tour of the walled city and ancient Roman ruins, or a snorkeling excursion—it’s all here.
As you make your list of things to do in Alcudia you will be determining much of it based on where you are staying. Many of the exciting activities in Alcudia can be arranged through your concierge at your hotel or resort. The staff at most of these places are very knowledgeable and multilingual, making your stay in Mallorca an even more rewarding one. There are six miles of gorgeous, golden sandy beaches in Alcudia. This beach connects with Playa de Muro, which is within easy walking or driving distance of the quaint town. At Playa de Muro you will find one of the world’s best nature reserves, especially for bird watching, S’Albufera. There are a number of restaurants and bars along this stretch of beach. All the Balearic Islands—Formentera, Ibiza, Minorca, and Mallorca—have breathtaking beaches. Anyone who has visited Alcudia will tell you that the beaches here are some of the best on the largest island of Mallorca.
One of the most popular things to do in Alcudia is to take a boat tour off the northern tip of the island. From here you can explore the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline of Mallorca, and in season (May to September), a ferry runs from the island to Minorca and even Barcelona. The entire island, including Alcudia, is also well known for amazing snorkeling, diving, sailing, wind surfing, and other such water sports. The Hidropark is a fantastic water park that the entire family will enjoy.
Spain has a long and rich history and places such as Madrid and Cadiz on the mainland are testament to this fact. Many times, people forget that the Balearic Islands also have a long and culturally diverse history, and Alcudia is one of the best places to explore this aspect of the islands. Any vacation to Alcudia Mallorca should include a visit to the Old Town. Tourists enter through one of two gates. The Portal del Moll is the most impressive and has two broad towers and two high palm trees that mark one of the entrances to the walled city. There are ancient burial remains and other remnants of antiquity to explore within the walls of this perfectly restored city. Much of the architecture of the Old Town echoes the Muslim influence of Moorish tribes occupying the island over 1,000 years ago. The buildings and narrow streets similarly influenced parts of neighboring Palma. There are also places to eat and drink and even a bullring where mock fights are staged for fascinated tourists. The Old Town is proof that there are more things to do in Alcudia than simply hit the beach.
However, one of the best things to do while in the town is to go to an Alcudia beach. Some of the more popular Alcudia beach destinations include Puero Alcudia beach, Playa de Muro, Alcanada beach, Coll Baix beach, and S’Illot beach. At each of these fine beaches you will find blue flag conditions, meaning there is security and that the beach is well kept and clean. You will also find some of the most beautiful vistas of the Mediterranean from their white, sandy shores.