Located in the north of Mallorca, the municipality of Alcúdia is located between the bay of the same name and that of Pollença, extending to Cap des Pinar. Alcúdia is one of the best holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands, with an exceptional offer of culture and leisure, a unique natural environment in which its beaches, the s’Albufera Natural Park and an excellent gastronomy that delight the most demanding palates.
Next we are going to show you how much you can see and do in this little piece of Mallorcan paradise.
The artistic and cultural treasures of Alcúdia
The old town of Alcúdia is surrounded by restored medieval walls and houses within it a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets and small squares where it is a pleasure to stroll while admiring its many stately homes, admiring monuments such as the Church of Sant Jaume or relaxing in one of the terraces of its wonderful restaurants.
Some of the places you should not miss are the archaeological site of the Roman city of Pollentia, whose foundation dates back to the 2nd century BC. C., the greatest exponent of the Romanization of the islands, the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum, with its exhibitions of modern art and an incredible setting of large gardens facing the sea, and the Alcúdia Market, which occupies much of the old town. locality on Tuesdays and Sundays and where you can buy, or just browse, the most varied handicrafts, clothing, flowers or souvenirs.
Sun, beach and water activities
Undoubtedly one of the great attractions of Alcúdia is its coastline of almost 30 kilometers in length and the paradisiacal sandbanks that it houses, among which the beaches of Alcúdia, Sant Joan, Muro, Coll Baix, Can Picafort and the San Vicente cove stand out. .
They are characterized by their natural environment full of pine forests, their fine white sands, their clear and shallow waters, ideal to go with children, and the large number of water sports that can be practiced there: surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing.
Renting a boat in Mallorca is one of the best possible ways to enjoy the island and specifically the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença, even sailing to Cap de Formentor, the northernmost point of the Serra de Tramuntana, crowned by its emblematic lighthouse ( which can also be reached by road and is one of the main attractions in all of Mallorca).
And if you travel with the family, an infallible plan is to visit the Hidropark Water Park, with its swimming pools, slides and shows that entertain children and adults alike.
Hiking in Alcúdia
The Natural Park of s’Albufera de Mallorca is a protected natural area and one of the best for learning about the flora and fauna of the island of Mallorca, with special attention to the more than 200 species of birds that have their habitat in the park.
This large wetland area has 4 hiking routes, which can also be traveled by bicycle, and which are suitable for the whole family: Sa Roca, Es Camí d’e Enmig – Ses Puntes, Es Colombars and Es Cibollar.
Gastronomy in Alcudia
Alcúdia has a large number of bars and restaurants where you can taste the best of Majorcan, Mediterranean and international cuisine.
If what you want is to enjoy the typical cuisine of the island, we recommend the Bodega d’es Port, in the port, or the Celler Ca’n Costa Restaurant, in the charming setting of the old town.
Also with influences from Majorcan cuisine, but with a broader approach that encompasses all Mediterranean cuisine, you have Las Palmeras Restaurant, on Playa de Muro, or Alcanada 25 Restaurant, located in the exclusive residential area that gives it its name.
Finally, book a lunch or dinner at one of the excellent international cuisine restaurants in Alcúdia, with special attention to Red Rum, just 2 kilometers from the town center, in the coastal residential area of Barcarés.
Sun, beach, sports, culture and good food in a natural environment of radiant beauty and with the permanent caress of the incomparable Mediterranean climate. All this, and much more, is what the wonderful town of Alcúdia offers you, one of the most paradisiacal places in the Balearic Islands.