Abundance of beaches
Not only does Alcudia enjoy a long 8km beach but there are more nearby sands to discover around the north coast.
The main attraction without a doubt though is the smooth, clean and safe Playa de Alcudia which provides everything you need to accompany your family's day at the beach. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire while there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby for drinks and snacks. Off the coast and in the crystal clear ocean you can choose from a myriad of water sport activities.
If you'd like to experience a change of scenery for your beach, you have a choice between the cliff coved Playa Coll Baix, the popular but peaceful Playa de Aucanada or the serene and slightly green area of Playa de Sant Joan.
Something for all ages
Kids will want to visit Hidropark which offers a fantastic day out both in and out of the water. The water park itself is a little on the small side but will provide hours of fun for the children while in the nearby area you can enjoy a 54-hole mini golf course or head over to the go-kart track.
If you want to enjoy an activity at a slower pace, try a round at the highly rated Alcanada Golf Club. It's a great opportunity to utilise the fantastic playing conditions of Alcudia while gaining brilliant views of the surrounding coastline.
The charming old town of Alcudia is a couple of kilometres inland but the area is packed with historical beauty that is a must see. Dozens of brick buildings and castle-like walls still stand here but there is also a great selection of shops and restaurants too.
Lively but safe nights
Holidays in Alcudia offer the best nightlife on the north side of the island. There are a great number of bars and lounges to relax in or you can let your hair down on one of the lively dancefloors.
Alcudia is not a clubbing destination though so don't be worried about rowdy party animals interrupting your holiday. The hotels in town offer nightly entertainment with a variety of musical, dancing and even comedy acts. If you want to be the star of the show, several venues offer karaoke nights.
Two weekly markets
There are plenty of souvenir, supermarkets and beach shops to purchase something from around the coastline of Alcudia but there isn't much more variation from that. The old town features a popular market that is run by locals on a Tuesday and a Sunday that sells a combination of handcrafted items and locally grown produce.
Hundreds of dining options
There are over two hundred choices of dining venues across the massive area of Alcudia so visitors who selected self-catering or half board holidays won't be disappointed.
There is a nice selection of luxury restaurants to choose from that serve Spanish or French cuisine but most eateries cater for hungry tourists. There are plenty of Italian, Asian and seafood restaurants or you can grab a quick bite from a fast-food joint.
Next to Pollensa
The drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport to Alcudia should take approximately 40 minutes.
The best way to explore the northern region of the island is by car and hiring a car before you travel is a much cheaper option than booking on the day. There is also a bus service that runs through a couple of the coastal resorts.
Pollensa is a short distance away and features its own quaint old town while Palma has history in abundance on the south side of the island.
Best time of year to visit
Alcudia is a perfect resort to spend summer holidays with the family. July and August temperatures average out at 25C but the day time could see the thermometer reach 30C.
The majority of winter days stay dry but the climate is much milder at 9C though it can reach 15C in the day time.
Location of Alcudia