Alcudia holidays are like Majorca's multi-pack option. Instead of one standout feature, you get ancient architecture, natural beauty and a stellar beach rolled into one.
Plump for a holiday to Alcudia, and you’re in for a real pick and mix getaway. The main town’s split in two. Half of it’s set inland between a double act of crescent-shaped bays, and the other half has its feet dangling in the shallow waters of the Bay of Alcudia. Between them, they make easy work of sightseeing days, watersports, and enough bars and restaurants for a medley of different meals.
The waterside section of Alcudia – known as Port d’Alcudia – wrote the book on beach days. There’s a gentle buzz to the streets that sit behind the waterfront, and the sand itself is paler than a Brit on day one abroad. If you’re looking for a bit of love on Insta, head to the huge wooden boardwalk, which pokes out into the bay – it’s like something from a postcard.
Away from the main beach, the inland part of Alcudia looks like a huge fortress, thanks to the Medieval curtain wall which wraps itself around the town. The worn-away foundations of a Roman amphitheatre are located on the outskirts – these occupy top spot on Majorca’s list of ancient ruins. There’s a throwback feel to the cobbled streets, too, which wouldn’t raise eyebrows if you skipped back to the Spain of centuries gone by.
If bird-watching’s your bag, then you’re in the right place. Alcudia’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from a vast natural park that’s heaving with different species of feathered friend. The waterfront stretches down to Playa de Muro, too, where sunbathing sessions share the limelight with walks around Es Llac Gran, a huge lake which separates the countryside from the sea.