With holidays to Alcudia, you get one of the longest beaches in Majorca, an old town with cobbled streets and pavement cafés – plus historic Roman ruins on the side.
Holidays to Majorca are about more than just sunbathing and clubbing. Head to beautiful Alcudia on a Cruise & Stay holiday and you’ll find an historic old town, Roman ruins and some fascinating museums — not to mention one of the island’s longest and best beaches.
Majorca’s second city
Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, has endless appeal as a holiday destination, offering the capital city of Palma, the Ferrocarril de Soller railway and a picturesque mountain range. Best thought of as Majorca’s ’second city’ after Palma, Alcudia is located on the island’s north-western coast and is a fantastic place to spend some time before or after a cruise.
An appealing blend of the old and the new
A key part of Alcudia’s appeal is that it boasts an old town and a long stretch of coastline. Here, you’ll find lively bars, clubs and restaurants alongside tourist-friendly resorts. Relax on the beach, which has a Blue Flag rating and sports fine white sand and warm, sheltered waters. The quieter areas are located further south at Playa de Muro. For watersports and socialising, the northern parts are the place to be.
The historic old town
No holiday to Alcudia would be complete without a tour of its old quarter. Alcudia’s old town is contained within Medieval walls. This atmospheric labyrinth is composed of narrow streets, charming plazas and quaint stone houses. One sightseeing highlight is the Sant Jaume church, which was rebuilt in the 19th century. However, you could easily while away a whole day simply wandering through the pretty, flower-filled back streets.
There’s plenty to keep you busy on your break in Alcudia, but if you’re keen for a daytrip you’ll find numerous attractions nearby. Families will get a kick out of the waterpark which is just north of the centre and open throughout the summer, while nature enthusiasts should make time for the S’Albufera Nature Reserve, a 30-minute drive south. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, hop over to neighbouring Menorca. The ferry from Alcudia arrives at the popular city of Ciutadella de Menorca and typically takes around 90 minutes.