Puerto de Alcudia (Port d’Alcúdia in Mallorquí) is a vibrant, beautiful resort overlooking the stunning Bay of Alcudia in northeast Majorca. It is blessed with stunning, long sandy beaches, which have been awarded a Blue Flag for the cleanliness of the water and the high standard of facilities, and offers a host of water sports. There are lots of bars, cafés and restaurants, and you can head to the neighbouring resort of Playa de Muro to find even more. Puerto de Alcudia is close to the beautiful wetlands of the s’Albufera nature reserve, a haven for birds, and there are lots of fantastic hikes in the area.
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Some of the best beaches in Majorca stretch around the Bay of Alcudia, beginning at Puerto de Alcudia and extending all the way to C'an Picafort and beyond. The gorgeous long strand at Puerto de Alcudia is the resort’s biggest attraction, and the clear, calm waters are perfect for families. Thanks to the huge range of water sports, the wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafés, the fantastic walks in the area, and the child-friendly attractions (such as a water park and boat trips), Puerto de Alcudia is a fantastic destination for some fun in the sun. And if you’re in the mood to explore, there are lots of pretty historic towns to visit, such as Alcudia and Pollensa.
There’s a huge choice of places to eat in Puerto de Alcudia, from international chains to smart, upmarket restaurants. You can eat your way around the globe, with everything from Chinese to Mexican food on offer. However, you won’t want to miss out on the delicious local Majorcan food. Why not order a fantastic seafood paella, or go for the local speciality, arròs brut, which is made with pork, mushrooms and whichever vegetables are in season. You could also go for some freshly grilled grouper or John Dory, or try veggie dishes such as tumbet, made with potatoes, aubergines and red peppers.
Puerto de Alcudia has long been one of the most popular destinations for family holidays on Majorca, and it’s easy to see why. First, there’s the fantastic beach, which is long and sandy, and is shallow enough for even the smallest children to be able to enjoy themselves safely. There are lots of activities that will keep kids happy, from boat cruises to water sports, and you could also take them to the water park for some fun on the slides or to the karting track to whizz about with other kids. The s’Albufera nature reserve is ideal for gentle strolls, and is home to a host of water birds, including flamingos.
Action & Adventure
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to action and adventure in Puerto de Alcudia. For starters, there is a wealth of water sports to choose from, whether you want to try water-skiing or kite-surfing, and you can rent sea kayaks to explore the tiny bays that dot the Alcudia peninsula. The area has some outstanding hiking and biking trails, or you could just enjoy a gentle walk through the s’Albufera wetlands that border the beach. You could also have a go at paragliding or skydiving: Alcudia is one of the main bases for this adrenaline-fuelled activity on Majorca.
The beach in Puerto de Alcudia stretches for miles from the port, and is a gorgeous, golden swathe of sand lapped by clear, blue waters. The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for the quality of the water and the excellent range of services, which include a host of water sports, beach bars and cafés, sunbed and parasol rental and much more. The beach extends to the Playa de Muro, the neighbouring resort, and then to the opening of the s’Albufera wetlands, which border the sea, where it becomes considerably less crowded but has fewer facilities, so remember to bring shade and a picnic.
Puerto de Alcudia is a lively resort, with plenty of bars, cafés and clubs. It’s not the nightlife mecca you’ll find on other parts of Majorca, such as Magaluf, but it’s certainly lively enough, particularly during the height of the summer season. You can take your pick from beachfront bars, some of which have lounge beds with sea views, or traditional pubs, or lively bars with DJ sessions. Much of the nightlife is concentrated around the port, where you’ll find some of the big club complexes and a host of fantastic bars. Several bars offer special events in the summer, including live gigs and karaoke nights, so you’ll definitely find something to keep you entertained on balmy nights!
Puerto de Alcudia is a great choice for a romantic holiday in the sun, thanks to its stunning beach and wide range of activities. You might just want to bask in the sun on the beach, or perhaps you’re in the mood for some water sports – perhaps some paddle boarding or sailing. There are plenty of wonderful places for a romantic dinner, or you could just relax on a lounge bed by the sea, cocktail in hand. Take a picnic and head off into the craggy Alcudia peninsula for a romantic hike, or stroll through the beautiful wetlands of the s’Albufera nature reserve. You could also explore the pretty historic towns of Alcudia and Pollensa, which are full of charming cafés and shops.
The charming historic town of Alcudia, set back 3 kilometres from Puerto de Alcudia, is still ringed by its medieval walls and preserves a beautiful historic centre that is a delight to explore. You can wander between the pretty squares, admiring the churches and Renaissance buildings, or admire the views from the ancient walls. Just outside the town, you’ll find the extensive ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia, which was established in 123BC, and has some remarkable mosaics and the atmospheric ruins of a Roman theatre. One of the most beautiful museums in Mallorca is located near Puerto de Alcudia: the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca, which occupies a handsome whitewashed mansion overlooking the sea.