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Guide to Alcudia - Tourist and Travel Information



The town and resort

Alcudia is the largest area of tourism in Mallorca, particularly popular with families, couples and younger tourists especially in peak summer months.

The market town, the large tourist area together with the popular resort of Puerto de Alcudia are found in the North of Mallorca in the municipality (local government) of Alcudia.


The journey from Palma Airport takes around 1 hour by car or taxi and has improved greatly since the development of the motorway and dual carriageway straight to the resort.


Alcudia Castle wallsPuerto Alcudia

Alcudia Castle walls                                                                  Puerto Alcudia

Hotels and Apartments

Since the 1970/80s tourist boom in Majorca, the resort area has increased greatly in size to cope with demand. You will find many large Hotels and Apartments of all grades ranging from 2 star to 4 and 5 star luxury hotels.


Many of the hotels are found near to the main road, some along the vast beach area and others dotted around the various small lakes and waterways. The Bellvue complex is on the lefthand side as you drive into the resort heading towards the port. This is the largest hotel holiday resort in Europe and has been very popular with tourists over the years.


You can check out tour operators offering package holidays to this area here

You can see our selection of hotels in this area here


Hotel at Puerto Alcudia

alcudia hotelAt Puerto de Alcudia you will also find a good range of hotels. The Port (Puerto) is an excellent base for a holiday with its particularly relaxing atmosphere. Here you will find a good range of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to choose from and all within walking distance of the beach area. The beach is very flat with a good wide stretch of fine sand. Some of the cafes and restaurant terraces extend onto the beach area, ideal for a quick snack at lunch-time or a cold drink! The area is very popular with families who can also enjoy the excellent children's playarea which is directly on the beach.


Tourist Information

Tourist Info Office at the port       Taxis at the port      Alcudia Tourist Info Office

Tourist Info Office at the Porttaxi rank Puerto Alcudia portTourist Information Office in Alcudia Town


You will find two Tourist Information Offices, one at the port near to the boat ticket office and the other in Alcudia village near to the Church / Castle walls.


These offices provide all the local tourist information you will need for your holiday together with other useful information from around the Island of Mallorca. You can pick up a free map of the area while you are there! If can't find the specific information you need, ask the attendant on duty to search for you.

Find contact information here

For nearby attractions visit our comprehensive guide here


Taxis and Chemists

You will find two taxi ranks, one beside the Port and the other at the far end of the beach.


There are 2 Chemists (Farmacias). one in the centre of the Historic walled town and one near Hotel Delfin Azul, Aparthotel Bellvue and Hotel Eden.


Beaches and Watersports


Boat Ticket Office at the Port

Boat Ticket Office - Puerto AlcudiaWindsurfing is particularly popular here as are all other watersports such as water ski-ing and jet ski-ing.


You can arrange the watersports from one of the ticket offices throughout the resort or from the office

at the Port.



The Beach                                                                                           Windsurfing in the bay!

Alcudia Beach alcudia bay windsurfers


Alcudia is renowned for its vast beautiful white sandy beaches which are particularly popular with tourists with families. These beaches are truly amazing, approx 10kms in total length. You will find plenty of sunbeds and parasols for hire. You will also find coastguards on duty at various points on the beaches.


Beautiful beaches in Alcudia                    Children's Playpark, Puerto Alcudia Beach

Pedalos Alcudia BeachChildrens playpark Puerto de Alcudia Beach


 

Main road into Alcudia - strip                                       Puerto Alcudia Restaurants, Cafes

main road into resortAlcudia port Cafes and Restaurants


The Restaurants

Tourists have a huge range of restaurants, cafes, bars to choose from along the main road (the strip) leading into the resort. You will also find many in the old town and also at the Port (Puerto)


You will find everything from traditional Spanish and Mallorquin cuisine to American Steakhouses which are very popular in this area. You will also find Indian and Chinese food, not forgetting many British Bars and Restaurants! You will be spoiled for choice of where to dine in this area and some of the cafes and restaurants, especially the spanish, offer a menu-del-dia (set menu of 2 or 3 courses) for a very good price (approx 8-12 euros). You can see our selection of restaurants in this area here


Typical Restaurant                             Gavin's Bar, Puerto                             Chinese

beachfront restaurantgavins barchinese restaurant


Puerto Alcudia - shaded streets near port

alcudia shaded streetBoth Alcudia and Puerto Alcudia are relatively flat and therefore ideal for tourists with disabilities. If you need equipment, you can arrange to

hire equipment such as wheelchairs, walking aids etc for delivery to your hotel or apartment.








Shopping and Markets

 
The Historic Walled Town

alcudia walled townThe markets are held in the streets in and around the historic walled old town which is approx 2km from the Port. There are two market days, Tuesdays and Sundays. The market starts at the square and flows around the ancient streets to the church.

From Puerto Alcudia, if you have a car you could drive to the market and park in one of the car parks near the old town or take a local bus or short taxi trip.

See more Markets around Mallorca


Tourists enjoy wandering around the quaint streets in the historic walled

old town. Opposite the church of Sant Jaume you can see the internal workings of an old Mallorcan windmill.


On Friday mornings you will find a market at the Port and also a 'Hippy Market' during the Summer months, held on several evenings a week.


Working of Windmill                        Old Town streets                             Church Sant Jaume

Windmill in alcudiaAlcudia old town streetsChurch Sant Jauma Alcudia


 
Supermarkets

carrefour express  puerto alcudiaYou will find two large Eroski supermarkets (Spanish supermarket chain) one on Carretera Arta (near Lidl) and the other in the old town where you will also find a Mercadona Supermarket. Throughout the Port and town you will find many smaller supermarkets selling a variety of items. For more information on shopping around the island of Mallorca see our comprehensive shopping guide


Car Hire and Transport


Car Hire is easily available within the resort area and Port from hotels or trip offices. However you might prefer to hire a car from the internet and collect it from Palma Airport when you arrive. There is a very good public transport network to Alcudia. You can take the Palma Airport Bus to the station at Plaza de Espana where you can change for a bus direct to Alcudia. You can see the various car hire, airport transfers and public bus information in our transport page.

Taxis are also a good way to get around the local area. The prices for journeys are displayed on a board at the taxi stand at the Port.


The Waterpark (Hidropark)

 

waterpark hidropark Alcudiawaterslides, hidropark

Waterpark Entrance                                                      Waterpark Slides

 

The Alcudia Waterpark (Hidropark) is a must if you are staying in the area. The Hidropark is the smallest waterpark on the island but there are still a good variety of slides. It is an excellent day out, especially for families and you could finish it off with a round of mini-golf which is also available in the park. For more detailed information you can visit the Hidropark website


Nearby Tourist Attractions

 

S'Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera nature reserve

You can visit the beautiful Nature Reserve of S'Albufera in the nearby resort of C'an Picafort. This is the largest wetland area in Mallorca which stretches across 1708 hectares and is visited by birdwatchers from all over the world. You can visit this easily by car, local bus or short taxi trip.

If you enjoy nature, rambling or bird watching we would recommend visiting the park where you will see an amazing variety of species of birds such as these:-

The entrance to the park is free and tourists can find information on the layout of S'Albufera park at the entrance. For more information you can see the

Illes Baleares website


Karting at C'an Picafort

Karting C'an Picafort

You can take a short trip to the the F1 Karting tracks which are in the nearby resort of C'an Picafort. This is a very popular short trip for tourists.

You have a variety of karts to hire and children of a certain height can also enjoy the fun.

There will also find an excellent track beside the Bellevue

complex in the resort.


Cala San Vicente

Cala San Vicente

You can visit the small quaint resort of Cala San Vicente which is short drive from Pollensa. If you do not have a hire car, you can take a bus there for a few euros.

See bus routes and timetables


Day trip to Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa

From Alcudia you can easily visit Pollensa or Puerto Pollensa. This is a short journey, approx 15 minutes by car or you could take a local bus, TIB No.351/352 or taxi.

The scenery is very beautiful, beaches are excellent and

there are a huge range of restaurants cafe and bars to choose from. From there you could travel a little further and visit Formentor.


Boat Trips

boat trip from Puerto Alcudia

From the boat ticket office at the Port, the various ticket offices throughout the resort or the hotels, tourists can arrange boat trips to other resort areas and destinations throughout the island of Mallorca. From here you can also take a boat trip to Menorca for the day!





alcudia aerial viewThis vast area offers a wide range of choice for visitors and expansion of the Puerto (Port) is being developed. This would enable cruise ships to dock for a short while thus resulting in an expansion of tourism in the area. It would also relieve Palma Port which is struggling to cope with the increasing volume of visiting cruise ships. This could be a great bonus

to the resort which has seen a decline in tourism due to the economic crisis.

Aerial view Puerto Alcudia


We hope you have enjoyed our review of Puerto Alcudia




 

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We recommend a boat trip to Pollensa or Formentor which you can easily arrange in this area, the scenery is amazing!


alcudia, boat trip

Take a picnic to the Water Park - food & drinks are very expensive!


Take plenty mosquito repellent. The inland lakes are a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and they can be troublesome!


We recommend lunch or dinner at the Port where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views



Menu del Dia is available at many cafes along the main road. Prices approx 8-10 euros for 2/3 courses with wine, water and lemonade.


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