The holiday resort of Port d´Alcúdia is situated on Majorca’s north-eastern coast Majorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands and is a favourite holiday destination for many people.
The resort lies in a large bay with around 5 miles of sandy beach, the shallow waters of the bay are popular with families.
The lovely historic town of Alcudia is about 3km south of the resort, a market is held here on a Tuesday and Sunday when the town does get very busy, markets are popular in Majorca for the locals as well as the tourist, leather goods and porcelain are generally good buys, you should barter to get the best deal! The massive walls of the Old Town were erected in the 14th century and are a lasting reminder of the history of the island.
Port d´Alcudia is a purpose built resort, there are touristy shops along the beach road as well as other parts of the resort area. The neighbouring resort of Playa de Muro has designer shops and boutiques if you would like to do some clothes shopping on your hols!
Most people will be spending their days on the fantastic beach that fronts the resort where you can relax under a parasol, swim in the lovely clear waters, or try some of the water based activities on offer. Whether you are looking for fun on a banana boat, snorkelling or jet skiing there should be a water sport to suit you on one of the beaches in or near the resort.
Boat trips are available from the port area; you can choose a relaxing excursion, taking in the views or one that gives you the opportunity to do some snorkelling in the cool clear waters here. Other attractions include the Alcúdia Hidropark where there are swimming pools, slides, wave pool etc, and a fun day out for all the family. You can hire a bike and follow the coast road awhile to enjoy some excellent views.
There are plenty of food outlets and eateries catering for most tastes, around the port area there are Spanish, French and Italian restaurants which are worth trying you can dine out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Nightlife is fairly low key although there are plenty of pubs and bars, some offer music there are sometimes discos too but it is a more family orientated resort rather than a holiday resort for serious night clubbing! Many of the hotels have an evening entertainment programme for their guests.
If you are looking for a little more culture on your holidays try and make time to visit the pretty village of Lluc which is about a 30kms drive from the resort also the town of Pollenca. The resort of Alcúdia has plenty of interesting places to visit and activities to enjoy, Transfer time from Palma airport is approximately 1½ hours.