Source: Cristian Bortes
Alcudia is a municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Balearic Islands. It is the main tourist centre in Majorca. Most of the hotels in Majorca are located in Alcudia. The total land area of Alcudia is 60.5 kilometers squared and the total population of the municipality is 3,155 as of 2013.
1. Have a swim at the beaches
Just like any other cities and municipalities in Spain, Alcudia has a lot to offer when it comes to beaches. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind away from the busy city then going to one of the beaches have a swim or just simply have sunbath would be a great idea. Beaches to visit around Alcudia are Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Aucanada, Playa Coll Baix, and Playa de Sant Joan.
2. Experience nightlife
If you want to enjoy every minute of your visit in the municipality then why not stay awake the whole night and experience the nightlife in Alcudia? There are a number of bars and clubs in Alcudia for you to hop around and have fun such as Banana Club, Smugglers bar Alcudia, GoodFellas Music Bar, Queens Bar Alcudia, The Posh Paddy, The Irish Tavern, Linekers Bar Alcudia, Uncle Festas Bar, Enjoy Cafe Lounge, O’Malley’s, Drunken Corner and so much more.
3. Taste local food
Of course, after all, the exploring and having fun in Alcudia, you would want to have a delicious meal. Trying out some of the local dishes and the famous restaurants around the municipality would sound right. There are a lot of restaurants for you to choose from or better yet, eat in every restaurant until you can’t handle it. The best restaurants in Alcudia are Roqueta wine & food, Como En Casa, Smith’s Cafe-Bar-Restaurant, Himalaya Indian Nepalese Restaurant, Posidonia Restaurante Mar I Terra , Club Restaurant Bellavista and so much more.
4. Visit Hidropark
If you want to have splish and splash in the waters, then Hidropark would be a great way to go. The staff here are really friendly and the park is great for families with little children as well. It is best to visit here during summer when you just need a bit of coldness in your body while having fun.
- Name: Hidropark
- Address: Avenida Tucan, s/n, 07410 Port d’Alcudia, Alcudia, Majorca, Spain
- Access: 15 minutes from Alcudia Old town
- Price: $30
- Holiday: +34 971 89 16 72
- Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
- Website: www.hidroparkalcudia.com
5. Visit Beer Lovers Cerveceria
If you are in Alcudia, why not stop by into this beer manufacturer company? It has some guided tours. A tourist guide or one of the staff will be able to entertain you with lots of information about beer processing and they also have a free tasting as well with lots of beers for sale at the same time.
- Name: Beer Lovers Cerveceria
- Address:C/Cisterna 7, 07400, Alcudia, Majorca, Spain
- Access: 15 minutes from Alcudia Old town
- Holiday:+34 678 39 90 58
- Opening hours: Friday and Saturday 4:00PM-8:00Pm
- Website: www.beerloversmallorca.com
6. Do some scuba diving and snorkelling
Enjoy your visit at Alcudia with a unique experience of having to see the life underwater. There are a lot of places for you to book a scuba diving lesson and actually doing it. They provide all the gears and facilitate the activity as well. You can choose between various companies such as The Challenge Mallorca, Skualo, Active Alcudia, Alcudiajets, Barcaresports, and Free Soul Divers.
7. Visit the Alcudia Old Town
Alcudia Old Town is a part of the city that you should really go and have a visit. This place is good for having a good time, roaming the streets, looking at the area and the fantastic architecture with small shops and cafes. The streets are full of stalls and the sidewalk is very busy as well.
8. Book some private tours
If you want to make your visit a hassle-free one without doing all the organising of transportation, activities and meals then booking a private tour is a great idea. By this, you will be able to enjoy your vacation without any worries and you can also pick which activities to do and landmarks to go. All you have to do during the trip is to just relax and enjoy every moment.
9. Visit Xara Gate
You have to visit the Xara Gate or Portal de Moll if you want to learn more about the history of Alcudia and to see ancient architectural structures. There is going to be a market in here every week during Thursdays and Sundays. Enjoy the spectacular views as you roam around and who knows maybe you’ll stop by to buy something at the stalls around the area?
10. Book some ATV, 4WD & Off road tours
If you want a much more adventurous activity while in Alcudia then why not book some of the ATV, 4WD & Off road tours. The Challenge Mallorca offers that package tour, they will be able to set up everything for you once you book your tour with them. This activity is great for friends or even strangers that just want to have fun.
11. Play golf
If you are looking for something to do to kill your time while the family is going shopping or you just want to relax then learning or playing golf should do. There is a golf course in Alcudia at Alcanada Golf Club where you can play golf. The staff here are very friendly, you will surely enjoy your experience.
12. Visit Parroquia de Sant Jaume
You might think that this is just an ancient architecture but it’s not, it is also a cathedral. It surely worth it when you come here. The structure is very ancient that you will feel like living from the past. As you come here, you will be asked for any amount of donation you would like to help maintain and preserve the church.
13. Visit Puig de Sant Marti
If you want to get away from the busy city then doing a hiking around Puig de Sant Marti should work. The view from the summit is very spectacular totally worth the sweat you’ve just made. The hike is for about 9 miles from the old town of Alcudia but if you prefer not to hike then you can always take a private car or taxi, it should take about 45 minutes.
14. Visit Jakober Art Foundation and Gardens
If you are into art and nature then this place is the perfect for you, definitely two in one. It is a unique place with outdoor gardens and sculptures all over the area. The gallery there has histories about Europe’s kings and queens. But you need to have a car or rent a taxi because of the dirt track along the way to the Jakober Art Foundation and Gardens.
- Name: Jakober Art Foundation and Gardens
- Address: Finca Sa Bassa Blanca | Malpas, 07400 Port d’Alcudia, Alcudia, Majorca, Spain
- Access: 30 minutes from Alcudia Old town
- Price: Free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10-$20 on the remaining days
- Holiday: 34 971 54 69 15
- Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday – 11:00AM-3:00PM Tuesday- 9:30AM to 5:30PM
- Website: www.fundacionjakober.org
15. Rent a boat
If you want to explore the beaches around Alcudia, then renting a boat is a good way to go. You can either rent a boat privately or book a boat tour with other people. It would be a great idea to just enjoy the ocean breeze and just relax for an hour or so. There are a lot of boat rentals just around the beaches of Alcudia, you wouldn’t have trouble finding some.
16. Go to Circo Alegria
If you are with little kids or you are just simply a kid at heart then watching some of the performance in the circus. It is surely a great way to spend your vacation in Alcudia. It is a performance like no other. The show is entertaining for all age groups. Not only you will enjoy your stay at Alcudia but you will also witness the talents of locals in Alcudia.
17. Do some shopping, buy some gifts
There is no specific store that you can just go here in Alcudia for shopping for the streets around the center of the city has already almost everything that you need and would buy for yourself and for your loved ones. The stalls around the streets have many local products that are for sale, you might even get lucky, they would allow you to pay for a lower price.
18. Experience waterskiing and jetskiing
If you want to experience Alcudia along the coastline with extra fun and adrenaline then book for a waterskiing and jetskiing service. There are pretty much available one for rent in every beach that you will visit since these kinds of activities are popular not just for the tourists but also for the locals in Alcudia.
19. Learn or try surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing
Experience Alcudia in a different way by learning or trying if not all then one of these activities. You will not just enjoy your visit, you will also meet new friends and improve your skills with these amazing activities. It is quite popular in the city so pretty much every beach has this service.
20. Visit churches
You wouldn’t want to forget the churches. Visiting churches while on vacation might be the last thing on your mind but the churches in Alcudia are very ancient and has full of great stories. It will be absolutely worth your time to visit one. The churches that you might want to visit are Iglesia St Jaume D’Alcudia – The Church of St James and Iglesia de St Pere – The Church of St Peter.
Have a good trip and travel!