Alcudia Holidays – A family haven in Majorca
The attractive resort of Alcudia, located in the north-west corner of Majorca, is the largest resort in this part of the island and a popular family holiday destination. Nestled in between two expansive bays to the north and south, Alcudia is perfectly positioned for access to a myriad of sandy beaches and pebbly coves; ideal for exploring or simply relaxing under the warm Mediterranean sun.
The majority of holiday accommodation in Alcudia is located in Puerto de Alcudia and along the 14km stretch of Alcudia Bay making it a great choice for laid-back beach holidays. The warm, shallow waters are also a draw for families with small children. In addition, daytime activities such as Alcudia’s water park (Hidropark), walking tours of the picturesque Old Town and an extensive selection of water sports will keep both adults and children entertained on Alcudia holidays. Evenings are relaxed with a good selection of hotel entertainment provided throughout the resort for those keen to make the most of the temperate nights.
When to go
Sun-worshippers in search of a beach holiday haven will enjoy the long sunny days and high temperatures of July and August in Alcudia. This is the peak tourist season however so it is worth booking accommodation and extras such as car hire well in advance. If you are restricted to travelling during the school holidays then do be prepared for Alcudia to be at its busiest. However, as a well-established family resort, busy periods are well-catered for with good amenities and a wide range of family-friendly accommodation on offer.
In contrast, nature enthusiasts may appreciate Alcudia during the spring months when the resort is quieter and the spectacular scenery less crowded. The nearby nature reserve of S’Albufera (free entry) is a particular draw for bird-spotters at this time of year and can be reached by local bus or short taxi ride from the main resort.
The weather in Alcudia
Alcudia enjoys all the benefits of southern Spain’s blissful Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cooler winters seeing occasional rain. Daytime temperatures during the summer months (June to September) peak at around 29°C in August and average in the mid-late 20s throughout the whole summer period. Rainfall is minimal during these months and sea temperature ranges from 21-25°C making this an idyllic time to enjoy both sun and sea. The coolest months in Alcudia are January and February where daytime temperatures peak at 14°C and nights are somewhat cooler at around 7°C. If you are keen to avoid the rain, October is generally the wettest month in Alcudia.
Getting the best deal
A wide variety of accommodation is available in Alcudia meaning that it is worth doing some research before booking your holiday. The resort is divided into several areas with Puerto de Alcudia and Playa de Muro being two central locations for holiday accommodation. Playa de Muro is located slightly further along the coast from Alcudia itself and contains some of the more modern (and generally more expensive) hotels and apartments so this is worth bearing in mind.
Package holidays to Alcudia are a good way to secure a bargain with many of the major holiday providers keen to offer the best deals to this popular destination. Families in particular will benefit from holiday offers designed specifically around their needs although inevitably prices across the resort do rise during the peak tourist season when families are most likely to visit. We’ve highlighted some of the best deals to Alcudia below so you can see what is on offer or check out our late deals section for last-minute offers.
Airport and transport need to know
For holidays to Alcudia you will fly to the main international airport on the island, Palma de Mallorca. The airport is a modern building with a wide selection of cafes and food outlets as well as shops and duty-free. During the peak tourist season, the airport does get busy but is relatively easy to negotiate with enough time. You can fly to Palma de Mallorca from airports across the UK with several of the major UK and budget airlines operating regular flights which increase during the summer months. Some airports offer only seasonal flights however, so be sure to check this when considering where to fly from in the UK.
Alcudia is located 62km north of Palma de Mallorca Airport. However, the transfer to Alcudia has improved dramatically with the building of a new motorway (Ma-13) direct to the resort meaning that transfers take around 1 hour by taxi. Taxi transfers can be pre-arranged or else picked up upon arrival from the large taxi rank just outside the arrivals hall. This is a popular option for many visitors to Alcudia and should cost around €65 (£53). Those booking a hire car for their holiday will also benefit from the building of the new motorway which makes the journey between the airport and Alcudia one of the most straightforward on the island.
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The best beaches in Alcudia
Given its superb location between two coastlines, Alcudia naturally has a fantastic range of beaches to suit beach-goers of all types. From sandy beaches with ample amenities to hidden coves and pebbly bays it’s hard to know where to begin so we’ve highlighted the three best beaches by type below.
Best Beach for lazing on a sun lounger
If you are in search of a sandy haven to truly unwind in then Morer Vermell is a great choice. Located just 2km from Alcudia’s Old Town with only a few small hotels nearby, this beach is has a traditional charm and is a popular choice with the locals. A good selection of sun loungers and parasols are available making this an easy option for relaxing and soaking up the sun
Best Beach for activities
Playa de Alcudia is the largest beach in the Balearic Islands stretching 7km along Alcudia Bay and is by far the most popular beach in Alcudia. Water sports such as windsurfing, parasailing, catamarans and pedalos are all on offer providing hours of entertainment. A good range of facilities including sun loungers, bars, cafes, public toilets and showers as well as the clean, shallow waters also make this a particularly safe and popular option for families with young children.
Best Beach for complete isolation
Coll Baix is one of the most dramatically picturesque beaches in Majorca located approximately 5km from Alcudia. Surrounded by pine trees and steep mountain slopes the beach itself is reached by a winding path making it somewhat difficult to get to and as a result often completely isolated. The water gets deep fairly close to the shore producing a deep blue colour stretching out into the horizon. With no facilities at all, be sure to take food and water with you when venturing into this Majorcan gem.