Alcudia Resort Guide

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Two miles inland from Alcudia beach you will find the old fortified town of Alcudia with its walls built up by King Jaume I of Aragon in about 1300 A.D.

Alcudia is located in the North of Majorca. The first signs of human inhabitants in Alcudia date back to around 6,000 BC.

Over the years the town has been settled & influenced by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs & Catalans.

The name Alcudia comes from the Arab word Alqudya, meaning “hill”.

This is likely due to the centre of the old town being on the top of a hill near the street of “de n’Amoros“.

In 1232, Jacquesler d’Aragon fought the Catalan Conquest against the Arabs, after which the territories of Alcudia were to Spanish royalty.

The town is excellent to stroll around, and you will be spoilt for choice when deciding what to eat and drink as you take in its charming streets.

There is a market held on Tuesdays and Sundays – and, as is usual with Majorcan markets in general, it is best to make an early start!

Alcudia Old Town

Entrace to the old city at Alcudia Majorca

On Wednesdays there is usually a guided walk around the old town – check locally for times as they can vary.

Vehicles are not usually encountered when inside the walls but as people live within the town and, of course, deliveries have to be made, you may still have to step aside now and again on some of the thoroughfares.

We recommend that you see the town on both market and none market days as the atmosphere is totally different between the two.

The bustling of the market can mask the sense of the walled town and it is a shame not to experience the slow pace of ‘normal’ days.

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As with many parts of Majorca, the many bars and restaurants lend themselves to a lazy hour or so in the company of family and friends – a little bite to eat (or a substantial 3-course meal – as both are catered for!) and some of the local wine or the many types of coffee you can order – try a cafe con hielo (pronounced café con yellow) – coffee with ice.

This looks strange when you first see it but believe me there is nothing like it on a hot afternoon! A very strong espresso is served along with a glass containing several ice cubes.

If you take sugar, put this into the coffee and then tip the contents of the coffee cup over the ice in the glass – wait a couple of seconds and then sip the contents – tastes out of this world!

As well as bars, there are also many other shops where almost anything the tourist could want is on sale from clothing to cheeses and wines – try to taste the Majorcan liquor herbes (pronounced yerbas) which has an aniseed flavour and is said to be an aid to digestion.

The walled town of Alcudia is a perfect afternoon’s visit where you can experience the best Majorca has to offer.

Alcudia Beaches

Alcudia across the beach with sun loungers and shades

Situated within the charming municipality of Alcudia lies a plethora of stunning beaches that draw crowds from far and wide.

One particular gem amidst these golden strands is the renowned Alcudia Beach itself – a veritable oasis of soft white sand and sparkling turquoise waters.

This locale provides the perfect playground for both avid sunbathers and thrill-seeking aquatic adventurers alike.

Those yearning for a more intimate escape may wish to venture slightly beyond the town limits to discover the serene sanctuary of Playa de Muro.

Alcudia enjoys some of the best beaches in Mallorca with golden sand & crystal clear waters.

If you’re interested in water sports, Alcudia Beach probably has the widest variety in Majorca, as it often benefits from coastal winds making it ideal for sailing, kite surfing, etc.

See our Alcudia beach guide for more information.

Bars / Pubs & Restaurants

In Alcudia, culinary delights abound, providing something to suit every palate and budget.

From succulent seafood to authentic Spanish fare and global flavours, the array of eateries caters to diverse preferences.

When the sun sets, the city comes alive with a plethora of bars and clubs offering spirited entertainment.

Some worth trying whilst on your holiday are:

  • Davy’s Food & Coffee
  • Desde Italia con Amor
  • Bistro Bel

Ports

The port serves as a focal point of activity, buzzing with vessels arriving and departing on a constant basis.

Admiring the opulent yachts moored alongside the marina or embarking on island excursions promises endless amusement.

Shoppers and foodies alike will find themselves spoilt for choice amidst the myriad retail spots and restaurants clustered around the harbour.

Golf

Golf aficionados visiting Alcudia have multiple options when it comes to teeing off.

One such course is the stunning Alcanada Golf Course, where players can soak up the gorgeous rural panoramas while perfecting their swing.

With several first-rate golf courses to choose from, avid golfers won’t run out of opportunities to indulge in their passion within the vicinity of Alcudia.

Alcudia Market

Like many of the larger towns of Majorca, Alcudia has its own market which is held twice per week on Tuesdays & Sundays.

The market has plenty to offer with local fruit, vegetables, meats & clothing.

I particularly recommend getting a good selection of olives from the huge variety on offer!

If you’re looking for a souvenir or fifth, Alcudia market also has plenty of options.

Alcudia Water Park – Hidropark

There is one public water park in Alcudia – Hidropark.

It’s located on Carrer Reines about 1KM from the beach.

It’s not the biggest water park in Majorca, but it’s fairly large, covering an area of 40,000 m2 with a wide variety of water attractions.

There are 7 or so big slides with various smaller ones, a large pool & a pretty big wave pool area.

Please be aware that you are not allowed to take food into the park. However, Hidropark admission is about half the price of the other water parks in Majorca. Any food must be purchased from the restaurants/cafes located on-site.

The park opens on May 1st & closes on October 31st.

Opening times are:

  • 10am-5pm May, June, September & October.
  • 10am-6pm July & August.

History

In addition to its dazzling beaches and abundance of entertainment opportunities, Alcudia proudly showcases a rich historical legacy that spans millennia.

Travellers eager to delve deeper into the region’s storied past need look no further than the imposing medieval city walls, majestic Roman remnants, and evocative ancient amphitheatre.

Those willing to embark on brief excursions outside of the immediate area can explore awe-inspiring castles, immersive museums, and mesmerising water and theme parks.

Finally, a visit to the lively local market promises a chance to immerse oneself fully in the authentic ambience of this captivating corner of Majorca.

Best Places To Stay

For those planning a trip to Alcudia, the array of lodgings catering to diverse budgets ensures everyone can find suitable arrangements.

From opulent hotels to self-contained apartments, the choice is yours.

Two areas particularly worth considering when searching for the perfect place to rest your weary feet are Port d’Alcudia and Playa de Muro.

Not only do they sit near the sandy shore but also provide top-notch amenities to enhance your stay.

Some hotels worth taking a look at:

  • Iberostar Ciudad Blanca
  • Sofia Alcudia Beach
  • Iberostar Alcudia Park

Alcudia Weather

Alcudia weather in July & August reigns supreme as the warmest months in Alcudia, with an average temperature of 27°C (81°F).

July steals the show as the sunniest month, offering an impressive 13.4 hours of sunlight each day on average.

The waters surrounding Alcudia reach their peak temperature in August, averaging 26°C (79°F).

Conversely, January & February bring the lowest temperatures, hovering around an average of 12°C (54°F).

Rainfall peaks in November, with an average of 72mm falling across the month.

Min. °C
Max. °C
Ave. °C
Light (hours)
Sun (hours)
Rain (mm)
Wind (Km/h)
Wind Angle
Min. °C
9
Max. °C
15
Ave. °C
12
Light (hours)
9.7
Sun (hours)
7.4
Rain (mm)
1.9
Wind (Km/h)
21
Wind Angle
SW (214)
Min. °C
9
Max. °C
16
Ave. °C
12
Light (hours)
10.7
Sun (hours)
8.6
Rain (mm)
1.6
Wind (Km/h)
21
Wind Angle
SW (203)
Min. °C
10
Max. °C
17
Ave. °C
14
Light (hours)
12
Sun (hours)
9.7
Rain (mm)
1.3
Wind (Km/h)
21
Wind Angle
S (178)
Min. °C
12
Max. °C
20
Ave. °C
16
Light (hours)
13.3
Sun (hours)
10.9
Rain (mm)
1.6
Wind (Km/h)
20
Wind Angle
SE (156)
Min. °C
16
Max. °C
23
Ave. °C
19
Light (hours)
14.4
Sun (hours)
12.2
Rain (mm)
1.1
Wind (Km/h)
18
Wind Angle
SE (153)
Min. °C
20
Max. °C
28
Ave. °C
24
Light (hours)
14.9
Sun (hours)
13.2
Rain (mm)
0.6
Wind (Km/h)
17
Wind Angle
SE (125)
Min. °C
23
Max. °C
31
Ave. °C
27
Light (hours)
14.7
Sun (hours)
13.4
Rain (mm)
0.2
Wind (Km/h)
17
Wind Angle
E (111)
Min. °C
23
Max. °C
31
Ave. °C
27
Light (hours)
13.7
Sun (hours)
12
Rain (mm)
0.7
Wind (Km/h)
18
Wind Angle
E (108)
Min. °C
21
Max. °C
28
Ave. °C
24
Light (hours)
12.4
Sun (hours)
10.4
Rain (mm)
2.1
Wind (Km/h)
17
Wind Angle
SE (147)
Min. °C
17
Max. °C
24
Ave. °C
21
Light (hours)
11.1
Sun (hours)
9.2
Rain (mm)
1.9
Wind (Km/h)
18
Wind Angle
S (166)
Min. °C
13
Max. °C
19
Ave. °C
16
Light (hours)
10
Sun (hours)
7.4
Rain (mm)
2.4
Wind (Km/h)
21
Wind Angle
S (193)
Min. °C
10
Max. °C
17
Ave. °C
13
Light (hours)
9.4
Sun (hours)
7.3
Rain (mm)
1.2
Wind (Km/h)
19
Wind Angle
SW (222)

Alcudia Weather FAQ

What is the warmest month?

Like Magaluf, July & August are the warmest months in Alcudia with an average temperature of 27°C.

When does the sea warm up?

The sea temperature reaches its peak of 26°C in August, making it ideal for swimming and watersports.

What are the coldest months?

January & February are the coldest months with average temperatures of 12°C. Overnight lows can get down to 9°C.

What is the yearly average temperature?

Averaging the monthly data, Alcudia has a yearly mean temperature of around 18°C.

When’s best to visit for sunshine?

To experience warm and sunny weather, the ideal months to visit Alcudia are June to September when average highs range from 24-27°C.

How much variation between summer and winter?

There is moderate variation. Average highs reach 28-31°C in summer compared to just 12-14°C in the winter months.

How do temperatures compare to Magaluf?

The monthly temperatures and sea temperatures in Alcudia are very similar to those recorded in Magaluf. Both have hot summers and mild winters.

How To Get To Alcudia

Train from Palma to Alcudia

You can’t get a train all the way to Alcudia.

However, you can get a train to Sa Pobla (blue line) & then the number 302 but from the train station bus stop to Alcudia.

Just make sure you get the bus in the right direction, as buses in Spain run a circular route with the same number in both directions.

The train journey from Palma to Sa Pobla will take around 30 minutes & after transferring to bus the onward journey will take about 15 minutes.

Bus From Palma to Alcudia

The bus from Palma to Alcudia is fairly straightforward.

Simply get the number 302 bus from Palma’s main central station (Estacion Intermodal), opposite Placa Espana.

The journey will take about 1 hour.

Alcudia FAQ

Where is Alcudia?

Alcudia is located in the North of Majorca about 50 km from the capital city Palma de Mallorca.

How far is Alcudia from the airport?

To get to Alcudia you need to fly to Mallorca airport which is about 50 km away.

A coach transfer typically takes around 45 minutes.

Is Alcudia good for nightlife?

Yes. Alcudia has many bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes & takeaways.

Drinks are reasonably priced & you can often find offers such as ‘happy hour’ if you wander around.

Is Alcudia a party place?

Whilst Alcudia is not as well known for its party atmosphere as other Majorca resorts such as Magaluf & Palma Nova, Alcudia certainly has a lot of nightlife to offer.

There are many bars, clubs & activities to enjoy during your stay suitable for both young & old.

Where’s the main strip in Alcudia?

The main strip in Alcudia is generally considered to be on Avenida Pedro Mas y Reus.

Is Alcudia good for teenagers?

Alcudia is a great resort for teenagers.

There are plenty of activities to do during the day, such as kite surfing, banana boats, windsurfing, go-karting, Hidropark (water park), boat/pedalo rental, glass-bottom boat rides, etc.

As the night approaches the area is full of restaurants, bars, clubs & is great for lazy walks around the old town.

You’ll also find crazy golf & local shows available (e.g. flamenco).

Are there mosquitoes in Alcudia?

You’ll find mosquitoes in most Spanish holiday resorts during the summer months.

However, Alcudia can be more susceptible than most to them due to the natural Albufera wetlands surrounding the resort.

Can you drink the water in Alcudia?

While the tap water in Majorca is clean, it’s generally very hard & thus, not advised to drink it as it may upset your stomach.

Drinking water can be purchased in small & large quantities from your local store.

Is there a promenade in Alcudia?

Yes. Alcudia has a very long, beautiful promenade with amazing views over the bay of Alcudia & plenty of cafes, restaurants & bars to visit along the way.

Click to show map!

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Alcudia Guide
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Alcudia Guide
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A guide to the holiday resort of Alcudia in Majorca. Includes location map and photos.

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