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With its sweeping bay of golden sands lapped by crystalline waters, charming Old Town steeped in history, and endless options for fun in the Balearic sun, this vibrant resort has it all.
Prepare to soak up the rays on postcard-perfect beaches, get your adrenaline pumping with watersports, and feast on fresh seafood under the stars.
Whether you’re a couple seeking romance, a family in need of unforgettable adventures, or a group of friends hungry for lively nights out, Puerto de Alcudia promises a holiday to remember.
Puerto de Alcudia is blessed with over 10km of pristine beachfront, so you’ll be spoiled for choosing where to roll out your towel.
For families and those looking for calm waters, Playa de Muro is ideal with its gentle sloping sands.
Backed by pine trees, you can rent sun loungers or pedalos to explore the tranquil waters. Beachside restaurants and ice cream kiosks line the shore for easy refuelling.
Nearby Playa de Alcudia also impresses with its soft golden sands and beach clubs.
On the peninsula south of the port, Platja des Coll Baix is a secluded escape where the only soundtrack is lapping waves.
Things To Do
With so much natural beauty and Balearic charisma, Puerto de Alcudia keeps you busy with an endless array of facilities, watersports, attractions and excursions.
For family-friendly fun, Hidropark Alcudia offers exhilarating water slides, pools with bubbles and jets, plus mini golf and restaurants. Or for an adrenaline rush, visit Karting Mania with race tracks for kids and adults.
Golfers can tee off at the 18-hole Alcanada Golf Course with stunning sea views, while market lovers shouldn’t miss the atmospheric stalls and fresh produce of the Sunday market.
Activities & Excursions
The warm, calm waters of Alcudia Bay make it a watersports haven.
Try stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing or kayaking, or if you’re feeling daring, zoom across the waves on a jet ski. For high-thrills, Banana and Ringo Rides involve inflatable rubber rings pulled by speedboats.
Boat excursions tempt from the marina, like catamaran cruises to secluded coves or thrilling rides to photograph the rugged coastline.
Don’t miss a glass-bottom boat to discover the marine life below while sailboats and yachts stand ready for sunset cruises.
On land, horse riding along pine-scented trails is a delightful way to explore, or get a bird’s eye coastal view with paragliding flights off the beach.
Cycling is also popular with plenty of waterside bike paths and bike hire available.
History buffs will adore wandering the ramparts, towers and cobblestone lanes of Alcudia’s medieval Old Town.
For artistic flair, Sa Bassa Blanca Museum displays sculptures amid gardens and nature trails, while at the Sunday market, stalls sell handcrafted souvenirs, Mallorcan pearls and local artwork.
Bars, Pubs & Restaurants
When the sun goes down, Puerto de Alcudia springs to life with buzzing bars, pubs and restaurants. For fresh seafood and beachfront dining, the marina restaurants are unbeatable.
Try traditional tapas and wines along the harborfront or watch the boats sway as you savor paella. For heartier plates of grilled meats and pizzas, casual ‘trattorias’ line the main street.
As evening sets in, lively pubs get the party started with dancing, live music and nightly entertainment. For cocktails and music, beach bars like BARco Nina and Aqua Cocktail & Snack serve up good times.
Puerto de Alcudia takes its name from its bustling marina port. Lined with palms and scenic promenades, you can watch the yachts and fishing boats or take a ferry to Menorca, about 4 hours away.
Ringed with multilingual signage and resort amenities, it’s easy to book excursions at the port. Treat yourself to tax-free shopping at the duty-free stores before boarding.
Cafes and ice cream parlors dot the harbor making it the perfect place to take in the seaside atmosphere.
Don’t miss the Tuesday and Sunday markets in the port that sell handmade crafts, jewellery, artworks and souvenirs.
For golf enthusiasts, Alcanada Golf Course delights with 18 challenging holes just 10 minutes from Puerto de Alcudia.
With breathtaking sea views and bunkers bordered by lavender and olive trees, it was designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Split fairways, undulating greens and strategically placed water hazards give it a unique character. After your game, relax in the Club House terrace restaurant with panoramic vistas.
With over 2,000 years of settlement, Puerto de Alcudia is rich in history. The ancient ruins of Pollentia show it was once the Roman capital of the island.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Alcudia grew into an important medieval port town.
The existing city walls and fortifications date back to the 14th century when King Jaime II ordered their construction. Within the walls, the Gothic architecture of historic buildings and churches add to the captivating atmosphere.
In the 18th century Alcudia became an agricultural trading town exporting olive oil, wine and wool.
Today its rich history blends seamlessly with its lively modern resort vibe.
Best Places To Stay
With beachfront hotels, historic boutique stays and self-catering apartments, Alcudia accommodates every taste and budget.
For luxury right on the sand, Grupotel Parc Natural & Spa surrounded by S’Albufera Nature Reserve has a spa and modern design.
Families love Hotel JS Alcudia Sun for its mini club, playground and paddling pool.
In the Old Town, boutique Can Tem offers cosy apartments with rustic chic decor. Or immerse yourself in history at Hotel Ca’n Picafort with its 17th-century manor house charm.
Self-catering options abound from beachfront apartments to private villas with pools. Easy to book, they give the freedom to cook local produce from the markets.
Puerto de Alcudia enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
The average year-round temperature is 20°C making it pleasant to visit anytime.
July and August are the hottest months, with average highs of 30°C – perfect for spending long days lounging beachside or cooling off in the sea.
The cooler months from December to February bring average temperatures of 15°C, ideal for sightseeing, cycling or playing golf.
Sea temperatures remain relatively warm for swimming even in winter.
Rainfall is low at around 25 days annually, mostly falling between October and January.
Summer rains are unusual so you can expect sunny days for beach holidays.
- Car hire: Puerto de Alcudia is an easy 40-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca airport. Renting a car gives the freedom to explore the island’s beaches and mountain villages.
- Bus: Frequent direct buses connect the airport to Alcudia in just over an hour. The bus station is centrally located for local buses to nearby towns.
- Taxi: A taxi from the airport takes 50 minutes and costs around €75 one-way. Taxis can also be hailed around town.
- Ferries: Passenger and car ferries sail from Alcudia’s port to Menorca and Barcelona in Spain, ideal for island hopping.
So if you’re craving sunkissed days by the sea and nights under the stars, Puerto de Alcudia promises the quintessential Balearic escape.
With historic character, coastal allure and plenty of local flavor, this Mallorcan gem makes an idyllic sunshine getaway.
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Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.