The holiday resort of Port d'Alcudia is situated in the north of Majorca at the top of a long curving bay with an endless white sandy beach which is perfect for young children due to its shallow waters. The sprawling, purpose-built resort, together with its close neighbour Playa de Muro, stretches for five miles either side of the coast road and is particularly popular with British, German and Scandinavian holidaymakers. It has a fairly relaxed atmosphere and which means Alcudia holidays are ideal for families and those looking to relax.
All sorts of watersports can be arranged from scuba diving to banana rides on the beach, attractions include a water park, a go-kart track and horse riding stables. The nearby towns of Pollenca and Alcudia (old town) and the mountain village of Lluc are worth exploring in search of a little culture, while those looking to get away from it all can take a trip to the mountainous western side of the island.
Alcudia is not the resort for party animals; those looking for some serious clubbing should head for the south of the island. The resort does have lots of bars and pubs though which will cater for most tastes, evening entertainment is mainly targeted towards families, but there are a number of late night music bars too. Many of the hotels offer in-house entertainment ranging from flamenco dancers to comedians.
Most restaurants in Alcudia cater to holidaymakers and the British palate with plenty of fast-food joints and cafes to be found. The more traditional restaurants are mostly in the port area, where diners can find traditional Spanish and seafood restaurants within a lovely harbour setting.
Alcudia doesn't have a distinct shopping centre, although shops selling buckets and spades and tourist trinkets line the beach road and other small shopping areas are dotted around the resort. The supermarkets are good, stocking well-known brands along with cheap alcohol and cigarettes. The local market opens on Tuesday and Sunday mornings for some bargain hunting.
Alcudia has a range of hotels to choose from and are of a good standard, whether looking for a bit of luxury or value for money cheap Majorca holidays, you'll find it in Alcudia.
Alcudia is approximately a 60 minutes transfer from the airport