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Alcudia is the main tourist centre on the island of Majorca which is situated amongst the Spanish Balearic Islands. Alcudia offers a great range of beach activities and family-orientated attractions, all within comfortable reach of a lively resort town.
Alcudia is best reached by flying to Palma Majorca International Airport. A flight from the UK will take approximately 2 1/2 hours, followed by a one-hour transfer from the airport to Alcudia itself.
Alcudia is one of the more modern resort towns on Majorca, and as such it offers a wide selection of resort style attractions. Visitors on a holiday to Alcudia will be able to take advantage of extensive shopping facilities, museums and a wealth of restaurants, tavernas and tapas bars. The town also boasts a lively nightlife, with plenty of clubs and bars that stay open into the early hours.
If you’re looking for a little culture during your trip to Alcudia, then you don’t have to look far in order to get past the array of modern resorts and tourism centres. The Old Town area of Alcudia is the best place to start your explorations, with the whole area surrounded by a grand 14th century wall. Some of the buildings here date back as far as Roman times, including the small theatre, and the remains of a Roman town, which stand just in front of the majestic Church of St. Jaume. Heading north from the Old Town, you’ll come across a 19th century bullring.
Alcudia also boasts more that its fair share of fine beaches. The main beach at Alcudia stretches an impressive 10km in length, and boasts a wide array of different activities and attractions. Here you’ll be able to try out some exciting water sports such as jet skiing, wind surfing and paragliding; alternatively, you can hire out scuba gear and take a tour deep beneath the crystal clear waters. A holiday to Alcudia provides almost unlimited opportunities for sunbathing, and swimming in the warm, blue waters. If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet however, head a little way north up the coast – here you’ll be able to find a selection of remote beaches and coves, well sheltered, and providing great opportunities for swimming, snorkelling or sunbathing away from the crowds.
Alternatively, you’ll have the chance to explore the National Park at S'Albufera, located at the far end of Alcudia’s long beach. This rugged landscape makes fantastic terrain for hiking, and is a popular spot with bird-watchers.
Holidays to Alcudia are seen by most as a chance to enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Majorca. You’ll be able to take advantage of a wide range of resort-style attractions, and there are activities on offer that will appeal to every member of the family. However, Alcudia is rich in history and heritage and in between the bars and shops you’ll be able to find countless reminders of this town’s fascinating past. Book all your holidays to Spain with lastminute.com
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