One of the most well-known towns in north Mallorca, Alcudia was founded by the Romans and known as Pol.lentia. When the Moors arrived, they renamed the town Al Kudi, once the Christians reclaimed their territory the name just sort of stuck.
The walls of Alcudia tell a story of the history of this Medieval town and the narrow winding streets are a maze to explore. We highly recommend you take a nosy, the streets are beautiful and are all pedestrianised inside the wall so you can walk in peace. It’s lovely to see how the owners are proud of their town and have lots of plants outside.
Alcudia hosts a market every Tuesday and Sunday from 8am – 1pm. The most famous fiesta is the Autumn Fair which is held on the first weekend of October. Easter is also an important time of year in Alcudia with lots of activities and processions going on.
Alcudia’s main beach in Puerto Alcudia offers one of the longest stretches of beach on the island and is very family friendly with the sand gently sloping into the water, safe for beginner swimmers. Here there are sun loungers and pedalos for rent. If you would rather go to a more rustic beach then head to Mal Pas or Aucanada, Es Bacares or S’Illot which has a great bar by the beach. Watch out on the beach, you’ll find lots of blond heads around, so keep an eye on yours!
If you walk around the area of Port d’Alcudia you’ll notice that thanks to the large hotels, it’s much busier and built up than the likes of Port de Pollença.