Hey everyone, wow I’ve been so absent here on my blog! I have been super busy, including a lovely 10 day holiday to Alcudia in Majorca! Followed by a little weekend away in Windermere in The Lake District. I wanted to share a little ‘travel guide’ to Alcudia after my visit as I know it’s quite a popular place to visit and I hope it can help someone out a little. If you’re interested in what I got up to in Alcudia, or are planning a trip there soon, then just keep reading!
Alcudia Old Town Market
The old town is one place you should definitely visit in general, but I would really recommend heading there when the market is taking place. This happens every Sunday & Tuesday from around 8am until about 1pm. There you can find lots of stalls selling a variety of things – souvenirs, food, furniture, clothing, and loads more things. There is also lots of lovely cafes and bars in the area so you can stop for a drink or lunch. The old town in just a short walk from the main centre of Alcudia, or you can catch a bus if you prefer!
Playa De Alcudia (Beach)
Of course if you are visiting Alcudia (or most areas of majorca) you are going to want to visit the beach. Alcudia beach is lovely and is vast. There is also water sports such as pedalos, banana boats, jet skis, paddle boards and much more, depending on when in the season you visit. Unfortunately we missed out on the pedalos by a few days when we visited early October, which is a shame! But it is something we can do next time we visit.
Boat Hire at the Port
If you head to the port of Alcudia, you can hire a boat for a day (or a half a day, or a few hours). There are sooo many options for different party sizes and prices. Some of the options allow anyone to take the boat without a license, and others you take someone with you who can run the boat for the day. There’s so many options so its definitely worth checking out. The port is lovely to walk along even if you don’t end up hiring a boat!
Formentor Day Trip
One day trip we did which we really enjoyed was Formentor. Formentor isn’t too far from Alcudia which means you don’t spend too long on transport. An open top coach/bus picks you up at your hotel and you take the short journey to Formentor. When you are there you go on a short to an amazing viewing point up some steps. From there you can see some gorgeous views. Afterwards the coach takes you to the beach to spend some time there. It is a beautiful small beach with clear seas. After around an hour on the beach, you get to go on a boat ride to Pollenca, then take the coach back to Alcudia from there. It’s quite a reasonable price at 26 euros each (at the time we went) and it allows you to see another area of Majorca, so I think it is well worth it! If you’re interested in doing this, speak to your hotel reception.
If you’re looking to do something a little more ‘active’, you can visit the water park in Alcudia. You can spend about half a day here. There are a few slides and pools and it is definitely fun to take children to; but it’s also just fun if you like water parks! It’s not the cheapest considering the size of the park, but it’s still nice to do if you can budget it in.
Palma De Mallorca
Being in Alcudia, you are not too far from the capital of Majorca, and you can take a bus directly there which takes just under an hour. If you want to have a look around some shops, see the amazing cathedral and just wander around a bigger city, then I definitely recommend taking the journey to Palma. For me, it was well worth the trip.
& that’s it! My top recommendations for things to do in Alcudia! I hope that you’ve found this post helpful, or at least interesting…
Thanks so much for reading!