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Holiday rentals and lettings in Alcudia
One of the top destinations for a holiday in Majorca is Alcudia. The city is located on a small peninsula, and surrounded by the Mediterranean and stunning natural areas. This means that when you stay in a holiday home in Alcudia, you're guaranteed to have spectacular views. Most holiday lettings in Alcudia are located near the coast in the southern and northern areas of the city, where you can enjoy easy access to the beach and sea views. If you want a more lively stay, choose one of the apartments in Alcudia for rent: they are located in the beautiful old town centre where the streets are always bustling with locals and tourists alike. On the other hand, you can rent fincas and rural villas near Alcudia, at only a couple of minutes outside the city. They're the perfect place to get some well-deserved rest while also allowing you to easily visit the city centre.Everything you need for a relaxing holiday in Alcudia
The holiday lettings in Alcudia have everything you could wish for during your stay, no matter what type of holiday you're looking for. The majority of houses and villas are located at walking distance from the beach and at only a couple of kilometres from the city centre: perfect for both beach holidays and city breaks! Most holiday rentals in Alcudia have a private pool with a terrace and barbecue to use during the warm summer nights. Add to that a fully equipped kitchen and air-conditioning, and you won't even need to leave your holiday rental if you don't feel like it. From cozy apartments for two to modern villas and beautiful country homes with enough room for 12, you will find the holiday home that best suits your needs.
Holidays in Alcudia: The area and getting aroundAlcudia's peninsula: a variety of landscapes
As stated before, Alcudia is located on a tiny peninsula in the north of Majorca. The city can be divided into 3 parts: the southern coast and the marina, the northern coast, and the old centre. The southern coast is the most popular with tourists: here you will find the marina and the two main beaches of the city, Platja Muro and Platja d'Alcudia. The area really comes to life in summer when tourists start to arrive and the nightlife and summer activities pick up. Most apartments in Alcudia on the beach are located in this part of the town. The northern coast is quieter, with secluded coves and sleepy residential neighbourhoods making up the area. If you prefer staying somewhere with restaurants and shops on the doorstep of your holiday rental, the old town centre is perfect for you. The cobbled streets are dotted with boutiques and local shops where you can find the perfect souvenirs.Exploring Alcudia and the north of Majorca
Wherever your accommodation in Alcudia is located, it's relatively easy to get around the city by bus, which has lines between the most important parts of the city. And of course you can always get a taxi if you want to get somewhere fast. The most convenient way of transport still is a rental car of course. There are many car and mini bus rental companies in Alcudia where you can rent a vehicle for a day or longer. This gives you the freedom to not only get around the city, but also to explore the area around Alcudia. It will be easy to visit beautiful areas such as the Albufera wetlands and the Drach caves: two natural wonders that are a must-visit for anyone on holiday in the Balearic Islands.
Travellers and activitiesAlcudia for beach lovers
While Majorca is known for its beautiful beaches, the beaches of Alcudia are some of the most beautiful and popular on the island. Whether you prefer wide sandy beaches or small rocky coves, in Alcudia you can find both types of beaches and alternate between them. The sandy beaches are located in the southern coast of the city. They are perfect for families with young children: the water is clear and shallow, without any large rocks or big waves, and there are lifeguards present. The beach promenade is filled with small restaurants and shops, and there are companies where you can rent water sports equipment. On the northern coast you can discover several hidden-away coves, some with a sandy beach, and other with rocks. The crystal clear water makes them great snorkeling spots, so make sure to bring your goggles. Some beautiful coves in Alcudia are Platja Es Morer Vermell and Cala S'Illot. Rent an apartment in Alcudia and discover all of its hidden coves!Alcudia for history buffs
Alcudia is one of the oldest cities on Majorca with an incredibly rich history. In the old town, buildings from several centuries stand side by side. The old fortified wall of Alcudia is one of its main attractions. This wall was built in the 13th century, and is exceptionally well-preserved. Another historical gem of Alcudia is the old Roman city Pollentia. Situated 1 kilometre outside the centre, Pollentia is in great shape and is considered the best example of Roman architecture of the Balearics. Here you can visit the smallest amphitheatre in Spain, as well as the forum, several houses, temples and taverns. There is also a museum explaining the history of the city and the different excavations that are still going on.
Top 5 travel tips in Alcudia1. Visit the wetlands of the S'Albufera Natural Park
The S'Albufera Natural Park is located at only 3 kilometres from the centre of Alcudia. This park is the largest and most important area of wetlands in the Balearics. It's an important resting spot for migratory birds, and on top of that it's also home to many indigenous bird species. Bird watchers can take advantage of the many observation areas to spot cranes, herons and many other species. The park is also a prime hiking spot, with trails of varying difficulty for all ages.2. Attend a summer culture festival
Alcudia has an important and extensive cultural heritage. Every year during summer, the many cultural associations organize festivals and shows to share that heritage with locals and visitors alike. They range from medieval music concerts to theatrical interpretations of Alcudia's important historic happenings. The festivals are free for everyone and take place regularly during the summer months. Experience the lively festival atmosphere for yourself when you're spending the summer in a holiday rental in the centre of Alcudia.3. Discover the local and artisan products during market day
The best days to visit the old city of Alcudia are Tuesdays and Sundays, when the local market draws the best artisans, artists and local food producers to showcase their products. Wander the cobbled streets of the centre and pick up some amazing souvenirs, from handmade jewellry and leather bags to locally produced wine, cheese and olive oil. And don't forget to take a break on one of the town squares. Grab a seat on a terrace and try a glass of vermouth or Palo de Majorca, the popular local liquor, and stock upon fresh produce to cook some delicious meals in your self-catering holiday apartment in Alcudia.4. Explore the Mediterranean with a boat trip
In the port of Alcudia you have many options to either book a boat tour or even charter a boat for the day. This is an amazing opportunity to explore the Mediterranean and its sea life! You can book a trip on a catamaran with a glass floor to get a good look at the fish and other creature that inhabit the sea of Alcudia. Another option is to rent a boat for a day and sail to one of the nearby coves for a day of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.5. Hike to the Victoria hermitage to enjoy a spectacular view
Near Alcudia lies the Mirador de la Victoria, a viewpoint with beautiful views of Cap de Formentor, Alcudia and the Bay of Pollensa. While it's accessible by car, many visitors decide to hike or cycle their way to the top. The route is not exceptionally challenging, and when you arrive you can grab some food and a beer and enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the sun. There are a couple of other viewpoints nearby that are also worth checking out while you're there.