Historic charm and cobbled streets of the Old Town of Alcudia
Alcúdia is an exceptional town, hugely popular with Tourists due to its amazing beaches andleisure activities and it is split into 3 parts:. The old town, slightly inland from the coast, the resort area itself set around the magnificent beach and the Port with its beautiful Marina.
The old town of Alcúdia, situated in the north of Mallorca, has an eventful history. Founded in 123 B.C. by the Romans and made the capital of the island, going by the name of Pollentia, it was attacked by Vandals, Byzantines, and Arabs and finally conquered by Christians.
The conquerors left their cultural heritage behind, which is still visible today in the town’s meandering cobbled alleyways.
The historic centre of Alcudia is enclosed by Mallorca’s only entirely preserved town wall. Jaume II had it erected in the 14th century to protect Alcúdia’s inhabitants. As soon as you pass the gates, you cannot help but feel enchanted by the restored ancient centre. Once hectic streets have been converted into a large pedestrian precinct, which invites you to stroll and browse.
Soft White Sands of Mallorca’s longest beach and Many Attractions
The resort area of Alcudia is hugely popular as a holiday destination and has long been established as one of the top destinations on the island by people simply drawn to the spectacular beach, which without doubt is one of the best on the island, with its fine white sand and very shallow turquoise waters, this is a blue flag beach and is the longest on the island; stretching for 10km meaning you will always be able to find a spot for lounging.
There’s plenty to do in Alcudia, with naturally an array of water sports, a waterpark, go karting and if you are a golfer; the beautiful Aucanada championship course lies practically on the doorstep. To the far end of the beach you will reach the Port area, with its beautiful Marina; home to some elegant superyachts and fringed with wonderful cafes and restaurants and with an ambiance of sophistication and style.
There’s a varied selection of properties in the area from beautiful stylish apartments surrounding the Marina and magnificent Villa’s directly facing on to the beach to traditional Mallorcan Village houses and country estates.
Its worth remembering that the resort area is generally quite isolated in the winter months although the Old Town is largely residential and as such most facilities and amenities there will remain open.
The infrastructure is very good with a direct motorway into Palma which takes around 50 minutes to reach and around the same travelling time to the airport.