Visit Historical Sights in Alcudia With A Private Guided Tour
The medieval town of Alcudia is Mallorca's most significant tourist centre in the north of the island, famous for its superb beaches and crystal clear waters. Take a trip back in time as you walk through the old town and admire the traces of distant civilizations and witness for yourself, historic Alcudia on a private guided tour.
The exciting northern town of Alcudia is a year-round location, offering history and culture no matter what season you choose to visit. Located just one kilometre inland from the famous holiday resort of Port d'Alcudia, it's the ideal place to experience rich Mallorcan heritage, without having to stray too far off the beaten path.
Historical events have left their mark everywhere in Alcudia. First occupied by the Phoenicians and Greeks, then recognized in 123 B.C. as the Roman settlement Pollentia, it was subsequently attacked by Vandals, Byzantines and Arabs, before finally being conquered by Catalan Christians. All of these conquerors left their cultural heritage behind, waiting for you to discover on an Alcudia cultural tour.
On a walking tour Alcudia, you will visit Mallorca's only entirely preserved town wall with its amazing views overlooking the old town and the Bay of Pollensa. The pedestrian area offers tempting restaurants, cafes with beautiful terraces along with, handicraft shops, stylish boutiques and Mallorcan specialities. You will be pleased to know that the town walls are great for watching open-air concerts during the summer months.
Top 10 Things to Do in Alcudia
Family fun and sea sports in Port d' Alcudia
The beach is the main attraction here at nearly 3 kilometres long. It is filled with all types of water sports and associated outdoor activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing, hand-gliding and jets skis. The water is calm, and you would have to walk out rather far before it gets too deep. The area is very family-friendly, and you will definitely find something for everyone, especially with the many bars, restaurants and cafes.
Originally serving as a gateway for the north of the island, you can book many of your Alcudia boat tours from here. Tours on offer include, glass-bottom boats, dolphin watching, sunset cruises, cave trips and this part of the coast is one of the best spots for fishing on the island.
If the beach and water is not your thing, then take a trip to the nearby Golf Alcanada, with its eighteen-hole course and superb clubhouse or take an Alcudia cycling tour and explore the nearby attractions.
Travel Tips for Alcudia
From about mid-April through to the end of September, Alcudia is bustling with people who have come to have fun and enjoy all the resort has to offer. Even in the off-peak seasons, Alcudia offers lots of cultural activities including a jazz festival in September and winter fiestas. Alcudia is generally a year-round destination due to the many historical and cultural tours on offer.
Like everywhere, you generally get what you pay for. There are popular early-bird menus, and a three-course meal for two in a restaurant should cost between 35-40 Euros. Book your accommodation in advance. B&B's and boutique hotels are usually the best value and remember. It is generally cheaper to book your tours early to get the best bargains.
Like anywhere you travel to it is always better to be safe than sorry. Keep your personal belongings close and never carry large amounts of money on you. Do your research well before you travel to ensure you get the best deals on hotels and tours. It is safer better to drink bottled water and to make sure that the caps are adequately sealed before purchasing.
Palma enjoys a Mediterranean climate consisting of long hot summers and mild winters. August is the hottest month and temperatures average around 25 degrees. In autumn temperatures get a little cooler, though temperatures can still get into the 20's in October. Typical winter temperatures in Alcudia are always pleasant, ranging from 9°C to 10°C between December and January.