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Alcudia is a town in the north of the island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands off the Spanish east coast.

Getting there

  • Iscomar Ferries (ph: 902 11 91 28 or 971 43 75 00 for international callers) runs ferries from Cuidadela.

  • TIB's IB-21 bus service runs from Palma de Mallorca several times daily.

Traveling around

The best way to get around Alcudia is by car, and then to explore on foot (particularly in the old town, where the streets are very narrow and there's not much parking).The s'Albufeira National Park can be reached by bus.


  • S'Albufera Natural Park situated on the outskirts of Alcudia. It is the largest and most important wetland area in the Balearic Islands. Originally a lagoon separated from the sea by a chain of dunes, the area has filled up with sediments, becoming an extensive floodplain. S'Albufera is the Balearic's prime birdwatching location. Some 271 different birds species have been sighted at the park.

  • Roman ruins

  • Old town : go around the city on the city walls dating from the 13th century. Visit the Sant Jaume Gothic church.

Things to do

  • Walk (or ride a bike) in the S'Albufera Natural Park on a well marked trail of about 12 km. Just follow the red marks, or go to the information center of the park to get a free walking map. With a little bit of attention, you'll see interesting birds, fish and other animals. Don't forget to take enough water and a picnic.

  • Walk around the Ermita de la Victoria, on the Alcudia peninsula. Two good short trails start from the Ermita de la Victoria. First follow the dirt road for a few hundred meters. You'll see a sign marked Penya des Migdia which brings you along the coast, just above the cliffs. Spectacular, but mind your steps. The other trail, marked Talaia d'Alcudia, leads to the top of a little mountain.

  • There is an alternative, less crowded, route to the Talaia d'Alcudia. Prepare for a 4 hours hike in the mountains. From Alcudia, head for the Ermita de la Victoria but turn right in the Cami de la Muntanya. The last few hundred meters are gravel road but passable with a normal car. Park your car at the sign Coll de Ses fontanelles - Platja des Coll Baix, or at the big parking 200 m further (locals use this road to go to the beach). Put good mountain shoes on, take enough water and a picnic, and follow the direction Platja des Coll Baix. At the end of the gravel road, you'll see the beach below you and a refuge with picnic tables. Take the path on your left side, which climbs slowly up to the Talaia d'Alcudia. The path is marked with cairns and very discreet red spots. Admire the beauty of the views on the rocks and on the see all along the way. Once on the summit of the talaia, have a little rest and eat your picnic to regain your strength. Now you have to find the way back : come back a few meters on the path, to about halfway between the summit and the sign Talaia d'Alcudia. You'll see at your left side (going down from the summit) a little path which follows a ledge in the rock. That's your way down to the car (the trail is marked with cairns, red spots and even dung as donkeys are using it also). Just follow the trail up to a T under big trees. At this point, take left to get back to your car (the trail crosses the dry river several times).

  • Enjoy the fantastic weather on the beach!


Chicken duh

Food Shops

  • Butcher's

    • Carnisseria Ramis, 971 54 61 01, Av. Victoria, Taste their delicious meatballs.


  • HarpBar (Irish Bar), 609 33 33 64, Avda tucan s/n , Alcudia's owned and run Irish Bar with live and traditional music. At night you're always in for a good old sing-song.


  • Hotels Viva (8 hotels in Alcudia Bay (Majorca))

  • Club Mac hotels (3 hotels in Alcudia (Majorca) Jupiter , Saturno , Marte) , +34 971014040, Calle Tucan s/n, Port Alcudia, The hotel club mac is the perfect choice for an all inclusive break. Standing in a spacious complex these sister hotels have many facilities to keep the family occupied. Choose to relax by one of our 6 adult pools and 3 children pools or part take in one of our endless sports activities. The hotel operates a shuttle bus to the beach - one kilometre away, while a number of shops, bars and restaurants are to be found in the immediate vicinity.

  • Apartments Hotetur Bellevue (17 separate buildings apartments in Puerto de Alcudia (Majorca)) , Avda. Pedro Mas Reus, 21

  • Hotel Hotetur Lagomonte (All inclusive hotel in Puerto de Alcudia (Majorca)) , Estany Petit No. 8 07410

  • Grand Oasis Palace De Muro , 971 894 224, 971 894 224, Ctra. Alcudia, Platjas de Muro, Mallorca, 7443, Situated on Playa de Muro beach, very close to the protected area

  • Aparthotel Las Gaviotas (Las Gaviotas Hotel & Apartments) , +34 971 890 426, Puerto Alcudia road, kilometre 28, 139 air conditioned and fully equipped apartments and studios with terrace or balcony, located at 150 from the Playa de Muro Beach.

  • Palma de Mallorca- well worth a day trip to see Mallorca's capital, and take in the many sights it has to offer.

  • Soller - very pretty town on the northern coast of the island.

  • Pollenca - nice old city, home of a good Sunday market.

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