Visit Alcudia, Majorca for a Family Holiday
Alcudia is situated on the north side of the island of Majorca sixty miles north of the capital of Palma and offers families plenty of sight-seeing opportunities, restaurants, and shops to explore, not to mention 11 kilometers of beach. From the airport, you can take a coach to the resort getting you there in about 1 1/2 hours. Taxis are also available outside the airport arrival hall and will take you to the resort for about 65 euros. If you are traveling with small children and need car seats, call ahead to arrange for them.
The waters of Alcudia beach are warm and calm, making it an ideal place for children to play in the sand and enjoy the Mediterranean. Activities on the beach include windsurfing and parasailing and you can climb Sa Talaia d’Alcudia, a steep hill that offers you views of the bay and surrounding area.
The city of Alcudia offers several fiestas and events during the year showcasing the importance of local folk and religious traditions. Families can enjoy Sant Joan Fiesta in June and hear children’s choirs, a parade of horses through the streets with a variety of equestrian games, and a children’s party. Festivals run from June through October.
When the family gets hungry, the waterfront is lined with international restaurants catering to everyone’s taste. Authentic Spanish restaurants are plentiful serving dishes like paella or “tapas”; small appetizer portions of Spanish cuisine. Head toward the harborside for a variety of fresh seafood.
After eating, take in some sightseeing at Alcudia’s old town Mallorca featuring a shrine to the Romans, Moors, and Spanish who occupied the island and then on to the Roam amphitheater, a centuries-old structure in the heart of the town. The town dates back to the 1300s and you enter through one of the two city gates built after the conquest of the island by King James I of Spain. A guided tour is available at the local tourism office every Wednesday at noon. The family might also enjoy the local water park, Hidropark, and Super Golf. They offer a variety of slides, chutes, pools, and a 54 hole golf course. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. until the end of October. The El Laberinto is a giant maze kid who can explore and be surprised by monsters, clowns, magicians, and witches. Kartingmania is Alcudia’s fastest and largest go-kart park. The park opens at 9 a.m. until late at night when they light the track with floodlights.
Hotel Alcudia is located close to the marina and the beach and offers a buffet restaurant, swimming pool with pool bar, activities like table tennis, pool tables, and bicycle hire. The hotel includes entertainment and a playground and playroom for children as well as a children’s pool. The 24-hour service desk allows guests to schedule excursions, check bus schedules, and report any problem at any time of the day. All rooms have air-conditioning, TV, hairdryers, daily cleaning service providing new linens twice weekly. Standard rooms have two or three beds and can accommodate up to four people. Most of the bars, restaurants, and hotels in Alcudia close in the winter months.