Alcúdia at the northeast coast of MallorcaAlcúdia - Arabic "Al-Qudya" and means "the hill".
Alcúdia in the northeast of Mallorca shares the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia.
The incomparable coastal ambience on the northeast coast of Mallorca
High above the wind-protected bay of Alcúdia, on a hill of the peninsula Cap del Pinar, lies the historical place of the same name. Together with the harbour town of Port dAlcúdia, which extends directly below the town in the bay, the picturesque town with the unique view over the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Balearic Islands, alongside the island capital Palma de Mallorca. Beach holidaymakers, sun worshippers, active holidaymakers and families with children can enjoy the excellent tourist infrastructure, the two beaches Playa d´Alcúdia and Playa de Pollenca as well as a variety of leisure activities on the northeast coast of Mallorca.
Many holidaymakers come to the Mediterranean island in summer to swim and sunbathe. In addition to Playa d´Alcúdia there are numerous smaller beaches and bays in the municipality, such as the idyllic pebble beach Platja des Coll Baix, the hidden bay Ses Caletes or the very popular Platja d'Alcanada. Water sports and beach sports facilities, a promenade with restaurants, cafés and bars are mainly to be found on the main beaches. From Port dAlcúdia, where the beautiful yachts are anchored, excursion boats regularly depart for panoramic tours along the coast and ferries to the neighbouring islands, such as Menorca, or to the mainland to Barcelona. There is also a water sports centre.
The picturesque town is not only interesting for summer holidaymakers, but also for hikers, nature lovers and active holidaymakers who enjoy excursions to interesting sights all year round. The region is rich in history, which can be seen every step of the way. Whether guided tours along the mighty medieval town fortifications and through the picturesque old town, a visit to one of the three museums or the nearby excavations of the ancient town of Pollenca - there is plenty to explore. Trips to the impressive rock caves, such as the mystical Cova de Sant Martí, which was used as a place of worship in early Christian times, are also popular. A visit to the modern Hidropark in Port dAlcúdia is very entertaining for families with children. A visit to the natural park Reserva natural especial de s'Albufereta, located on the border with the municipality of Pollenca, is also an experience. The large marsh area is crossed by numerous canals and is a breeding ground for rare birds. Guided tours and bird watching are available on a regular basis.
The people of Mallorca are very enthusiastic about celebrating. Throughout the year, there are various festivities all over Mallorca, with many visitors flocking to them. Whether it is the festival in honour of the city's patron saint, the Sant Jaume festival, with musical performances, stalls and numerous attractions for the whole family, the festival of the patron saint of fishermen, the Sant Pere festival, with a colourful procession of fishing boats in the bay, or the annual Sa Fira fair, with its driving equipment, snack bars and open-air events - on the north-eastern coast of Mallorca there is plenty to celebrate. Every Tuesday and Sunday, by the way, there is a market in the old town streets where you can buy delicious local products and souvenirs for your home.