A blast from the past
Jutting into the spectacular clear waters of the Mediterranean on Majorca’s north east coast, holidays to Alcudia are perfect for beach lovers. The main attraction of the resort is its huge stretch of golden sands, which winds around the horseshoe shaped bay and is gently lapped by the sea. Head into the town and you’ll find the pretty, cobbled streets of the old town, Roman ruins and a range of excellent bars and restaurants. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with children in tow, you’ll find some excellent amenities to be enjoyed on holidays in Alcudia.
If you prefer to experience the livelier side of Alcudia, head to the area surrounding the beach. Here you’ll find a selection of bars, restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy the island’s delicious cuisine, or simply relax with a drink. The marina area is perfect for those wanting to book water sports and boat trips, or simply watch the fishing boats and luxury yachts bobbing side by side in the evenings.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Alcudia is approximately 50 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.