The underrated town in Majorca where Spanish people go on holiday | Travel News | Travel

The underrated town in Majorca where Spanish people go on holiday | Travel News | Travel

The charming town of Alcudia is one of the most beautiful towns in Majorca, and a favourite summer destination among locals and Spaniards who visit the islands during the summer months.

Located in the northeast of Majorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, Alcudia is just 40 minutes away from Palma de Majorca airport (PMI). Travel expert Gabi explained on her blog Thelithuanianabroad that Alcudia is “one of Majorca’s most beautiful towns”.

She admitted: “Growing up in Germany I always thought that Majorca was a party island where you can find annoying tourists drinking sangría out of buckets.

“But if you leave Majorca’s party area you will find a fairytale island with blue water and white sand beaches, old towns, and incredible nature. In my opinion, the Balearic Islands are a very underrated holiday destination,” she said.

But what is there to do in Alcudia?

Explore Alcudia Old Town

Holidaymakers can visit the beautiful old town, including the medieval city walls, Porta de Moll and Sant Jaume church.

The medieval town of Alcudia is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the perfect spot for a relaxing walk on a summer evening.

The Roman city of Pollentia

The Roman ruins of Pollentia, considered the most important archaeological site from the Roman era on the island, are another must-see.

Port d’Alcudia

Port d’Alcudia is the ideal location for water sports, fun family activities, or a relaxing stroll around the marina. According to locals, a boat trip through the gorgeous bay of Alcudia will be an unforgettable experience.

Along the seafront, tourists will find plenty of restaurants to enjoy the delicious Mediterranean cuisine, including tapas, Sangria or a typical Majorcan ensaimada. There are also lots of bars, cute souvenir shops and charming boutique hotels. 

Best beaches around Alcudia

Playa d’Alcudia is the closest beach and is absolutely stunning. On Tripadvisor, a visitor described it as a “beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise waters”.

Other beaches near Alcudia you can’t miss are Muro Beach, Platja Des Coll Baix, Playa El Mal Pas or Playa de Sant Pere, a hidden gem frequented by locals.

A British tourist who recently visited the “secret beach” explained: “This quiet beach in a residential area is usually full of locals and has a family vibe. It has a chiringuito (bar/restaurant) and a portalet and a hose hooked up for a shower. The beach is very child-friendly with a gradual entrance into the water.”

Other dreamy towns loved by locals and Spanish tourists are Soller and Pollensa.

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Author: Shirley