Alcudia, great for walking and driving holidays

If you’re thinking of taking a holiday to Majorca, you’re likely imagining large crowds of tourists soaking up the sun during the day and partying the night away in the island’s best clubs. However, choose instead to visit Majorca’s northern town of Alcudia and you’ll experience a Majorca that’s a world away from the hectic resorts of the south. Its sparkling sea and historic town centre provide tourists with a range of delights – whether you choose to spend your time walking around the peaceful streets of Alcudia or exploring its surrounding areas in a rented car.

Alcudia boasts a six-mile long coast, and its crystal clear waters and stunning sandy beaches mean that sunbathing is naturally a popular pastime for holidaymakers in the town. However, many visitors to Alcudia choose to spend their time walking through its historic old town. The narrow streets of Alcudia’s inner-walled town are serene and tranquil and its pedestrianized areas are home to some beautiful squares in which you’ll be able to find places to eat and drink. Alcudia’s old town also plays host to a market every week, so you’ll be able to pick up a few bargains on your travels as well.

Alternatively, take a walk down to the Port D’alcduia, from which you’ll be able to take boat trips around parts of the island and catch daily ferries to Menorca and Barcelona. Here, holidaymakers will also be able to find some high quality shops in which to buy local porcelain, jewellery and other items. What’s more, you’ll be able to find secluded coves north of Alcudia’s town walls that provide perfect opportunities for snorkelling or sunbathing away from the beaten track.

If you’re keen to hire a car in Alcudia, you’ll be able to explore the town’s surrounding areas with ease. For instance, take the ten minute drive south along Alcudia’s beach and into Playa de Muro, where you’ll be able to visit S’Albufera. S’Albufera is a nature reserve┬áthat is popular with bird-spotters, and can provide some much-needed relaxation from the busier beaches of the town. You’ll also be able to drive to the Roman town of Pollentia, which lies just outside the town walls, and visit the smallest Roman Amphitheatre in Spain.

So whether you decide to spend your holiday in Alcudia walking along its peaceful historic streets or driving along its breathtaking coastal spots, you can rest assured that this town will provide you with a Majorcan holiday experience that’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the south!

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