What does Alcudia have to offer to holidaymakers?

Mallorca is one of the 4 major islands of the Balearic Islands. Alcudia is found on the northern reaches of the island about an hour from Mallorca’s capital, Parma. According to my friend who work at Vancouver WA roofersAlcudia does not have the active nightlife associated with Magaluf. In contrast, it is home to stunning landscape, a wonderful family-friendly beach, lots of history and tradition and an amazing art destination that is begging to be discovered.

Visit the old town of Alcudia

The moors are believed to have arrived in the area in the 9th century and settled for the next 300 hundred years. In 1928, King James I defeated the Moors in battle. However, King James II is acclaimed as the one who designed the 14th-century quadrangular shaped parapets. Today, the 6m tall walls remain undamaged and they make for a wonderful stroll offering views above rooftops and private patio. It spans a length of 1.5 kilometers and is littered with 26 towers and 2 gates namely, Porta de Mallorca and Porta de Xara which have both been proclaimed National Monuments.

The Beach

The main strip of Alcudia’s shoreline goes by the moniker ‘Playa Deportivo’ which means sports beach. It’s quite obvious to see why. The waters are packed with windsurfers, kite surfers, ski-tubes, doughnuts, and banana boats. You can hire whatever equipment you need for water sports from the several water sports centers right at the port end. The water is fairly shallow here, so if you prefer stronger waves then go a bit further along the coastline.

Ciudad de Pollentia

Conveniently nestled between Bahía de Pollensa and Bahía de Alcudia and in close proximity to the old town of Alcudia are the ruins of the Roman capital called Ciudad de Pollentia. These ruins occupy about 12 hectares and date back to the 1st century. Established by Quinto Cecilio Metel, the Roman city encompasses 3 segments including the residential district, a 100m fragment of the city walls plus the Forum.

On the outskirts of the Roman capital lays the Roman theatre. Typically, the Romans took delight in theatrics and the theatre’s large seating capacity of up to 2,000 people is proof of that. You will be enthralled with the reverberating sound if you try to shout inside the arena.

Sa Bassa Blanca Museum

Art lovers will definitely love to stop by at this destination. The Museum dates back to 70s when artists Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu bought a farmhouse and transformed it into a stunning, Hispano-Moorish building. Today, this beautiful building accommodates an assortment of modern art. Oddities such as a dancing shoe and a massive golden dummy are sure to raise an inquisitive eyebrow.

Nightlife

While Alcudia is not known for an active nightlife, it still maintains a lively beat. Go out to Calle Astoria for a night full of dancing until the early hours. Just nearby, there’s Dollar Street, where you can choose from quiz nights, live bands and karaoke at the bars and pubs.

If you’re looking for a laid-back holiday destination, consider Alcudia. You won’t regret this decision.