One of the most well-known towns in North Mallorca, Alcudia was founded by the Romans and known as Pollentia. When the Moors arrived, they renamed the town Al Kudi, once the Christians reclaimed their territory the name just sort of stuck. The walls of Alcudia tell a story of the history of this Medieval town and the narrow winding streets are a maze to explore.
The Roman ruins include a well-preserved theatre which was carved out of the rock, and the local museum displays some of the finds that have been excavated. Also looking back to Alcudia’s past, the 14th-century town walls are an imposing backdrop to the outdoor concerts held during the summer months.
Nearby Puerto Alcudia, with its wide horseshoe bay is a great base for water sports and offers everything you might want from a modern resort. Not to be underestimated for its splendour, the Albufera wetlands to the south of Puerto Alcudia cover over 1600 hectares this protected area is a haven for birdwatchers and walkers.
Alcudia’s main beach in Puerto Alcudia offers one of the longest stretches of beach on the island and is very family friendly with the sand gently sloping into the water.