I have lived and worked in Puerto de Alcudia for two summer seasons as a Hotel Entertainer, and I have to say it is one of the best places I have ever worked. It has everything you could possibly want from a holiday destination either alone or with the family. This place has it all culture, beautiful scenery, plenty of things to see and do and it’s pretty easy to travel to other destinations on the Island such as C’an Picafort, Inca and Palma providing you have the bus time tables and know where to get the bus from.

# 1. Cheap Flights

airplane-with-banner-png-AirplaneIt pretty cheap to get a flight from the UK to Mallorca, depending on what time of the season you go, you can usually pick up a flight from £23 – £140 just check online for flights with some price comparison sites the earlier you book the cheaper it will be. Bare in mind that this is really a seasonal Island especially Alcudia so the best time to visit would be between May and October. Your advised to either rent a car or book a coach from Palma Airport as a taxi can be around €120 to get there.

 

#2. Budget friendly Winning & Dinning

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Whatever takes your fancy Puerto de Alcudia can cater for, as it’s not short or restaurants and the best thing is, it’s all affordable and tastes amazing. Whether you’re looking for traditional Spanish tapas, Italian pizzerias, American themed food, Chinese styled buffets or home cooked British grub you’ll be sure to get what you need food and drink wise.

#3. You Can Visit the Beach

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Puerto de Alcudia is a beautiful, picturesque blue flag beach, that stretches across the golden hotel mile. The water is calm, shallow and safe, you can walk out quite far with fish swimming past your feet, before it gets to deep. There’s plenty to do at the beach from renting a pedlo, canoe or a Kayak, various water sports, to just chilling out or even taking part in a big blow up assault course which is in the theme of the television show total wipe. If your lucky on the odd occasion you may even, see a dolphin (this happens very occasionally and I have only ever seen it once).

#4. Plenty of Day Time Activities

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Despite being what I call a hidden treasure there is so much to do in Puerto de Alcudia during the day. If you fancy horse riding you may want to considering going to Ranxo Ses Roques the team are very welcoming the horses are well looked after and its completely safe and fun for all ages. If you fancy a wet and wild day you may want to considering going to the  Hydro park water park (It’s not the best water park on the island but it’s still pretty fun, this also get’s very busy during the school holidays), or maybe you fancy a bit of paintball with Paintball Alcudia its fully equipped safe and you have two missions (you’ll pay half the price to do this as to what you would pay in the UK). There is also Go Carting and plenty of tours by bus and a little tourist train, as well as golfing.

#5. History and the Old Town

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Not to far from the port is the Old Town Alcudia, which is rich in history from its medieval past to it’s Roman ruins. It worth taking a walk up to the old town to have a look at this beautifully restored reminisce of the past. Go inside the walled city and travel through the mazes of the narrow streets within, walk along the wall and visit the beautiful Alcudia church as well as seeing the Roman ruins. You can end up spending a good few hours here.

#6. Bike Friendly

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Mallorca as a whole is a very bike rider friendly island, so its worth renting a bike and riding around. I am training for a Triathlon so I often spend my time riding from Old Town Alcudia all the way to C’an Picafort and if your like me when I first started riding a bike last year a little nervous you don’t have to go along the main road there are plenty of back roads and routes you can take most of the way which you’ll see some truly beautiful and breath-taking scenery.

#7. Market Days

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There are two markets you may want to consider going to, where you will be able to purchase presents to take home, hand-made items, art, bag, shoes, local food and more… Every Sunday and Wednesday from 8am -12pm you have the Alcudia Market in the Old Town you can haggle for bags and clothing here. In Port d’Alcudia you have the night market which goes as far down to the main harbour strip this is usually open from 8pm till 10:30pm every night during the main season, this is not as big as the old town market and it’s less busy.

#8. Night Life

 

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If you don’t fancy staying in the hotel and watching the resident entertainment. Alcudia has quite a decent night life from bars with karaoke, to music venues that host some of the finest tribute acts on the island (One thing you need to know Mallorca loves its tribute acts) as well as night clubs there is something for everyone’s taste. My personal favourite is heading over to the big pyramid which you can’t miss and going in to Apels or one of the other bars owned by Groupo Magic the party atmosphere is amazing there and the Spanish love a party. If it’s not a loud night you want, there are also plenty of Irish and English themed pubs as well as bars along the beach front.

#9.  Festivals and Events

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Depending on what part of the season you visit Alcudia there is always something going on such as beach parties and concerts, religious holiday celebrations, amazing fire work displays and carnivals. There are also visiting events such as Iron Man Triathlon twice a year and also other themed events Like Miss Tourism Spain.

#10. Friendly Locals

 Everyone in Alcudia is friendly and most speak English and are always more thank happy to help and direct you.

I think Port d’Alcudia is such a beautiful places its defiantly earned a place as one of my favourite places to be, so much so it’s the location of my soon to be self published novel The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer.

About The Author

LJ is the founder of Outside the Bubble UK, she will be releasing her first novel this year called ‘The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer’, which is based on some of her experience as a hotel entertainer over the years. LJ has a passion for Travel and this year is preparing for her next big adventure, whilst also training for her first Triathlon

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16 Responses

  1. Tara @ ShataraTravel

    This is a great guide I hadn’t heard of Puerto De Alcudia before! Sounds similar to the easy getaway of Bali for Aussies! We would kill for cheap flights to spain!

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  2. Allison

    I’ll be heading back to Europe in 2018. It’s been so long since I have been no doubt everything has changed! I’ve been to Spain a few times but have never heard of Puerto de Alcuda. I’m all for cheap flight and eats (especially if it looks as yummy as that). With only six weeks be will need to be selective where we go but this is one to consider.

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  3. Jennifer

    I love the look of this town. It seems like it has a chilled out vibe. I love going to markets in search of treasure!

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  4. Natasha

    Remind me of a recent trip to Ibiza actually. The islands are really close. Looks like you had an awesome time I’d love to follow your footsteps and take a trip to Mallorca

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  5. Kevan

    This is a locale that I have never heard of before. Looks to be very interesting with the wide variety of things to do. I enjoy history very much and any place that is bike friendly is ok with me. The layout of the post is very clean and appealing and easy to read. Thanks for introducing me to a new location that I now want to go to.

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  6. Mimi & Mitch

    Omg that food you’ve got there just got us SO hungry! Old town looks super charming but would imagine during summer only right? Looking forward to visit it!

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  7. Only By Land

    Puerto de Alcudia looks like a perfect place to stay whilst visiting Mallorca (or Majorca!) You were so lucky to have stayed here for 2 seasons. The old town looks so picturesque, I often see cheap flights to Mallorca but never really know where to stay when I go, now I know of Puerto de Alcudia!

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  8. Iza Abao

    This place sounds like it has a bit of everything for every type of traveler. I like the products that you can buy from the markets. It is also a bike-friendly town which I really prefer. It means that there is less pollution. = )
    I would love to visit Puerto de Alcudia someday.

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  9. Gracie Gill

    I have a friend that works there and I plan to visit her around next year. I heard the night life there is great. But I would most definitely love the beach and go to the old town. I will save this post for future reference. I am excited to go there! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Global Girl Travels

    All of these 10 reasons tickled my fancy. Now I am so curious, I need to add this to my wishlist. I always love destinations that combine natural beauty and history. And if it has good food too, I am totally in!

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  11. Jean

    Oh looks like a lot of fun. 10 great reasons to pack my bags and get to Puerto De Alcudia! I always get jealous that we can’t get these cheap flight deals coming from Australia.

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