Alcúdia is one of Mallorca’s most attractive destinations. Located in the northeast of the island, it forms a peninsula between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollensa. It has a long stretch of coastline with fine sand and clear water and lots of very beautiful coves. In Alcúdia you can feel at home, with the benefits of personalized service. In order to improve the experience and satisfaction of tourists, it was one of the first municipalities in Mallorca to introduce the Integral Spanish Tourism Quality System for Destinations (SICTED).
Year after year, more entities have joined the scheme: hotels, restaurants, sailing companies, museums, businesses… all committed to tourism quality in the municipality and the continuous improvement of the establishment, thus providing proper service to the needs of each visitor.
Alcúdia is a city that has managed to maintain the balance between the development of tourism services, looking after its impressive historical and cultural heritage and preserving its surrounding natural spaces. Alcúdia is a treasure in the Mediterranean that is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The concept of Ecotouristic Municipality (1992) has grown in strength over time and the commitment to harmonize progress with environmental awareness and the drive to promote the sustainability of resources has remained intact.
The majority of the area is covered in protected areas home to unique local plants and wildlife. Its coastline, mountains and marshes, transform the municipality into an endless natural surprise, and this makes Alcúdia a privileged place for bird watching thanks to the diversity of ecosystems and species: wetlands, woods, farming areas and the extensive coastline.
Alcúdia’s beaches have implemented an environmental management system based on the ISO14001:2004 standard. The passing of centuries and different civilizations has left an impact on Alcúdia’s land, traditions and people. You will not only find impressive surroundings, rather, Alcúdia offers a wide variety of natural and heritage assets that visitors can enjoy through an audio-guide by simply downloading the app “Experience Alcúdia”.
One of the most representative and best preserved parts is the medieval city where the wall retains its original layout. Its charm entices visitors to walk around it, and discover the picturesque spots hidden behind it. You can finish with a visit to “Sa Bassa Blanca” (The Ben Jakober Museum).
All kinds of culture can be experienced in Alcúdia: traditions and newly created events enrich the municipality’s offer and there are options to choose from throughout the year. The area’s gastronomy, with a careful selection of local produce and painstakingly prepared dishes, will please even the most demanding palates. Visitors can try typical Mallorcan, Mediterranean and international cuisine that is widely available in the area’s restaurants.
There is a comprehensive range of sports to suit all tastes, ages and interests. The bay, the largest on the island, is an ideal place to spend active holidays in contact with the sea. It is possible to do all kinds of sports and water activities, ranging from new experiences, to boat trips along the marvelous Alcúdia coastline. The area’s paths and mountains are excellent for hiking, cyclotourism and Nordic walking. Golf lovers will find one of the best courses on the Balearic Islands here and the two marinas have unbeatable facilities for water tourism.