Alcudia: a great destination for all ages

by Jules on May 29, 2012

Planning a holiday with friends and family can be something of a challenge – after all, you need to choose a destination that people of all ages and with different interests will love. Luckily, you can book a bargain holiday to Majorca and stay in Alcudia – which has something for everyone.

This town offers the chance to hit the shops, visit the beach, dine at a different restaurant each night and take exciting excursions to other attractions on the island. What more could you want? One thing’s for sure, you’ll certainly get kudos for organising a holiday everyone will love.

For some top tips on things to do in Alcudia, read on.

Hit the beach

No matter whether you’re young or old, everyone loves going to the beach. Indeed, making the most of the sun, sea and sand is what holidays abroad are all about.

The main beach in the town is also the best. Puerto Alcudia is a generous 9 to 10 km in length so you should have little difficulty in finding somewhere to spread out your towel. You can walk all the way down it from the marina to Playa de Muro, which it links to – and it’s even possible to stroll to the neighbouring resort of Ca’n Picafort for any member of your party who feels like stretching their legs and exploring.

You are never far from a beach bar here so you can grab a refreshing drink whenever you like, but if you want to escape the crowds a little, head past Playa de Muro to an area that is a bit more rustic as it is part of the Albufera Nature Park.

Entertain the kids

If you’re travelling with children, you’ll know they like to be kept entertained every day and while there’s plenty of fun to be had at the beach, there’s even more to enjoy here. Near the town is the El Laberinto, a giant maze and fun park where there are shows put on every afternoon and evening featuring clowns and magic acts.

Hidropark is another site that makes for a great outing. This is not only a water park with dozens of slides and chutes, but also incorporates a 54-hole supergolf course.

Hit the shops

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of shops to visit in Alcudia so when you’re not soaking up the rays, treat yourself to some other reminders of your trip. There are multiple souvenir shops in town, along with boutiques selling clothes and jewellery if you want to feel spoil.

If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation, the first place you’ll want to head to is the supermarket to stock up on provisions and the town boasts one that sells food from the UK. Little Britain stocks many of the brands you can get at home.

Be adventurous

Perhaps the best way for a group on holiday to bond is to try a new activity together and you’ll have ample opportunity here. There is a scuba diving school located at Puerto Alcudia where you can book lessons and go on a diving adventure, while it’s also possible to charter a boat and go on a fishing trip.

Alternatively, hire a bike from the store at Playa de Muro so you can get to and from your hotel and the beach or town on your own set of wheels.

Have you been to Alcudia? What are your top tips on things to do?

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