Towns and villages of the Alcudia Region
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Alcudia borders on the municipal areas of Pollensa (in the north), Sa Pobla and Muro (in the south).
|28% (5,610) of 2014 population (19,768): 13% British,
11.4% Italian, 8.5% German, 2.6% French
|1 golf course Golf Alcanada|
|1 hospital and 2 medical centers||7 beaches|
|3 public schools and 6 private colleges||2 marinas|
|3 police stations||60 km / 40 min|
Alcudia region is pleased with the abundance of sun, with 9-12 hours in spring, 7-10 hours in autumn and 7-8 hours of sun per day in winter. In June and July, you can expect to enjoy 13 hours of sunshine per day.
The region has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temporary residents and holidaymakers benefit from the low rainfall and lots of sunshine. The summer is long and hot, with the highest temperature of around 30°C in August. Temperatures reach 19°C already in April. They remain as high as 18°C well into November, just in the evenings the temperature drops relatively sharply. So, the proper summer can be said to last from May till October, with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in July and August. The wettest month is October with an average of 63.4 mm of rain. From May till September the rainfall is minimal and Alcudia is at its driest. The least amount of rainfall occurs in July. The average in this month is 10 mm. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 26°C.
Alcudia has a fairly exposed beach break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves.
The water temperature variation has a range of around 19 °C in autumn and 23.6 °C in summer. During winter it drops down to about 15 °C. The highest average sea water temperature is usually in August, September and July.
One of the most celebrated regions in the north of the island, Alcudia municipality is considered as one of the most favourite prime second-home and holiday destinations.
It is a place for many charms: nature, countryside, the best Blue flag beaches, the sea, heritage, history, and culture. Also, Alcudia offers a wide selection of entertainments. They range from various open-air sports and yachting activities to leisure, chilling out and spectacular fiestas. Not to forget also the great high-quality services, and a well-developed gastronomic and shopping infrastructure.
Interestingly, the region is not yet so popular among prime property buyers in comparison to the south-western part of Mallorca. However, Alcudia is very dynamic in its development and can definitely compete with it.
Prices on Alcudia property market are slightly below Mallorca‘s regular. The average price of an apartment here is €3,800 per sq. meter and price for a house hovers around €3,850 per sq. meter. A highly sought after sea view position raises the average price of Alcudia property to €5,350 per sq. meter.
The most renowned real estate agencies operating on Alcudia property market are Balearic Properties and Vogue with more than 300 listings, followed by Pollentia Properties and ImmoAbroad with a significant number of listed properties in the area as well.
Alcudia is situated on a peninsula of the same name, in a 40-minute drive from Palma city and the international airport. The municipality enjoys an excellent setting, combining the attractions of its emblematic walled old Roman town with an exceptional natural environment.
The region features more than 30 km coastline made up of gorgeous, white sand beaches, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. Here you can choose between the rocky coves or beaches of fine sand.
In Alcudia, the sea comes together with the mountains on a coast. A mountain range, with its 1,440 m Puig Major and countless marked, accessible routes has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The 445 m high mountain of S’Atalai is the highest point of Alcudia. These mountains are stretching a few kilometres to the west. However, even without leaving the municipality of Alcudia, you can discover extremely interesting coastal and mountain landscapes.
Mallorca is known as one of the most popular outdoor sports destinations in Europe. With its natural settings and favourable weather most days of the year, Alcudia is also training paradise for sports of all kinds. Sports enthusiasts and professionals gather here to practice hiking, climbing, Nordic walking, golf, road cycling, mountain biking and many more. Alcudia has a great tradition in these sports, so you can do them here at whatever level you like.
There is also a large variety of aquatic activities available in the region. Kitesurfing is the King in the northern bays of Alcudia. Other popular water sports include sailing, canoeing, diving, and fishing.
The municipality has several centres for water sports. The most notable is in Port Alcudia. Here you can find Alcudiamar yacht club and its own Sailing School.
Alcanada golf course is considered as one of the finest courses in Spain and the rest of Europe. This 18-hole Porsche family owned golf course is designed by the renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Situated on a privileged hill that slopes down gently to the sea, it is providing spectacular Mediterranean views. Here you can delight in the beauty of its environment.
Notably, there are various top-level sportive competitions held in Alcudia. Many of them are international contests that are attracting more and more participants every year. One of the most important and famous is the legendary Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon competition, the world’s biggest IRONMAN 70.3. It is held in Alcudia in May and September. The course takes athletes on a picturesque tour through many villages that offer magnificent views and diverse scenery.
Other notable competitions include the Mallorca Triathlon Highlight, the Trencagarrons, the Almirante Conde de Barcelona international classic beat regatta (August), the Night-time Run, the Alcudia Xtreme Swing Open Water (September), The President’s Golf Cup, the Town of Alcudia Half Marathon (September) and the Sant Silvestre run (31st of December).
Because of its geographic condition, Alcudia boasts a large number of beaches and coves for all tastes. Some of them are with fine sand, others with small pebbles and more rocky. Some of the beaches are easily accessible, and others are suitable for more adventurous visitors. But, there is one thing in common to all of them: their cool, crystal-clear waters.
Playa d’Alcudia (or Bahia de Alcudia) is a very popular Blue flag beach in the Port Alcudia. It is 3400m long, which makes it Mallorca’s longest beach. The good infrastructure, the wide range of water-sport activities, as well as its calm flat waters make it ideal for families.
The beautiful Blue flag beach of Playa de Muro is a part of the 11km long stretch of coastline along the Bay of Alcudia. This golden sandy beach is the continuation of Playa d’Alcudia until you reach Can Picafort. On this part of Mallorcan coastline, you will find luxury five-star hotels, as well as plenty of good restaurants and beach clubs.
Alcanada also offers visitors other more hidden and less crowded places on both sides of Cape Pinar, with Alcanada in the east and Mal Pas & Bonaire in the west.
The extensive virgin sandy beach of Son Serra de Marina is surrounded by dunes and has extensive views around the Bay of Alcudia. It is a nice quiet spot to soak up the sun. The water sports admirers will take advantage of the sea and wind conditions that are often perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Sant Pere beach at Mal Pas, located 2km north of Alcudia harbor is good for snorkeling.
Coll Baix is a beautiful sand and gravel beach, which can be also approached from Mal Pas.
Other beaches and coves in the municipality include Playa de Aucanada, Sa Platgeta, S’Llot, Es Barcares, Cala Poncet, and Sa Caleta.
The natural zones of Alcudia are touched by the caring and creative hand of Mother Nature. Inland from the beach stretches the Abufera de Mallorca. It is the first natural park declared on the island. This exceptional place is good for walking and observing the wide diversity of flora and fauna, particularly birds.
Alcudia also offers many cultural attractions and events, as well as places for peaceful relaxation. For example, you can enjoy a concert or play at Alcudia Auditorium.
Healthy cuisine plays a very important role in the region. Alcudia boasts numerous fine restaurants and cafes spread throughout the region. Each of them has its own charm and special dishes. Flavor, originality and sophisticated arrangements set the stage and entice guests to enjoy great food, relax, get together and celebrate.
The most exquisite is the Michelin-star restaurant ”Piero Rossi”. It is based in the heart of the island, in Port Alcudia. The restaurant’s chief Macarena de Castro offers a creative tasting menu from the best seasonal local products.
In addition, there are a number of various vegan cafes and eateries. For example, the famous Darma cafe. Here you can also find several vegan product shops and natural pharmacies.
The traditional market is held on Tuesdays and Sundays, besides the walls of the Alcudia’s old town center. It is where you can buy typical artisan products from the region.
After you discover the charms of the municipality in a glorious natural setting, you will simply fell in love with it. The region of Alcudia and its surroundings, equipped with the most modern infrastructures, boasting exclusive properties and a tranquil environment, makes it ideal for relaxation and quality living. It is a good place to live all year round or spend the summer for prime second-home property buyers.