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Port d’Alcudia’s big, bustling marina and animated resort has a much faster tempo. A wide variety of shops, restaurants and boutiques line the large sandy bay. You’ll find traditional seaside fun here, from pedaloes to a water park, and a lively nightlife packed with bars and discos. For a complete change of pace, you can stroll round the beautifully preserved, medieval walled city of Alcudia and its network of shaded narrow streets. A Roman house and the remains of an amphitheatre are located just south of the town.
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Alcudias old town is home to many small Tapas bars where delicacies such as boquerones (anchovies), albondigas (meat balls) and frito Mallorquin (a mix of lambs liver and kidneys fried with potatoes and pepers with lots of garlic.
For main course try the local chicken stew - Escaldums, or the fabulous Rabo de Buey (ox tail). for snacks or a light lunch enjoy ham or cheese on tomato bread - Pa' amb oli or do as the locals do and eat it with Sobrassada - a soft parika cured sausage. A popular local drink is the Hierbas Mallorquines - either dry (seco) or sweet (dulce) with ice, but be careful - its very potent, especially in the heat of the day!
Alcudia in the evenings has something for everyone, with local tapas bars and restaurants to international cuisine and British and Irish pubs. There are lively karaoke bars and quiet, hideaway bars, but the general resort atmosphere is noticeably livelier than the sleepier, neighbouring resorts. For those who favour later nights there are a number of nightclubs and cocktail bars that stay open well into the early hours.
There are several vineyards in Mallorca with the majority around the town of Binisalem, south of Inca. Nearest to Pollensa there are vineyards in Petra and Muro as well as Santa Margalida, however there is also a vineyard close to Pollensa itself that is rapidly growing in popularity - Ca'n Vidalet - which is located in the countryside between the old town and Puerto Pollensa.
Many boat trips are available from the Port of Alcudia where there is even a ferry to Menorca. Nearby Puerto Pollensa also offers regular boat trips to the Formentor peninsular where there is a great family beach and some extraordinary viewpoints.
There is a sports centre in Port De Alcudia with many facilities whilst in Palma the Spanish 2nd division side RCD Mallorca play at the Son Moix stadium.
Tennis tournaments are regularly held in Palma.
Golf open senior will be played on the Pula Golf course at Son Servera in May.
Drive up the mountain road to the headland of Formentor where there is a wonderful view point and the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor where there is also a welcoming café.
Visit, and take a walk through, the S'Albufeira nature reserve - near Alcudia - wetlands full of bird and wildlife. A haven for nature lovers.
There are 3 waterparks on the island with the Hidropark, Alcudia being the nearest to Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa. The Hidropark offers a wide range of slides ranging from the gentle to the hair raising and there are lost of sunbathing areas for those less inclined to hurl themselves down a giant tube!
Take the local bus or drive around the bay to Puerto Pollensa, a popular beach resort or inland to Pollensa town itself.
Visit Palma - the majestic capital, full of history and culture and no shortage of shops, restaurants and cafés.
Take a short boat trip to Cabrera - a tiny island off the south east coast inhabited mostly by rabbits.
Go subterranean in the Caves of Drach - Las Cuevas del Drach - the most famous caves in Mallorca and enjoy classical music played by floating musicians on the atmospheric, lantern lit, underground lake.
Take a mountain road drive to Valdemossa - home of Chopin and George Sands, and visit the nearby Soller & Port de Soller.
Or take the orange grove "express" - a slow and gentle train ride from Palma to Soller through the mountains and Orange groves and experience the wonderful scents of orange blossom on the way.
The old town of Alcudia dates back to 2000 bc but came to prominence in 2 BC when it was a walled citadel built by the Roman invaders, to protect the north from corsairs and pirates. Originally named by the Romans as Pollentia, meaning "power" the modern name, Alcudia, derives from the name given by the conquering Moors - Alkudia - meaning town on the hill. The old walls were rebuilt in the 14th century after the Spanish re-conquest and still exist in remarkably good condition, surrounding cobbled streets with a multitude of cafés, restaurants and boutique shops. There is a very good market here held on Tuesday and on Sundays. The impressive entrance to the town is the Portal de Moll - two stone towers guarded by ancient palm trees - that also forms the symbol of the town.
Artefacts from the Roman remains can be found in the Museu Monografic de Pollentia, close to the parish church.
The local tourist office also offers guided tours of the historical quarter.
The 14th century church of Sant Jaume is in the centre of the town whilst on the outskirts you can find the Orator de Santa Anna.
There are many reminders of the towns history to be explored including the Roman remains of the theatre, the forum and the residential area of La Portella.
The town walls are in excellent condition and look out for the 14th century architecture of Ca'n Torro library, a former mansion that holds regular exhibitions and performances.
Tennis courts, Volleyball courts, Ten pin bowling, Go-karting, Bike hire, Bird watching, Horse riding
Banana boats, Jet ski, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Water-skiing
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