Alcúdia car hire – explore Majorca in a rental car
Alcúdia is the second biggest holiday resort area of the Spanish island of Majorca after Palma de Mallorca.
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Alcúdia is situated in a 60 km / 40 miles distance from Palma, on the northeastern side of the island.
Although there is no airport in Alcúdia, many holidaymakers in Majorca, especially families with children, prefer this location over the sometimes busy and crowded, Majorca’s capital Palma. When it comes to night life, however, Alcúdia cannot compete with Palma, which is known to be the party hotspot of Majorca.
Driving to Alcúdia from Palma de Majorca Airport
The access to Alcúdia is easy: the trip from the airport to the holiday resorts of Alcúdia can be easily done in less than an hour, by a modern motorway (autopista) MA-13. Go by hotel shuttle bus, a taxi or book a cheap Palma de Mallorca Airport hire car.
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The name Alcúdia is used both for the historic village of Alcúdia and the fairly new area of holiday resorts developed along the coast of Alcúdia Bay.
In the midst of tourist boom in Majorca in 1980’s, the authorities opted for preserving the distinct character of this location and enhance the quality of Alcúdia tourist offer with respect to the cultural and historical heritage of the area. The historical centre of Alcúdia was reconstructed and pedestrianised and the main influx of tourists channelled towards the Alcúdia Bay area, where soon many beach holiday resorts appeared.
Alcúdia village tourist attractions
Main sights of Old Alcúdia include an interesting, carefully preserved historical centre with Roman and Moorish influences. The old town is surrounded by a massive 14th century wall allowing the access to the old quarter through imposing gates. Within the walls a maze of narrow streets, stone houses and old churches is waiting to be explored.
See the map of Alcúdia historic centre.
The old town of Alcúdia is a very romantic place and couples on holidays may actually prefer it over the holiday resort of the nearby Port d’Alcudia.
There are several options of accommodation in the historic part of Alcúdia, mostly in intimate, boutique hotels. Cosy cafés and bistros serving home-made food are an interesting alternative to much bigger and busier restaurants of Port d’Alcúdia.
On Sundays and Tuesdays the Alcúdia’s old town hosts a market where apart from fresh fruit and vegetable or locally produced cheese and wine, also handcraft can be purchased.
Port d’Alcúdia holiday resorts
Much more leisure activities are available in Port dÁlcúdia area, in a few miles distance from the historic Alcúdia.
Port d’Alcúdia, or Puerto de Alcúdia in Spanish, is the name that the locals gave to the whole, 14 km long stretch of beaches along the Alcúdia Bay and the adjacent holiday resorts. The real port and the marina are relatively small and located in the north-western end of the bay.
There are nearly 50 hotels in Port d’Alcúdia, not to mention private accommodation, villas and apartments for holiday rental. The involving tourist infrastructure includes restaurants, bars, vibrant nightlife, shopping, as well as a variety of activities: water sports, hiking and cycling trails and golf.
Fun activities for children in Alcúdia, apart from the very safe beach and calm waters of the bay, include kart races and the Alcúdia Water Park.
Driving holiday in Majorca – Alcúdia cheap car hire
Car hire is widely available in Alcúdia.
It is not uncommon that after a couple of days of relaxation on Alcúdia beaches, holidaymakers in Majorca decide to rent a car and explore the island more thoroughly. Interesting places to be discovered in Majorca are plentiful and wonderful scenic roads across the island make driving in Majorca a tourist attraction itself.
Renowned car hire companies, such as Europcar, Budget and Avis Rent a Car offer their services in Alcúdia. For cheap car hire offers you can also try the local rental car suppliers: Autofabiola Alquiler de Coches, Rent a Car Vanrell or Autos Lagoon.