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  A traditional Spanish house overlooking the Balearic Sea in Alcudia

Book Alcudia holidays to savour a sublime slice of Spain in the north of the popular Balearic island of Majorca. The town is rich in history and full of charm. And, of course, there are the beautiful beaches that are the perfect ingredient for any holiday.

The main beach in Alcudia is a superb wide stretch of white sand that is ideal for family holidays in the sunshine.

Summer holidays in Alcudia are spent relishing the Spanish sun on the beach or at the side of the pool by day, while evenings can be filled with strolls around the charming old town, shopping in the winding streets, and dining in an array of international restaurants. Nightlife is quieter in Alcudia than in other Majorca resorts such as Magaluf, though there are a few bars and clubs to keep young revellers happy.

The island of Majorca has been a favourite holiday hotspot for Brits for years, and it's no wonder, with beaches, watersports, castles, cathedrals, world-class shopping and a lush green pine-clad interior to attract holidaymakers.

Families, groups and couples will find an ideal spot in lovely Alcudia, with a range of accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets.

The old town nods to its Roman history, and a medieval wall wraps around the district. Some of the buildings have roots in the 13th century.

Puerto Alcudia is the main tourist centre, with the area around the marina hosting accommodation and eateries. There are family-friendly bars here, where the whole clan can spend balmy evenings.

The little ones will also love the watery thrills and spills of Alcudia's Hidropark - as well as some of the bigger kids in your holiday group.

The nearby S'Albufera Wetlands are also a pleasure to visit, with hiking and bicycle trails linking up a multitude of bird-watching spots.

If you're feeling really active you can view the entire town from the top of steep Sa Talaia. The hill offers an incredible vista of pretty Alcudia and the bay.

Some of the nearby resorts include Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa, and C'an Picafort - perfect for a change of scene in the evening or to discover further beaches.

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Weather

Alcudia sizzles in the summer; expect highs of 30C in July and August. Mild winters deliver daily averages of around 10C. Rainfall is rare during the summer months.

Events

San Pedro Fiesta; June: Traditional music, singing and games take place during this giant party, as well as markets and competitions, and a display of fireworks crowns the festivities. This is an event not to miss in Alcudia.

Pollensa International Music Festival; July: Take a trip to nearby Pollensa in the balmy July heat to be soothed by classical music concerts during this renowned annual event.

Alcudia Fair; September/October: Majorcan products and traditions are celebrated during this annual fair. It's another great excuse to feast on tasty Spanish dishes and savour the welcome by the locals, who will invite you to join in the fun.

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