Occupying a beautiful stretch of coastline on the idyllic island of Majorca, the city of Alcudia is an rejuvenating resort that combines 7km of blissful beaches with a historic Old Town and a magnificent marina. The tranquil, turquoise waters boast a dramatic mountain back drop, and the close proximity of the S’Albufera Nature Reserve means visitors can snorkel and swim in seaside serenity. Freshly caught fish are a staple upon all of the restaurants menus, and the gastronomical delights of the marina embody all of the alluring attributes of Spanish cuisine.
Transport yourself back to the 14th century with a visit to the historic Old Town, where ancient walls, narrow cobbled streets and crumbling cafes add a sense of ancient wonder to the area. The parish church of Sant Jaume is a unique and astounding example of classic architecture, and it’s medieval belfry and intricate stained glass windows deliver further delight.
Escape the bustle of the old quarters to rediscover the dazzling delights of nature at S’Albufera Nature Reserve; venture through swooping sand dunes, marshy swamps and lagoon shores to discover the sumptuous scents and splendid sounds from the flora and fauna.
After a soothing siesta, head down to Dollar Street to enjoy some traditional live music that will alight the tinder of Spanish culture within; the street is saturated with varied pubs and bars offering everything from classic Spanish sounds to raucous karaoke sessions. It’s a fantastic place to meet locals and other tourists while sipping on sweet sangria.
Savour fabulous flavours while basking in the supreme sophistication of Alcudia’s magnificent marina. Here, swanky bars and restaurants ooze elegance and opulent yachts rest in the glittering water. Como EN Casa offers glamorous gastronomes a menu of freshly caught sea food and traditional Spanish tapas; an intimate and inviting terrace proves the perfect setting to enjoy culinary feats, particularly when sipping a robust glass of red wine. (Carrer dels Pins 4, Port d'Alcúdia, Spain, +34 971549033)