If you are looking for a top notch holiday in a beautiful climate that all the family can enjoy, then you need look no further than the spectacular Balearic Islands. Comprising of four main islands; Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Majorca, the Balearics have something for everyone. For families, the north coast of Majorca is home to the wonderful resort town of Alcudia.
Situated sixty two kilometers north of the capital city, Palma, Alcudia has been a favorite with families for some time now. Unlike many of the neighboring resorts and islands, this is not a loud resort and is a great place for adults and kids to enjoy some Spanish sunshine. Flights to Majorca are relatively short, making the trip an easy one for all the family. You won’t find any late night parties and lads on tour here. Instead this resort is primarily aimed at couples and families and is most well known for its relaxed and laid back atmosphere. There’s enough going on in the evening to offer some entertainment without shaking the walls of your hotel room.
The climate is one of the biggest draws for holiday makers to the area. In summer time temperatures hover around thirty degrees and it stays dry and hot day in, day out; perfect weather for a sunshine holiday. What’s more is floating in off the blue waters of the Balearic Sea, is a light, refreshing sea breeze to keep you cool on those hot afternoons. Visiting in winter is also possible, although there can be some light rainfall in this season. Otherwise, the weather stays quite mild with temperatures in the mid-teens.
Keeping the family entertained during your holiday is a breeze, with so much to see and do on the island. For those interested in history and culture, or for anyone looking for a break from the sun loungers, there is the old town of Alcudia. The dominating city walls are impressive and you can gain a real insight into the culture of the area here. Walking tours can be easily organised and are a great way to gain a better perspective of the history and culture of Alcudia and the surrounding area. On the west side of the island is the port area, Porte D’Alcudia. This is an old fishing village where daily catches are served up to those who visit and it’s a great spot to relax on a sunny afternoon.
Alcudia is home to one of the longest stretches of sand on Majorca. With fine, clean sand, continuing for almost ten kilometers there is loads of space for the kids to run around while the adults kick back and soak up the sun. Along the main beach there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby making it a big hit with holiday makers. Other than the main beach there are a host of other options not too far away where you can spend your days relaxing or getting active with the many watersports on offer.
An Alcudia family holiday will be one to remember. With perfect weather, beautiful beaches, great shopping and plenty of local culture and history to experience there’s something for everyone on the north coast of Majorca.