Alcudia Holiday Rentals - wildlife, sport, history and beaches, who could want for more?
Head to the north of Mallorca for a quieter beach getaway. The town of Alcudia is situated on the northern tip of Mallorca, and is a quieter place than the lively resorts in the southern part of the island. A great place to families to visit, there are almost six miles of sands on which to relax. The beach is a major attraction, with its clean sand and good facilities. Well served by cafes and beach bars, this is an easy place to relax. The nightlife in the town is not as brash and loud as elsewhere in the Balearics, though there are a number of British owned bars to keep ex-pats and visitors happy in case they are missing a pint of their favourite brew. Anyone interested in history who is staying in Alcúdia holiday rentals should take some time to explore the old town. This is situated about two miles inland from the more recent tourist developments on the coast, and dates back to at least the 13th century. However, before that time, the Ancient Greeks ruled here, while the Romans made Alcudia the capital of the island of Mallorca. The medieval walls and gates of the town can still be seen today.
Alcudia Villa Rentals - enjoy yourself in the summer sunshine
Cyclists may want to explore the surrounding area by bike, and there are some good routes which begin and end in Alcudia. Some of these take in the S'Albufera Park, where wildlife enthusiasts can see many species of migrating birds. The park covers nearly 2,600 hectares, with entry being free. Other sports enthusiasts may also fancy a game of golf. There are two good courses near to the town, one nine-hole and one 18-hole, as well as a number of other courses within easy reach elsewhere on the island. The local market takes place every Tuesday and Sunday, and provides a good chance for anyone staying in Alcúdia holiday villas to pick up some of the excellent local produce. Local crafts and trades also sell their wares at these markets. More local culture can be sampled at the fiestas, which take place throughout the year. Alcudia has its own fiestas, including that of Sant Antoni Abat, which takes place in January and involves singing traditional songs around blazing fires. Less brash than the more southern Mallorcan tourist towns, a stay in Alcúdia holiday rentals would suit a family with children, or perhaps someone looking for a quieter kind of beach getaway. Another fantastic summer holiday destination is North Cyprus