Flora and fauna

Puig de la Victòria, Punta de Manresa, Son Fe, Puig de Sant Martí and S’Albufereta are Alcúdia’s principal natural areas.

They are home to countless protected species of flora and fauna such as the osprey, which nests in the area known as La Victòria, or the purple foxglove, an ornamental perennial plant that is endemic to the Balearic Islands.

Classic Mediterranean species such as the juniper are to be found among the dunes of Alcúdia Bay. Olive, pine and holm oak trees cover vast expanses of the rocky coastline, whilst the tamarind tree, a familiar sight in the Balearic Islands, clusters to form large forests in S’Albufereta.


The local cuisine is renowned for its mouth-watering flavours and variety. Traditional dishes include frit de porc (stir-fried pork, potatoes and peppers), tumbet (Majorca’s version of ratatouille), arròs brut (a meat and vegetable rice dish) and sopes mallorquines (vegetables and meat simmered slowly with bread to soak up the stock).

Sobrassada is Majorca’s best-known cured meat, made from pork, bacon and paprika.

When it comes to sweets and pastries, nothing can compare with a delicious ensaïmada. Wound round to form a spiral shape, this exquisite pastry can be filled with a wide range of ingredients, such as cream, chocolate, confectioner’s custard and sweet pumpkin jam. Wine is also deeply rooted in the island’s cultural heritage; two regions have been awarded a Designation of Origin: Binissalem and Pla i Llevant.

History and culture

The origins of Alcúdia are rooted in an ancient Muslim farming community called ‘Al-Qudya’, which in Arabic means hill, although the indications are that the earliest settlers date back to the pre-Talaiot period, sometime between 2000 and 1500 BCE.

The Roman city of Pol·lèntia and the Roman Theatre are situated south of Alcúdia’s historic quarter. They were declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1974, together with the medieval wall that surrounds the town.

Other places of interest include the Major Tower, built in the 17th century to defend Alcúdia from pirate attacks, and ‘Cova de Sant Martí’, a natural cave linked to the arrival of Christianity to this area.

Leisure and free time

Alcúdia and the surrounding area are a heaven for leisure and sporting activities: sailing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, paragliding, hang gliding, horse riding, golf, beach volleyball, squash and padel tennis… the list goes on and on.

This privileged area also offers a wide choice of signposted trails for cycling, hiking and Nordic Walking, taking visitors through simply stunning scenery.

Local attractions also include a water park with original facilities that guarantee fun for all the family. A number of boat trips sail daily from Port d’Alcúdia, touring the impressive beauty spots that pepper the island’s north coast.

The beaches and surroundings

Port d’Alcúdia is situated just 3 km from the medieval town of Alcúdia, in the north-east of Majorca. A magnificent natural setting dotted with islets, cliffs and large stretches of sand, bounded by the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia.

Port d’Alcúdia is situated just 3 km from the medieval town of Alcúdia, in the north-east of Majorca. A magnificent natural setting dotted with islets, cliffs and large stretches of sand, bounded by the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia.

Countless canals back the seafront at Port d’Alcúdia, which is affectionately known as ‘The City of Lakes’. Lake Esperanza and Lake Menor make for a striking sight amongst the modern amenities offering a full range of services.

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