Published 12/02/2012 by Carrie Frais

Alcudia beach in Mallorca voted one of the best in Europe

The beach at Port d’Alcudia in Mallorca has been voted the second most beautiful beach in Europe by travellers of TripAdvisor.

Located in the north of the island, La Playa d’Alcúdia stretches more than 14km all the way to Can Picafort, making it the longest beach in Mallorca. In the 1920s the first tourists began to visit Alcúdia and by the early 70’s it became clear that the future of Alcúdia would be in tourism. 15 years later the old harbour of Puerto de Alcúdia had developed into a major resort for European tourism. In the 90’s the construction boom calmed down and several regulations were put in place. Now the focus is on visitors searching for both relaxation and activity.

A golf course has been constructed and there are numerous biking and hiking opportunities. The Old Town has been preserved and pedestrianized and it has now become one of the most visited villages in Mallorca. The beach itself is curved with fine, white sand with numerous palm trees. The water is fairly shallow making it ideal for families with small children and it is also wonderful for snorkeling, diving and waterskiing. The main promenade (Paseo Maritimo) is  packed with traditional ‘Balneario’ bars that sell everything from drinks & ice-creams to hearty meals such as pizzas, pastas and paellas, and some of the island’s most luxurious yachts can be seen in the Port. Unlike some ports this marina is not sandwiched between beaches so usually boats will not come close to swimmers, which leaves the waters very clear and safe for swimming. There is also an annual Ironman competition which takes place in Alcudia  with participants coming from all over the world to complete.

The nightlife is more family orientated then in some of the other Balearic resorts. The bars and clubs are lively but rarely rowdy. All in all, Alcúdia is a beautiful sought-after resort and well worth a visit for those considering investing in property.

Lucas Fox has a range of beautiful properties in North Mallorca. Here are some of our most viewed.

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