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wilcoxon 26-04-2013 11:35

where in Alcudia
 
Having stayed in Pollenca for the last two years, I thought about Alcudia.
We usually book a package holiday, as we don`t have the option to drive. When we have been through Alcudia it looks rather built up and all huge hotels.
Is there any part of it that is "nicer" and with smaller accommodation.

Also what is the beach like there, I do like to swim "safely" in the sea.

Thanks

Sparky 26-04-2013 11:47

Hi Wilcoxon i can't really comment on Alcudia as i have never stayed there but do have a look at our sister website here :- Holidays Travel Alcudia, Majorca (Mallorca), i am sure you will get some good info from other members on here as well :).

CliffB 26-04-2013 11:50

Personally I would not go to Alcudia ater holidaying in Peurto Pollensa,the difference is massive ,for the worse in my view.

mike_dublin 26-04-2013 12:03

Best thing in Alcudia is the bus to PP ...

I don't think you can compare the Alcudia beach with PP. Been there once and decided it's not for me. 'Concrete'-like sand(?), water hip-height for quite some distance and pedalos crossing in the 'swim'-section.

From a budget point of view I'd stay in Alcudia if I wouldn't find something suitable in PP, but spend most of my day in PP. The package holidays to PP can be quite expensive, but I think I'd rather stay in cheaper place in PP given the choice.

sunny 26-04-2013 13:00

We do DIY holidays now and have only once hired car,
some great deals in pollensa on this site resort hopper
or taxi from airport depending how many in party and budget.

sws97sdg 26-04-2013 13:03

I think Alcudia is a great place to visit from PP with some nice areas ;)

lovemallorca 26-04-2013 21:14

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Originally Posted by sws97sdg (Post 82969)
I think Alcudia is a great place to visit from PP with some nice areas ;)

I could not agree more, the beauty of PP is that it is so close to so many different places.

It is probably worth mentioning that there are really three distinct parts to Alcudia -The walled town, the port and the long "strip" of hotels that leads down towards Can Picafort.

Personally, I think that the walled town is beautiful, with lots of small hotels.

alcudia mallorca - Google Maps

The port has quite a number of larger hotel and apartments but has much more of a holiday feel about it.

alcudia mallorca - Google Maps

Finally, there is the long strip of hotels that run down along the road to Can Picafort - Where the very big properties you refer to are located.

If you wish to swim, and to have easy access to public transport, I would say consider the port area, but as others have said, it is a very different place to stay than Pollensa.

We love eating in Alcudia old town and going to the market, and we often will go to the port area for a meal, but only as part of a stay in Pollensa.

That I think is the crux of it - It is nice to visit, but Pollensa is a better place to be staying.

kate1 03-05-2013 08:36

I agree that the old town is beautiful but to be honest even there it has a very different 'feel' to PP - with many of the restaurant owners waving menus in your face and trying to entice you into their establishments - it's much more blatant than PP, and so I always feel less relaxed when in Alcudia. There are some great places to eat however but I wouldn't personally choose to stay there.

Belladonna 03-05-2013 09:56

Port D'Alcudia certainly has a more tourisity and buzzy feel than PP. Much more for younger families or teenage groups to let their hair down! Some interesting restaurants, but far more fast food restaurants. Good for a day out with children, but its lovely to come back to PP to calm back down! ;)

pescador2009 03-05-2013 11:16

AAhhhhh, P.P. - Still the Jewel in the crown.

redshirt 08-08-2014 15:46

Whilst we prefer PP we have to say that Port Alcudia and old Alcudia town are a favourite of ours.

Mike/Sue

ragdollabbi 08-08-2014 16:51

I have got to say that I really like old Alcudia town.....not the port tho:rolleyes: I think I possibly prefer Alcudia old town to Pollensa old town at times:)

cumberland8 08-08-2014 20:52

Goodness me!

alcanadakid 09-08-2014 08:46

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Originally Posted by Belladonna (Post 83179)
Port D'Alcudia certainly has a more tourisity and buzzy feel than PP. Much more for younger families or teenage groups to let their hair down! Some interesting restaurants, but far more fast food restaurants. Good for a day out with children, but its lovely to come back to PP to calm back down! ;)

Not quite sure where you mean Belladonna. I don't know of anywhere in the Port where teenagers can let their hair down. It is all family restaurants.

alcanadakid 09-08-2014 08:59

It is a personal thing, but for me Alcudia beats PP every time.

Great beach with safe swimming. I agree the Port end of the beach is not as good, being man made, but this is only for about 200m and then the rest of the 11km is great

Beautiful old town.

Some really good restaurants.....

.....and dare I say it ... no grubby back streets!

Belladonna 09-08-2014 09:27

Hi ak! Having not been there with kids for a few years - although we pop along ourselves now and then - I am just remembering them enjoying the arcade, the souvenir shops, Magic and Menta nightclubs, the GoKart track, and it generally being noisier and buzzier all round! Good to visit, PP lovely to come back to! ;)

Nick 09-08-2014 09:52

Alcudia better than PP...............I'll have some of whatever you're on please!!!!

Belladonna 09-08-2014 10:09

Not sure if you mean me nick, but I'm not saying I prefer Alcudia to PP, just saying Alcudia PORT is buzzier. AND its not what I prefer, give me PP and Llenaire every day of the week now my lot have grown up! Mind you, my son now wants to take his little 'uns to Lunas and Pago Pago in Alcudia as that's where we used to go when he was little!! You can take the kids away from Alcudia .......... :rolleyes:;)

Nick 09-08-2014 10:42

No BD, AK!

As with everything in life, it's all down to personal taste. As they say, "one man's meat is another man's poison"!

alcanadakid 09-08-2014 11:50

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Originally Posted by nickpaulanoah (Post 97146)
No BD, AK!

As with everything in life, it's all down to personal taste. As they say, "one man's meat is another man's poison"!

Indeed it is


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