The Historical town of Alcudia nestles along the southern part of the bay of Pollensa, behind a mountainous headland. It is an historic town with Roman, Byzantine and Moorish influences, taking its name from the Arabic for ‘the hill’.
The town of Alcudia and the unspoilt areas to its north are really the places to enjoy the sights (as opposed to the port). The walled town and the church of Sant Jaume and the Roman ruins of the Ciudad Romana (Roman town) lend Alcudia its strong historical heritage. The narrow shining paved streets are traffic free and are home to an increasing number of select restaurants and cafes and hosts a charming local market on Sunday.
There are several good and varying beaches on the Pollenca Bay side of the peninsular between Pollenca and Alcudia Bays, with views over the bay of Pollenca to Formentor. Take the road to the north of Old Town Alcudia (passing the Bull Ring) and follow signposts towards Bonaire and Ermita de la Victoria (where there is an excellent restaurant, above the Hermitage).
• Mal Pas – Two small sandy coves: Sant Pere – Pleasant beach with 100 meters of fine white sand, open air bar, sun beds and parasol rentals. Mostly visited by locals and Mallorcans, who have holiday homes here.
• Sant Joan – Follow the small rocky path from Sant Pere. This beach is similar to Sant Pere beach.
• S’Illiot – Keep going along the road towards La Victoria. Pretty unspoilt shingle beach with a small islet off shore and ideal for snorkelling. Nice beach bar at the top of the steps down to the beach.
• Es Morer Vermell– 200 meters of sand and rocks with low intensity tourism, less than 2 kms from Alcudia.