We have had the first of the winter frost here in Edinburgh and I am craving a bit of sunshine. I don’t expect to see much of that until the summer so in the meanwhile I bring you this guest post from Lewis of Low Cost Holidays who has recently been enjoying the weather in Alcudia.
Majorca will no doubt be a top family destination once again this year, and with so much diversity on the Island it is important you choose the right resort for a young family. The resort of Alcudia has plenty to offer those with young children in tow. A holiday in Alcudia will ensure that there is enough activities for young ones to be entertained, and can explore in safety. Here’s a helpful guide detailing what Alcudia has to offer you and your family.
1.) Enjoy A Beach-Bound Morning – So where to start the day? Alcudia is a relaxed seaside resort on the north-eastern coast of Majorca, with stretches of golden sand and warm azure waters. There is a wide range of safe and shallow beaches to choose from, including the Puerto Alcudia and Alcanada beach. These safe and child friendly beaches allow children to play on the soft sand and splash around with little worry. Remember to pack a bucket, spade and good sun-cream for your Alcudia Holiday.
2.) Search for Treasures at the Alcudia Market - Another must-do is a visit to the Alcudia Market, which is held every Tuesday and Sunday morning near the city walls from around 9.00am to 2.00pm. Here, there are stalls selling everything from jewelry and clothes, to local produce and fun souvenirs. The lively and colorful ambiance of the market will keep those little eyes well occupied!
3.) Make a Splash at the HidroPark Alcudia- With three water parks on the Island, a visit to a water park is essential on holidays to Majorca. Spend an afternoon enjoying the attractions the HidroPark water park has to offer. There are pools to suit everyone, even for the youngest of water babies. The children’s pool is 0.60m everywhere, meaning that even the smallest of family members can have some pool-time fun. For children that are a little older, there is a gentle wave pool, which simulates the movement of the ocean, and also plenty of slippery slides to keep young ones entertained. Don’t forget to bring the arm bands for those that are still learning the strokes. If your water-babies want a temporary break, why not take them for a bounce on the bouncy castle also available.
4.) Transport - Buses moving in, out and around Alcudia are quite regular, meaning you can get around relatively easily, as well as travel to neighboring resorts. Or if you want things a little more comfortable, you can also hire out a car for a day or two.
5.) Family-Friendly Restaurants – There are also plenty of family-friendly restaurants in Alcudia. After a long fun-filled day, you can treat your family to some delicious Spanish cuisine during the evening. With Majorca being surrounded by water, you can expect platters of fresh seafood, in additional to the traditional tapas and paellas. If you have a fussy eater on your hands, there are also plenty of restaurants serving more international dishes. Child-friendly restaurants include ‘Ca’n Punyetes,’ which not only serves great traditional meals, but has a fantastic kid’s menu, and ‘Pizzeria Don Vito,’ which serves mouth-watering pizzas and pastas. Ending a busy day out with a great meal will have everyone ready for bed in no time!