Alcúdia, a town located in the northeastern part of the island of Mallorca, is a salient tourist destination and a privileged setting for nature lovers, with a 30 kilometer coastline and a wide variety of landscapes. In the year 1992 Alcúdia was declared an Ecotourism Municipality, as a way of underscoring its commitment toward the environment. Its privileged geographic location, coastline, surroundings and history make it one of the prominent places on the island.
Located 54 km from the capital, Palma, in a peninsula that separates the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença, it is an ideal setting to relax, with fine sandy beaches, hidden coves and beautiful pine trees. We can start out with a visit to the historical city of Alcúdia, with the old walled in city core built over the remains of millenary civilizations. Continuing toward the coast we reach the large beach, Playa de Alcúdia, with facilities for nearly 30,000 visitors, combining the beauty of the Mediterranean and a flourishing and respectful hotel industry. Puerto de Alcúdia is currently the city center. It originated in a small fishing port going back several centuries; subsequent growth gave rise to an important tourist destination with an extensive offer of entertainment, shops and restaurants. Following the coastline north we reach Alcanada, a picturesque and select residential area with an 18-hole golf course.
Next to the Playa de Alcúdia is the majestic Playa de Muro, the beach in the namesake town. It is a huge 5 km long beach with crystal clear water that is ideal for relaxing. It has an ISO Environmental Certificate and a Blue Flag; Playa de Muro has a quality hotel infrastructure catering to families, sports and conferences. It is a select destination for cycling fans who take advantage of the mild weather and the many cross country and road routes that can be easily reached. Also, just like in Alcúdia, you have the possibility of practicing all kinds of water sports, especially kitesurf and windsurf, and it is ideal for discovering the island by way of excursions, Nordic walking and hiking along the many paths.
One of the main attractions of Alcúdia and Playa de Muro is La Albufera Natural Park. It is a paradise for nature lovers, and probably the most valuable area in terms of ecology and fauna of the Balearic Islands. It consists of an ancient lagoon that was separated from the sea by a corridor of dunes that protect over 1,700 hectares of marshlands that are home to hundreds of species of birds, fish, invertebrates and rich autochthonous plant species.
In short, both Alcúdia and Playa de Muro stand out as two of the most beautiful zones of Mallorca. The coastline and its surroundings, together with the myriad entertainment, sports and cultural possibilities, make them magnificent options for a visit to the island.
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