Beach apartment in Alcudia.bl
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Distribution of property: Magnificent terrace with spectacular sea views. 2 Double bedrooms (double bed 150cm width + 2 single beds) with air conditioning and central heating. The rooms have bed linen. 2 bathrooms with bathtub and towels. Living room with sea views and terrace access. There are sofas, dining table, satellite TV 32' and free wifi. Fully equipped kitchen (fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric cooker, etc..) On the main staircase reach a private penthouse sun terrace with hammocks and beach chairs and barbecue.
Private garage, 10 meters wide and 3.50 meters wide.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa de Alcudia / Playa de Muro, in front of the|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma de Mallorca Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Estacion de Sa Pobla 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Balearic Islands region
Majorca or Mallorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain.
The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Cabrera Archipelago is administratively grouped with Majorca (in the municipality of Palma).
The capital of Majorca, Palma, was founded as a Roman camp called Palmaria upon the remains of a Talaiotic settlement. The turbulent history of the city saw it subject to several Vandal sackings during the fall of the Roman Empire. It was later reconquered by the Byzantines, colonised by the Moors (who called it Medina Mayurqa), and finally established by James I of Aragon. In 1983, Palma became the capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands.
The climate of Majorca is a Mediterranean climate, with mild and stormy winters and hot, bright summers.
Majorca has two mountainous regions each about 70 km in length. These occupy the north-western (Serra de Tramuntana or Tramuntana range) and eastern thirds of the island. The highest peak on Majorca is Puig Major (1,445 m) in the Serra de Tramuntana. As this is a military zone, the neighbouring peak at Puig de Massanella is the highest accessible peak (1,364 m). The northeast coast comprises two bays: the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d'Alcúdia. The northern coast is rugged and has many cliffs. The central zone extending from Palma is generally flat, fertile plain known as Es Pla. The island has a variety of caves both above and below sea-level. Two of the caves above sea-level also contain underground lakes and are open to tours. Both are near the eastern coastal town of Porto Cristo, the Coves dels Hams and the Coves del Drach. It is the largest by area and second most populated island of Spain (Tenerife in the Canary Islands). The climate is Mediterranean, with markedly higher precipitation in the Serra de Tramuntana. Summers are hot in the plains and winters mild to cool, getting colder in the Tramuntana range; in this part of the island brief episodes of snow during the winter are not unusual.
The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
The island is administratively divided into municipalities like: Alcudia, Inca, Sa Pobla, Pollença, Muro, Palma de Mallorca, Valldemossa....
Ludwig Salvator loved the island of Majorca, learned its dialect and carried out research into its flora and fauna, history and culture to produce his main work, Die Balearen, an extremely comprehensive collection of books about the Balearic Islands, consisting of 7 volumes. It took him 22 years to complete.
Majorca's own language is Mallorcan, the local variety of Catalan language. The two official languages of Majorca are Mallorcan and Spanish. The local dialect is Mallorquí, even though the dialects are slightly different in most villages. Mandatorily, Majorcan students are bilingual in Catalan and Spanish, with some knowledge of English. A significant number of the tourist population speaks German as a native language, so much so that in Germany, Majorca is jokingly referred to as the 17th Federal State. In 2012 the governing party announced its intention to end preferential treatment for Catalan in the schools to bring parity to the actual two languages of the island.
Since the 1950s Majorca has become a major tourist destination, and the tourism business has become the main source of revenue for the island. In 2001, the island received millions of tourists, and the boom in the tourism industry has provided significant growth in the economy of the country. More than half of the population works in the tourist sector, which accounts for approximately 80% of Majorca’s GDP. The currency currently used in Majorca is the euro.
In 2005, there were over 2,400 restaurants on the island of Majorca according to the Majorcan Tourist Board, ranging from small bars to full restaurants. Despite Majorca’s location in the Mediterranean, seafood is often imported. Olives and almonds are typical of the Majorcan diet. The island has over 4 million almond and olive trees. Among the food items that are Majorcan are sobrassada, arros brut (saffron rice cooked with chicken, pork and vegetables), and the sweet pastry ensaïmada.
The popularity of the island as a tourist destination has been steadily growing since the 1950s, with many artists and academics choosing to visit and living on the island. Visitors to Majorca continued to increase with holiday makers in the 1970s approaching 3 million a year. In 2010 over 6 million visitors came to Majorca staying at the many resorts. In 2011 the Balearic Islands as a whole reached 10.1 million tourists.
With thousands of rooms available Majorca’s economy is largely dependent on its tourism industry. Holiday makers are attracted by the large number of beaches, warm weather, and high-quality tourist amenities.
Alcúdia is today one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca. It enjoys a privileged geographic location: it lies in the North-east of Mallorca, 54 km away from Palma, in a peninsula that separates the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença. In its more than 30 km of coastline are pretty beaches with fine sand, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. This heavenly place did not go unnoticed to the cultures that inhabited the east corner and whose legacy can be seen even today. The Alcúdia of today is a calm place, equipped with the most modern infrastructures, inhabited by very diverse people and altogether build up a calm surrounding, ideal for resting.
The historical city of Alcúdia is the core of the borough of Alcúdia. Inside the mediaeval city people have been living for centuries and still today it is one of the most important towns. It is certain that the walled Alcúdia has remained too small to welcome the demographic increase and the successive migrations that have followed with the development of tourism since the 70's.
The other traditional inhabited area of Alcúdia is the one called Port d'Alcúdia, that includes the area that goes from the Alcudiamar Marina to Alcanada. Its heart is located in the small harbour where fishermen have lived for centuries . Its present appearance has been changing lately, it has been modernized but without forgetting its humble origins.
Platja d'Alcúdia is the zone that most quickly has developed and the one that reckons to follow on the same pattern. Hardly four decades ago this area was nearly a waste land, consisting of a long beach, a zone of dunes and some farming land. With the tourist and real estate development has been built up a strong hotel industry that today has a capacity of nearly 30,000 beds.
Alcúdia is located in the North of Mallorca, between two bays that harbour some of the most outstanding beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. You'll find a wide variety of them: fine sand beaches, pebble beaches, big ones, little coves… These are our beaches.
Playa de Alcudia, Alcanada, Coll Baix, S'Illot, Sant Pere, Sant Joan...
Playa de Alcudia:
Located in Puerto de Alcúdia, this fine white sand beach is 7-km long. It's the largest beach on the Balearic Islands stretching along Alcúdia bay. A place where Romans walked about in their togas and the vandals anchored their galleys. Now we find an extensive range of facilities; in the water (windsurfing, water slides, sausage rides, parasailing, catamarans, sailing boats, pedalos…) and on the beach where you can find plenty of open air bars, public toilets and showers, sun beds and parasols and much more. It's Alcúdia's largest beach, the most accessible, the one with the widest sport and fun facilities and the safest one. The water flows calmly and deepens gradually.
We can divide this long beach in two sections: the first one starts at the marina. It has a two kilometre-long promenade until Ciudad Blanca. This is the main sport and fun facilities area. The second section stretches from Ciudad Blanca to Playa de Muro. Nature here stays more unspoiled. To this section come both those who look for a place to rest and those who want to enjoy some exercise. Sun chairs and parasols can also be rented in this peaceful section.
However, Alcúdia Bay boasts many other beaches belonging to the neighbouring councils of Playas de Muro, Can Picafort and Colonia de San Pedro. There are several Red Cross first-aid posts along the bay.
Alcúdia is one of Mallorca's most privileged areas in terms of natural enviroment. S'Albufera is less than 4 km away from Port d'Alcúdia, but there are other protected areas due to its natural interest. These areas are Puig de la Victòria, Punta de Manresa, S'Albufereta, Puig de San Martí and Son Fe.
Flora and fauna
Alcúdia has a large number of unique animal and plant species, many of which are protected but they can be seen in some of the recommended trips. This wide natural system ranges from protected animal species, indigenous trees, flowers and plants to underwater species.
La Victòria Hermitage, Penya des Migdia, Sa Talaia, Camí de S'Hort Des Moros / Camí de S'Alou, Es Coll Baix, Alcanada, Natural Park of S'Albufera, S'Albufereta, Sant Martí's Puig and Cave, Porta de Mallorca, north coastline and Porta de Xara, Alcúdia's town centre, Roman City of Pollentia, Santa Anna's church, Torre Major....
Alcúdia has a varied, original and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The Balearic recipe book consists of more than 500 dishes, many of which are very laborious. The main ingredients come from the sea and the land and they are mainly seasoned with the traditional olive oil and "saïm" (lard) . The oil, which has a strong fragrance and taste, comes principally from the Tramuntana mountain range. Our olive oil is so special that it has its own Designation of Origin. Lard, which comes from the pig, is a product resulting from the traditional matança (pig-killing).
From the pig comes a wide variety of delicious charcuterie among which stands out the sobrassada, the butifarrons, the llonganissa and the camaiot.
One of the most characteristic dishes in Mallorcan cuisine is the Sopes Mallorquines (Mallorcan soups) , made with fine slices of bread in a hot broth and accompanied by vegetables and a bit of meat.
But there are plenty of other tasty dishes such as tumbet, trempó, coques de verdura, cocarrois, panades, frit de matances o freixura, arròs brut, conill amb ceba and porcella rostida. Among the fish dishes stand out molls, cap-roig, denton a la mallorquina, llobarro a la sal, llampuga o el arròs de peix. They're all very tasty and original.
You can see more information about Alcudia on: http://www.alcudiamallorca.com
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26 May 2013
"Spacious and clean with incredible view"
Four of us (two couples) stayed at these apartments in May 2013 and were really pleased with the size of the living room, dining area, balcony and roof terrace. Immaculately clean when we arrived, the… More
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