Alcudia is a town with a split personality that’s perfect for both beach bums and history buffs. First off, there’s the beach - a glorious stretch of golden sand, backed by hotels and restaurants and leading to a glamorous marina at one end and a nature reserve at the other.
Then, a few minutes’ drive inland, there’s the atmospheric Old Town, whose storied 14th century walls hide a mass of cobbled streets, historic mansions and sunny town squares. As an added bonus, you’ll find the magical remains of Pollentia, once a powerful Roman town.
Wherever you’re based, this is an area that’s equally thriving at night as in the daytime. In the Old Town, diners spill out onto the pavement to eat and drink in maximum medieval atmosphere. While at the beach, you can feast on tapas and fresh fish with a glorious view of the Med.