What's the Weather like in Alcudia in January
Temperature and Rainfall
January is officially the coldest month in Alcudia, but that doesn't stop it reaching an average high of around 14°C on good days. Evenings can certainly be chilly, dropping to as low as 4°C, meaning a coat is a definite must need if you are visiting during this time. Despite that, the average temperature for the month is 9°C, with an average rainfall of around 37mm, affecting 14 days of the month.
Alcudia does experience plentiful sun during the winter months, and during January you can expect around 7 hours of sunshine to grace your day, which is certainly not to be sniffed at!
It is perhaps best to leave the swimming until the warmer months however, as the sea temperature throughout the month averages a chilly 15°C.
New Year in Alcudia is a vibrant and colourful affair, and visiting the resort during this time will give you a good overview of traditional life, as well as plentiful tourist attractions to keep you occupied.
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Alcudia Hotels in January
Despite it being the off season in many ways, Alcudia still has plentiful choices for accommodation during the cooler months. January is a very popular time to visit, thanks to New Year celebrations, so it's certainly worthwhile booking your accommodation well ahead of time, to avoid disappointment.
Marina Delfin Verde
The Marina Delfin Verde is a wonderful choice, a family run hotel which is set in a quieter area of town. This is an all-inclusive choice, which gives you a great chance to kick back and relax with a cocktail in your hand, and it has a kid's club too, allowing you total peace and quiet!
Garden Lago by Diamond Resorts
Alternatively, the Garden Lago by Diamond Resorts is as opulent as it sounds. This is a complex of apartments, which makes for a home away from home feel in a self-catering set up, and is also in a fantastic location, easily within walking distance of all the amenities you could need.
Viva Zafiro Alcudia
The Viva Zafiro Alcudia is another great choice for your January stay, set only 300m to the beach and very close to the main restaurants and shops.
Alcudia Beaches for January
Despite the cooler sea temperatures and the fact it is winter, a stroll along the beach is a wonderful way to begin your day, indeed to begin your year in January! Alcudia beach is typically the main beach in the town, and stretches for 9km, from Alcudia itself, to Playa de Muro and further to Ca'n Picafort. If you're feeling energetic, then you can easily walk the distance of it.
There is a promenade which is fantastic for an evening stroll, and during warmer days you can enjoy water-sports, such as windsurfing and paragliding.
Bars and Restaurants
Sa Roqueta Wine & Food
The choice of restaurants in Alcudia is large, so you would be best advised to walk around a little to get your bearings first! Sa Roqueta Wine & Food is a very popular choice with both tourists and locals, which is always a sign of quality. You will find simple dishes which are bursting with flavour, and the wine choice is large too.
Como En Casa
Como En Casa serves delicious Mediterranean dishes and tapas in a simple and quirky atmosphere, perfect for both couples and families. There is also a small area for children to play, leaving you to enjoy your post-meal haze in peace!
Restaurant 35 D'Alcanada
If authentic Spanish cuisine is what you're after then head to Restaurant 35 D'Alcanada. Here you will find traditional food, prepared on site, with fresh ingredients, and a large choice of wines to go with it.
Things to do in Alcudia in January
Festes de Sant Sebastia
The first month of the year in Alcudia is perfect for exploring the town in all its glory, with cooler temperatures and less in the way of crowds. Of course, this being Spain, there are countless celebrations and festivals going on throughout the year, and January is no different. Head to Palma on 20 January and enjoy one of the island's biggest festivals, the Festes de Sant Sebastia. This is to celebrate the patron saint of Palma itself, and you will see dancing, shows, food, and festivities to mark the day. This is also a great chance to explore the city in the winter temperatures too, including the beautiful and very famous cathedral, and plentiful interesting architecture.
Alcudia itself also has plenty in the way of historical architecture to check out, and the Old Town is a must visit. Some sections of this area date back to the 13/14th centuries, and most of it is still very well preserved today. The narrow, cobbled streets are great fun to explore, and there are many restaurants and coffee shops inside the walls to enjoy a spot of people watching. The old bull ring and the Church of Sant Jaume are notable places to visit. On Sunday and Tuesday you will find a large and bustling market, where you can haggle for souvenirs to take home too.
Of course, you may prefer to get out and breathe some fresh country air, in which case walking is for you. You'll find many marked trails around Alcudia, and a popular one is the hike from Alcudia to Hermitage La Victoria. This particular route will take you through woodlands and over the coastal cliffs, and you will see the stunning panoramic vista of Pollenca and the Formentor Peninsula. Certainly one for the camera!
Alcanda Golf Course
If you want scenery but you don't fancy walking, then maybe a round of golf is for you. Alcanada Golf Course is a very popular choice, with stunning views over the sea, surrounded by fragrant pine and olive groves. This 18 hole course is renowned for its quality.