Alcúdia is the oldest town in Mallorca and the island's largest tourist centre in the north. Geographically it is situated on a small peninsula separating the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia. The city has become a real tourist attraction, especially attractive for those interested in culture and history, as even today you can still discover remains of the Romans such as the city gates or the ancient settlement of "Pollentia". Today, about 5.000 inhabitants live in the town. For sun lovers, there is an extensive sandy beach in the immediate vicinity of the town, not far from the harbour "Port d'Alcúdia". A long walk along the fine sandy beach is a good option, as it stretches for 10 km. The bay of Alcúdia is especially characterised by beaches that run gently into the sea, making it perfect for families. Also worth a visit is the old harbour, which is home to small, pleasant restaurants and tapas bars. Its highest point is the mountain of La Atalaya, 445 metres high.