Where to Stay for Ironman 70.3 Mallorca – a Complete Guide to Hotels in Alcudia

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The Ironman 70.3 Mallorca is set to take place in Alcudia on the 11th of May 2024 and it’s lining up to be a goodie!

Air temperatures are pleasantly mild in May, hovering around 77° F/25° C, with water temperatures a mild 63° F/17° C. Some may say that the conditions are close to ideal!

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Here are our suggested hotels in Alcudia, click on the hotel name to book it.

A man running in Mallorca, near the town of Alcudia where it will happen the Ironman 70,3 Mallorca.
Running in Mallorca is a breeze!

This is race high on my list, I spent a week in Port Pollensa & Alcudia for a fitness bootcamp and immediately fell in love with the place. People are friendly, the beaches are amazingly beautiful, the weather is great, there are mountains, and delicious food… all in all, a perfect destination for sports enthusiasts. 

The city has a wonderful history attached to it, with famous sites such as the Roman remains of Pollentia with ancient remains of walls that once encircled the ancient city. There are some amazing beaches that tourists and locals alike flock to every summer such as the Platja de Muro and the Platja d’Alcúdia. 

All this, coupled with scenic ocean views and beautiful old Spanish island villages make the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca one of the favorite stops on the calendar. 

The Ironman Mallorca 2024 event follows its annual tradition, taking place on Saturday so that athletes and their friends and family can enjoy the downtime on Sunday to explore the island. This has been happening for the last decade and it’s easy to see why! 

For this classic triathlon, Mallorca has been considered the perfect location given its amazing weather and fast course in a picturesque environment. The event follows the usual swim/cycle/run format as athletes transcend the Balearic Island in the hope of completing the tough event. 

Bear in mind that there isn’t an Ironman Mallorca full distance, only the half Ironman.  Oh a very important information, the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca tickets are sold out for the 2024 edition.

The big smile after swimming in the clear waters of Mallorca

Ironman Mallorca Swim Course

The swim takes place in the Bay of Alcudia and starts and ends at the Playa de Muro in Port d’Alcudia. The bay is beautifully protected from any rough seas which is a welcomed relief for the athletes as they navigate the 1.9km/1.2-mile swim course. 

Two bikers cycling in Mallorca Spain
The roads in Mallorca are great for cycling

Ironman Mallorca Bike Course

Next up is the 90km/56-mile bike ride that takes athletes from the Bay of Alcudia to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and passes through the Coll de Femenia. The bike course has 800m of positive elevation gain so be prepared for some climbing as you reach the highest point at 576m at Coll de la Batalla. 

A man running on a road with the bay of Alcudia on the backdrop.
The running course of Ironman Mallorca is pretty much flat.

Ironman Mallorca Run Course

Finally, the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca concludes with a 21.1km /13.1 mile run which is comprised of three loops of the run course adjacent to Alcudia Bay. The finish line is a mere stone’s throw from the sea and finishes almost next to the swim course start line.

Right, now that we’ve gotten some of the most important information about the event covered, we can take a look at some of the best hotels in Alcudia. But first, a few considerations before booking your accommodation. 

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Hotel for an Ironman Competition

Now, it’s important to bear a few things in mind before booking and committing to your accommodation in Mallorca. The last thing you want is to get caught out with harsh cancellation policies or be kilometers away from the start and finish lines.

Let’s take a look at some of the most important considerations when it comes to hotels and the best area to stay in Alcudia. 

  • Location! First and foremost, location is crucial! You want to be conveniently located to ensure that you can access the event start and finish lines effortlessly. No one wants to worry about long commutes when you have an Ironman event to conquer!
  • Cancellation policies. Don’t get caught out with cancellation policies that come back to haunt you. Read the small print and familiarize yourself with the policies of the hotel – trust me.
  • Budget. Now, this is probably one of the most important considerations for all athletes. Not everyone is born with a silver spoon and has an unlimited budget. You can effortlessly filter your search on booking sites like booking.com to fit your budget.
  • Is it bike-friendly? Remember, you’ll be travelling with your carbon steed and will need to ensure that the hotel is happy for you to store your bike either in the room or in a parking garage.
  • Reviews. Always read the reviews of guests who have stayed at the hotel before. This will give you a good idea of how good or bad the hotel is.
  • What amenities are on offer? Is there a sauna/steam room, fitness center, or swimming pool? These are welcomed as an athlete prior to and post the event. 
  • Is there a restaurant at the hotel? Is breakfast included or extra? 
  • What sights and tourist attractions are close by for exploring on your off-days?

The Best Hotels for Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Right, now we can get down to business – the best hotels in Alcudia for the Ironman Mallorca event. When it comes to the best hotels, Alcudia has you covered. There are a more than sufficient number of great hotels that are conveniently located and offer guests some pretty neat amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay during the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca event. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best hotels and resorts in Alcudia for all your accommodation needs during the event. On a side note, Zafiro Hotels is the official accommodation partner for the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca event.

They have a number of 4 and 5-star hotels around the Balearics that cater for all athlete and supporter accommodation needs.

Zafiro Palace Alcudia


Address: Camí Real al Moll, 2, 07400 Port d’Alcudia, Spain

Distance to the start: 10-minute walk (700m/0.4 miles)/3-minute cycle (700m/0.4 miles)

Kicking things off for the best resorts in Alcudia is none other than Zafiro Palace, the accommodation partner for the event. Now, Zafiro Palace is no ordinary resort – and the name says it all! There are some 5 restaurants, four of them are thematic and one is a buffet restaurant. 

There are also four swimming pools as well as a spa and wellness center so it’s easy to see why it comes highly recommended. It’s also in the best area to stay in Mallorca, so it’s hard not to choose it!

HSM Lago Park


Address: Yola, s/n, 07458 Playa de Muro, Spain

Distance to the start: 6-minute car ride (3.7km/2.3 miles)/11-minute cycle (3.6km/2.2 miles)

The HSM Lago Park boasts an 8.2/10 rating from guests who have stayed there, and it certainly has earned this. There’s a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, and shuttle service available to guests for the airport and other transfers.

PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa


Address: Carretera Alcudia-Pto Pollensa Km. 2, 07400 Alcudia, Spain 

Distance to the start: 8-minute car ride (4.5km/2.8 miles)/15-minute cycle (4.5km/2.8 miles)

PortBlue Club comes highly recommended for your stay during the Ironman 70.3 Alcudia with its 5 swimming pools, spa and wellness center, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Some may say that it has all the bells and whistles to make a stay both memorable and comfortable. 

Hotel Moré

Address: Tirant Lo Blanc, 8, 07400 Alcudia, Spain

Distance to the start: 8-minute car ride (3.2km/2 miles)/11-minute cycle (3.2km/2 miles)

Hotel More, too, has many of these bells and whistles – the comfortable amenities that are welcomed by Ironman triathletes. Swimming pools, fitness center, restaurant, and as a bonus, beachfront views. Who fancies a swim in the sea before a swim in the hotel swimming pools?

Grupotel Port D´Alcudia


Address: C/ Cisne Balnco, S/N, 07410 Port d’Alcudia, Spain

Distance to the start: 16-minute walk (1.2km/0.7 miles)/ 6-minute cycle (1.9km/1.2 miles)

Last but not least, is Grupotel Port D’Alcudia, with its impressive 8.5/10 rating from more than 1,600 guests. Again, this is arguably one of the best resorts in Alcudia with its list of comfortable amenities – multiple swimming pools, spa and wellness center, restaurant, fitness center, and fully-stocked bar. Oh, and did I mention the superb breakfast? You’re welcome.

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How to travel to Alcudia, Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is the main gateway to Mallorca. It is one of the busiest airports in Spain with connections to the main cities of Europe.

Located in Palma de Mallorca it is an approximately 45-minute drive to cover the 61km from the airport to Alcudia. There are buses available although it will be a hassle to board with bikes.  We like to compare flights on Skyscanner and Google Flights.

A woman standing on a rock overlooking a beach in Mallorca, Spain.
Mallorca has countless stunning beaches

Things to do in Alcudia, Mallorca

After the race, there are so many things you can do in Mallorca. From visiting stunning beaches to historical villages. Or even do nothing at all.

We wrote a complete guide on what to do in Port Pollensa & Alcudia, you can read it here. Another good read is our Mallorca weekend guide.

Or book one of these tours:

That’s a wrap. We covered the best hotels in Alcudia for Ironman 70.3, race info, how to get to Alcudia, and suggestions on what to do in Alcudia, Mallorca. Now get back to training!

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