Playa de Muro (Platja de Muro in Mallorquí) enjoys a spectacular setting right in the middle of the gorgeous Bay of Alcudia on the northeast corner of Majorca. It’s a smart, upmarket resort, with lots of 4- and 5-star all-inclusive hotels that enjoy a fantastic seafront location, and its beaches are some of the most beautiful on the island. There are lots of great restaurants and bars, plus fantastic amenities for water sports, and the resort is located next to the wonderful s’Albufera nature reserve, a haven for myriad birds. The nearby resorts of Port d’Alcudia and C'an Picafort offer plenty more attractions and facilities, and the charming walled town of Alcudia is located just a 15-minute drive away. Thanks to its beautiful setting, stunning beaches and wealth of attractions, Playa de Muro is one of our top picks for your 2019 / 2020 holiday in Majorca!
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With 5 miles of fine sand, the stunning beach at Playa de Muro makes the resort one of the top family holiday destinations in Majorca. Gently sloping into a calm, turquoise sea, and endowed with fantastic facilities, it’s ideal for even the youngest children. There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants, and the wild and beautiful s’Albufera nature reserve is right on the doorstep for walks and bike rides. You’ll find plenty of nightlife, with more bars and clubs in nearby Port d’Alcudia and C'an Picafort, and there are lots of pretty, historic towns to visit in the area, including Alcudia and Pollensa.
You’ll find a fantastic range of places to eat and drink in Playa de Muro, which has everything from popular chains to some of the best restaurants on the Bay of Alcudia if you want to splash out. There are cuisines from around the world on offer, including, of course, the delicious local Majorcan food. You’ll be able to tuck into an amazing seafood paella, or one of the other tasty Mediterranean rice dishes, such as the Majorcan speciality, arròs brut, which is made with pork, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables. Another Majorcan classic is tumbet, made with potatoes, aubergines and red peppers. And for breakfast, you can’t miss out on the wonderful spiral pastries, ensaïmades, which are dusted with sugar.
The excellent hotels, wide range of activities and facilities and the stunning beach make Playa de Muro one of our top picks for a family holiday to Majorca. The beach is perfect for even the youngest children, thanks to its gently sloping sands and shallow, calm waters. Older children and teens will enjoy the huge choice of water sports, which include everything from paddle-boarding to wind-surfing. Nature-loving kids will enjoy a dander through the s’Albufera nature reserve, which are home to all kinds of birds (including flamingos!). And, for a fun day out, you could hit the water parks in Alcudia.
Action & Adventure
There's no chance of running out of things to do around Playa de Muro! The fantastic beach has got facilities for all kinds of water sports, including sailing, water-skiing, kite-surfing, parasailing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and pretty much anything else you can think of! Of course the crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving too. Majorca is famous for its amazing hiking routes, and there are scores of superb trails within easy reach, as well as the gentle strolls through the s’Albufera wetlands which border the beach. The area around Playa de Muro is also one of the island’s main locations for paragliding, if you are in search of a serious adrenaline rush!
Playa de Muro, or Platja de Muro in Mallorquí, is the name given to the long beach that stretches for five gorgeous miles around the Bay of Alcudia. It’s been awarded a Blue Flag for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and superb range of amenities, which range from parasol and sunbed rental to lifeguard posts, showers, children’s play areas, and lots of water sports and other activities. Because the beach is so long, you’ll find space even in the height of summer, but if you want to escape the crowds, then head to the area of the beach that fronts the s’Albufera nature reserve. This section is emptier and quieter, although note that you’ll have slightly fewer amenities to hand.
Playa de Muro is a bustling resort, and you’ll be able to take your pick among home many beach clubs and bars with views over the ocean. You can even book your own private spots on a lounge bed, with waiters serving an endless stream of cocktails, and chill-out music providing a relaxing soundtrack. If you’re looking for something livelier, then head to Port d’Alcudia, just a few minutes away by taxi. It has some of the biggest and best clubs on this stretch of coast, guaranteed to keep you dancing until dawn. The following day you can simply relax and recuperate on the gorgeous beach at Playa de Muro.
Booking yourself into one of the all inclusive hotels along the beach makes for a stunning romantic getaway. A real treat for your 2018/2019 holiday! Playa de Muro is an elegant resort, with a wealth of romantic restaurants and bars, plus, of course, one of the most spectacular beaches on Majorca. Stretch out on a sun bed and soak up the tranquillity, go for a dip in the crystal clear waters or go for a romantic sunset stroll through the lovely s’Albufera nature reserve. Pretty, walled Alcudia is just a short drive away, if you want to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing, and the bigger resorts of Port d’Alcudia and Ca’n Picafort are on the doorstep if you’re looking for some lively nightlife.
The lovely little walled town of Alcudia (just a 10-minute drive from Playa de Muro) is replete with historic monuments, from its medieval walls (which you can stroll around) to its charming churches and squares flanked by Renaissance buildings. You can also visit the atmospheric ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia, established in 123BC. The beautiful ancient theatre is still remarkably intact. There are several art galleries and museums, including the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca, which is set in an exquisite mansion surrounded by manicured gardens overlooking the sea. It contains an excellent art collection, including some wonderful portraits of children from the 16th to the 19th centuries.