Playa de Muro Holidays 2017 / 2018
Playa de Muro is located between Ca'n Picafort in the south and Alcudia in the north, right in the middle of the lush Bay of Alcudia on the northeast corner of Majorca. Marketed as a more upmarket resort than Alcudia, there are a range of 4 and 5 star all inclusive hotels located right on the beachfront, which is Playa de Muro's main attraction.
With a choice of cheap flights, a range of hotels and almost year-round sunshine, Playa de Muro is one of our top picks for a Majorca holiday.
Most popular hotels in Muro
Playa Garden Aparthotel Spa
Las Gaviotas Suites Hotel
Roc Continental Park
IBEROSTAR Playa de Muro Village
Alcudia Suite Hotel (Grupotel)
Grupotel Los Principes SPA
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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With 5 miles of fine sand, the beach at Playa de Muro makes the resort one of the top family holidays destinations in Majorca. Gently sloping, calm and warm seas and a range of facilities and sunbeds, this is a laid-back beach where you can let the kids play without worry.
Other attractions include Playa de Muro's relatively easy access to the old town of Alcudia, which, by car, won't take very long at all. The s'Albufera national park divides the beach down the middle, but is also home to some great sights and wildlife, ideal for a day trip. In the south is Ca'n Picafort, worth a visit if you want to try out the waters in another part of the Bay of Alcudia.
Wine and Dine
Playa de Muro is known for some of the best restaurants in the Bay of Alcudia, mostly because of the wider range of 4 and 5 star hotels along the beach. You'll find every type of cuisine and locals that will love to accommodate you. From the fanciest gourmet dish to the freshest seafood in a seafront spot, food will be no problem on your holiday to Playa de Muro.
The excellent hotels, various beachfront facilities and downright stunning beach make Playa de Muro one of our top picks for a family holiday to Majorca. Outside of Alcudia which is only a 10 minute drive up the coast, you'll also find the awesome Hidropark, or the Alcudia Waterpark.
Most of the restaurants and hotels in Playa de Muro are geared up for their littlest guests, and you'll find children's menus, facilities along the beachfront for changing and cleaning up messy beach-lovers and generally welcoming smiles from the family-loving locals. Older kid's will love the watersports, the history buffs the Old Town in Alcudia, and the ones that just love to explore will enjoy the wilder parts of Playa de Muro.
Action and Adventure
There's no chance of running out of things to do around Playa de Muro, the Bay of Alcudia is home to various watersports, outdoor excursions and the massive national park, s'Albufera. For city exploration there's the awesome Old Town at Alcudia, home to the San Jaume Church, which underwent construction in 1302! Alternatively, an hours drive away and you'll reach Palma, the capital city and a place alive with culture and history. The impressive La Seu Cathedral dominates the skyline, but once you delve deeper into Palma you'll be charmed by the amalgamation of Arab, Roman and Jewish influences along its narrow, cobbled streets.
Life's a Beach
Playa de Muro, or Platja de Muro as it's sometimes known, is the name of the beach that fronts the municipality of Muro. The main beach is home to lots of hotels, bars and restaurants, and where you'll be spending most of your time on holiday. This beach has ideal sands and waters for a family holiday.
However, just under 5 miles long, the beach is divided into sections, severed in the middle by the s'Albufera natural park, which is a sort of wetlands that spills out into the sea in the form of the S'Oberta canal. This part of the beach is known as Es Brac.
There are still hotels and facilities in Es Brac, but you can see the landscape changing towards a more natural setting. If you prefer somewhere more secluded its worth the walk down the coast away from the main all inclusive hotels.
Further you go down the coast towards Ca'n Picafort - which is still quite a way off - things become more wild. Pine trees, rushes and wildlife will greet you and remind you that, not long ago, this entire region was empty of hotels and tourists. This section of the beach, called Es Comu, is included in the s'Albufera national park and is a protected area.
The closer you get to Ca'n Picafort, things begin to pick up again. Known as the Es Cappellans part of the beach, here you can stop after your day of exploring the beach and enjoy refreshments at a bar or restaurant.
Playa de Muro is a bustling resort home to many beach clubs and bars with views over the ocean. You can even book your own private spots on a bed, cocktails are provided as you like and the music is relaxing, chilled out in the way that the Balearics have been getting right for the last 50 years.
If you're looking for something with a bit more tempo, Alcudia is a short distance away by taxi and is home to the larger nightclubs. Menta Disco Nightclub is the largest and can provide you with that hedonistic excess you crave after lying around on the beach all day. When you know all you have to do tomorrow is recover in Playa de Muro, why do anything by halves?
Booking yourself into one of the all inclusive hotels along the beach makes for a stunning romantic getaway. A real treat for 2017 / 2018. Playa de Muro is an upmarket resorts and provides a wealth of excellent gourmet restaurants, enough wilderness and seclusion for romantic time away from the crowds, and access to some of the best historical sights, nightlife and activities around Alcudia, maybe even on Majorca. What are you waiting for?