Playa de Muro is a beach resort found on the north coast of Mallorca and faces east. The area boasts one of the island’s top beaches and is popular among holidaymakers.
The relatively newly developed resort is quieter than neighbouring Alcudia. However, as you will discover in this article, it still has plenty to offer visitors.
What is Playa de Muro Like?
Playa de Muro, also known as Platja de Muro, is a small village located close to the popular resort of Alcudia.
While it is located in the north of Mallorca, the east-facing coastal resort is well placed to enjoy the morning sun.
This location is perfect for holidaymakers who want a quiet, remote, peaceful holiday destination.
History & Culture of Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro and Muro town are steeped in history, and the town centre is worth visiting.
The Ethnological Museum of Muro is the best way to learn more about the town’s history and traditions.
The Paseo de Sa Riba provides excellent views of Alcudia Bay and neighbouring Albufera.
Visitors interested in the architecture of the area should explore the Convent of Minimos, Bullring, and Church of Santa Ana.
Beaches in Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is one of the longest beaches in Mallorca at 6 km long. The beach can be broken down into four different sections, three of which have Blue Flag Certification.
Blue Flag certification is awarded to areas by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It signifies the area meets the organisation’s high standards.
The first sector of Playa de Muro is a busy, sandy stretch close to a number of restaurants and hotels.
This section of the beach almost joins up with the Port d’Alcudia beach, and the town is just 3 kilometres away.
The second sector of Playa de Muro is quieter than the first and also has hotels nearby.
This sector starts where the S’Albufera National Park’s S’Oberta Canal passes through it.
Es Comu offers an unspoilt beach surrounded by more natural surroundings. These include pine trees, juniper bushes, and sand dunes.
This area is more challenging to access and is a part of the S’Albufera Natural Park.
Es Cappelans is the only section of the beach without Blue Flag status. It is only 400 meters long, and there are tourist facilities nearby.
Things to Do in Playa de Muro
While Playa de Muro is a relatively secluded resort, there are still things for families and tourists to do during their summer holidays.
The natural surrounding area is great for bird-watching. More active visitors can enjoy hillwalking, cycling, and nordic walking. Water sports enthusiasts will love the kite surfing, jet ski rentals, and paddle boarding facilities.
The beach is a huge draw for tourists and families. Sunbathing, swimming, and water sports are all enjoyed here. Beach clubs for kids offer a safe way for parents to enjoy some peace. There are great scuba diving locations at Playa de Muro as well.
A range of hotels also offers excellent spa facilities for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Hotels in Playa de Muro
There are great hotels to choose from in Playa de Muro. These include:
Iberostar Playa de Muro Village
The five-star Iberostar Playa de Muro Village is recognised for its excellent location and facilities.
Just yards from the award-winning beach, this hotel also offers guests 2 large outdoor swimming pools, a kids’ pool, and an indoor pool.
The spacious area around the pools is equipped with sun loungers for relaxing.
Guests will enjoy the convenience of three onsite restaurants as well as 4 bars.
The hotel’s spa facilities are great for relaxing, and there are lots of children’s activities to enjoy.
Prinsotel La Dorada
The Prinsotel La Dorada is a great family hotel that offers a range of accommodations to suit all needs.
There is a kids club, splash pool, entertainment and easy access to the beach.
Adults will love the relaxing spa, gym facilities, and other great activities, including cycling and sports.
Restaurants in Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro town has a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. There are many restaurants to explore, including seafood restaurants, steakhouses, and pizza joints. Fast food restaurants, including Burger King, are also available.
Nightlife in Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is a quiet resort, and there aren’t any clubs to party to too long into the night. There are a number of great bars for visitors to enjoy, and these will typically stay open until around midnight.
Events in Playa de Muro
Playa De Muro does not have many large events beyond the concerts and entertainment provided by hotels.
Nearby Alcudia has a range of events throughout the year. These include the Fiestas of Sant Antoni Abat in January, the April Fair, and the Fiestas of Sant Jaume in July.
Shopping in Playa de Muro
You will find the shopping in Playa de Muro to be quite limited. Holidaymakers will be able to get all the essentials, souvenirs, and food they need.
Alcudia offers far greater shopping opportunities with an excellent range of shops and boutiques.
How to get to Playa de Muro
Travelling from Palma and Palma International Airport to Play de Muro takes around 1 hour by bus and should cost around €10.
Taxis are quicker to get around the island than public transport, but the costs are significantly higher. A taxi to Playa de Muro from Palma will cost between €70 to €85.
Car hire offers greater convenience for travellers who want to see everything on offer in the surrounding areas. Hire car costs will vary depending on the car and supplier.
Surrounding areas of Playa de Muro
As well as having one of the longest beaches in the Balearic Islands, Playa de Muro is also located close to some interesting destinations.
Alcudia is just a 10-minute drive from the livelier town of Alcudia. As well as a range of great restaurants, bars, and shops, Alcudia old town is an excellent and interesting place to visit.
The surrounding area of Playa de Muro is also recognised for its natural beauty and is great for anyone that wants to see Mallorca’s natural side.