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Blick auf die Playa de Muro auf Mallorca, Bild: ArtBBNV / shutterstock

Playa de Muro – Mallorca for beach and nature lovers

With a length of six kilometers, Playa de Muro on the northeast coast of Mallorca is an attraction for tourists and locals. The family-friendly sandy beach is one of the best and most popular beaches on the sun-drenched holiday island.

Natural monuments and natural parks around Playa de Muro make the heart of nature lovers beat faster and the beach Playa de Muro itself is one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly beaches on the island and has already been awarded the coveted “Blue Flag”. But not only those who want to enjoy the beach life and explore nature will be enthusiastic about the region around Muro, but also for travelers interested in culture there is a lot to discover along Playa de Muro.

Playa de Muro – General information about the popular beach in Mallorca

Playa de Muro (Catalan: Platja de Muro) is located on the northeast coast of the popular holiday island of Mallorca and adjoins the bay of Alcúdia with a length of about six kilometers. Compared to the latter, it is much quieter. Nearby is the S’Albufera Natural Park, a refuge for many species of birds. This can be explored on foot or by bike. The crystal-clear water shines turquoise blue like in tropical climes and the light sand is as fine as powdered sugar. In the evening, the sun sets spectacularly. Families with children will find ideal conditions for a relaxing and at the same time active beach holiday on the sandy beach, which gently merges into the sea. Pines and palm trees always provide secluded shady spots.

The diverse beach life in Playa de Muro

Port d'Alcúdia
Port d’Alcúdia, Image: Orbiati / shutterstock

Playa de Muro, located near the towns of Muro and Port d’Alcúdia, is a particularly picturesque stretch of coast on the holiday island of Mallorca. Divided into four sections, Playa de Muro inspires with its white sand, which offers a beautiful contrast to the Mediterranean Sea, which shimmers in all shades of blue. Here you can enjoy beach life on the Balearic island in a special way, because the clean and beautiful beach sections are known to be family-friendly. Partly lined by dunes, the beach attracts families, couples and singles seeking peace and quiet, because Playa de Muro is a popular destination and attracts mainly tourists and Mallorcans seeking relaxation.

The most popular section of Playa de Muro is about three kilometres from Port d’Alcudia beach. Here, visitors benefit from a particularly good infrastructure around the beach, so that the nearest restaurants are only a few steps away from the beach.

Things are quieter on the two beach sections called Sa Comu. Restaurants, shops and the like are located a little further away from the beach, but are also within walking distance. The natural part of the beach section is particularly idyllic. Surrounded by sand dunes and pine trees, the section is part of the S ́Albufera Natural Park.

The fourth section of Playa de Muro, on the other hand, is busier again. Here you will find restaurants and co. again directly along the beach line. This section of beach is also quite pleasant and is usually well visited, not least because of its proximity to the popular holiday resort of Can Picafort.

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If you want to enjoy the sun in Playa de Muro, you will find both beautiful places to make yourself comfortable with a beach towel and sections where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. Along the entire playa there are good conditions for surfers and also those who want to do stand up paddling or kite surfing will feel at home at Playa de Muro. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can also rent a pedal boat and enjoy the sun on the water.

Parc natural de s’Albufera de Mallorca – Mallorca’s fascinating protected landscape area

Parc natural de s'Albufera
Parc natural de s’Albufera, Image: blanca_mw / shutterstock

As the largest and most important wetland in the Balearic Islands, Albufera is a particularly species-rich natural area. With an area of 1,650 hectares, the area consists mainly of marshes and also includes the municipalities of Muro and Sa Pobla. Four hiking routes make it possible to explore the lagoon landscape and gain extraordinary insights into this special habitat. Although the visit to the park is free of charge, the obligatory visit to the visitor center is mandatory. In addition to the registration stamp, visitors can obtain maps and binoculars here. The large and small canals that run through the nature park were already created in ancient times. Today, nature lovers can observe 61 native bird species and 210 migrating bird species in the area. Among them are rare bird species. In addition, numerous reptiles such as the pond turtle, the viper snake and the Iberian water frog use the area as a habitat. Special highlights for children are certainly the flamingos and the rare pug bat, which can also be discovered in the area. Flower lovers, on the other hand, can discover numerous rare plants, including numerous species of orchids, that thrive in the wetland.

Tips for a varied holiday at Playa de Muro

The northeast of Mallorca offers numerous activity options. A special highlight is a boat tour including dolphin watching. A stroll through Muro is also worthwhile. The beautifully designed place offers a wide range of shopping opportunities and also inspires with a diverse gastronomic scene. A visit to Bodega Butxet, which is known for its first-class wines and is happy to provide insights into the business, is also highly recommended.

Avid golfers can choose between several golf courses during a stay at Playa de Muro. Golfing with a spectacular view is possible, among other things, on the 9-hole course Golf Pollensa. In addition, it is always worth taking a look at the region’s calendar of events, because especially in Can Picaford and Muro interesting traditional events take place all year round.

Water sports and gastronomy in Playa de Muro

Water Sports Playa de Muro
At Playa de Muro, countless water sports await visitors, Image: lunamarina / shutterstock

A wide range of water sports are primarily available in the first two sectors. In addition to the rental of pedal boats, the so-called “banana riding” is popular with younger visitors. Windsurfers and kitesurfers are also drawn to this beach due to the constant winds. Families with children have the opportunity to book a course at the windsurfing school or let off steam on the mini golf course and in the aqua park. The beach is divided into four different sectors, three of which are fully managed. Sector 3 between pine forests and dunes is quieter and closer to nature, as there is no tourist infrastructure.

Bars and restaurants are lined up in many places. Meat eaters are in the right place at Steakhaus Boy. Good Italian cuisine, on the other hand, is served at Pizza Factory. Fusion 19 has delicious sushi on the menu. In addition, the evening can end here with a cool glass of wine or a fruity cocktail. Fresh seafood is served at La Ponderosa, among others. For example, you can enjoy a freshly tapped beer or a cool sangria with the best views in the bars in Port d’Alcúdia.

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Other activities at Playa de Muro

The Alcanada golf course is a must for all golfers. There are several playgrounds for children and there is even a bouncy castle. Otherwise, there are areas where you can play volleyball and beach volleyball. After all, nothing is more obvious by the sea than to take a fun boat tour. Even dolphin tours can be found among the offers of the numerous local providers. Smaller amusement parks nearby promise fun and adventure for families with children. If you like it very exclusive, you can look at the diverse landscape of Mallorca from a balloon.

The nature around Playa de Muro

The drained freshwater swamp in the S’Albufera Natural Park is crisscrossed by torrents and canals and serves as a breeding ground for many bird species. Birdwatchers will get their money’s worth here. On their way from Europe to Africa, many birds stop here. With a bit of luck you will see peregrine falcons, hoopoes, herons, avocets, falcons, black vultures, ospreys and kingfishers. But the area also invites you to seek peace and quiet and recharge your batteries for the next activities. As a visitor, you hike on various signposted trails and also find several marked bird watching spots.

Popular excursions and other sights

The next larger town is Alcúdia, as the town of Muro itself has more of a village character and has relatively little to offer. However, a visit to the patron saint’s festival on 24 June promises a variety of events and sporting events. Open-air concerts and dances as well as program items for children enrich this most important festival of the year. Alcúdia has monuments of outstanding artistic and historical importance, such as the ruins of Pollentia, the mighty city wall, the Porta del Moll and the Església de Sant Jaume. The town hall with its striking tower is also worth seeing.

Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians have stopped by here throughout history, but the city got its current name from the Arabs. Pirates have also been up to mischief off the coast of Alcúdia again and again. Nearby are other beautiful beaches such as the Platja de Sant Joan and the Platja des Coll Baix. Port d’Alcúdia is bustling with activity in summer; many festivals and events are then in the event calendar. You have more than enough opportunities for strolling and shopping in Alcúdia. On Sundays, the large open-air market attracts countless visitors from near and far.

Lovers of art can look forward to a beautifully landscaped garden with a sculpture park, installations of modern art objects and an exhibition of children’s portraits from the 16th to the 19th centuries at the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca

Useful information

Playa de Muro is easily accessible by bus from both Alcúdia and Can Picafort. Parking spaces are also available in large numbers. Sectors 1, 2 and 4 are equipped for the disabled. If wheelchair users want to go into the water, appropriate equipment can be rented. Showers and a lifeguard including a lifeguard are also included. In the event of heavy waves, the warning flags are hoisted in good time. In the sea, buoys are used to separate different areas for non-swimmers, swimmers and boats. Of course, it is ideal if your hotel is nearby, then you can easily cycle to the beach. For excursions and longer island tours, there are several car rental companies at Playa de Muro and Alcúdia. In general, the further you get from Alcúdia, the quieter the beach becomes.