Playa de Muro Guide

Playa de Muro lies at the centre of the magnificent Bay of Alcudia on the northern coast of Majorca. The secluded resort is one of Mallorca's newest destinations, and until recent years was a small, undeveloped village nestling between the vast S'Albufera wetlands and the port of Alcudia.

In effect there are two parts of Playa de Muro. To the east is the entrance to the wetlands of S’Albufera, a remarkable area that is home to abundant wildlife and plantlife. S’Albufera is a preserved nature park, with the park itself extending to the dunes and the forest on the beach side of the Carretera. This part of Playa de Muro is home to some stunning hotels and also to the tranquil area known as Alcudia Pins.

How to get to Playa de Muro

Playa de Muro is 60km north of Palma’s international airport. From the UK and the rest of Europe there are a number of budget airlines offering flights to Palma. Several airport shuttle companies provide transfers to Playa de Muro, including coach and taxi firms.

While flying remains the cheapest and quickest way to reach the island, there are also ferry services available from a number of Spanish ports including Barcelona, Valencia and Ibiza.

When to visit Playa de Muro

Each season in Playa de Muro has something unique to offer visitors, particularly in the shape of the resort’s frequent fiestas (see our “what’s on” section below).

In terms of weather, much like the rest of the island Playa de Muro’s climate is an attraction to many, with summer temperatures not too oppressive, and mild winters making the resort a favourable location for city breaks.

Things to do in Playa de Muro

The warm, shallow waters of Alcudia Bay make Playa de Muro extremely popular with families with young children. The beach is a major attraction to the resort, with almost 8km of fine, clean sand and a wide variety of water sports and other facilities.

If you ever tire of the beach, the S'Albufera Park on the outskirts of Playa de Muro is a treasure for nature lovers, where birds from all over Europe return to nest every year. The whole of the park is open to visitors and is easy to explore along its well sign-posted paths.

For shopping, a small local market is held every Saturday in Playa de Muro, and much larger events every Tuesday and Sunday in nearby Alcudia, all selling fresh local fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers and craft goods.

A great family attraction in Playa de Muro is the Labyrinth Giant Wooden Maze. This giant wooden structure invites visitors to solve the maze whilst being "rained" upon by a sprinkler system. During the late evening the game take a sinister turn with participants being chased by swamp monsters and ghosts.

Haute cuisine is thin on the ground in Playa de Muro, but some good restaurants can still be found. There are also several old favourites, including Chinese and Indian restaurants, a Burger King, and numerous pizza houses. 

For evening recreation, family-friendly pubs and British/Irish bar are scattered throughout the resort. Younger visitors looking for something a little more lively might want to try the Mambo Buddha.

What's on in Playa de Muro

January


The first fiesta of the year is held in recognition of Sant Antoni Abat, the patron saint of animals. Events begin with the lighting of small bonfires, around which locals sit and sing traditional songs. The following day there is a colourful parade culminating in the blessing of the animals in front of the local parish church.

June


A 5-day long event is held in neighbouring Alcudia to celebrate Saint Peter, the patron of the sailors. Along with a number of sporting and musical events,the highlight of the fiesta is a procession at sea where decorated boats accompany a statue of the Saint around the bay.

August


The fiesta of Les Llanternes sees the youngest children of the town parade through the streets at nightfall, and sing traditional Majorcan songs whilst carrying Chinese lanterns made out of melons.

October


Also taking place in Alcudia, the "Fira" – essentially an agricultural trade fair – sees a procession of people through the streets of the town carrying historical figures from Majorcan history.

 

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