On Playa de Muro holidays, all eyes are on the beach. It only takes a glance to see this is one of Majorca’s standout sweeps.
Blue is the colour
We could wax lyrical for hours about Playa de Muro’s beach, but don’t just take our word for it. The boffins over at Blue Flag are big fans of this white-sand sweep, too, and it regularly crops up on ‘top tip’ travel lists. Aquarium-clear waters and thatched parasols are a couple of the big draws. And don’t try telling this place that size doesn’t matter – the sands here hog three miles of the Bay of Alcudia’s waterfront.
This place has its foot off the gas, so you can expect things to run at an easygoing pace. Cute apartments and hotels frame the beach scene, and beyond that you’ll find a crop of family-run grill restaurants and eclectic souvenir shops. There’s a tad more going on at the top of town, which locals know as Las Gaviotas. If you’re on the hunt for a proper away-from-it-all vibe, bump the southern neighbourhoods to the top of your list.
Birds by the beach
Outdoorsy types will be in their element in this neck of the woods. It’s all down to the natural landscape over Playa de Muro’s shoulder, which is a hotchpotch of wetlands and country trails. Bird watchers buzz like bees to honey at S’Albufera Natural Park, where harriers, falcons and nightingales swoop about. Then there’s Es Llac Gran, a vast lake between the sea and the island’s hilly torso. There’s a semi-submerged path leading to an island in the middle, which makes it look like you’re walking across water.
If you fancy changing up the fly-and-flop recipe for a day, nearby Alcudia’s just the ticket. A 15-minute drive lands you in the heart of the history-stuffed old town, where cobbled streets and Roman relics are in good supply. The beach-based section, meanwhile, has a little more get-up-and-go. Wetsuit-clad watersports enthusiasts brave the waves, and the marina’s bubbling with constantly coming and going yachts.
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