Platja de Muro is the 5.2 kilometers of coastline which form part of this town in the north of Majorca, in Alcúdia Bay. A coast where tranquility, family tourism, the dunes, the pine forests, the Natural Park of s’Albufera, and a beach with crystal waters, golden sand and little swell make it one of the preferred coasts of locals and visitors seeking to avoid the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. Platja de Muro is one of those places which, thanks to the protection of the zone, still holds the Mediterranean philosophy almost intact.
The beach is divided into four sectors, each with its own characteristics. The first is the one located near the center of the Port d’Alcúdia, which possesses the greatest offer in terms of hotels and restaurants, as well as beach services (parasols, loungers, beach bars, etc). But that does not mean that it is a crowded beach, as its great length makes it accessible on any day of the year. It is the perfect place for those who need all the usual services, but who do not want to give up the tranquility of the shallow waters and scant swell.
The second section is the one nearest to the Natural Park of s’Albufera, the largest wetland on the Balearic archipelago, which forms part of the European Union’s Special Protection Areas for Birds. Similarly to the first section, it also boasts a top class hotel and tourism offer, with low-standing apartments and houses practically on the sand. It is one of the locals’ favorite areas for a vacation home.
The third section, called Es Comú, is one of the few completely unspoiled beaches in Majorca. Its location, opposite s’Albufera, and its dune system, unique on the archipelago and which extends hundred of meters inland, make this the most valued part by those who know it. Scarcely frequented, as there is no parking in the area and you have to pass through a forest to access it, it is a real treat for lovers of unexploited beaches.
The final stretch is known as Es Capellans, or Ses casetes dels Capellans. Hardly exploited on a tourism level, it takes its name from the small, modest summer vacation cabins which are located almost on the sand itself, and which were occupied by the priests of the town parish for a time. Today it is a small village with four sand streets and a very peculiar appearance.
The beach, in addition to holding a blue flag, boasts one of the most comprehensive safety and rescue services on the Balearic Islands. It was not awarded a Diploma for excellence in the area of rescuing, life-guarding and first-aid in 2009 for no reason. This was a recognition only granted to two towns throughout Spain that year.
Don’t miss: After a day on the beach, very close to the Port d’Alcúdia, there is one of the best and oldest ice-cream parlors in Majorca. Helados Garrido. The artisan ice-creams are famous for their capacity to amaze each year with new flavors.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has 2 hotels in the Playa de Muro zone. These hotels, geared towards family or couples’ vacations, offer their clients everything they need to enjoy their stay on the island of Majorca. Magnificent location, facilities, the culinary and entertainment services and the treatment provided by the staff are details which are planned and provided to perfection in these hotels in order to offer an equally perfect stay in Majorca.”