Find out in this guide to Playa de Muro in Mallorca why this resort could be the perfect destination for your next Summer holiday.
So if you are looking to book the ultimate beach break on the Balearic Island’s biggest and most beautiful beach, with turquoise waters that lap the shore, and a resort that is as perfect for kids as it is for grandparents in need of easy access, then Playa de Muro could be for you.
And don’t just take my word for it. Playa de Muro in Majorca was voted the 5th best beach in Europe in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards.
And while Playa de Muro is undoubtedly a wonderful holiday resort, I will also include some reasons not to book your next holiday to Playa de Muro, so you can get a balanced opinion.
So let’s find out more about Playa de Muro.
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Where is Playa de Muro, Mallorca?
Firstly do not confuse Playa de Muro with Muro town. Muro town is a small town located inland. However, Playa de Muro is a purpose-built holiday resort which lies between Alcudia and Can Picafort.
It lies right in the middle of the 13 km beach and has fabulous views right across the bay, down to Alcudia Port on right and Can Picafort to the left.
The beach area lies off a busy main road and is sandwiched between the two resorts.
Why is Playa de Muro in Mallorca a great destination for a holiday
Playa de Muro really does cater for everyone – it’s accessible for prams, buggies and wheelchairs.
The main attraction here is the long beach which is accessible throughout the resort, where you will find plenty of things to do, from boat trips to water sports rentals.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from, as well as shops and supermarkets.
There is also a TIB bus line with regular bus stops right through the resort, meaning that it’s also easy to access other areas of the island.
Reasons not to visit Playa de Muro, Mallorca
Playa de Muro is a purpose-built holiday resort and lacks the tradition and charm that you will find in other areas of the island, such as in Port de Soller and Puerto Pollensa for example.
It’s also relatively new to cater for the growing demands of tourism from Alcudia and Can Picafort.
For this reason, if you are looking for the traditional side of Mallorca, then maybe stay in other resorts, or look to make full use of the TIB bus service to other areas of the island.
If you would like to see how easy the TIB bus service is, then check out this article here.
I did find Playa de Muro to be a little more expensive than other areas of the island such as Palmanova for example.
If you are looking at buying a bucket and spade or renting a beach sunbed and umbrella, then expect to pay a few Euros more than you would elsewhere.
Guide to Playa de Muro – Where to stay
Playa de Muro is broken up into various areas.
Staying around Area Sector 1 allows you to enjoy a great selection of beach shops, cafes and restaurants, and also be just a short walk from the golden sands of Muro beach.
There are many other hotels dotted right down the Playa de Muro coast toward Can Picafort, however, these then are stand-alone hotels with very little around them meaning you will be more reliant on the services and entertainment provided by the hotel. So choose your accommodation carefully!
The option to stay at the far end of Muro beach close to the “Casetes de Capellans” means also being within easy reach of Can Picafort resort, giving you the best of both two resorts in one.
You can find your perfect hotel stay in Playa de Muro here.
How many kilometres is Playa de Muro beach?
Technically the length of Playa de Muro beach is around 5 km, however, this beach extends right down towards Alcudia Port and up to Can Picafort so its real length is around 11-13 km.
It’s perfectly possible to walk from one end to another and not know where Playa de Muro blends into Playa de Alcudia. This walk takes just over 2 hours.
If you come off the beach at Can Picafort, you can also continue walking along the coast from Son Baulo just beyond Can Picafort.
The best place to park in Playa de Muro Mallorca
Playa de Muro can get extremely busy during the Summer months, particularly on weekends (particularly Sundays) as locals join the holiday crowds for a day on the sands.
For the best access to the beach chringuito restaurants, then I would recommend parking where Playa de Muro meets Can Picafort. There is a huge FREE car park on the crossroads between Avenida Centre and Carrer Dunes with plenty of parking spaces.
This car park is just two minute’s drive from the huge Euroski supermarket and a 5 minute walk to the beach.
On the rare occasion that you do not find parking then you will have to go further inland and off the sides streets to pick up a spot.
It shouldn’t be too much of a problem to find a space and you should be no more than 10 minutes from the beach.
You will find other parking opportunities right along the Playa de Muro, but these get busy very quickly, especially on a Sunday morning.
If in doubt, head more towards Can Picafort and park a few blocks inland and walk.
Which hotels are in Playa de Muro Mallorca
There is a great selection of hotels right along the Playa de Muro, especially more modern four-star and five-star hotels.
From area sector 1, check out Las Gaviotas Suites, JS Alcuida Mar, Grupotel Los Principes, Alua Sun Continental Park, and HSM Lago Park hotels.
The 4* Las Gavitotos Suites has amazing reviews. It is a spa hotel with three outdoor pools, plus it’s in a great location for all the fun in Playa de Muro with easy access to Alcudia beach resort too.
You can find out more and get some prices here.
Also, search for package holidays on my affiliate partner Jet2.com here.
The JS Alcudi Mar Hotel is great for golf lovers as has an 18-hole golf course. This is also a spa hotel, and is popular with cyclists having its own bike storage area.
Read more about the JS Alcudi Mar Hotel here.
The 4* Grupotel Los Principes has a fabulous beachfront location in Playa de Muro with both an indoor and outdoor pool. This is a great hotel in Playa de Muro for families, as it has a kid’s activity programme too.
Find out more here.
Check on Expedia.com here for a much wider selection of hotels and prices in the Playa de Muro.
Eating out in Playa de Muro Mallorca
The best restaurants in Playa de Muro are the beachside chringuitos who serve fantastic fresh paella, including Ponderosa Beach and Can Gavella.
You can read about the struggles these restaurants had to stay open in 2022 here. However it is hoped that this will change on a positive note for 2023, so watch this space.
There is a good selection of other restaurants and cafe’s too to cater for all budgets and tastes.
But if you’re not a fan of paella, then you will find restaurants serving the usual tourist fare from burgers to baguettes.
There is a great selection of steak and grill restaurants. And one of the most famous you will find is Restaurant Buoy which is one of the most established (it opened in 1978), and is located in the heart of Playa de Muro resort. Find it here.
Take a look at the video playing on this page to get an idea.
How much is a pint in Playa de Muro Mallorca
In Summer 2022, the price of a pint was 3,50€ as a guide, so it will be interesting to see how this will change as we go on into 2023.
Is Playa de Muro lively?
There are a few nightlife options in Playa de Muro. Check out Goodfellas nightclub in Playa de Muro which is open until 5 am during the Summer season, offering karaoke and great music.
However, the nightlife in Playa de Muro isn’t as lively as you may find in either Can Picafort or Alcudia Port.
And you will find most visitors will prefer to enjoy evening entertainment provided in their hotel.
Also, you will find some hotels are located more remotely along the Playa de Muro meaning that the best option for nightlife will be in their own hotel.
Things to do in Playa de Muro
Watersports and boat trips are available right along the Playa de Muro coastline. While this article is being written out of season, there is a selection of tours to enjoy which will be updated when the season starts in 2023.
The roads through Can Picafort, Playa de Muro, Alcudia and up to Puerto Pollensa are also flat making them perfect for road bikes.
As I’ve mentioned of course walking along the beach is one of the main activities here in Playa de Muro.
However, for a beautiful lake-side walk, check the video playing on the page.
Follow the road to Carrer Tamarells in Playa de Muro to Es Llac Gran.
The path follows the lakeside and offers wonderful views right down to Alcudia.
You an also find out more about things to do in Playa de Muro in this article here.
Sightseeing around Playa de Muro
The best sightseeing in the area is of course Alcudia Old Town, one of the most picturesque and historic old towns on the island.
Check out this guide to Alcudia Old Town here and why visiting during the hot summer months may be best done in the evening.
Of course, it’s perfectly possible to sightsee around other areas of the island.
Check out my sightseeing in the North East of Mallorca video here.
Getting to Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is around a 50-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport.
It’s easily accessible by taking the A32 bus. You can check out the timetable which runs during the Summer months here.
A regular bus – the 324 bus – runs from Can Picafort to Alcudia Old Town too frequently during the Summer, making getting around easy. Find the timetable here.
To find out more about getting to other areas of the island, and how to use the TIB bus network, check out this article here.
If you are renting a car, then there is plenty of parking in Playa de Muro.
But you may chose to support Mallorca under the Sun and booking your hire car here.
And if you want to read more about taking a taxi in Mallorca, check out this article here.