Playa de Muro is worth a visit, whether as a day out or as a base for your holiday. There’s a very busy main road stretching the length of the town stocked with every commercial amenity you might need, there are supermarkets and pharmacies, clothing and souvenir shops, bars restaurants and fast food outlets and for nightlife you’re in walking distance to Playa D’Alcudia’s main hot spot the Banana Club.
There are also several playgrounds and amusement areas for children including a trampoline and inflatable station and a fun park boasting a giant maze. The number 2 bus runs from Alcudia to Ca’n Picafort regularly throughout the day and there are taxi stations and horse and carriages to get you anywhere you might need to go.
Happily though, unlike the beach at Port D’Alcudia the road is hidden from the beach by a bank of sand dunes and trees meaning that although you have everything you need, once you’re on the beach you can forget the noise and shopping strips and enjoy being away from it all. The buildings that do back onto the beach are hotels with beach access and several relaxed and classy beach bars and restaurants like the elegant Royal Beach and the Balinease beach lounge Balinear which has several locations along the lengthy beach each complete with loungers and day beds with bar service. The beach gets more built up the closer you get to Port D’Alcudia or Ca’n Picafort but if you stick to the middle its much more peaceful.
Once on the beach you can camp out on one of the many many sun loungers under a parasol or climb up into the little dunes for a bit more privacy. The beach is a proper expanse of white sand and the water is turquoise blue with a shallow entry and is relatively sheltered. There is a profusion of the Posidenon grass to be found and patches of the sea and shore are choked with mounds of the seaweed but without much trying you can pick a good spot and wander in and out of the sea without coming to grips with any of the vegetation. There are life guard stations along the beach with warning flags up to show you the wind and tide conditions, there are also several wooden walkways to aid beach access and a collection of beach capable wheelchairs which can be borrowed for the day. Toilets and showers are also available at several points.
If you fancy a little more activity than sunbathing all day then you can head over to WatersportsMallorca by the canal where they can help you get geared up and out on the water doing SUP boarding, windsurfing, kite surfing or cat sailing and they also offer water sports lessons and training for people with visual impairments and disabilities.
If speed is more your thing there’s an adrenaline water games station that will get you out racing around on an inflatable banana or ring, jet skis are also available to hire. If you’re after something a little more mellow you can do no end of beach walking on this patch of sand, if you’re feeling really restless you can walk the length of the beach from Port D’Alcudia to Ca’n Picafort which would take you well over an hour. If you’re a nature lover Playa de Muro backs onto the S’Albufereta nature park, a haven for birds and bird watchers alike and great spot to hike or cycle the collection of well marked trails, or take your binoculars and camp out in a hide and while away your time spying on the birds.
Playa de Muro’s got some great accommodation options most noticeably the 5 Star Playa de Muro village, a beautifully maintained complex of varying accommodation styles boasting a 500m beach front as well as 8 bars and 6 restaurants on site. They also cater specially for cycle tour groups and have various kids club activities set up over the holiday months.
For a resort holiday away from the Alcudia crowds, but close enough to enjoy the benefits, Playa de Muro’s a good bet or if you just fancy a change of scenery for a day out it’s a beautiful beach packed with all the necessities and amenities you could need whilst being quieter than it’s neighbours. Easy to get to and family friendly, give Playa de Muro a try.