In the northeast of the island is Playa de Muro (Platja de Muro), one of Mallorca’s star destinations. This is the longest sandy beach on the island, with almost five and a half kilometres of fine white sand bathed by turquoise waters.
The beach is divided into four areas: Sector I, Sector II, Es Comú and Es Capellans, all of them with a wide range of attributes that make it an ideal place to enjoy the sea. one of the best beaches in Mallorca, according to the opinions of travellers; in addition to having been included, in 2022, in the rankings of the 25 best beaches in Europe and the 25 best beaches in the world of the prizes“Lo mejor de lo mejor de Travellers’ Choice (Tripadvisor)“. (“Best of the best from Travellers’ Choice)
Playa de Muro is an ideal beach for all types of users. It is frequented by families, but is also a popular destination for couples and older adults looking for the perfect combination of a wide range of entertainment and services, but without sacrificing a relaxed and paradisiacal atmosphere.
Despite its length, Playa de Muro has managed to remain one of the cleanest and most ecologically responsible beaches in Mallorca, having been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag.
Playa de Muro – Sector I y Sector II
Sector I, known simply as Playa de Muro, is located just 3km from Puerto de Alcudia and extends to the promenade, where Sector II begins and reaches an undeveloped area of dunes along the coast.
Both areas have the largest number of beachfront hotels, bars and beach bars, and companies offering all kinds of water sports and activities. All this without renouncing the paradisiacal scenery that the place offers.
Along the beach you will find several marshes, long, narrow piers that run into the sea, which have become the iconic image of Playa de Muro, being photographed daily from the sand and the wooden decking itself.
How to get to Playa de Muro – Sector I and Sector II
To get to Playa de Muro, take the Ma-13 motorway (Palma-Alcudia) until the end of the motorway and continue straight on until you reach a roundabout and turn off towards Puerto de Aldudia or Artà (Ma-3460).
Continue a few metres and take the next turning towards Ca’n Picafort, which will take you to another roundabout where you should take the second exit (also signposted towards Ca’n Picafort).
At this point you will join an avenue that you must follow until you reach another roundabout, where it is indicated that Platja de Muro (Ma-12) is on the right. This street you are about to turn into is called Avenida de los Pescadores.
- To get to Sector I, continue straight on until you reach another roundabout where you take the third exit, on a street called Carrer del Romaní. You can park your vehicle in the car park on the same street.
- If you want to reach Sector II, continue straight on after the roundabout. You will pass Sa Albufera, which will be on your right, and after about 700 metres on your left, you will find the second spa.
The third spa is called Es Comú and is located between the urban areas of sectors I and II, and Ses Casetes des Capellans (fourth spa), opposite the S’Albufera Natural Park.
This is a protected dune system of great ecological importance that separates the coast from the lagoon of the Natural Park, being the most natural and wildest section of the beach as it has practically no infrastructures. In this area you won’t find sun loungers or beach bars to hang out.
This section of the beach is frequented by naturist bathers, who take the opportunity to sunbathe peacefully on the dunes, away from the activity of the other areas.
How to get to Es Comú beach
To get to Es Comú beach You will have to park your vehicle in one of the other sectors, as there is no car park, and walk along the seashore itself or from the inland area, along the paths along the sides of the dunes in order to preserve them.
Es Capellans, or Ses Casetes des Capellans, is the fourth of the spas in Playa de Muro and probably one of the most traditional and charming areas in the north of the island.
In this area, which borders the neighbouring town of Ca’n Picafort, there are 140 “casetas” built on the sand of the beach, forming a kind of village, most of which have been handed down from generation to generation.
Although this area is equipped with all the services, it retains the beauty and relaxed atmosphere that characterises Playa de Muro. Its waters are calm and shallow. For all these reasons, it is an ideal beach to enjoy with the family.
How to get to the beach of Es Capellans
Road access is easy, as it is well signposted. Coming from the C-712 road (Alcudia-Artà) you must leave Puerto de Alcudia in the towards Ca’n Picafort. Once you have passed the turn-off to Ports des Pins, you will come to a roundabout signposted to the Es Capellans housing estate, where you can park your private vehicle free of charge.
How to get to Playa de Muro by public transport
If you are staying in Palma, you can take bus number 302 to Playa de Muro and if your starting point is Son Serra de Marina you can use bus number 326. In any case, we recommend that you check on the official transport website, as it is possible that during the summer season there may be frequencies from other places.
Another option would be to use the services of a taxi. Here you will find the telephone numbers of the main taxi companies and the approximate prices of the most frequent taxi journeys.
Services in Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is an ideal beach for all types of users and is especially appreciated and frequented by families, precisely because it is a paradisiacal beach, but it has all the necessary services so as not to renounce comfort.
Shower and toilet facilities are just a short walk from the beach and sun loungers and parasols are available for hire if the sun gets too hot.
All four sections of the beach are patrolled by lifeguards, and flags are waved to warn of water conditions and swimming opportunities.
Sectors 1, 2 and 4 are the most accessible for people with different abilities, as they have wooden walkways and parking areas close to the beach.
What to do in Playa de Muro
The area of Playa de Muro offers the possibility of an infinite number of activities, which is why it is one of the favourite holiday destinations for so many people.
Sports and activities in and out of the water
Along the different resorts you can practice many water sports and activities, and you can buy all the necessary equipment for kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and sailing on the beach, rent a pedal boat or go for a ride on a banana boat.
If you prefer to stay on the sand, Playa de Muro also has several volleyball courts and children’s areas with inflatables, so if you’re worried about getting bored… it won’t be a problem.
Hiking in the surrounding area
If you are a walker and a nature lover you can visit the Natural Park of S’Albufera, which is located in front of Platja de Muro (in front of sector III, Es Comú), and is the largest and most important wetland area in Mallorca.
It is an excellent place for birdwatching, with the presence of up to 303 species having been recorded, and is highly valued for its great wealth of fauna and flora. Of course, there is also room for us non-connoisseurs. It is an ideal area for walking or cycling, getting lost along its paths.
If you do not wish to leave the beach, you can also take a walk around Es Comú, through the dune and wooded area, entering the wildest and most unspoilt part of Playa de Muro.
Discover the history of the island
Alcudia and Puerto de Alcudia are very close to Playa de Muro, only a few kilometres away.
This historic town and its harbour offer plenty of activity and entertainment, especially in the summer months. It is rare to stroll through its streets and not find a street market, fair or concert, so apart from strolling around it can be a good opportunity to pick up a souvenir of the island.
Relax and enjoy a cocktail by the beach
It’s not all about walking and sport, is it? If you are one of those who also enjoy relaxing, along the coastline you will find a multitude of beach bars and beach clubs where you can have a cocktail and enjoy afternoons and evenings enlivened by music.
Where to eat in Playa de Muro
Whether you want to eat right on the beach without taking off your swimming costume or enjoy the cuisine of a more refined restaurant, Playa de Muro is the place for you.
Along the beach there are plenty of beach bars offering everything from quick and easy food to the popular Can Gavella and Ponderosa Beach restaurants, which are popular with travellers and residents from all over the island for their excellent location and great paellas.
In addition, all along the promenade and in the village of Muro itself, you will find many restaurants serving all kinds of food, from Chinese, Indian, Italian and hamburgers to local Mallorcan cuisine.
Hotels in Playa de Muro
The area of Playa de Muro itself, where the beach is located, is one of our favourite places to sleep in Mallorca.
The hotels are of high quality and you can find many of them on the seafront, and they often advertise a number of good value deals throughout the year.
Also nearby, you could stay in the area of Can Picafort, the best in the north in terms of quality-price and with a wide range of activities for everyone’s entertainment.