Local fairs and celebrations of patron saint’s days, discovering the S’Albufera nature reserve, never-ending beaches, and the delicious Mallorcan cuisine are just some of Mallorca’s unmissable attractions to enjoy on your holiday.
Just arrived in the northeast part of the island and you’re wondering what are the best things to see and do? Don’t worry! Garden Hotels has the perfect guide to ensure you don’t miss a thing. To begin with, you should know that the beach at Playas de Muro is one of the longest in the Balearic Islands; it’s divided into four sections: Playa de Muro, which encompasses sectors I and II; Es Comú, and Es Capellans, giving you 5.2 km of fine sand and clear Mediterranean waters to discover. Within the area of the Parc Natural de S’Albufera de Mallorca, you will see the largest and most important wetland area in the Balearic Islands, and you can visit its recreational areas, bird-watching hides, and take part in a full range of activities organised all year round.
We recommend that before heading to any of Mallorca’s beaches, you check the weather forecast for the day, that way you’ll have time to make alternative plans if the weather isn’t ideal for a day on the beach.
Fiestas de Sant Joan, gastronomy and evening festival
June arrives and with it the characteristic scent of the Linden tree blossom in the Plaza de Muro. The streets come alive with the preparations for the celebrations of the town’s patron saint, Sant Joan. The celebrations usually last about a fortnight and end on the 24th of June, Sant Joan’s Day, with a great firework display on the Passeig de sa Riba. The festivities include many cultural and sporting activities such as sopar a la fresca when everyone brings food and eats dinner outdoors, and the traditional evening of the 40 voltes, a peculiar test of stamina that involves running forty times around the Plaza Mayor.
During July, we have the Cós de Sant Jaume races, an occasion when children and equestrians are the stars of the event. It happens on the Sunday closest to Sant Jaume’s Day, which is the 25th of July. The children start off around 12 midday and later in the afternoon there are horse races for riders in every category.
In August, festivities move to Playas de Muro, the coastal area, hosting the evening market with stalls selling handicrafts, traditional Mallorcan food and products. Among the typical dishes on offer you’ll be able to try Llom amb esclatassangs, arròs brut, words amb col, sopes, tumbet, albergínies farcides and many more, all with that special touch that characterises the gastronomy of the area, and let’s not forget the eel, a species found in the Albufera. Sweet items include bunyols, rosaris, coques dolces amb sobrassada, ensaïmades, coques raïssones, robiols, crespells, gatons or the traditional quartos.
Our last recommendation is a visit to Sa Caseta des Capellans, the other coastal area forming part of Muro, which will surprise you with its fantastic summer evening festivals.
As you can see, Playas de Muro has so much to offer visitors, you’re certain to never be bored. And to make your stay absolutely perfect, you have all the services and comforts provided by our hotels: the Playa Garden Selection Hotel & Spa and the Garden Holiday Village.