Flora and fauna
The S’Albufera Nature Park, with its outstanding natural heritage, is home to two thirds of all the animal species to be found on the Balearic Islands.
The coastline in this area features a wide expanse of sand and a closely-protected dune system shaped by the wind. It is the habitat of Posidonia oceanica – commonly-known as Neptune grass – which is particularly appreciated by divers as it contributes to ensuring the quality and transparency of the waters.
The local cuisine is renowned for its mouth-watering flavours and variety. Traditional dishes include frit de porc (stir-fried pork, potatoes and peppers), tumbet (Majorca’s version of ratatouille), arròs brut (a meat and vegetable rice dish) and sopes mallorquines (vegetables and meat simmered slowly with bread to soak up the stock).
Sobrassada is Majorca’s best-known cured meat, made from pork, bacon and paprika.
When it comes to sweets and pastries, nothing can compare with a delicious ensaïmada. Wound round to form a spiral shape, this exquisite pastry can be filled with a wide range of ingredients, such as cream, chocolate, confectioner’s custard and sweet pumpkin jam. Wine is also deeply rooted in the island’s cultural heritage; two regions have been awarded a Designation of Origin: Binissalem and Pla i Llevant.
History and culture
No fewer than 50 archaeological sites relate the rich history of Muro and its coastline, which dates back to ancient times.
Just a short distance away lies the Talaiotic burial ground of Son Real, taking visitors back in time to the Iron Age and situated on an estate of the same name that is open to the public.
The neighbouring town of Alcúdia is the site of the Roman city of Pol•lèntia and the Roman Theatre. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1974, together with the medieval wall that surrounds the town.
Leisure and free time
The beaches and surroundings
Platja de Muro unlocks the true essence of Mediterranean calm and tranquillity. A seemingly endless beach of fine white sand and dunes dotted with low-lying vegetation come together in a serene landscape that is made for rest and relaxation.
Lining the coastline, the S’Albufera Nature Park is a protected space boasting a stunning landscape of immense ecological value. Each year, more than 200 species of birds nest in these marshy lands, crisscrossed by signposted routes that are ideal for following on foot or by bicycle.
Es Comú de Muro, declared a Natural Area of Special Interest, is one of the finest unspoilt beaches on Majorca’s North Coast. Magnificent juniper and pine woods stabilise a dune system that is the only one of its kind in the Balearic Islands.
Alcudia Garden Aparthotel ***
Hotel in Playa de Alcudia, Mallorca, just 80 metres from the beach, specially designed for families and sports enthusiasts who want to make the most of their holiday.
Palm Garden Apartments
Family apartments in Playa de Alcudia with access to the services at Alcudia Garden Hotel. Ideal for enjoying at your own pace, with pool, gym, miniclub and more.
Garden Holiday Village ****
An oasis of relaxation for adults only in Playa de Muro, just a stone’s throw from the beach. The perfect refuge to enjoy every moment of the summer, in the best surroundings and with 4-star service.
Green Garden Aparthotel ****
Family holiday apartment complex by the beach in Cala Ratjada, Mallorca. With wellness area, all-inclusive service, entertainment, miniclub and more.
Cala Millor Garden Hotel ****
Right by the beach in Cala Millor, this spectacular adults-only hotel in Mallorca is your best option for a relaxing and fun island getaway.
HYB Eurocalas ****
Ideal for family holidays, this 4-star hotel in Calas de Mallorca has everything you need for a good time: sports facilities, swimming pool, children’s water park, entertainment and more.
Marinda Garden Aparthotel ***
Family apartment complex in Cala d’en Bosch. Decorated in a Mediterranean style, this complex has a children’s playground, mini golf, swimming pool, all-inclusive package, water park, entertainment and more.
Tropic Garden Hotel Apartments ****
Family apartments in Santa Eulària des Riu with more than 6000 m2 of gardens, just 350 metres from the Ibiza Conference Centre. Ideal for holidays and business trips.
Hotel Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa ****
Hotel recommended for adults in El Rompido, Huelva. Enjoy 4-star services including swimming pool, sun terrace, restaurant, snack bar, just a stone’s throw from the spectacular unspoilt beach of La Flecha.
Playa Coral Apartments
Exclusive 1 to 3 bedroom apartments to rent on the spectacular Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, surrounded by nature and ideal for couples, family or friends.
Nivia Born Boutique Hotel *****
This 5-star boutique hotel in Palma’s old town combines design and luxury facilities in a prime location on the Paseo del Borne.
Playa Garden Selection Hotel & Spa ****
Right on the beachfront, this hotel with spa in Playa de Muro, Mallorca, offers the perfect accommodation for families. Views of the Mediterranean, swimming pools, miniclub and much more!
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