Choose a villa holiday in the picturesque hillside town of Muro in the north of the island for a taste of traditional Majorca. The town is quaint and rural, however the beach resort of Playa de Muro is technically within the municipality and just a short drive away.
Notable sights in the area include the ‘Museo Etnologico de Muro’ based in a 17th century mansion, offering a fascinating glimpse into Majorca's past with its collection of costumes and agricultural materials. The Catalan-Gothic Church of St. John the Baptist is equally impressive, where you can ascend the belltower for rewarding views of the Bay of Alcudia. Wander through the town’s sleepy narrow streets to glimpse the large sandstone mansions built by wealthy former landowners, and pick up fresh produce at one of the local markets. Affectionately known as the ‘vegetable basket’ of Majorca, the town grows plenty of fruit and vegetables in the area and has a thriving wine industry thanks to the island’s flat, fertile plains protected from strong winds.
Nearby, the Natural Park of S'Albufera is rich in wildlife and beautiful scenery, home to herons, flamingos and many migratory birds. Around ten kilometres away from the town is the popular seaside resort of Playa de Muro with a beautiful six-kilometre stretch of golden sand, meaning visitors to the area can experience a wonderful mix of beach and culture.