Part of Playa de Muro by the Albufera canal.


Under the Council of Majorca's holiday rentals zoning, there are no restrictions anywhere in Muro, either in the town itself or the resort of Playa de Muro. In other words, the Council zoning permits rentals in all types of property 365 days a year.

The town hall doesn't share the Council's classification. It only wants holiday rentals in houses and villas. Mayor Martí Fornés says that the town hall's governing board approved a request that the Council limits rentals by excluding apartments. Fornés explains that this is because of the difficulty of reconciling residential and tourist use in the same apartment block. "It is difficult for those who want peace to be able to live under the same roof as others who are on holiday."

The request by the town hall is likely to be granted. The Council of Majorca established the principle that modifications to zoning asked for by town halls could only be more restrictive and not less.

In Muro, which almost exclusively means Playa de Muro, there are getting on for 20,000 tourist accommodation places. Of these, some 2,700 are holiday rentals places; the rest are in hotels.


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Spanron / Hace over 3 years

It's a pity that the report didn't mention that the Muro ruling council has always had family connections with the Playa de Muro hoteliers. Would this not be the reason it is banning apartment rentals?


Henry James / Hace over 3 years

Residents can be extremely noisy,I once had the misfortune to stat in an apartment where the people above me had a TV set on (in Spanish) at a very loud volume for something like 16 hours a day and it must also be remembered that apartments in Majorca and most of Spain are nothing more than breeze block with a thin skim of plaster and paint so there is no sound insolation of any kind,if you live on the bottom floor,you can clearly hear everything above you.


Steve, Palma Nova / Hace over 3 years

If residents don't want to live alongside tourists, does that mean that owners can't use their own apartments for their holidays. Or is this just more insanity ?