The Region of Murcia is an ideal leisure and sports destination for UK travellers. The area offers year-round sunshine with an average temperature of 19.4ºC and 315 days of sun a year. The picturesque region is just two hours from the UK by plane.
Located in the south-east of Spain, the Region of Murcia is in a privileged setting within the Mediterranean coastline, known as the ‘Costa Cálida’ or warm coast. Visitors can take their pick from numerous sandy beaches; a variety of water sports and diving locations; 22 top-quality golf courses, delicious culinary delights; and the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and regional parks.
There you will find two seas, the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, being the last one the Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, making it a paradise for watersports lovers. Due to the good weather it boasts, you can practice all kinds of water sports. There are many teaching schools where you can go sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing, speed boating, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing, paddle surfing and have a ride on a catamaran.
You can contact with the Estación Naútica Mar Menor – Cabo de Palos, which will be delighted to help you for free to organize your stay. You could choose the accommodation that better suits you.
The Costa Cálida has also extremely interesting sea-beds. Holidaymakers also have the unforgettable chance to go diving in the Marine Reserve of Islas Hormigas, settled in Cabo de Palos, which has been recognized as one of the best places for diving along the Mediterranean, where everything from historical wrecks to amazing underwater landscapes can be explored.
You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to experience a sea excursion across the Bay of Mazarrón on board a restored Turkish gulet to look for different types of cetaceans such as dolphins. There you could find a spectacular scene, known as ‘Bolnuevo Erosions’.
Águilas will captivate you with its beaches, history and Mediterranean charm. Discover its beautiful castle of San Juan de las Águilas and its two protected natural areas, ‘El Hornillo’ and El Fraile Island.
Murcia offers a host of attractions including its internationally renowned Santa Maria’s Cathedral. In Murcia, it is a must to go out for ‘tapas’. You can enjoy them at any of its lively squares all year round.
Cartagena’s ancient Roman theatre makes an impressive sight alongside the numerous other archaeological delights in the historic port. One of the most typical dishes in Cartagena and the Mar Menor Area is ‘caldero’. The icing on the cake would be the asiático coffee.
In La Unión Mining Park you’ll find one of Europe’s biggest mines open to the public 80 m. under the ground.
Salinas de San Pedro Regional Park at Mar Menor is a necessary stop for the rosy flamingos travelling to northern Africa. Try the well-known ‘Mar Menor muds’ very appropriate for skin and beauty treatments.
Calblanque Regional Park is a protected natural beach, one of the best preserved unspoilt natural landscapes on the Costa Cálida.
There is always something going on in the region with a host of big events and International festivals including the ‘SOS 4.8’ or the varied summer festivals including ‘La Mar de Músicas’, the International Jazz Festival in San Javier or ‘El Cante de Las Minas Flamenco Festival’ in La Unión.
The Region of Murcia is the perfect holiday destination at any time of the year, whatever your passion. For more information visit www.murciaturistica.es/en
This article was in partnership with The Region of Murcia