Introduction to Costa Calida
Costa Calida Spain has become one of the most desirable regions in the country, especially for British expats looking for a home in the sun. The region offers outstanding natural beauty in many areas. If this wasn’t enough, you will find everything else you could possibly need here, with something for everyone. You will find some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, many golf courses, shopping centres, nature walks, water sports and so much more.
Where is Costa Calida?
Costa Calida is located in the south eastern coast of Spain in the Murcia region. The coast itself stretches from San Pedro del Pinitar all the way to the south of Aguilas. It has over 250 kilometres of stunning Mediterranean coastline including rocky coves and white sandy beaches. It is neighboured by the Costa Blanca to the north east and the Costa Almeria to the south west. Below you will find a Costa Calida map showing you the main cities and the extensive coastline it is blessed with.
Costa Calida Map
Costa Calida Climate
This exquisite region has definitely earned its name Costa Calida which means ‘Warm Coast’. It is blessed with around 320 days of sunshine a year. The average annual temperature is 18°C, with highs of up to 37°C in the summer making this the perfect all year round destination. It’s not uncommon to see locals enjoying the warm waters of the Mar Menor on Christmas Day. It’s gorgeous year round climate is one of the many reasons why Costa Calida Spain continues to be a popular choice for those seeking a new home in the sun.
What is the Nearest Airport to Costa Calida?
One of the many reasons why property for sale in Costa Calida is in high demand is because of the conveniently located airport. Most properties in the region are around a 30 minute drive from the international airport located in Murcia. Located in the neighbouring region, Alicante International Airport is also only around a 50 minute drive. Both airports have many daily flights from budget airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet and many more. From the UK to Spain it is a 2 -3 hour flight depending on where your journey begins.
Costa Calida Beaches
When choosing a beach to go to, not everyone is looking for the same thing. This is another reason why Costa Calida Spain is such a great place to visit or live. Due to its extensive coastline as previously shown on the Costa Calida map, there are stunning wild beaches such as Playa de Calblanque. You will also find family friendly beaches such as Playa Mistral which is a well recognised beach for its safety and cleanliness standards. If it’s watersports you are seeking then Playa Las Salinas is the one for you, offering canoeing, windsurfing, surfing and many more different sports.
The Costa Calida is also home to the famous Mar Menor; a large salt water lagoon, separated from the Mediterranean sea by a long narrow stretch of land known as the La Manga strip. The Mar Menor is shallow and the water is warmer than the sea making it a popular choice for a dip. It also very popular with families in the area and beyond as it is such a safe option for children.
The La Manga strip offers unique opportunities itself when it comes to beaches. As you make your way up the long stretch of land, you have access to the Mar Menor on your left. You will find many beaches here to enjoy the warm shallow waters. You can then cross the road and enjoy the gorgeous sandy beaches and the Mediterranean Sea to your right.
Golf Courses in Costa Calida
Spain is well known internationally for its golf courses and Costa Calida houses some of the best. The main one is La Manga Club. This resort has three golf courses within it. They cater for beginners to pros. They have driving ranges, practice putting greens, pitch and putt as well as the full 18 holes. With stunning scenery and amazing weather, what more could you possibly wish for.
As well as La Manga Club there are plenty of other golf courses to choose from such as Club de Golf Altorreal, Mosa golf club, Mar Menor Golf, Hacienda del Álamo Golf Resort and La Serena Golf to name just a few. You are spoilt for choice on the Costa Calida and if you are an avid golfer, you will find many more in the neighbouring Costa Blanca.
Shopping in Costa Calida
With regards to shopping, Costa Calida has everything you could need. There are many local shops scattered around and also supermarkets including Mercadona (Spanish equivalent to Tesco or Sainsburys), Carrefour, Lidl and Aldi. If you are looking for a property for sale in Costa Calida then you will find that many shops will be within walking distance depending on where you purchase your house.
There are also many shopping centres such as Dos Mares, Espacio Mediterraneo and Nueva Condomina. These shopping centres have plenty of shops where you can purchase jewellery, clothes, food, shoes, electronics and much more. They have most of the international brands as well as local Spanish shops and brands. They also have restaurants, cafes, and free on site parking to ensure your shopping experience goes as smoothly as possible in this fantastic environment.
In Costa Calida Spain you will also find that many towns and villages have traditional Spanish markets. Here you will likely find a variety of goods from groceries to home goods, clothes and much more.
Culture in Costa Calida
The Costa Calida Spain has much to offer when it comes to culture. The regions capital is the city of Murcia, where culture is a vibrant tapestry woven from centuries of history, rich traditions, and a warm Mediterranean spirit. The city’s architectural gems, including the majestic Cathedral of Murcia and the Almudí Palace, stand as testaments to its historical significance.
Another historical gem located on the Costa Calida Spain is Cartagena. Cartagena is a historic coastal city with a rich cultural heritage. Its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations, including the Carthaginians and Romans, who left a lasting mark on the city. One of its most notable historical sites is the well-preserved Roman Theater, a testament to its ancient past. Cartagena also boasts a splendid natural harbour and a maritime tradition that has played a significant role in its development. You will find many museums here and a vibrant music and arts scene. Cartagena’s annual festivals, such as the Carthaginians and Romans Festival, bring its history to life through colourful reenactments.
If you prefer a quaint traditional Spanish village, then the Costa Calida is not short of them. You will an abundance of small traditional fishing villages along the beautiful coast as well as many inland all the way to small secluded towns and villages in the mountains.
If you are interested in property for sale in Costa Calida then Movehappy are always here to help. We have properties on offer here ranging from luxury apartments to spacious modern villas and everything in between. Prices range from around €110,000 up to multi-million Euro villas. We have something to offer every budget.
The region offers a variety of properties in different locations. Whether you are looking for a beach front apartment with sea views or a villa in a quiet traditional Spanish village, the Costa Calida is sure to deliver.
When you purchase any new build property from Movehappy, it will come complete with our unique Movehappy package, saving you up to €18,000.
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