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The Costa Calida just south of the Costa Blanca is located in the province of Murcia. This area is becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers and homeowners.

This Costa is famous for the Mar Menor, a saltwater coastal lagoon in the Mediterranean sea, separated by the La Manga Strip. The coastal town of Los Alcazares, set on the Mar Menor, is a popular town boasting many shops, bars, restaurants, and a beautiful promenade.

Costa Calida hosts an array of championship golf courses, the historic city of Cartagena, the small quaint fishing towns of Santiago de la Ribera and San Pedro del Pinatar, and of course the therapeutic mud baths of Lo Pagan. There is something here for everyone.

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  • What is Murcia and where can it be found in Spain?

    Murcia is a city and a region located in southeastern Spain. As the capital of the Murcia region, the city lies along the Segura River, surrounded by fertile plains. Known for its historic architecture, including the Murcia Cathedral and the Real Casino de Murcia, the city offers a blend of cultural richness and modern amenities. 

    The Murcia region encompasses diverse landscapes, from the plains around the Segura River to mountainous areas. With a Mediterranean climate, Murcia enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The region is renowned for its agriculture, producing fruits, vegetables, and wines.

  • Why do people choose Murcia as a destination for travel or relocation?

    People are drawn to the Murcia region for its compelling mix of cultural richness, natural beauty, and a relaxed lifestyle. Murcia city boasts historic landmarks like the Murcia Cathedral, offering a glimpse into its past. The region’s diverse landscapes, from fertile plains to scenic mountains, provide opportunities for outdoor activities. 

    The Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters, is appealing. Murcia is renowned for its agricultural output, including delicious fruits and wines. The region’s affordability, coupled with its proximity to the coast, makes it an attractive destination for those seeking a pleasant lifestyle, whether for travel or relocation.

  • What is the cultural and social vibe like in Murcia?

    The Murcia region exudes a vibrant cultural and social vibe, blending historical traditions with a warm Mediterranean spirit. In Murcia city, the historic architecture, including the Murcia Cathedral and the Real Casino de Murcia, reflects its cultural heritage. The region’s festivals, such as the Spring Festival (Bando de la Huerta) and the Holy Week processions, showcase lively celebrations. Locals embrace a friendly and laid-back lifestyle, welcoming visitors with warmth. 

    The cuisine, influenced by the region’s agricultural abundance, emphasises fresh produce and local flavours. The social atmosphere is convivial, offering a welcoming environment where residents and visitors can enjoy the rich tapestry of Murcian culture.

  • What kind of natural scenery and landscapes does Murcia offer?

    The Murcia region boasts diverse and captivating natural scenery, blending fertile plains with mountainous landscapes. Along the Segura River, lush plains showcase an agricultural bounty of orchards and vineyards. Inland, the Sierra de Carrascoy offers panoramic mountain views, attracting hikers and nature enthusiasts. The Mar Menor, Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, provides serene coastal vistas, while the La Manga strip offers sandy beaches along the Mediterranean. 

    Unique rock formations and canyons characterise the Sierra Espuña Natural Park. With a Mediterranean climate, the Murcia region showcases a tapestry of landscapes, inviting exploration and providing a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities.

  • For a first-time visitor, what are the top attractions to see in Murcia?

    For first-time visitors to the Murcia region, several top attractions await exploration. Murcia city’s architectural marvels include the Murcia Cathedral and the Real Casino de Murcia. The picturesque Mar Menor, Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, offers sandy beaches and tranquil waters. Explore the historic charm of Cartagena, featuring ancient Roman ruins and a scenic waterfront. 

    The Sierra Espuña Natural Park beckons with its unique rock formations and hiking trails. Don’t miss the Murcian gastronomy; savour local dishes like zarangollo and pastel de carne. These attractions collectively showcase the cultural, historical, and natural treasures that make the Murcia region a captivating destination.

  • What's the climate like in Murcia, and when is the ideal time to visit?

    Murcia experiences a semi-arid climate, marked by hot summers and mild winters. Summer, from June to September, sees temperatures exceeding 30°C (86°F), making it perfect for beach activities and outdoor pursuits. 

    Spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November) offer pleasant temperatures, ideal for cultural exploration and outdoor adventures. Winter (December to February) remains mild, providing a relaxed atmosphere. 

    The optimal time to visit depends on preferences—summer for beach enthusiasts and spring or autumn for a well-rounded experience with comfortable weather and a lively cultural ambiance.

  • What are some traditional foods or cuisines that visitors should try in Murcia?

    Exploring Murcia’s culinary delights, visitors should savour Zarangollo, a vegetable medley with eggs, and indulge in Pastel de Carne, a savoury meat pie. The region’s maritime influence is evident in Caldero, a hearty fisherman’s stew, and Michirones, broad beans cooked with cured ham. Arroz con Conejo y Caracoles offers a taste of local agriculture with rabbit and snails in rice. 

    For dessert, Paparajotes, made with lemon leaves, and the savoury Pisto Murciano are must-tries. Conclude the gastronomic journey with Migas, sautéed bread crumbs, often accompanied by grapes or melon, and complement the experience with local wines.

  • What kind of outdoor or leisure activities can be enjoyed in Murcia?

    In the Murcia region, outdoor enthusiasts can bask in beach activities along the Mar Menor or Mediterranean, indulging in water sports. Hikers can explore the scenic trails of Sierra Espuña and Carrascoy and El Valle Regional Park, while golfers enjoy numerous golf courses. Cultural exploration awaits in historic Murcia and ancient Roman ruins in Cartagena. 

    Rock climbing opportunities beckon in mountainous areas, and cycling trails showcase the region’s beauty. Gastronomic tours invite culinary adventures, while bird watchers can explore nature reserves like Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar. The Murcia region ensures a diverse array of leisure activities for all interests.

  • How convenient is it to get around in Murcia, and do you have any travel tips?

    Getting around the Murcia region is convenient due to a well-connected transportation network. Public buses and trams efficiently link towns, providing scenic routes. Renting a car offers flexibility for exploring both urban centres and rural areas. Taxis are readily available, especially in cities. Biking is popular with dedicated lanes in many places, while walking is ideal for compact urban areas.

    The main airport serving the Murcia region is the Murcia-Corvera Airport (RMU). Located approximately 25 kilometres south of the city of Murcia, it replaced the former Murcia-San Javier Airport. Murcia-Corvera Airport is well-connected with various European destinations, offering both domestic and international flights. Travellers can use taxis, car rentals, or shuttle services to reach their final destinations from the airport.