Murcia Tourist Attractions

The Costa Calida boasts more than 250 km of sandy beaches that stretch from the beautiful Mar Menor and the Mediterranean beaches belonging to the famous La Manga Strip to the rock formations, secret coves and imposing cliffs of Calblanque Natural Park.

The Mar Menor is officially Europe's largest lagoon; its warm, crystal clear and shallow waters are ideal for holidays with children. With an average water temperature of 18 degrees that prevail for most of the year, the Mar Menor is a holiday destination that is also great during autumn and spring, when other parts of Spain are not quite so warm.

Holidaymakers can indulge in pretty much any water sport they like, from jet skiing, fishing, canyoning, wake-boarding, kite surfing, swimming to scuba diving and snorkeling. Sun bathing, relaxing and sampling the excellent local cuisine are naturally also high on the itinerary!

The various nature reserves, both marine and land based, are also popular with holidaymakers, but the Costa Calida is a particular favourite with golfers. The 18 hole par 72 golf course at the Condalo de Alhama Golf Resort and the Corvera Golf and Country Club with its own 18-hole 72 par golf course are both located within less than a 30 minute drive of Murcia Airport; there are several more Polaris World golf resorts in Murcia that should keep even the most enthusiastic of golfers occupied and happy.

The world-famous La Manga Club boast no fewer than three 18-hole golf courses with 71, 72 and 73 par and provide golfing visitors also with their own beach. La Manga belongs to the top five Murcia tourist attractions.

The various resorts of Aguilas, Calabardina, Bolnuevo and Isla Plana for example all have tourist attractions to offer, from marinas and fishing ports to Roman ruins, lovely promenades and a lively, but family friendly nightlife.

The Paramount Studio theme park will feature rides and attractions inspired by some of Hollywood's most successful movies from the past decade. Currently still under construction, the theme park will eventually feature several hotels, a business park, self-catering apartments and villas and various other attractions.

Murcia tourist attractions also include the famous wine growing areas in Bullas, Yecla and Jumilla. The year-round warm climate and rugged mountain terrain are ideal for some of Spain’s best loved wines. The town of Jumilla is certainly worth a day trip, as it boasts not only wonderful vineyards and wine tastings at a number of bodegas but also an impressive 15th century castle that will appeal to little would-be knights and princesses.

Determined shoppers will not miss out either: at any given day of the week there are several colourful and vibrant markets in the area that sell not just fruit and vegetables but also arts and crafts products fashioned in the region. The lively Saturday market days at Mazarron and Los Narejos are followed by the equally enjoyable markets at Cabo de Palos, Puerto Mazarron, San Javier and Los Nietos.

Just like any other part of Spain, the Costa Calida region boasts its own celebrations, festivals and special events throughout the year that rank highly among Murcia tourist attractions. In Aledo the arrival of the three wise men is celebrated in style with a procession held every 6th January. On 7th January the town of Totana holds its traditional day of pilgrimage in honour of Santa Eulalia.

The famous Aguillas Carnival takes place in February, while in March Los Alcazares hosts a dance, music and games event and medieval market. Easter is celebrated in grand style throughout Murcia, attracting thousands of visitors to the region. The best Easter processions can be enjoyed in Murcia town, in Lorca and in Cartagena.

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