MURCIA Our wonderful region will delight you

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ANCIENT COASTAL CITY - CARTAGENA

Cartagena is a historic Roman city. The port area has a wide promenade and just a short stroll through the historical buildings leads you into the town centre. The charming lanes and streets are often bustling with local people, except for siesta time when many of the shops close and re-open again in the late afternoon.

The tourist boat that takes you around the docks of Cartagena, describing a circular route that borders the Lighthouses of Curra and Navidad, Algameca Chica and the Isle of Escombreras. Cartagena’s tourist bus takes you to the sights throughout the town, including the Castle of La Concepcion and the Panoramic Lift. The Naval Museum is a must for sea lovers with remains of ship wrecks and Roman ships.

LARGEST OUTDOOR SHOPPING IN EUROPE - LA ZENIA

About 40 minutes from the golf resorts on the mar menor your senses will be awakened by the open air shopping complex of la Zenia Boulevard.  Easily accessible from the AP7 and the near by towns and the N332. With an array of shops including Zara C&A, Massimo Dutti and internationally branded names such as Adidas, Benetton,  Guess, Jack Jones there is an abundance of retail options to suit your needs.

Once you have shopped til you dropped why not call in at one of the cafes and enjoy a drink and a snack. With beverages ranging from cold drinks to iced beers and coffees it won’t be hard to relax and recover those aching feet. Got the little ones with you for a family day out? No problems along with a multitude of dining areas and experiences ranging from buffets to romantic to fast food outlets La Zenia is also able to offer you chill out areas, live entertainment on the main stage, a casino a bowling alley, a small fun fair for the kids and let’s not forget the little princesses in the making who can have their own make over in the princess area.

With much much more on offer you can easily while away a day or 3 emerged in what La Zenia shopping and entertainment complex has to offer.

THE POPULAR SEASIDE TOWN - LOS ALCAZARES

Los Alcazares is a seaside town with calm warm waters and sandy beaches. Visit the Playa de los Narejos beach it is one of many Q award winning beaches in the area for its high standards and cleanliness. The fine sandy stretches for many miles and it is possible to walk from one end of the Los Alcazares to the other along the promenade. The beaches are lined with sun beds & parasols, bars and restaurants and is a great place to spend the day. Just a short walk inland leads you into the town centre area of Los Alcazares with many bars and restaurants for all tastes. Along the beach you will find water sports centres offering a range of sports including pedalos and jet skis. You will also find our office located here in the busy 525 square.

SPANISH FISHING VILLAGE - CABO DE PALOS

Visit Cabo de Palos this charming port area situated as you first approach the strip, South of La Manga. Watch the fishermen prepare the boats in this charming location, then later on sample there fresh catch of fish at one of the many restaurants overlooking the sea. The 19th century lighthouse at Cabo de Palos has excellent views over the Mediterranean and the spectacular mountains.

HIDDEN GEM - CALABLANQUE

A fantastic local nature reserve that has been protected since 1987 and is situated right on the doorstep of the Mar Menor.  This area has numerous  golden sandy beach’s to bathe, cliffs to amaze your senses and over 1000 hectares of land incorporating salt flats, fossil dunes, and saltwater marshes with an abundance of nature walks for all types of walkers.There are cliffs, sandy beaches, fossil dunes, salt flats, saltwater marshes, mountainous outcrops and crops, all of which are now protected against the relentless onslaught of human development. The richness of the flora and fauna here can be explored both on land and in the see with dwarf palms, juniper and lots more to be found on the two most commonly walked mountains of Cabezo de la Fuente (342 metres) and Cabezo del Horno (258 metres). On the waters edge flamingoes, sea herons and other waders have been seen by avid bird watchers and under the water there is an abundance of fish also to be seen.  In the dunes there are bird species with the vibrant bee-eaters and eagle owls on the watch list whilst on the ground you can find foxes rabbits and even tortoise.

THERAPEUTIC SEASIDE TOWN - SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR

The warm shallow water of the Mar Menor and the sandy beaches stretch from one end of San Pedro del Pinatar through to the next town. There are many children’s play areas and benches to sit and relax and enjoy the wonderful views across the Mar Menor. Various water sports activities and events are held on this end of the Mar Menor including wind surfing and jet skiing. Beaches to visit include Playa El Mojon, Playa de Villananitos and Playa De Las Salinas.

Go bird watching at the Salinas de San Pedro (Salt Lakes) and watch the flamingos and other birds that migrate to the area at certain times of the year. By the Ezequiela’s windmill walk out on the long pier and try the famous therapeutic mud’s, known to help rheumatism and arthritis.

BEACHSIDE VILLAGE - TORRE DE LA HORADADA

This area doesn’t just house one of the best and most popular beaches on the Mediterranean coast just on the edge of the enclosed mar menor ( little sea) this area also has lots of little coves ideal for snorkeling, shallow waters for smaller children and non swimmers and in the summer time the much adored inflatable activity islands.

You will also be able to immerse yourself in Spain’s history here with the old watch tower peering over the towns harbour. Along side this tower you can sit back and watch the world go by in one of the many bars and restaurants which not only Iine the 4 sides of the old square but also the cliff side with far reaching views into the ocean. From Spanish tapas to glorious sundaes cones its all available in this fabulous Spanish town

QUAINT SEASIDE TOWN - SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA

This quaint seaside town is a lovely place for an afternoon wander. Follow the main high street lined with lush plants, trees and browse past the selection of local shops down to the beach front with its newly opened promenade area and wonderful views across the Mar Menor. There are many popular seafood restaurants on the beachfront that attract both local Spanish and tourists to their fine food and location.

THE FAMOUS - LA MANGA

The famous La Manga strip has two seas the Mar Menor one side and the Blue Mediterranean Sea the other side. The famous strip has miles of beaches, harbour areas, numerous restaurants and shops that line the area from one end to the other.

The Mediterranean side has blue waters and a cool breeze ideal for activities – La Manga is well known for water sports activities including scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and much more. The Islas Hormigas marine reserve is a protected area and is one of Spain’s best diving areas, with water temperatures ranging from 16ºC in winter to 30ºC in the summer. Cala del Pino and Playa de Levante are popular beaches to visit during the summer time.

THE REGION'S CAPITAL CITY - MURCIA

Wandering around the back streets of the city heading in the direction of the Cathedral you will find many charming lanes with exclusive shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and tapas bars. Watch the many street performers and admire the beautiful plazas colourful flower displays.

Admire the fine architecture around the city including Murcia Cathedral. Artistic and historic wealth is on display at the city´s museums, including the Archaeological Museum, Fine Arts Museum and the Salzillo Museum. Throughout various times of the year Murcia hosts great fiestas, one of the most popular fiestas is the Bando de la Huerta on the first Tuesday after Easter.

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