Murcia is located on a plane, and it is basically surrounded by mountains, and linked to the fertile soils around the Segura river. The region has a coastline known as Costa Calida, bathed by the warm waters of two seas. Endless beaches and small coves dot this coast, white sands and a great atmosphere. Many of the beaches are considered open-air spas. Enjoy thus:
Murcia city is the seventh largest city in the country, and it has some really interesting sights. The Cathedral of Murcia for example displays a beautiful combination of architectural styles, the Bishop's Palace in the city is also a beautiful, there are many pedestrian streets you can roam around on and enjoy the unique atmosphere of this city. The Santa Clara monastery around the city is a beautiful building, as is the Almudi Palace, the Monteagudo Castle, the Reals Casino. Cartagena also hosts numerous monuments from ancient times, the National Submarine Archaeology Museum and it is the most important port in the area, easily accessible from a holiday home in Murcia.
This beautiful region of Spain also hosts numerous cultural treasures, as well as it hosts many events and festivals and celebrations. The Holy Week Procession in Murcia is one of the most famous of its kind throughout the country, the Three Cultures International Festival takes place each May. There are many museums one can visit from a holiday park in Murcia, such as the Santa Clara Museum, the Science and Water Museum, the Craft Centre and Bullfighting Museum, etc. The Costa Calida is also one of the main attractions in the area, with its sandy beaches and warm waters, the beautiful resorts and all sorts of water sports.
The nature of Murcia is made of a beautiful coast, mountains and lakes. From a holiday villa in Murcia you can explore the San Pedro del Pinatar salt lagoons, or the Calblanque nature reserve. There are many caves you can explore as well and the salt-water lagoon Mar Menor and La Manga del Mar Menor offer fantastic possibilities for all sorts of water sports. The Sierra Espuna cycling route takes you through amazing natural landscapes, and climbing on the Mountain of Ashes will be totally worth it, given the views you will be compensated with.
The region of Murcia is also well-known for its spa resorts. There are in fact many beaches that are like considered open-air spas, the hyper-saline waters of Mar Menor and the therapeutic mud here are great for treatment. Thalassotherapy is a treatment which uses sea water and it is very popular in fact in this region. There are heated pools, there are spas under the stars, there are zero gravity spas, and all sorts of treatments and massages you can enjoy. All in all a wellness weekend in Murcia for a chance may just turn out to be exactly what you need, and you know you deserve it in fact.
The Costa Calida in Murcia is one of the most popular destinations here... from Cabo de Palos and Portmán to Águilas there are all sorts of water sports possibilities and all sorts of activities that one can enjoy. From sailing to windsurfing, from canoeing to diving at Aguilas, or Mazarron, etc., exploring all sorts of caves by the sea, you can opt for something fun to do every day on your holiday in Murcia. There is also horse riding inland, or maybe climbing, even rafting, and if you're more of a fan of "aerial routes", you can try paragliding and hang gliding, even alight aircraft flight from Totana, Los Martínez del Puerto, etc.
A family holiday in Murcia is something you will definitely want to repeat. Visit the Terra Natura Murcia from a holiday apartment in Murcia, there are more than 50 species of animals that can be seen here. There is a sea lion show, a falconry zone, the Aqua Natura water park. Check out the La Manga Go Kart as well, it can be a pretty fun day out here for both young and old. The Casa la Pedrera is an outdoor activity center where children will have a blast with horse back riding, canoeing, archery, etc. Of course, there is always the beach too, where all sorts of water sports or simply relaxing by the sea can be really amazing.
The food in Murcia has Mediterranean influences of course, for example the Caldero is a mix of rice and fish that you should try; the Mar Menor prawns are also something you should not miss out on, as is the pastel de Cierva, a pie that is filled with egg and meat. Hearty stews, rabbit and rice, rice with snails even, they can all be tried here, along with a wide array of international specialties as well.
Spending a holiday with your pet in Murcia will be an experience to remember, you can even take your faithful friend to the beach here, in Mazarron mostly. Besides this, there are the pet friendly holiday homes in Murcia that will allow you to enjoy a nice barbecue in the evening for a chance. A nice long walk, an afternoon of hiking or cycling with the entire family, inclusive of the much beloved Fifi, is something that will surely bring a smile on your face.Points of interest, a “must see” list in Murcia:
Spending a holiday in Murcia is a great idea at any time of the year, the Costa Calida and its beautiful beaches are amazing, the nature here, the culture and the history make it all that much more special. It's always time for fun in Murcia!
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