Accessibility improvement for Puerto de Mazarron panoramic elevator
The contract to install a panoramic elevator and to improve accessibility on the Peñasco promenade in Puerto de Mazarrón goes out to tender Mazarrón Mayor Ginés Campillo has agreed to start the contracting process to carry out the installation of an elevator and the improvement of accessibility in the Paseo del Peñasco in Puerto de Mazarrón. According to the documentation for the contracting..

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Camposol Business Association visits new Private Hospital
The Business Association visited new Private Hospital situated on the Camposol urbanisation, due to open soon with an investment of 11 million euros At the invitation of Mazarrón Mayor, Gines Campillo and Councillor for Camposol and Health, Carmen Navarro, the Camposol Business Association (CBA) represented by President, Julie Townsend and committee member, Paul Drury were given a guided tour..

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Scrub fire in Puerto de Mazarron this weekend
Hero firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze before it could become too serious This Sunday evening, June 23, a fire broke out in the Port of Mazarrón, in the area next to the roundabout with the boat on the RM-332 but firefighters were able to handle the blaze fairly easily.   It was starting from 6.29pm when the Emergency Coordination Centre 112 Region of Murcia began to receive..

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Camposol fire remnants cleared by Mazarron Council
After a request by the Business Association, burnt remnants of green waste fire cleared by Council The problem of green waste on the Camposol urbanisation was exacerbated on May 17 when the Fire brigade and Police were called out to a large fire which had taken hold in the garden waste deposit situated at the southern end of the B Sector car park. The fire was brought under control but a large..

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Iberian Lynx goes from endangered to merely vulnerable
The Region of Murcia has played a role, albeit limited, in the recovery of this formerly endangered species One of the rarest wild cats in the world, the Iberian Lynx, is no longer classified as in danger of extinction, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and has been moved to the slightly less serious ‘vulnerable’ category.   These..

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Mazarron Councillor to intervene in Camposol water pressure problem
Camposol Business Association enlist the aid of Mazarrón Councillor for Health and Camposol in water pressure problem At recent meetings between the Camposol Business Association and Mazarrón Councillor for Camposol, Carmen Navarro, who is also the Councillor for the municipal Health Department. The association raised the issue that the Camposol urbanisation has for some weeks been suffering..

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Anger in La Azohía over plans to build 135 front-line apartments
The proposed development is next to the palm tree grove of San Ginés on the seafront in La Azohía Numerous residents of the 50-year-old urbanization of San Ginés in La Azohía are up in arms over proposals to build 135 apartments in 4-storey blocks right next to the seafront and the wooded palm tree grove which lies at the mouth of the Rambla del Cañar runoff channel. An alteration by the..

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This is the cheapest town in Murcia to rent a beach-side property this summer
The Region of Murcia offers some of the best value high-season rentals on the Mediterranean coast During the sweltering summer months, coastal resorts the length and breadth of Spain are swamped with holidaymakers from at home and abroad, desperate to cool off in the refreshing water and sea breezes. But this surge in demand in the high season means that landlords can charge a premium, and..

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Lorca lynx shot to death by hunters
Seven of the 18 lynxes reintroduced to the Lorca highlands since last year have died What should have been a project full of hope for a threatened species has skirted the edge of disaster from day one, and tragedy has yet again struck the Life LynxConnect project in Lorca with news that yet another animal has been killed, this time at the hands of a hunter.   The lifeless body of lynx..

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Criminal gang members arrested for robberies around the region including Camposol
The Guardia Civil dismantles a criminal group made up of seven young people, responsible for 15 robberies in retail premises in Lorca and Mazarrón The Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia carried out ‘Operation Vapper’, an investigation aimed at solving numerous robberies in businesses in the municipalities of Lorca and Mazarrón, which has culminated in the dismantling of a criminal group..

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Lorca earthquake victims receive compensation 13 years after tragedy
Around 200 victims of the 2011 earthquake will receive nearly 1 million euros in aid from the government Aid money from the Spanish government has been paid to families affected by the 2011 earthquake in Lorca, which caused massive destruction to homes, businesses and personal property in May of that year.   The Lorca earthquakes of 2011 were the largest earthquakes registered in modern..

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Mazarron Council issues advice on mosquitoes, cockroaches and rodents
Mazarrón Council Health Department and pest control company Lokímica Laboratories have launched a new campaign to inform the public about how to control mosquitoes, cockroaches and rodents With the arrival of summer, Mazarrón Department of Health and the pest control company Lokímica have launched a new campaign to inform the population about how to control urban pests such as mosquitoes..

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Temporary closure of Alhama de Murcia Archaeological Museum
The Los Baños Archaeological Museum in Alhama will be shut from June 20 to 30   The Alhama de Murcia Town Hall informs citizens that the Los Baños Archaeological Museum will remain closed to the public from Thursday June 20 to Sunday June 30 due to the improvement works that will be carried out at the facilities.   These works aim to improve the museum's air conditioning, which will..

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Local Police attend another squatter incident on the Camposol urbanisation
Neighbours thwart another attempted squatter incident in Camposol with Police praising speedy reporting A quick response by neighbours frustrated an attempt to occupy a property on the perimeter road of polígono D7 in the Camposol urbanisation, following 3 previous attempts in the previous weeks. This was a timely intervention by local residents who alerted the Police on the 112 emergency call..

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1.5 million euros to build new Aguilas roundabout and improve RM-D14 road
This increasingly busy stretch of road, which is in poor condition, is due an overhaul before the year is out The Town Council in Águilas has just revealed a massive investment project that aims to give a much-needed overhaul to one of the best stretches of road in the municipality this year.   Regional Minister for Public Works and Development, José Manuel Pancorbo, together with..

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New train station to be built in Totana
Totana will get nearly 10 million euros for its new station   The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility has tendered a contract for 9.4 million euros, through railways infrastructure management company Adif, for the construction of a new railway station in the town of Totana.   The aim is to give a boost to the Murcia Cercanías service and move a step further in the development..

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Aguilas beach toilets open
You know summer is coming when the disabled access walkways are installed on the beaches and the loos are opened up for the season The beach toilets are now open on the Águilas beaches of Playa de La Colonia and Playa de Poniente, providing additional services for tourists and beachgoers this summer.   The two prefabricated toilet modules on these two popular beaches on the Águilas..

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Alhama Town Hall will pay half your taxi journey from Condado de Alhama
The subsidised taxi service between Alhama de Murcia and the districts is continuing this year   Alhama de Murcia Town Council has decided to continue its popular taxi subsidies between the town centre and the five outlying districts of Alhama, including the resort of Condado de Alhama.   “The aim of this measure,” say sources from the Town Hall, “is to facilitate travel for those..

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Restoration and improvement work underway at Aguilas railway museum
Work is continuing apace on the recovery, restoration and enhancement of the Águilas Railway Museum’s collections You can’t tell the history of Águilas without its railways. Trains and their tracks were an integral part of growing the town’s economy in the 19th and early 20th centuries as they were used to transport valuable mineral deposits from the mines of Granada and Almería to..

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Sing? Act? Join Golden Stars for their pantomime this year
The amateur theatre group in Mazarrón are searching for a man to join their group   Golden Stars, an amateur theatre group based in Mazarrón, are looking for one more man to complete their cast. They are due to start their Pantomime rehearsals this June for their production in November.   They need a man who can sing, preferably with some stage experience.   Rehearsals start..

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Lorca beaches get ready for the summer season
A major cleaning operation is underway in Lorca to prepare the shorelines for the season ahead In anticipation of a busy summer ahead, Lorca City Council has employed a cleaning company to ready the municipality’s beaches for the flocks of tourists expected to arrive. The work will begin with a ‘shock’ scrubbing of the sand to remove accumulated debris.   Throughout the high season..

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Camposol Hospital slated to open this June
The General Surgery coordinator has been appointed for the new Mederi Salud Group Guadalentín Hospital in Camposol, Mazarrón As reported in the Spanish regional media, the Mederi Salud Group’s Guadalentín Private Hospital located in the Camposol urbanisation, Mazarrón, will open its doors this June. After a recent statement regarding the appointment of key management personel and a recruitment..

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Water and Beach sports complex coming soon to Condado de Alhama
'Wave Nature' plans construction of a water sports complex in Condado de Alhama Golf Resort to cater for sports tourism The Mayor of Alhama de Murcia, María Canovas, along with several councillors and José María Cascales, vice president of the Surfing Federation of the Murcia Region and the Wave Nature promoter, attended a presentation of a new project that promises to be a great boost for sports..

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June 20 to September 1 Puerto de Mazarron Marina Market and Fair: Stall spaces available
The Town Council of Mazarrón is pleased to announce that the Plaza Toneleros will host this event from June 20 to September 1, 2024 For more than two months, both residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of handicraft products and entertainment activities in a festive and family atmosphere at the Puerto de Mazarrón Marina Market and Fair. The market will operate from Monday..

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Lorca beach awarded a Blue Flag for the eighth year running
The Region of Murcia has secured 33 Blue Flags for its exceptional beaches in 2024 La Cala de Calnegre has joined the ranks of the Region of Murcia greats once again after being honoured with a coveted Blue Flag for 2024. This picturesque cove is the only coastline in Lorca to be bestowed with the honour, which highlights the “pure excellence” of the sandy stretch, according to Councillor..

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The Mazarron Women's Football Club
Participate or support Mazarrón Women’s Football Club, from beginners to experienced senior squad players in football and beach football MAZARRÓN FEMENINAS FOOTBALL CLUB The Mazarrón Women’s Football Club (Mazarrón Femeninas club de Fútbol), registered with the FFRM (Football Federation of the Region of Murcia) was founded in 2018 with the aim of being the Women’s Football Club standard..

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Delight your taste buds with 1001 Delicias de Lorca this May and June
Every Thursday night, indulge in tasting menus prepared by the best chefs in Lorca and the Region of Murcia From May 9 until June 27, join the ‘1001 Delicias de Lorca’ gastronomical journey taking place every Thursday evening from 9pm in selected restaurants across Lorca.   Organised by Hostelor, together with the Association of Head Chefs and Chefs of the Region of Murcia (JECOMUR..

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Young golfers come to the fore at Alhama Signature Golf Academy with ASSSA
Equipment bearing the ASSSA brand is in use to help young players learn and compete in Murcia Following the sponsorship agreement between health insurer ASSSA Seguros and the Alhama Signature Golf Academy on the Condado de Alhama resort, ASSSA equipment is already being used by the students to accompany them during their golf training sessions and when they are playing in competitions.  ..

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Apply before end of June for money to make your house in Mazarron energy efficient
Publication of new aid for the rehabilitation of properties, the submission period for these grants will be open until June 30, 2024 On April 9, Mazarrón Mayor, Ginés Campillo and Councillor for Urban Planning, Gaspar Miras Lorente, reported on the new aid acquired by the Mazarrón Town Council within the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed with European Next Generation funds..

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Condado de Alhama Pharmacy new opening hours
New opening hours for Condado de Alhama Golf Resort Pharmacy The Condado de Alhama Pharmacy is situated right outside the gates of Al Kasar Commercial Centre near to the bus stop. It is operated by Pharmacist Luís Montalbán Soler as an annex to his main pharmacy in Alhama de Murcia, located opposite the Mercadona supermarket on Calle Fuente del Ral.   An announcement has by published..

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Discover the new dog-friendly beach to come this summer near Aguilas
The new doggy beach where pet owners may walk their pooches will be opened soon just across the border from Murcia One of the most popular pastimes in summer in Spain is to go down to the beach to cool off, but many times dog owners are disappointed that they are not allowed to take their pets on the sand.   Luckily, there are many beaches specifically set aside where dogs are welcome..

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Lorca restaurant wins prize for innovative pork doughnut presentation!
Restaurante La Cepa takes the top spot as Lorca promotes Chato Murciano pig meat The “Jornadas Gastronómicas del Chato Murciano” gastronomic event in Lorca which aims to promote the meat of the traditional “chato murciano” breed of pig, has ended with the top prize among the 20 or so dishes presented by local bars and restaurants being awarded to Restaurante La Cepa. La Cepa takes..

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Gas Appliances: Timely advice from TJ Electricals that could save your life
As the thermometers start registering winter is well and truly on the way, here is some timely advice from TJ Electricals With nights drawing in and starting to get chillier, trusty gas heaters are being revived from their summer hibernation, but a few simple checks could save some unexpected problems which could have serious consequences. Here is some advice from TJ Electricals, Camposol after..

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Access to Sierra Espuna restricted for 6 months to protect birds of prey
Parts of the Regional Park in Alhama de Murcia will remain closed until July during the breeding season of vulnerable species For the second year running, authorities in Alhama de Murcia have decided to restrict access to certain parts of the Sierra Espuña Regional Park to avoid any interference in the breeding season of certain protected species.   Thus, the Cuevas Luengas and Solana..

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The massive Thursday market in Lorca prepares for a Three Kings bonanza edition on January 4
Almost 200 stalls are set up every week at the Huerto de la Rueda venue in Lorca Tourist attractions come in many shapes and sizes, and while Lorca is blessed with a castle and a hugely impressive array of baroque architecture as well as fascinating museums and some of the most spectacular Semana Santa celebrations in Spain the range of reasons to visit also includes the hugely popular Thursday..

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Condado de Alhama Golf Resort included in new Alhama de Murcia bus service
Alhama de Murcia Council launches a new intercity bus service to link the municipality with its districts The City Council of Alhama de Murcia has announced a new intercity bus service that will connect the urban centre with all outlying districts, including Condado de Alhama Golf Resort and the Industrial Estate. The Council’s Department of Transport has announced the launching of a new service..

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A message from the Mazarron Councillor for Citizen Participation
Mazarrón Councillor for Citizen Participation offers assistance during absence of Councillor for Camposol The Mazarrón Councillor for Citizen Participation, Jorge Durán, has offered to assist in receiving reports and questions during the absence of Councillor for Camposol and International Relations, Silvana Buxton, who is on indefinite sick leave. Councillor Durán wishes Silvana a speedy..

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New pilgrimage and walking route to Caravaca begins in Puerto de Mazarron
The Camino del Mediterráneo covers a distance of 130 kilometres from Mazarrón to Caravaca de la Cruz The Town Hall of Mazarrón has signed a collaboration agreement with the regional tourist board of Murcia (ITREM) to create and promote the "Camino del Mediterráneo" as one of the variants on the already existing pilgrimage and walking routes leading to Caravaca de la Cruz. It should..

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Lorca tourist office to re-open in the Palacio de Guevara
The refurbished palace welcomes back Lorca tourist office After the long refurbishment and restoration of the monumental Palacio de Guevara in Lorca the tourist office will be moving back to the building, offering services not only to those visiting the city as a whole but also those who are keen to see the interior of the palatial mansion. Like the office in the Plaza de España, the Palacio..

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Cartagena promotes the rural treasures of Perín, Tallante, Isla Plana and La Azohía
Tourism in and around Cartagena is more than Roman architecture and spectacular beaches! The city and municipality of Cartagena is blessed with several major tourist attractions including the magnificent Roman architecture which is still being revealed, the unique landscape of the Mar Menor and the superb Mediterranean beaches which attract visitors from all over Spain and the rest of Europe every..

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Tickets go on sale on April 20 for the 2023 La Mar de Músicas festival in Cartagena
The spotlight falls on Canada at La Mar de Músicas from July 14 to 22 Tickets and season tickets go on sale on Thursday April 20 for this year’s La Mar de Músicas season of live concerts in Cartagena, immediately following the official presentation of the event. Sales will be online either here or here. This is the 28th edition of La Mar de Músicas and features a host of artists from this..

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5 great guided tours in the Costa Calida this spring and early summer
From embroidery to medieval castles, from wineries to railway engineering, just some of the fascinating visits on offer in the Region of Murcia With the lifting of pandemic restrictions there has been a huge resurgence of interest in joining guided tours in the Region of Murcia, and now that the weather at last appears to be making activities out of doors an attractive proposition there are..

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Murcia Today launches new Camposol Today site for residents of the urbanisation
The brand-new website CampsolToday.com provides news and info on what’s happening on the Camposol urbanisation and nearby.   At Murcia Today, we have set up a new website, CamposolToday.com, to cater specifically for expats living on the popular Murcia urbanisation.   Camposol is the largest English-speaking expat area in the Region, and we felt that our loyal readers there deserved..

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4 historic monuments and heritage sites in Murcia at risk of disappearing
The state of ruin of the structures has prompted their inclusion on the Red Heritage List Four architectural buildings in the Region of Murcia are very different from each other in terms of time period and design, but they share one common trait: the fact that they are all in a state of ruin and tragically, in danger of disappearing altogether.   For this very reason, all four have been..

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