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December 13 Free tour IN ENGLISH of the Los Baños archaeological museum in Alhama de Murcia
2,000 years of history are illustrated in the old Roman and Moorish baths complex of Alhama As part of its autumn 2022 guided tours program the Tourism department of the Town Hall of Alhama de Murcia..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa Cobaticas, dog friendly beach
A long wild beach on the Mazarrón coastline where dogs are welcome Among the south-westernmost of the 33 beaches which are to be found along the 35-kilometre coastline of Mazarrón, Playa Cobaticas..

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Ricardo Codorníu Visitor Centre, Sierra Espuña
Centro de Visitantes Ricardo Codorníu A central information point for visitors to Sierra Espuña It can almost be said that Sierra Espuña was created in 1889, the inspiration of one man, Ricardo..

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New Carnival Museum in Aguilas
Exhibitions displaying the most extravagant Carnival costumes are housed at the Casa de la Cultura in Águilas, Murcia   A new museum dedicated to the famous Águilas Carnival opened on August..

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19 delicious gastro experiences in and around Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca!
Wine, cheese, honey, beer, liqueurs, wild plants, coffee… just some of the gastronomic delights awaiting you in the Costa Cálida! Of course tourism in the three largest cities of the Region of Murcia..

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January 4 The Town Musicians of Bremen musical at the Aguilas auditorium
A musical version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale at the Auditorio Infanta Elena in Águilas This classic fairy tale, written by the Brothers Grimm, concerns a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a..

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Sporting beaches La Manga: Kitesurfing, windsurfing, watersports tuition and equipment hire
An important sporting beach on La Manga del Mar Menor The Darsena de Dos Mares is an extremely important little sporting beach for all those who enjoy kitesurfing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing and..

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A mining morning out in La Unión
Recommended excursions for groups or individuals La Unión lies within the Comarca del Mar Menor and is completely enclosed by the Cartagena municipality, so is an easy drive for anyone staying within..

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Mazarron beaches: Playa Negra
A semi-urban beach close to Puerto de Mazarrón A half hidden 160-metre-long cove close to the Puerto de Mazarrón Playa Negra is the third beach from the boundary between the munciipalities of..

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Free guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca: December 17
This Spanish language tour highlights various beautiful buildings in the centre of Lorca Route name: El Casco Antiguo de Lorca: Visita gratuita en español N.B. The tourist office is able to..

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January 29 Free open morning at the Alto del Rellano ecology park in the countryside of central Murcia
The Molina de Segura facility offers free guided walks and workshops twice a month The “Alto del Rellano – Vicente Blanes” visitors centre and ecology park in the countryside of Molina de Segura..

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Águilas Esparto grass museum
Museo y Centro de Difusión del Esparto Esparto grass was one of the pillars of the local economy in Águilas for centuries. A new museum opened in Águilas during December 2019 focusing on..

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Pozos de nieve, the snowhouses, Totana, Sierra Espuña
An interesting walk for the whole family in the mountains of Sierra Espuña The Sierra Espuña is a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year..

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December 15: Free English language guided tour of the historic monuments of Lorca
A free route uncovering some of the most important treasures of the historic city centre of Lorca Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted..

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December 11 Free open morning at the Alto del Rellano ecology park in the countryside of central Murcia
The Molina de Segura facility offers free guided walks and workshops twice a month The “Alto del Rellano – Vicente Blanes” visitors centre and ecology park in the countryside of Molina de Segura..

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Museo Municipal, Palacio Barón de Benifayó in San Pedro del Pinatar
The Municipal Museum of San Pedro del Pinatar At the end of the 19th century San Pedro del Pinatar began to acquire a reputation as being THE place for the wealthy and elite of the city of Murcia..

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Five great walks in the Region of Murcia!
From the Costa Cálida in the south to the mountains of Jumilla, fabulous landscapes and fascinating sights! Throughout the Region of Murcia and the Costa Cálida there are countless attractive..

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December 2 to 10 Live concerts in Mazarron to coincide with the Fiestas Patronales
7 concerts and a night of comedy in the fist ten days of December in Mazarrón December 8 is a national fiesta in Spain to celebrate the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception and the “Virgen de..

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Forma y Línea Murcia for slimming, beauty and relaxation treatments in the Costa Cálida
Forma y Línea have already helped over 70,000 people in Spain to slim down! The weather in Spain is such that we tend to spend a large part of the year wearing as little clothing as possible, and..

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The MuBBla embroidery museum in Lorca, embroideries of the Paso Blanco
Exquisite embroidery features in the annual biblical processions of Lorca Semana Santa (Easter week) in Lorca is an extraordinary week, as although the religious acts follow the similar pattern of..

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February 12 Free open morning at the Alto del Rellano ecology park in the countryside of central Murcia
The Molina de Segura facility offers free guided walks and workshops twice a month The “Alto del Rellano – Vicente Blanes” visitors centre and ecology park in the countryside of Molina de Segura..

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December 4 Free Marina de Cope walking tour on the coast of Aguilas
Explore the wonderful coastline of the unspoilt plain in eastern Águilas This walk takes place in the spectacular countryside of the regional park of Cabo Cope, allowing participants to enjoy..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa de Bahía
Q for Quality and Blue Flag at this popular sandy no smoking beach in Puerto de Mazarrón The Playa de Bahía is a semi-urban beach adjoining Playa de la Reya and is the first in an unbroken stretch..

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January 1 2023 Age Concern New Years Day Swim Puerto de Mazarron
The sponsored New Year’s Day swim starts 1pm at Rihuete beach in Puerto de Mazarrón For all those brave enough (or mad enough?) to join in, the Age Concern Costa Cálida New Year’s Day Swim at..

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Centro Cultural Villa de Aledo
The cultural centre in Aledo The Centro Cultural Villa de Aledo is located in Avenida José Antonio, right in the heart of the old quarter of the town. It is a modern building, with all the..

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The Municipal Aeronautical Museum, Los Alcazares
This is opposite the Los Alcázares Burguete Air Base This interesting museum is located in a distinctive 1930s building, opposite the historical airbase in Los Alcázares. The museum opened in..

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The Civil War air raid shelter museum in Cartagena
The Refugio Museo de la Guerra Civil in the centre of Cartagena Looking at the serenity and beauty of the port in Cartagena today it can be hard to envisage the destruction that the city suffered..

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Cartagena, Cenizas and Negrete Military Batteries
Cartagena Spain, The Cenizas Battery and Negrete Anti-aircraft Battery Cartagena military batteries   These are within a very short drive of the La Chapa Battery (click La Chapa) which is just..

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Parque Minero La Unión
La Mina Agrupa Vicenta La Unión NOTE: THE PARQUE MINERO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED ALTHOUGH LOCAL POLITICIANS ARE LOBBYING FOR IT TO BE REOPENED (date May 10, 2022) Visitors to the Parque Minero go down..

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The Barrancos de Gebas; Sierra Espuña
The lunar badlands of Gebas and the reservoir of Algeciras The village of Gebas is located in the Sierra Espuña and is popular with daytrippers and walkers, due partly to the cooling pine forests..

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Changes to San Javier and Cartagena street market opening days
The Mar Menor localities will soon have more street markets, open on more days Outdoor street markets are an ever-popular and free form of entertainment for many people who live in Murcia and visitors..

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January 13 Jazz by The Eva Romero Quartet in Aguilas
The second concert in the winter jazz season at the Casino of Águilas The Casino of Águilas is holding a series of three jazz evenings in late 2022 and early 2023, each featuring an artist playing..

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Playa Las Antillas, A Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 450-metre-long Mar Menor beach half way along La Manga Playa las Antillas is a Mar Menor beach located within a curving bay between two rocky headlands known as Punta del Pedrucho and Punta ..

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December 4 Motorcycle rally meeting in Mazarrón
Mazarrón local boy Pedro Acosta is scheduled to appear at the Moto Almuerzo event The 4th annual “Almuerzo de Mazarrón” motorcycle rally and social gathering has been putback to Sunday December..

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Sierra de las Herrerías, Leiva, Mazarrón
The Sierra de las Herrerías in Mazarrón is perfect for walking, cycling and picnics The Sierra de las Herrerías is a little-known oasis within the municipality of Mazarrón which offers interesting..

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Nora Nautic : Flyboards, Jetskis and motorised boats for hire, Puerto de Mazarron
Watersports in the Puerto de Mazarrón,  El Alamillo beach Costa Cálida Nora Nautic  are based on the El Alamillo beach in the Puerto de Mazarrón for the summer months and hire out motorised boats..

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December 6 Siempre Así live in concert during the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales
Andalucía-style of musical enjoyment at the Pabellón de Deportes La Aceña in Mazarrón During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is being..

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Hacienda del Álamo golf course, school and driving range
The resort has an 18-hole course, a 6-hole tuition course, golf academy and driving range Since it first opened in November 2004, the internationally recognised golf course at Hacienda del Álamo has..

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December 18 Sinergy dance studio Christmas gala performance in Águilas
Two spectacular shows at the Auditorio Infanta Elena in Águilas The annual Christmas gala performance by the Sinergy dance studio is taking place in Águilas this year on December 18 at the auditorium..

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An introduction to Sierra Espuña
The Sierra Espuña, Region of Murcia The Sierra Espuña is a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year, with a vast range of options available..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa del Castellar
Playa Grande-Castellar, a kilometre of sandy beach between Puerto de Mazarrón and Bolnuevo The Playa del Castellar is a vast semi-urban Mediterranean beach, one of the 33 which are to be found along..

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December 18 Free open morning at the Alto del Rellano ecology park in the countryside of central Murcia
The Molina de Segura facility offers free guided walks and workshops twice a month The “Alto del Rellano – Vicente Blanes” visitors centre and ecology park in the countryside of Molina de Segura..

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The PR-MU 41 walking route in Sierra Espuña, the Senda de los Siete Hermanos
A lineal 3.3-kilometre walk in the mountains of Sierra Espuña This 3.35-kilometre lineal walk in the mountains of Sierra Espuña takes walkers along a route between two of the most popular places..

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December 4 Life in the World of Salt, free guided tour IN ENGLISH of the salt flats of San Pedro del Pinatar
Wildlife and salt production in the spectacular landscape of the Regional Park of San Pedro The route of this guided walk in the Regional Park of the Salt Flats and Dunes of San Pedro del Pinatar follows..

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La Bastida Totana
La Bastida is an important Argaric settlement The La Bastida Argaric settlement in Totana is open for guided visits at weekends, with the hours varying according to the time of year; From 1st October..

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Mazarron beaches: Playa del Rincón
The easternmost of a series of rocky coves and nudist or wild beaches in Mazarrón One of 33 beaches which are to be found along the 35-kilometre coastline of Mazarrón between the municipalities..

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Playa Veneziola, La Manga del Mar Menor beaches in San Javier
1.5 kilometres of sandy beach at the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor The Playa la Veneziola is close to the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor, and services the residential development..

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Museo Parroquial San Javier
An interesting little museum within the parroquial church of San Francisco Javier Parroquia San Francisco Javier Plaza de la Iglesia (Calle Luis Garay, 6, 30730) San Javier  Telephone 968..

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Playa la Isla, the southernmost Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
Half a kilometre of sand near the Dos Mares marina in La Manga Playa La Isla runs for half a kilometre along the internal coastline of the Mar Menor and is the sourhernmost La Manga beach in the..

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The “Nicolas Salzillo, Il Maestro” museum of the Paso Morado in Lorca
The museum contains pieces relating to the Semana Santa processions in Lorca Lorca has gained a fully justified reputation for artistic creativity due to the incredible biblical processions of Semana..

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The CIMAR museum and aquarium in Águilas
A free entry museum to the sea and a great place to take the kids The CIMAR (Centro de Interpretación del Mar) centre in Águilas was opened in the spring of 2014 as part of a campaign to promote..

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The Ricardo Codorníu walking route in the Sierra Espuña 2.2km
A short 2.2-kilometre route starting and finishing at the Sierra Espuña visitors centre in the regional park The Sendero Ricardo Codorníu (SL-MU 1), which is named after the man responsible for..

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December 18 Free dramatized visit in Spanish to the old town of Alhama de Murcia
Historical figures including King Jaime I El Conquistador relate their experiences of Alhama in centuries past This dramatized tour (in Spanish) of the old town centre of Alhama de Murcia features..

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December 1 La Ratita Presumida, children’s theatre in Lorca
The Vain Little Mouse in Spanish at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca La Murga Teatro present La Ratita Presumida, the popular Spanish version of The Vain Little Mouse, a children’s tale in which the vanity..

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The Augusteum, a Roman temple in Cartagena dedicated to the Emperor Augustus
A temple to elevate the Emperor of Rome to the status of a deity in the city of Carthago Nova The Romans conquered the Carthaginian city of Qart Hadasht in 209 BC, renaming it Carthago Nova, and..

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Lorca Castle the Fortaleza del Sol
The imposing might of the Fortaleza del Sol in Lorca A visit to Lorca castle makes the centrepiece of a great day out for families or those with an interest in history, its spacious grounds hosting..

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Opening hours Cartagena museums throughout the year
Cartagena has a good selection of monuments and museums which can be visited in combination with exhibitions, trips out or concerts. The long and varied history of Cartagena has attracted a succession..

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A very popular Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
900 metres of Mar Menor beach in the central part of La Manga Playa de Poniente runs between kilometres 7.2 and 8.1 on the Mar Menor side of La Manga in an area where the land has widened out sufficiently..

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November 11 to December 4 Exhibition of paintings by Alba Noguera in Alhama de Murcia
Un Relato de Naturaleza y Simbolismo at the El Pósito venue in Alhama An exhibition of paintings by Alba Noguera is being held at the El Pósito venue in Alhama de Murcia from November 11 to December..

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Cartagena, La Chapa anti shipping and anti submarine batteries, by Portman Bay
Cartagena Spain, The La Chapa battery formerly held 4 Vickers152.4mm anti shipping guns Located in the shadow of the Portman lighthouse, this is an easily visited historical site which can be explored..

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December 8 Gisela sings live in a concert for kids during the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales
The singer of Frozen in Spanish performs at the Pabellón de Deportes La Aceña in Mazarrón During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is..

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December 5 El Canijo de Jerez in concert during the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales
The flamenco rock singer and guitarist at the Pabellón de Deportes La Aceña in Mazarrón During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is..

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An overview of the beaches of Mazarron
Urban beaches, nudist beaches, dog friendly beaches and lots of wild coves in the municipality of Mazarrón  Mazarrón is blessed with an extraordinarily rich selection of beaches, with 33 spread..

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February 26 Free open morning at the Alto del Rellano ecology park in the countryside of central Murcia
The Molina de Segura facility offers free guided walks and workshops twice a month The “Alto del Rellano – Vicente Blanes” visitors centre and ecology park in the countryside of Molina de Segura..

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De-stress at the fabulous spa and health resorts of the Region of Murcia!
Get away from it all at thermal spa resorts and thalassotherapy centres in the Costa Cálida Now that the summer holidays are over many of us are getting back into the routine of everyday life, but..

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Cambridge Weight Plan, real support for real weight loss in the Costa Cálida and southern Costa Blanca
One-to-one consultancies in Murcia and Gran Alicant / Elche Areas to ensure safe and permanent weight loss Cambridge Weight Plan offers a combination of special products and “real food” to provide..

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Top beaches to visit in Murcia, Spain: Ultimate Costa Calida beach guide
Visit the top beaches on Spain’s Costa Cálida in Murcia The Costa Cálida on Spain’s southeast coast has hundreds of the highest quality beaches in the country, if not in Europe. The Costa..

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What to visit in Cartagena
Main tourist attractions Cartagena Cartagena is a city steeped in history and has many fascinating locations to visit. These are the main attractions, although there are plenty of buildings and..

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Free guided tour to unlock the Irish secret of Lorca: December 3
A free guided Spanish language tour of the historic centre of Lorca Tour name: Visita teatralizada el secreto del irlandés This relatively new free guided tour was first offered by the Tourist..

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San Pedro del Pinatar Mud Bathing
Baños de Lodo, San Pedro del Pinatar Las Charcas, San Pedro del Pinatar Covering an area of 170km, the Mar Menor is the largest salt water lake in Europe, The water is only 7 metres deep at..

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Playa Banco del Tabal, the southernmost Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 1400-metre Mediterranean beach with soft golden sand  Playa Banco del Tabal is one of a series of glorious wide, open Mediterranean beaches which run down the Mediterranean coastal side of La..

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Get to know the Region of Murcia in just 3 days!
Capture the essence of the Costa Cálida in the course of a long weekend Are you taking advantage of the warm spring weather to spend a long weekend in the Costa Cálida? Or maybe you live here and..

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La Casa de la Fortuna, a 2,000-year-old Roman residence in Cartagena
A glimpse into the lives of the wealthy merchants of Carthago Nova The Romans conquered the Carthaginian city of Qart Hadasht in 209 BC, renaming it Carthago Nova, and almost 150 years later (between..

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Permanent exhibition in Águilas Auditorium: Colección Privada de Coronado
Obras Maestras de Pintura; Contemporáneos de Coronado This static art exhibition can be viewed in the Auditorio Infanta Elena in Águilas on a permanent basis and is located in the Sala de Exposiciones..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa de la Piedra Mala
The second in a run of spectacular rocky coves and wild beaches in Mazarrón One of 33 beaches which are to be found along the 35-kilometre coastline of Mazarrón between the municipalities of..

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Shops and restaurants Hacienda del Álamo
Shopping and restaurant facilities on Hacienda del Álamo golf resort The Hacienda del Álamo resort has two commercial areas: the Spanish Village (Pueblo Español) and the Hacienda Resort Centre..

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December 4 Maestrissimo (Paganini 2) at the Aguilas auditorium
Intrigue and music in a fast-moving show at the Auditorio Infanta Elena in Águilas Maestrissimo (Paganini 2) is a lively and fast-moving blend of various theatrical and musical genres, including chamber..

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Cartagena beaches: Playa del Barco Perdido (Sirenas) La Manga del Mar Menor
This vast 1800 metre long sandy beach is the second in a run of the three Barco Perdido beaches The Playa del Barco Perdido lies in the southernmost stretch of sand on the Mediterranean shore of La..

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Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucia
The Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucía recognises Cartagena´s glassmaking traditions Cartagenas new glass museum, the Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucía, has now opened its doors to the public and is..

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Guided tour in Spanish of the historic city centre of Lorca and a spectacular embroidery museum: December 6 to 11
The ceremonial embroidery of Lorca is famed across Spain and is an essential part of the Semana Santa processions Tour name: Lorca Monumental y su Bordado This guided tour features not the main..

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Weekly  Lending Library Camposol
Sheila’s Lending Library open Tuesdays between 10am and 1pm Sheila’s Lending Library The Lending Library has been set up in her garage area by Sheila Jones and all the books are displayed on shelving..

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December 3 Fangoria y Las Nancys Rubias live in concert in the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales
Spanish post-punk legends perform at the Pabellón de Deportes La Aceña in Mazarrón During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is being..

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Wellspring Victory Church in Puerto de Mazarrón
Wellspring Victory Church The Wellspring Victory Church is based in Puerto de Mazarrón. They meet every Sunday at 11.00 am for worship on Camposol Sector B in the Event Room above Trevi Bar...

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Playa Chica, one of the Mar Menor beaches in the San Javier end of La Manga del Mar Menor
A long sandy Mar Menor beach on the Mar Menor coast of La Manga Playa Chica is a long, thin Mar Menor beach, located towards the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor between kilometre 16.4 and..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa del Barranco Ancho, nudist beach
An attractive wild cove at the foot of the Sierra de las Moreras in Mazarrón One of 33 beaches which are to be found along the 35-kilometre coastline of Mazarrón between the municipalities of..

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Playa Mistral, a no smoking beach in San Javier at the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor
This Q for Quality beach lies in the San Javier end of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa Mistral is one of the most busiest La Manga del Mar Menor beaches, occupying an attractive proposition in a densely..

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December 7 to January 6 Christmas and New Year 2022-23 in Alhama de Murcia
Tourist train, guided tours, carols, music, a Christmas market and plenty of festive fun for children in Alhama de Murcia As ever, Alhama de Murcia offers a busy programme of Christmas activities..

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December 22 to January 15 Aguilas desde el Movil exhibition in Aguilas
Mobile phone photos of Águilas at the Casa de la Cultura This exhibition of images snapped on her phone by Carmen Bernabé Hidalgo is running at the Casa de la Cultura Paco Rabal in Águilas over..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa de Percheles
A stunning Blue Flag beach near Cañadas de Gallego in Mazarrón Playa de Percheles is among the south-westernomst of the 33 beaches which run along the 35 kilometre length of the Mazarrón coastline..

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Visiting the Fuerte de Navidad fortress in Cartagena by car, a roundabout route with interesting detours
Discover the timeless fishing village of La Algameca hidden in a small rocky inlet Since its restoration and conversion into a small museum between 2004 and 2007 the fortress of the Fuerte de Navidad..

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Murcia Wine Bus autumn 2022, coach trips to historic towns and wineries in northern Murcia
All-inclusive trips to Jumilla, Bullas and Yecla offer a great chance to explore inland Murcia The Region of Murcia is best known to visitors for the beaches and resorts of the Costa Cálida, but there..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa Hondón del Fondo
The westernmost of the nudist baches between Mazarrón and Cañada de Gallego An attractive sandy wild cove with low occupancy at the foot of the Sierra Moreras, Playa Hondón del Fondo is the..

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Cartagena beaches: Playa Calnegre, La Manga del Mar Menor
500 metres of sandy Mediterranean beach in the south of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa Calnegre is sometimes referred to as Playa de Monte Blanco, and is not to be confused with the beaches of the..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa del Palomarico
A rocky, low occupancy cove in the far south-west of Mazarrón Playa del Palomarico is the one of the beaches at the south-western end of the 35 kilometres of the Mazarrón coastline, and is located..

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December 2 Opening gala of the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales features Eurovision contestant Ruth Lorenzo
No admission charge as the musical program of the Mazarrón fiestas gets under way During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is being held..

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Day passes and eating out at the Ramada Resort by Wyndham hotel in Puerto de Mazarrón
Enjoy the pool, the restaurant, the bar terrace and the sumptuous views at the leading hotel in Puerto de Mazarrón The Ramada Resort by Wyndham hotel is popular all-year round with guests from all..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa Gachero, dog friendly beach
One of three dog friendly beaches in Mazarrón  Playa Gachero is a semi-urban Mediterranean beach at the eastern end of the 35-kilometre Mazarrón coastline, close to the boundary with Cartagena...

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Playa Alíseos, a Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
800 metres of sand between Isla Grosa and the Dos Mares marina in La Manga Playa Alíseos runs between kilometres 4.2 and 5 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in a heavily built area with construction..

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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..

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December 28 Serenade to Paco Rabal at the Casa de la Cultura in Aguilas
A classical guitar tribute to the actor, one of Águilas’ favourite sons, 21 years after his death When actor Paco Rabal died in 2001 the town of Águilas lost one of its most famous sons, a man..

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Introduction to the Lorca biblical embroideries and museums
The spectacular embroideries of Semana Santa in Lorca can be seen throughout the year in these four museums Lorca embroideries are famed throughout Spain Every town and city in the Region of..

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Cartagena beaches: Playa del Barco Perdido (Entremares) La Manga del Mar Menor
This vast 1800-metre long sandy beach is one of the most popular in La Manga The Playa del Barco Perdido lies in the southernmost stretch of sand on the Mediterranean shore of La Manga del Mar Menor..

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Puerto de Mazarron arts and crafts market: every third Saturday of the month in 2022
Visit the Mercadillo Artesanal in Puerto de Mazarrón to see traditional and local artisan goods for sale The Mercadillo Artesanal or Craft Market is held in Puerto de Mazarrón every third Saturday..

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Guided tours of the historic Virgen de las Huertas convent in Lorca: first Saturday of every month
The church contains spectacular murals and the remains of a 10th-century Moorish palace Please note: commentary on this tour is in Spanish                    One of the most interesting..

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Mazarron beaches: Playa del Alamillo
A Blue Flag semi-urban beach popular with windsurfers and anglers in Mazarrón This semi-urban beach is towards the eastern end of the Mazarrón, and at a length of 600 metres is one of the most..

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Mazarrón beaches: Cala Desnuda, nudist beach
An attractive wild cove on the Mazarrón coastline One of 33 beaches which are to be found along the 35-kilometre coastline of Mazarrón between the municipalities of Cartagena and Lorca, Cala..

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Playa Estacio, a long Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 2.9-kilometre stretch of sand on the Mediterranean coast of La Manga Playa Estacio is a 2,900-metre-long semi-urban beach with an average width of 18 metres and fine, golden sand, typical of..

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Mazarrón beaches: Playa de la Isla
A curving bay with a deep sand fringe and an interesting history The Playa de la Isla (“island beach” for obvious reasons) is a curving bay in an built-up area, with a long and interesting history..

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The Via Crucis in Totana, stunning sculpture set in the beautiful Sierra Espuna
A 1-km walk with fabulous views alongside the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, Totana This Vía Crucis of Santa Eulalia is an unexpected gem, set in the verdant hillsides of the Sierra Espuña. The road..

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The Vía Crucis route in La Pinilla, Mazarron
El Calvario de La Pinilla La Pinilla is a hamlet located midway between  Las Palas and the main road between Mazarrón and Alhama de Murcia, and although nowadays it is a sleepy little village it..

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Spectacular landscapes unique to the Region of Murcia
Just a few of the natural gems of Murcia, put them on your “must visit” list! Most visitors know the Region of Murcia as a beach holiday destination, but in fact the variety of landscapes..

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December 9 Orquesta La Mundial dance musical during the Mazarron Fiestas Patronales
Lively dance music in a spectacular show at the Pabellón de Deportes La Aceña in Mazarrón During the annual Fiestas Patronales in Mazarrón in early December a series of popular music concerts is..

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Astronomy Tours of the night (and day!) sky in Murcia
Look at the surface of the sun, take a tour of the stars while eating tapas on a cruise ship and much more with the English-speaking team at Murcia’s Finca Astronomica Have you ever looked up..

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The Punic Wall Interpretation Centre in Cartagena
Remains of the 2,200-year-old Carthaginian "Muralla Púnica" which failed to protect the city from the Romans This centre contains part of the remains of the original wall which encircled..

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Cartagena beaches: Dársena de Dos Mares in La Manga del Mar Menor
An important sporting beach on La Manga del Mar Menor The Darsena de Dos Mares is a very important little sporting beach for all those who enjoy kitesurfing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing and stand-up..

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Calblanque regional park
A great area area for walking with several wild and picturesque beaches 1,882 hectares of land in Calblanque have been a protected nature reserve since 1987 in recognition of the fact that the..

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Sporting beaches: Surfing at the Playa de la Reya in Mazarron
A popular beach with surfers near the centre of Puerto de Mazarrón The Playa de la Reya is a long, curving beach which adjoins Playa Bahía, Playa de la Pava and the Cabezo de Gavilanes viewing..

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The MuPaEn embroidery museum in Lorca, the Paso Encarnado
This is one of four museums dedicated to the embroideries of the Semana Santa processions in Lorca The Museo de Bordados del Paso Encarnado, often known by the acronym MuPaEn, is one of four museums..

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Top snorkelling sites in the Region of Murcia
Crystalline Mediterranean waters and spectacular scenery and marine life make for great snorkelling beaches in the Costa Cálida Now that the heat of summer has reached the Costa Cálida there..

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Buying or renting property on Hacienda del Álamo
Hacienda del Álamo in the municipality of Fuente Álamo Hacienda del Álamo offers a wide variety of options for holiday rentals, holiday property or residential living, with different types of..

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Cartagena beaches: Cala del Pino La Manga del Mar Menor
The beach of Cala Pino is a rare gem with shade The Cala del Pino is an exception among the beaches of La Manga del Mar Menor. The area is generally associated with long stretches of golden sand..

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December 3 and 4 Freshly caught tuna cutting and tasting in Aguilas
A Mediterranean gastronomic delight at Restaurante Casa Bartolo in Águilas The 4th annual “Ronqueo del Atún Rojo” event is being held at Restaurante Casa Bartolo in Águilas on Saturday December..

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December 1 to 11 Fiestas tapas route in Mazarron
Order all eleven tapas during the eleven days in Mazarrón and you could win a weekend for two at the Balneario de Archena spa resort! The annual Fiestas Patronales are being celebrated in the municipality..

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217 kilometres of cycling on the EuroVelo 8 route as it passes through the Region of Murcia
Easily manageable sections of the 7,560-km route which runs from Cádiz in south-western Spain to Athens and Cyprus! The Region of Murcia has long been a preferred destination for cycling holidays..

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The Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena, art gallery and archaeological site
The Muralla Bizantina also contains remains of the Roman Theatre in its basement This is an interesting location, and can be added into any Cartagena itinerary as it is both a very attractive art gallery..

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