//Costa Calida: The ideal destination all year round

Costa Calida: The ideal destination all year round

Do you fancy visiting a destination that will win you over from the very first moment? You will find it on the Costa Cálida, in the region of Murcia, Spain. We do warn you that its mild temperatures and charming hidden spots are addictive. Sun, beach, nature, an immense cultural heritage and a culinary tradition made up of a thousand and one irresistible flavours will ensure that your stay in the region of Murcia is one of the best investments of your time, which is the most valuable thing you possess.

Squeeze every second out of the region of Murcia and go home with an endless collection of happy memories. They won’t take up any space in your suitcase, but they will take up a place in your heart.

A nautical paradise
If you love the sea, you’re in luck. On the Costa Cálida you can choose between two: the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, two seas where you can have unforgettable experiences. Relax, go for long walks in the sand or feel like a fish in water while you take part in the water activities that suit you best. The options are endless.

Discover the water sports paradise: the Mar Menor, a salt-water lagoon with calm, shallow, warm water where you can take part in sports such as sailing, kitesurfing or canoeing in ideal conditions.

Enjoy the wealth of the Mediterranean seabed. The Costa Cálida has the largest concentration of historical shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, and the marine reserves of the Hormigas Islands – Cabo
de Palos and Cabo Tiñoso – as well as the towns of Aguilas and Mazarron, will surpass your expectations.

On top of all of that, you will want to stop time in the spas and thalassotherapy centres of the region, which boast thermal water pools, sports facilities and exclusive medical services.

Have you heard about the health benefits of seawater? It turns out that over the centuries, deposits of mud have built up in the Mar Menor that are very good for therapeutic treatments. Why don’t you try them?

If culture is your thing, the Region of Murcia is the place for you
To enjoy the region of Murcia, you first have to get to know its culture. Start in the city of Murcia, the capital of the region. You can begin by discovering the indisputable jewel of the city – the cathedral. Another unmissable stop is Cartagena, with its Roman theatre, the
best exemplar of the city’s intriguing past.

You mustn’t miss the city of Lorca. Visit its castle – the Fortaleza del Sol – and the Guevara Palace, the most significant examples of civil Baroque architecture in the city.

And among the cities that have something special, there is Caravaca de la Cruz, the Fifth Holy City of Catholicism in the world, which has been granted the privilege to celebrate the Jubilee Year in Perpetuity, which next falls in 2024.

For nature lovers
Choose land, sea or air, get in touch with nature, release your adventurous side and fall in love with enchanting landscapes. You can do this along the different trails that you will find in the region of Murcia. Visit unique caves and go on caving trails, or try paragliding or mountain biking.

Explore the Sierra Espuña Regional Park, the first protected natural space in the region of Murcia, endorsed by the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. There you can take part in a wide variety of hiking and orienteering activities while discovering the largest expanse of forest in the region.

Did you know that in the region of Murcia you can do sport while enjoying Arabic culture? You can do this in the Ricote Valley, known as the last Moorish bastion in the Spanish Levant.

Delight your senses
Without a doubt, a visit to the region of Murcia is also a pleasure for the senses, where you can taste each one of its thousand and one flavours. The region has a rich and varied culinary tradition that combines traditional cuisine with the most modern trends. Sample dishes such as caldero (a typical rice and fish stew), Murcian salad, zarangollo (an egg and courgette dish) and paparajotes (deep fried lemon leaves) – you are sure to love the countless tastes typical of the region.

You can accompany these delights with some of the wines of the Denomination of Origin of the Region of Murcia, known as the Reino de la Monastrell: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Each of these has a Wine Route certified by the Spanish Association of Wine Cities (ACEVIN).

It is easy to fly to Murcia City and enjoy the newly opened airport (Corvera-RMU). Flights are available from London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol and Bournemouth.

Youtravel offers more than 46 properties in the region ranging from towns to coastal areas, including Mar Menor and La Manga. The region is well known for its sports interests and several properties including golf courses.

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