Spain Murcia Area Guide
Murcia is a typically Spanish area located in southeastern Spain. It’s one of the country’s most beautiful regions.
Inland, Murcia is an arid desert vista where historic towns are surrounded by orchards, olive groves, plantations and vineyards. There are also the remains of weatherbeaten, time ravaged Moorish castles.
All are set to the backdrop of imposing pine-covered mountains which stretch to the coast. Here, along the Costa Cálida there is a selection of divine white sandy beaches stretching almost 170 km. This results in Murcia’s coast having luxuriously warm, crystal clear waters and turquoise blue saltwater lagoons like Mar Menor. Absolutely heavenly.
The weather in Murcia is consistently wonderful all year round thanks to its Mediterranean climate. This region boasts around 325 sunny days a year. Average temperatures get slightly above 19 C, and there is very little rain.
The winters are mild, and the summers are hot here. Air quality is incredibly good. So much so, that the World Health Organisation has named Murcia’s climate among the best in the world If you suffer from arthritis and asthma, it’s a great place to consider.
La Manga del Mar Menor, is an upscale beach resort on a strip of land which separates the Mediterranean sea from Europe’s largest saltwater lake, Mar Menor.
Here expats can enjoy the finer things in life, like golfing, playing tennis, eating delicious, healthy foods and boutique shopping. They can relax and immerse themselves in culture, whilst breathing in the pure air and benefitting from bathing in Mar Menor’s salt waters.
As a luxurious beach resort, the town is clean and spacious. Every Sunday there is a bustling market, the Mercadillo de Cabo It is rather like a car boot or flea market, but on a grander scale.
On the whole, La Manga is relatively peaceful, but it does become particularly lively during the summer thanks to tourism. From June until September, the nightlife becomes even more exciting, and the beautiful beaches become packed with bathers.
This really is a wonderful place to call home if you enjoy the modernity, hustle, bustle, excitement and touches of luxury that a top resort town offers.
SOME OF THE AMAZING THINGS TO SEE AND DO AROUND LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR:
- Take the kids or grandkids to Peke Park, a quaint Spanish amusement arcade
- Visit the lighthouse at El Faro de Cabo Palos and watch the sunset over stunning vistas
JUST SOME OF THE MUST-VISIT RESTAURANTS IN LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR:
- Restaurante el Mosqui on Carrer Subida al Faro – For a unique ambience and to taste some incredible rice dishes and seafood (including delicious, fresh lobster), there is nowhere better.
- Pizzería di Mare – on Calle Embalse de Sichar – A small, decorated in a traditional Spanish style, but which serves five-star Italian cuisine at great prices. They even do take outs!
- El Pez Rojo – on Calle Los Palangres – A restaurant that comes highly recommended by the local Spanish people. Fantastic service, affordable prices and exquisite foods. Don’t forget to try their famous caldero.