Costa Calida (Murcia)

Costa Calida (Murcia) holidays

Sun and sand is practically guaranteed on the Costa Cálida. And its saltwater lagoon is one of the best swimming spots on the Med, so pitch up by the cliffs and get acquainted with the spoils of this warm coast. Golf, seafood and nightclubs are also on the star-studded agenda.

Costa Calida Murcia resorts

Playa de Orihuela

A handful of sandy beaches and a seaside promenade make Puerto De Orihuela a hit with couples and families alike.

La Manga

A narrow sandbar placed along south-eastern Spain, La Manga divides the Mediterranean from the beautiful inland lagoon of the Mar Menor, ‘little sea’.

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Mazarrón

You’re bound to find this rocky, rugged coastline inviting. With crystal-clear azure waters lining this vast bay, get on your marks and enjoy this sunshine retreat’s best bits.

Cartagena

Combining culture and coastline, Cartagena has an incredible history dating back to Roman times – and it’s all on show, like a living exhibit.

Alegria Dos Playas

Alegria Dos Playas

Mazarrón, Costa Calida (Murcia)

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  • Close to the beach
  • On-site splash park
  • Rooftop terrace
Hotel Servigroup Galua

Hotel Servigroup Galua

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

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  • Beachfront
  • Stunning views
  • Close to bars & restaurants
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

around €1.25

3 course meal

around €30

Flight times

3hrs

Sun-kissed shores

Like everything else in the region, the seas here are warm, making them perfect for swimming or even just a quick paddle. The beaches are swathed in soft golden sand and backed by bar-lined promenades, dunes or pine forests depending on which one you pick. You won’t leave disappointed.

A sheltered spot

The Mar Menor, or ‘little sea’, is a saltwater lagoon separated from the Mediterranean by a spit of land known as La Manga. Its mild, shallow waters and pristine sands have made it the region’s most exciting area, so it’s no wonder it pulls in the crowds.

Hannibal’s capital

The historic city of Cartagena has been an important naval port for over 2,000 years. Hannibal and his elephants made it their Spanish base en route from Carthage to Rome. The city’s old town’s peppered with Roman, Phoenician, Byzantine and Moorish monuments, including an impressive amphitheatre and two fortresses!

Beaches

Various sandy beaches around the region slope gently into warm, shallow waters, making it a super-safe spot for swimming. For slightly more secluded sunbathing, head south or to the cosy shores and rocky coves around Cartagena and Puerto de Mazarron. It’s all about the can’t-beat crystal clear waves here.

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La Zenia

Sights

Salt flats, lagoons, lighthouses – whether you go north or south, you’ll find some staggering natural sights around the Costa Cálida. Cartagena’s old town comes with Moorish castles, a Roman theatre and a historic port which is still an important naval base. You’ll be treated to plenty of photo opportunity spots.

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El Faro de Cabo de Palos

El Faro de Cabo de Palos

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

El Faro de Cabo de Palos is a beautiful lighthouse of cultural interest located on a rocky promontory at the foothills of the coastal mountains of Cartegena. At night it can be seen from the beaches lighting up...
Erosiones de Bolnuevo

Erosiones de Bolnuevo

Mazarrón, Costa Calida (Murcia)

Prepare to be wowed by the striking shapes of the Erosiones de Bolnuevo. Standing like resolute statues along the seafront, these sand sculptures have been formed over millions of years by the crashing waves...

Activities

Golfers will find themselves spoilt for choice – you’ll be met with immaculate 18-hole glory. The region’s flat terrain makes it easy to explore its quiet roads and virgin pine forests on foot, bike or horseback. There are some pretty hot water sports platforms around here – some being a few of Spain’s best.

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Calblanque Nature Park

Calblanque Nature Park

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

Calblanque Nature Park is a beautiful landscape home to long stretches of coast, fossil dunes and rocky climbs that you can explore for a day. Along your way you’re sure to meet a wonderful diversity of birds,...
Aquapolis Torrevieja waterpark

Aquapolis Torrevieja waterpark

Playa de Orihuela, Costa Calida (Murcia)

Attractions at the Aquopolis Torrieja are for all ages and you’ll soon find yourself zipping down the slip-and-slide rides or twirling in the whirlpool. Rent a donut for the day and float down the lazy river or...

Eating and drinking

Rice is the local staple and you’ll find it on most menus, accompanied by fresh seafood, vegetables, pork ribs and pretty much any other meat you care to mention. As for sweet stuff, locally-grown almonds make their way into most cakes and desserts – the nougat ice-cream is to die for.

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La Manga Club restaurants

La Manga Club restaurants

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

In the brilliant range of restaurants at La Manga Club you’ll find something sumptuous for everyone. From hearty burgers, ribs and steaks to light lunches by the pool. Much on traditional tapas, paellas and...
Beach bars

Beach bars

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

When you’ve had a long day taking in the sun and ambling along the beach take a load off and settle into a couple of cool beverages whilst the light fades. If you’re peckish try the local tapas whilst looking...

Shopping

Get a taste of traditional Spain at the region’s regular outdoor markets. Here, you can barter for bargains on everything from fresh fruit to clothes. Woven baskets and ceramics are some of the local handicrafts to keep an eye out for. Save some time for the shopping centres, too.

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Market at Cabos de Palos

Nightlife

The resorts around Costa Cálida pack in plenty of places to party around narrow strips of land, from live music bars to neon-lit clubs pumping bass until the early hours. Cartagena does a strong line in harbour-front bars, while Playa de Orihuela has its fair share of pubs and clubs.

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Bars and clubs on the main strip

Bars and clubs on the main strip

La Manga, Costa Calida (Murcia)

After dark, the terraces light up the main strip of La Manga with revellers who want to dance under the stars. Clubs like Pacha, Djota’s or Koine open their doors for night owls who want to indulge in the...
The Old Market Tavern

The Old Market Tavern

Mazarrón, Costa Calida (Murcia)

The Old Market Tavern might have a name that rings a bell – sure, it isn’t your local, but it’s a home from home sort of joint, so why not order a pint as the sun goes down? Sip your favourite tipples at a...
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