Alto Guadalentín, area of huertas and good beaches region
Location: The region of the Alto Guadalentín is situated in the autonomous community of Murcia, more specifically to the South where borders with the province of Almería. The Guadalentín River runs through the area and gives the name to be what gives form part of the local terrain.
Municipalities: make three municipalities which have a dry climate all year round with average winter temperatures warm it up so it is an area for the cultivation of fruits and many vegetables.
What to see? In every town you will have some attractive monument or activity for your holidays. For example, in the municipality of Lorca enjoy its castle and the Baroque architecture of many of its buildings. In the beach area with activities related to the aquatic activity.
What to eat? The recipes prepared by the inhabitants of the region of the Alto Guadalentín are based on the raw materials of the huerta. Thus for example is well-known gazpacho that are cooked in the villages.
Where to stay? In the beach area has adapted to different budgets and tourist hotels. For his part in parts of the interior varieties are smaller, and most are small lodgings.
How to reach? The Mediterranean highway is the main route of access to the region from any point on the coast, also has other roads if it comes from the center of the peninsula. The nearest main airport is that of Murcia and may also choose to train or public buses.
The region of the Bajo Guadalentín, one of the tourist hot spots of murcia
Location: The region of the Bajo Guadalentín is situated in the Centre of the province of Murcia, combining on the one hand the mountain and on the other the beach, d also be another place where it passes the Guadalentín River, which is called.
Municipalities: Five people are who make up the region that is a tourist photo throughout the year, thanks to the warm temperatures with which its people live throughout the year. The leading municipalities are those of Mazarrón and Totana where the economy is based on Agriculture and tourism.
What to see? In the region of Bajo Guadalentín you can opt to spend a good holiday in municipalities such as Mazarrón which in summer doubles the number of inhabitants. In the village you can visit the port where Phoenician ships, the oldest in the world were found.
What to eat?As with other parts of the Mediterranean coast in the Iberian peninsula you can try excellent paellas for example made with rabbit or potatoes. In the recipe book you will also find other garden products.
Where to stay? In coastal municipalities has at your disposal many hotels of all styles and tastes. You can choose to rent houses and apartments. In the rural area there are less options.
How to reach? The comarca of Bajo Guadalentín is well connected thanks to Turnpike of the Mediterranean and other regional highways. The nearest major airport is Murcia.
The comarca Campo de Cartagena with a past full of history
Situation: The comarca Campo de Cartagena is located in the province of Murcia, in particular in the South of the autonomous community. Since the time of the Roman Empire the area was recognized for its strategic value and its lands to be known for its large production of esparto.
Municipalities: It is composed of about ten municipalities, notably its capital Cartagena. Virtually the entire economy of the citizens of the region is focused on tourism and the agricultural sector.
What to see? The city of Cartagena will find a large number of monuments and Roman areas which are protected by its high value. You can also go to the monastery of San Ginés de la Jara, windmills or coastal watchtowers.
What to eat? The gastronomy is intimately linked to the agricultural production of the region of dry land and the Mediterranean fishing areas. Tocinillos of heaven or typical drinks like liquor "reproductions".
Where to stay? You can stay at any of the hotels on the coast where there are all kinds of establishments. In the list of accommodation they have apartments, cottages and campsites.
How to reach? Numerous roads connecting the region of Campo de Cartagena with other areas are the best way to access. The train, public buses and the airport of Murcia complete transportation options.
The Huerta de Murcia region watered by the river Segura
Location: The Huerta de Murcia region is located in the autonomous community of Murcia. It includes what is known as the land of the Valley of the river Segura and the water that irrigates the area from the nearby dam.
Municipalities: Composed of four municipalities among which stands out the capital of the region and other municipalities living especially products farming, in addition to tourism which is attracted by the good weather that has the region throughout the year. Since prehistoric times, it has always been an area with a very fertile land.
What to see? The historical heritage of the Huerta de Murcia region is fairly numerous where the Cathedral of the capital which has a façade of Baroque style and inside Gothic style. Aspect cultural has a very active agenda to the beaches is a good place for a holiday.
What to eat? The Huerta de Murcia cuisine is influenced by nearby regions although it is very influenced by the orchard and many raw dishes from pig kills.
Where to stay? As in other parts of the region of Murcia hotel options are many in the beach areas. In the interior of the region you will also find options to stay.
How to reach? Account with roads that connect Murcia with the rest of the regions via the motorways that go to Madrid or Andalusia. Murcia airport is the best choice to get from Europe. Public trains and buses is also a perfect chance.
Summer year-round in Costa Cálida
If you are tired of the gray days, the rain and the cold, the Costa Cálida is your ideal place. This part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, which is located in the province of Murcia has a microclimate that has the quality of having a temperature high and little rainfall throughout the year. This higher temperature comes by being situated on the Gulf of Mazarrón.
The characteristics of its climate have made it a part of the coast relatively dry and with about 250 kilometres of coast with many beaches options. Its landscape is rife with oleander and wild Palm strongly reminiscent his past as sailors area since this area left many expeditions in search of the Americas.
Its main city is Cartagena which boasts a rich history littered with differents civilizations that lived in it. The city was founded in 227 BC and had its climax during the Roman period when was the capital of one of the provinces of the Empire.
Not only history lives the Costa Cálida. Has a spacious options hoteleres by different municipalities, making it very attractive to visitors who want to enjoy the good weather, long days on the beach and food.
In the part more southernmost of the Costa Cálida is Mar Menor, Europe's largest salt water lagoon where. This large lake is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a strip of sand of 22 km., called La Manga of the Mar Menor.