Living in Murcia
Located in the southeast of Spain, the Region of Murcia is characterized by mild temperatures and long hours of daylight. Beaches, rural areas, cities, traditions, folklore, culture, sports and health mix together in a dynamic and active touristic offer.
Two seas on one coastline – the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean – , impressive cliffs, heavenly beaches of endless white sand, lively ports and wild coves with crystal clear water. There are delightful picturesque fishing villages, like La Azohia or Cabo de Palos where you can lose yourself for a few days; ports like Mazarron where you can spend a lively evening and enjoy its magnificent gastronomy after a day on the beach; heavenly areas of natural beauty, unique in the whole Mediterranean, at the beaches of Calblanque and Calnegre. Furthermore, fans of water sports will find one of the best places in the world for practising sailing, canoeing, swimming, water-skiing, jet-skiing, flysurfing, windsurfing, and every other type of water sport activity in its numerous clubs, ports and sailing schools. The Nautical Resort on the Mar Menor and similar consortiums in Mazarron and Aguilas offer the chance to hire out equipment and book sailing courses at extremely interesting rates.
The city of Murcia, the capital of the region, is the perfect place to walk around. You may walk along streets like Trapería and Platería, which maintain the city old guild system; or down the Malecón, a flood retaining wall, one of the landmark walkways of Murcia. Besides visiting the Cathedral or the Episcopal Palace, the capital of the region invites to stroll around its churches and museums, among which the one dedicated to the famous sculptor Francisco Salzillo stands out. Having some tapas outdoors on any of the many terraces scattered across the city is the ideal choice to know and enjoy the typical gastronomy of Murcia.
Another way of exploring the Region of Murcia is through its beautiful countryside. Protected natural spaces like Sierra Espuña, the ideal place to go climbing, hiking or paragliding, and other areas of great ecological value in the Northwest and Northeast corners of the Region, as well as in Cieza and the Ricote Valley, offer undreamed-of discovery routes and a wide variety of outdoor activities in an unspoilt rural environment.
In Cieza and Ricote Valley, the descent of the Almadenes Canyon and the visit to the “Cueva del Puerto” are some of the most popular activities. The visitors will be able to regain strength and relax into the pleasure of a healthy and beauty bath at any of the spas, bathing resorts, and balneotherapy centers that you will find all over the Region, tasting the best cuisine and wines.