The Region of Murcia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the country, between Andalusia and Valencian Community, on the Mediterranean coast. The autonomous community consists of a single province, unlike most autonomous communities, which have several provinces within the same territory. Because of this, the autonomous community and the province are operated as one unit of government. The city of Murcia is the capital of the region and seat of government organs, except for the parliament (Regional Assembly), which is located in Cartagena. The autonomous community and province is subdivided in municipalities. The Region of Murcia is bordered by Andalusia (the provinces of Almería and Granada); Castile-La Mancha (the province of Albacete, which was historically connected to Murcia until 1980); the Valencian Community (province of Alicante); and theMediterranean Sea. The community measures 11,313 km² and has a population of 1.4 million, of whom one-third live in the capital. The highest mountain is Los Obispos (2,015 m). The region is a major producer of fruits, vegetables, and flowers for Spain and the rest of Europe. Wineries have developed near the towns of Bullas, Yecla, and Jumilla, as well as olive oil near Moratalla. Murcia is mainly a warm region which has made it very suitable for agriculture. However the precipitation level is low and water supply is a hot subject today since, in addition to the traditional water demand for crops, there is now also a demand of water for the booming tourist developments which take advantage of the mild weather and beaches. Water is supplied by the Segura River and, ever since the 70’s, by the Tajo transvasement, a major civil engineering which, under some environmental and sustainability restraints, brings water from the Tajo into the Segura
Sun and Beach
Two seas on one coast, the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, and a great variety of beaches to capture with your umbrella: pristine, secluded, endless white sand, unspoilt coves. All this together with over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and an average annual temperature of 19ºC, which make the Costa Cálida the perfect destination to spend unforgettable days of rest and relaxation whether in winter or summer.
Get wet! If you like water sports you’re in one of the best places in the world for sailing, kayaking, swimming, skiing, speed boat racing, kite surfing, windsurfing, standup paddle boarding, catamaran sailing activities, in numerous clubs, ports, sailing and sports schools. The Mar Menor-Cabo de Palos Marine Resort and
the destinations of Águilas and Mazarrón offer one the possibility of hiring equipment, sign on for sailing courses and book accommodation under very favourable terms and conditions.
Dive into the Costa Calida! Take a deep breath and prepare your diving gear. The sea beds of the Region of Murcia will surprise you due to the clarity and temperature of its waters. Discover its varied fauna and flora and the numerous shipwrecks which keep the great stories to be told secret. 4 diving areas and 2 Marine Reserves. In Cabo de Palos – Hormigas Islands – Grosa Island; Cartagena-La Azohía, Mazarrón and Águilas you’ll find diving centres which offer different diving level courses
The Region of Murcia invites you to wander about its cities so that you can discover and understand the richness and diversity of its cultures. You can choose from
strolling through Murcia, the capital of eternal spring, to become familiar with Cartagena, a city with over 3,000 years of history or travel back in time in Lorca, also known for its extensive baroque heritage.
The religious tradition is very prevalent in the Region of Murcia. You’ll not only find it in every church and basilica, worship and fervour are rooted in every corner, village and city. This region invites you to discover beautiful places of worship, places of pilgrimage, legends and religious festivities and a legacy of unquantifiable value.
In the Northwest of the Region of Murcia is located Caravaca de la Cruz, the fifth holy city in the world to which the Holy See granted in 1998 the privilege of holding the Jubilee Year In Perpetuum every seven years. Caravaca can be reached via Camino de la Cruz, a journey of faith, a journey to discover oneself and to discover a unique land which holds an architectural heritage of unquantifiable value.
Every month of the year there is a festival in the Region, reason why it’s likely that your visit coincides with any one of them. Noteworthy, for being of International Tourist Interest, the Holy Week of Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca; the Águilas Carnival; the Bando de la Huerta and El Entierro de la Sardina (The Burial of the Sardine) in Murcia; the festivals of the Santísima and Vera Cruz de Caravaca and the Cante de la Minas de La Unión Festival (Minas International Flamenco Vocals Festival).
The Region of Murcia opens the season of national festivals with the WAM in the city of Murcia. Following this festival are the certain other summer international festivals such as La Mar de Músicas (The Sea of Music) in Cartagena; the Cante de las Minas de La Unión Festival (Minas International Flamenco Vocals Festival) and the San Javier Jazz Festival. No matter what you like or what your preferences are, we have something in store for you.
San Pedro del Pinatar is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. The municipality is situated at the northern end of Murcia’s Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Cálida, and borders with the province of Alicante
By land, sea and air. The Costa Cálida offers you activities of all kinds in contact with nature. From hiking and cycle tourism near the sea and the mountains, to caving in tourist and sporting caves, descents by the Segura river, without forgetting that you can also discover the landscapes as seen from the sky either paragliding, hang gliding, zip wires or by air balloon.
In the Region of Murcia vines have been grown and wines elaborated since Roman times. Whites, reds and rosés of the three existing Denominations of Origin: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Rich in nuances and increasingly enjoying greater prestige from among the public around the world. If you wish to discover the wines and enjoy the tourism, pucker up and come over to make the Wine Routes of these municipalities.
The most tastiest part of the Region of Murcia is, undoubtedly, its gastronomy. The region is a crossroads of cultures and this is demonstrated in its cuisine. Vegetables from the garden, treasures of the sea, typical dishes and an excellent sweets draw a landscape of delicious flavours. The good weather allows one to enjoy tapas in its lively squares and streets throughout the year Here tradition coexists with the new ways of understanding cuisine.
22 signature golf courses designed by renowned players make the Costa Cálida one of the top golf destinations in Europe, where golf enthusiasts and professional
players can play their favourite sport at any time of the year. In addition, all are within a working radius of 35 square kilometres so one can play on more than one golf course during a single getaway.
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