Go on Murcia holidays and you’ll be visiting one of Spain’s best kept secrets, in this delightful region between the busier, more touristy areas of the Costa Blanca and Almeria to the north and south respectively. This is Costa Calida (literally ‘warm coast’) territory, and, with 250km of coastline, and more than 3,000 yearly hours of sunshine, the name is a good one.
You can enjoy plenty of fine-sand beaches on Murcia holidays, from the safe, shallow and warm waters of the Mar Menor, a salt-water lagoon forming part of the Med and especially good for water sports, or the quieter resorts to the south, favoured by locals.
Don’t forget to visit the capital of the province of Murcia, the city of the same name. This bustling inland university town has a lot going on. Enjoy a drink in the main square as you study the imposing baroque façade of the impressive cathedral.
Further inland, less than an hour away by train, the ancient town of Lorca, once a frontier town between Christian and Muslim Spain, is well worth a visit. If you’re lucky enough to be here during Easter Week, the mesmerising annual processions should top your ‘to see’ list.
You could also take in the Roman and Carthaginian sites in the port of Cartagena, founded in 221 BC, or hike the walking trails of the Parque Natural de Sierra Espuña. With so much on offer, you really can enjoy Murcia holidays the way you want them in this unspoilt and thoroughly Spanish region.