|Nearby resorts||Cartegena – 26 mins
Torrevieja – 31 mins
Murcia Town – 35 mins
|Major attractions||San Felipe de Barajas Castle (castles, sights and landmarks)
Calle de la Traperia (shops, cafés, restaurants)
Punta Prima (long strip of bars and clubs)
|Climate (average temp)||Summer Season 25C-27C
Winter Season 14C-10C
|Transport options to and from the airport (i.e. train/bus etc)||Bus
|Link to airport website||http://www.aena.es/en/murcia-san-javier-airport/index.html|
|Link to tourist board website||http://www.murciaturistica.es/en/home/|
Located slightly inland on the Costa Calida, holidays to Murcia offers the best of both worlds for tourists: the authentic charms of a historic Spanish town, complimented by 200km of beautiful sandy beaches within easy reach. Less developed than the areas of Alicante and Malaga, Murcia retains its distinctively Spanish flavour.
The unique location of Murcia means it offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The area boasts both the waters of the Mediterranean and those of the Mar Menor. There are excellent areas here for watersport enthusiasts, for sports such as waterskiing, sailing and windsailing amongst others.
Alternatively you can relax in the mineral rich waters, renowned for their health giving properties. For those who enjoy pampering at a spa, there are plenty to choose from in Fortuna. This area also gives its name to the famous La Manga golf courses.
Nightlife and dining in Murcia caters for all tastes and budgets. With its proximity to the coast, seafood is abundant and delicious. For later in the evening, there are peaceful bars for those seeking a romantic evening and more lively venues for party nights.
Murcia, with its mix of old-world charm and adrenalin-fuelled watersports, is a perfect destination for a complete break from the norm.