Places to Visit on the Costa Calida, Spain

La Manga Strip, Costa Calida, SpainHaving holidayed here for several years and now spending our winters here I would like to introduce you to places we found of interest and you might enjoy too! First I will tell you about the area. Murcia covers quite a large district and extends inland into the countryside whereas the Costa Calida is the coastal area in the region, just south of Costa Blanca.


The Mar Menor is an inland sea formed by two strips of land that nearly join leaving a small water way between them. This creates a warm shallow inland sea. Small boats could pass through the gap but the water stretches out from the beaches a considerable distance making it an ideal spot for families to enjoy beach trips, and children to bathe in the warm shallow waters.

The beaches are mostly of golden sand a little paler to the north of the area towards the white sand of the Costa Blanca, becoming darker further south, but sandy and in places rocks stand out of the water.

The southern spit of land is highly populated with holiday facilities, high-rise buildings, hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and shops. The northern spit has been created into a pleasant walkway between the Mediterranean and the inner sea. Popular mud bathing takes place in the summer and is a tradition for curing various ailments, with built-up mud bathing platforms along the path.

San Pedro del Pinatar, Santiago de la Ribera and San Javier are towns along the coastline, providing for all your daily requirements. San Javier has a small airport also known as Murcia airport, which doesn't have much activity during the winter months. Alicanti about an hour by road, situated in Costa Blanca, also has an airport servicing the area. Alicanti is a more populated area for those holiday makers preferring a livelier holiday.

Just north of Costa Calida are two tiny coastal towns situated right on the beach, Le Mojon and Pillar de la Horadada. Their white beaches backed by sand dunes stretch down to the Mediterranean sea and are virtually empty this time of year. Le Mojon is my favourite beach.



Alcazares, a sailing and water-sports beach-side town lies to the south followed by a number of villages along the coast-line. Cartagena is a large port where cruise ships stop off. Following the coastline round are more villages until you come to Peurto Mazarron a delightful area with a lovely harbour and quay-side filled with luxury motor and sailing boats and smart restaurants.

It is now December and the daytime temperature is about 20 degrees. There is so much to explore to suit all tastes, Mucia town is the capital of the region, there are mountain-walks, cafe culture, many fiestas and parades, we love it here and think you will too.

You too maybe thinking of developing a small hobby business, to help fund your lifestyle and give you an interest for your spare time, I can recommend it, as it is great fun watching your business grow.

What are your dreams for the future, is it to live somewhere warm, retire early, build a hobby business, travel the world, the choice is endless if you set your mind to exploring what is right for you. Whatever your dreams are make a plan and follow it, it takes a while to execute a plan don't leave it until its too-late!

The autor is Anne, a traveler, travel writer and online marketer. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9243341