The Costa Cálida (or 'warm coast'), located in the south-east of Spain in the region of Murcia, is a region with different faces. The region stretches from Áquilas in the south to El Mojón a little further north. You will find unprotected beaches with wild sea, where rough rocks protrude, but there are also countless narrow coves with lovely sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and calm water. There are sand dunes, saltwater lagoons and mud flats. Are you a fan of nature, water sports, cosy Spanish villages or just an enthusiast of an excellent climate, you will find it all in the coastal region of Murcia.
The trump card of the Costa Cálida is undoubtedly the "Mar Menor". This is a unique inland sea, separated from the Mediterranean by 'La Manga', a narrow strip of land where you can also find a number of beautiful projects. As an inland sea, the Mar Menor is often described as the largest natural pool in the world. Because the temperature of the water
Since it is about 4 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean Sea, it is also the ideal place for water sports.
The Costa Cálida is also characterised by various lovely Spanish coastal towns. Among others, you will find Lo Pagan, known for its natural mud baths, San Pedro del Pinatar with the beautiful nature reserve Parque Regional de las Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar, Los Alcázares where the Arab kings built their palaces and Cabo de Palos, an idyllic fishing village with a cosy harbour. A little further south is Mazzarrón that combines a lively nightlife district or Puerto de Mazzarón with a beautiful historic centre near its harbour. Also close by is La Ciudad Encantada de Bolnuevo, which has been declared a natural heritage site with its eroded sand formations. At the southernmost point of the Costa Cálida you will also find the town of Áquilas , known as a diver's paradise.
The sports enthusiasts among us will not be disappointed in the Costa Cálida either. Not only are there countless forms of water sports on the Mar Menor, the region is also a true golfer's paradise. There is a very extensive range of golf courses within easy reach of each other, with some of the most challenging and renowned courses in Europe.
The Costa Cálida is the ideal destination for trained (and somewhat less trained) cycle tourists thanks to its varied landscape. You will find fantastic cycling routes along the coast, but also excellent hills with steep slopes, all within a magnificent landscape with beautiful views. Rather take it easy? Then the Costa Cálida is the place to be for cycling through the many fishing villages with cosy eateries. Cycle from one tapas bar and restaurant to the next and in the meantime soak up the typical Spanish culture.