Summer on the Costa Cálida isn’t limited by dates, nor does it follow the flow of the calendar. September is still the perfect time to enjoy the summer you promised yourself, and there’s no better place than in this exceptional corner of the Mediterranean.
Sun, endless beaches, the 1,001 flavors that earned this region the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2021, and incredible natural landscapes are what await you in the Region of Murcia, perfect for treating yourself to unforgettable moments you’ll want to relive again and again.
Two Seas: for Relaxing, or for Adrenaline
If you’re looking to immerse yourself and reach new depths, you’ll find two protected marine reserves on the Costa Cálida: Cabo de Palos – Islas Hormigas, and Cabo Tiñoso. Dive down to standout historical wrecks such as El Sirio, the largest civil wreck in Spanish waters, and meadows of life-filled posidonia.
If you feel the need to relax and enjoy some long walks along the sand, there are stretches of coast waiting to be discovered and turned into your own personal beach.
The 1,001 Flavours of The Spanish Capital of Gastronomy
Whatever your plans, you can combine them with the 1,001 flavours of Murcia’s rich gastronomy. Don’t pass up the chance to try the iconic local tapas, such as the ‘marinera’; heartier dishes like ‘arroz caldero’, typical of Cartagena and Mar Menor; or the delicious ‘café asiático’ inspired by the drink of choice for sailors arriving at Cartagena’s port from Asia.
Give in to absolute pleasure and let the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2021 win you over through your tummy. Pair each mouthful with any of this three Designation of Origin wines: Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Each of these municipalities boasts a wine route certified by ACEVIN, the Asociación Española de Ciudades del Vino (or Spanish Association of Wine Cities). You can participate in wine-tasting events, visit wineries, and stroll amongst vineyards as you learn all about winemaking culture. Your getaway will likely end with you being converted into a total oenophile (a wine-connoisseur).
Do you need any more reasons to make this region your next getaway destination? Visit the Costa Cálida and you’re sure to find plenty more. There’s still time to experience the summer you promised yourself, so find a flight to the Region of Murcia!