You deserve a break, and the chance to put the day-to-day to the back of your mind. How about a trip to the region of Murcia to do exactly that? You’ll see just how easy it’d be the moment you set foot in the region.
Just go with the flow through one of the two ports, the Mar Menor or the Mediterráneo, as they carry you to the region’s idyllic beaches, picture-perfect pairing of coastline and nature, and gastronomy of 1001 flavours, which won the region the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2021.
Sun and sand to suit everyone’s tastes
Chill out to the sounds of the sea and enjoy endless walks around beaches of fine, golden sand, or if that’s not really your thing, why not switch off in the isolated paradises of the hidden coves waiting for you to explore them. You’ll find all sorts of beaches around Mar Menor, La Manga, Mazarrón and Águilas. All it takes is to go with the Mediterranean flow of this charming and endlessly sunny region.
Natural wilderness in the Regional Parks
Discover the perfect pairing of coastline and nature on the Costa Cálida. A shining example is the Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar Regional Park, a wetland that serves as a nesting and roosting area for numerous species of bird. The most eye-catching of these are the flamingos, who bring an extra splash of colour and life to the space and who have become the uncontested icons of this iconic and instagrammable natural area. If you’d like to contribute to the practice of sustainable tourism, you need to visit the Calblanque Regional Park, found between the towns of Cartagena and La Unión. It’s an oasis of peace and virgin beaches that has earnt its reputation as the ecological paradise of the Costa Cálida, a real gem of biodiversity.
And the Calnegre y Cabo Cope Regional Park, found between the towns of Águilas and Lorca, is an idyllic setting for some sea-view sports and a great chance to peruse the flora and fauna of the local area at the same time.
There’s no doubt you can easily pair all of these plans, or any of them that you fancy, with the 1001 Flavours of the Murcia Region, the very same that earnt the area the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2021. At any rate, you’ll feel obliged to increase your gastronomic vocabulary when you try the famous seafood ‘marinera’, Murcia’s most iconic tapas snack; the ‘arroz caldero’, a rice dish typical of Cartagena and Mar Menor; or the ‘paparajote’, the speciality dessert of the area that pairs perfectly with a strong and boozy ‘café asiático’.
What are you looking forward to discovering in this area so densely packed with things to do? Find a cheap flight to Murcia through Volotea and get enjoying the region of Murcia!