Sunset on Calblanque beach, Murcia.

Holidays in Murcia: great things to do at a surprising destination


Getting bored in Murcia? Impossible! From the incredible Sierra Espuña to the Cabo de Palos marine environment, Calblanque wild beach and the cave paintings in Moratalla. It’s a holiday destination full of surprises. Would you like to discover it for yourself?

Murcia combines natural and cultural wonders with heritage to provide an experience that will blow you away. And that’s without even mentioning its traditions, and the cuisine of this famous fruit and vegetable growing region. These are just some of the activities that you should not miss If you like countryside and mountains, a visit to Sierra Espuña is essential. A natural treasure that can be explored from top to bottom thanks to its network of trails that are all well signposted. Another unmissable location is the Valle de Ricote. This valley is an oasis of palm and fruit trees with a precious historical heritage. Its Andalusian past is clearly visible through its architecture and natural environment.  Also inland, Moratalla has some of the best Mediterranean cave paintings in Spain.

Valle Ricote, Murcia

And if your plans are all about sunshine and sandy beaches, Murcia will definitely not disappoint! At Puerto de Mazarrón you can visit the world’s oldest Phoenician remains or travel just a few kilometres further to Bolnuevo to discover curious shapes sculpted into the rock by the wind. Cabo de Palos is a quiet spot not far from La Manga del Mar Menor that never gets too busy. Enjoy the ambiance and cuisine at one of the port’s many restaurants.

Sunset on Calblanque beach, Murcia

Once there, don’t forget to visit the wild beach at Calblanque, a protected natural landscape of great ecological value.    Cartagena and its Roman theatre, the Castle of Lorca, the Verónicas Market in the capital of Murcia, and much more. There is so much to do and not enough time to enjoy everything that the region has to offer. The Region of Murcia is waiting for you!

Top left: Castle of Lorca © Jose Lorca. Top right: Cabo de Palos. Below: Cartagena Roman theatre
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