Costa Calida Information
The Costa Calida streches along 250 km Mediterranean coastline of the Spanish province of Murcia. This region’s micro-climate which features annual temperatures. Rainfall is low averaging less than 34 cm annually.
La Manga Club
It’s home to the world famous La Manga Club which boasts some of the best sports and leisure facilities to be found in any self-contained tourist complex in Europe. It offers every type of leisure facility imaginable including no less than three championship golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and the sumptuous 5-star Hyatt Regency Hotel. The 1,500 acre resort is awash with top quality international restaurants, watersports facilities, children’s activities and much more besides.
It’s not a place for budget travellers or those seeking a taste of the “real Spain”. But for holidaymakers and ex-pat homeowners with bulging wallets and a desire for some serious self-indulgence, La Manga is hard to be
The Mar Menor
The Costa Calida also cradles one of Spain’s greatest coastal treasures – a huge natural salt water lagoon called the Mar Menor.
It’s a magnet for wildlife, water sports enthusiasts and an army of devotees who swear by the healing powers of its mud and minerals. The lagoon is a rich source of a variety of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iodine and bromide. Many set great store by its curative properties. .
Its’s an ideal place to learn to swim or master a new water sport. The warm and tranquil water of this sheltered lake has an average depth of 1.7 metres and is about half a metre deep around the shoreline. There’s plenty of space in this natural water park as it’s 26 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres at its widest point.
The low key resort of Mazarron is popular destination for ex-pat buyers due to relatively low property prices and an absence of mass market tourism.
The Costa Calida is peppered with traditional Spanish villages which have been relatively untouched by tourism. Their bars and restaurants offer cheap and cheerful “menus del dia” and tasty tapas.
Nature, Hiking and Cycling
Nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful and unspoilt Regional Park of Calblanque, . Deserted beaches, cliffs, dunes, salt flats and hidden coves can be found along a 13-kilometre stretch of protected coastline.
The area is crisscrossed by numerous hiking and cycling routes which allow access to one of the few remaining untouched coastal areas of mainland Spain.