Cartagena

  • Cartagena is a port city and naval base with a large shipyard in the Murcia region of southeast Spain.
  • There are several markets including:
    • Monday and Wednesdays - general market.
    • Tuesday -  a flower market.
    • Daily - fresh fish indoor market.
  • There are a wide variety of tapas bars with a drink and small bite for under €3. There's a tapas route in the port area.
  • There are many restaurants - some top quality restaurants and the clubs and nightlife keet the area bouncing.
  • It's only a 5 minute drive to the La Manga club gold course - and there are many more in the Murcia region.
  • Cartagena has a rich and interesting history from the Roman period with an amphitheatre. The museum is a great introduction.
  • The Roman and Carthaginian festival takes place over two weeks in September. It includes: battle enactments, street parades, a roman village and much more. A definite must see.
  • Local activities include: cycling, scuba diving and water sports.