Area of the Costa Calida
Costa Calida 'the warm coast'
The 250 kilometre long Costa Calida is situated in the southeast of Spain, between the Costa Blanca and the Costa de Almeria. The Costa Calida is situated entirely in the province of Murcia and begins in the north, on the border with the province of Alicante, with the white dunes of El Mojón in San Pedro del Pinatar. The Costa ends in the south to the lively town of Aguilas, bordering the province of Almeria, the most northern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. The capital of this province is the city of Murcia.
The Costa Calida offers you the typical Spanish atmosphere, where many other Costas are much more influenced by international tourism. The Costa Calida is synonymous with versatility. You can find a variety of water sports in the Mar Menor, "small sea", the largest natural world bath of the Mediterranean, with its characteristic wide sandy beaches and intimate, small rocky coves. But you can also go hiking through the many beautiful parks in the hilly interior of Murcia, with its wooded valleys. Impressive is the Revolcadores mountains in Caravaca de la Cruz, which is 2027 metres high. Other mountains which are worth to be explored are the Sierra de Espuña, Sierra del Carche, Sierra de la Pila and Ricote Mountains. The surroundings of the place Yecla is one of the major wine regions of Spain. What you should not miss the numerous fiestas full of color, light, music and tradition, such as the folkloric events, the carnival, the flamenco festivals and the traditional Easter celebrations during Semana Santa, with its solemn processions. Within the limits of the Costa Calida really everything is possible!
The Costa Calida, which literally means "warm coast", has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot dry summers. This coastline is bathed 320 days per year in full sun with an average temperature of over 18C. No wonder that most of the year feels like spring. The Costa Calida was declared a very healthy area the World Health Organization. Especially people with rheumatism, skin diseases and painful joints benefit greatly from this pleasant climate.
Places of Interest (because the Costa Calida offers more than just beach and sun).
Parque Regional de Salinas de San Pedro
between El Mojón and Lo Pagan is a complex of lakes and ponds with numerous birds. Enjoy hours of shuffling the deck landscaped paths and meanwhile look around at the various birds including flamingos.
This outdoor natural lagoon known as very healthy due to the extremely high concentrations of mineral salts and iodine, and the influence of the strong sunshine. The average temperature in the Mar Menor is 5 degrees higher than the temperature in the Mediterranean.
La Manga del Mar Menor
The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a narrow spit, 22 km long, La Manga del Mar Menor. La manga means "the sleeve". The beaches with their clear waters and sandy beaches make this place one of the most appreciated tourist areas of the Mediterranean Sea. A paradise between two seas, suitable for every possible water sport, which can be practiced in one of the many different watersports clubs and schools. On La Manga visitors have a choice of two seas. On one hand there are the warm calm waters of the Mar Menor, at Cala del Pino, El Galán or El Pedruchillo, and on the other hand the waters of the Mediterranean, with beaches like Punta del Estacio, Ensenada del Esparto or Galua. Also there are things being offered like golf courses, a casino, the Tomás Maestre marina, with over 1000 berths, magnificent hotels, recreation centres, all kinds of restaurants and a very lively summer nightlife in the area around the Plaza Bohemia and El Loco.