The Costa Calida is a popular holiday destination part of the Region of Murcia on the southeast coast of Spain. It is famed for the Mar Menor, which is a salt lagoon that is separated from the Mediterranean sea by a strip of land called La Manga. Many tourists flock to La Manga and it´s famous La Manga club hosts footballers from around the world. The airport of San Javier, Murcia is a short drive away or Alicante airport is less than an hours drive, making this an ideal holiday destination. There are a lot of self-catering apartments on the La Manga strip, which take in the wonderful sea views. During the summer months there are numerous bars and restaurants to enjoy fabulous sea food and for water sports enthusiast it´s a haven for kite and wind surfers. The theopoetic mud baths of San Pedro del Pinatar are a popular destination. Costa Calida offers the tourist a more scenic and natural holiday than perhaps other costa in Spain.
Many Expats live on the Costs Calida around La Manga and Mar Menor, as well as San Javier. There is a wide choice of properties to rent long term and in comparison to other areas and the Costas it is great value for money to rent long time in the Costa Calida. For as little as 500 euros per month you can rent a 3 bedroom modern property with a communal pool. The resort town of Mazarrón is a popular destination with British expats it´s to the south of Cartagena and offers a good mix of Spanish locals and expats. It´s a quiet area in comparison to the busier resorts of La Manga and Mar Menor. The cities of Cartagena and Murcia offer excellent facilities for those living either around the Mar Menor or Mazarrón.
Renting a property for the winter months in the Costa Calida is a perfect escape from the Northern European grey weather. The special micro climate offers its residents warm weather all year round and there are numerous properties that are summer rentals in the busy months that the owners are happy to rent at reduced rates during the winter. As the weather is cooler although never cold it´s a perfect time to find a winter rental and explore the Costa Calida and the Murcia Region. There are several interesting town and villages inland from the Costa Calida if the days aren´t quite hot enough to lie on the beach. You can take a trip inland in the spring to see the amazing blossom in Cieza, or visit the wine growing region of Jimilla, there is much to do and explore if you are renting for the winter in the Costa Calida.
One of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Calida, on the Northern point of the Mar Menor, San Pedro del Pinatar originally a fishing village now offers it´s visitors long sandy beaches, salt flats and therapeutic mud baths.
Located on the famous Mar Menor, a an salt lagoon that is separated from the Mediterranean by a strip of land which is home to the popular tourist destinations of the La Manga Resort and Santiago de la Ribera.
On the Mar Menor and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea, Los Alcázares is probably the top tourist destination in the Costa Calida, where you can enjoy relaxing on the beach or taking part in it´s many water sports.
Mar Menor is the famous salt lagoon that is separated from the Mediterranean sea by a strip of land called La Manga. To the north is San Javier and the south Cabo De Palos. Mar Menor is popular holiday destination for beach and nature lovers.
La Manga is the strip of land that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean sea. It is 21km long and is dotted with hotels, apartments and resorts. La Manga Club famous for hosting football stars during the winter months.
A small village on the shores of the Mar Menor that has grown over the years due to is fine sandy beach and fantastic views across the Mar Menor. In the village there are several bars and restaurants.
Cabo De Palos has small sandy beach and marina, at the southern most tip of the Mar Menor it is has rocky coastline leading to it´s light house. A popular day to visit is on Sunday when t has a lively street market.
The bay of Mazarrón is home to a marina with beach front bars and restaurants is a tourist destination and home to many Northern European expats. Historical a mining area rich in lead, zinc, silver, iron, alum and red ochre.
Águilas is on the southern most point of the Murcia Region and the Costa Calida, it has numerous beaches and coves. It´s port and many historical landmarks including the impressive castle.