Located on Spain’s south-eastern coast, the Murcia region has a rich history and culture, boasting influences from all around the world. Hit the beach, reflect in the Murcia Cathedral, or rub shoulders with the locals at one of the many tapas bars that Murcia is famous for.BeachesWith plenty of seaside towns to check out in the Murcia region, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing one of their sandy beaches to lay your towel for the day. Boasting almost 2km of golden sands, Aguila’s Playa de Poniente is a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers of all ages. Or, for a more laid-back beach experience, the tranquil Playa de las Palmeras is a beautiful sandy oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Food & DrinkFill your boots with Murcian favourites like pulpo (octopus roasted in wine, oil, and spices), arroz al caldero (a creamy rice dish made with ñora pppers and fresh seafood), and paparajote (deep fried lemon leaves).CultureWith visitors coming from near and far throughout its long history, Murcia has a beautifully mixed culture. Throughout the region you’ll find influences from Spanish, African, and Arabic cultures throughout its city architecture and way of life.NightlifeNo matter where you decide to stay in Murcia, you’ll never be far from a good evening out. Guests in Cartagena will particularly enjoy the sophisticated Al Borak cocktail bar and La Manga Del Mar visitors will be able to make the most out of the lively Trips Summer Club disco.Important InformationFlight Time: 3 hoursTime Difference: +1hrCurrency: EuroOfficial Language: SpanishVaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.
Being ideally perched on the south-eastern coast of Spain with the Mediterranean at its back, the Murcia region benefits from a year-round sunny climate boasting hot summers and mild winters, perfect for those who prefer to travel close to home.
Things To Do on Murcia Holidays
It’s Tapas TimeFamous for tapas, it would be a waste of a visit to Murcia if you didn’t take part in one of the many tapas tours on offer. Let a local foodie take you around to the best tapas spots in town for a delicious authentic culinary experience. Make a splashTake a trip over to the beautiful Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt water lagoon, separated from the ocean by just a small strip of land. With the sun beating down on you from above, the lagoon is a great place to try your hand at watersports.Shine a lightFans of history and architecture will enjoy paying a visit to the iconic Cabo de Palo lighthouse, a simple structure built in 1863 in Tuscan style with a light range of 24 miles.Get the adrenaline pumping Located just an hour down the road, on the outskirts of Benidorm, the fun-packed theme parks of Terra Natura are sure to help holidaymakers of all ages let their hair down watching the animals of the nature park play or riding their wide selection of white-knuckle rides.