ROQUETAS DE MAR
15 minutes from airport. Large busy resort with many bars and restaurants. Very popular for watersports, large sandy and shingle beaches, very popular with British tour operators.
Famous for being two resorts in one. One on the beach with approx 6 miles of restaurants and bars all next to the sea, and one on the hilltop with white cube houses and lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Very busy with Spanish as well as English and other continental tourists.
Has a very busy build and development programme with hundreds of new properties – the biggest buyers in this area are British. Vera Playa beach is some 5km long and very wide, so is never crowded. It is now becoming an increasingly popular all year round resort both to live and to take a holiday.
Garrucha is a beautiful and lively fishing town that still retains much of its original charm. It is famous for its “Garrucha prawns”- only fished in the local waters. Garrucha has a great selection of restaurants and bars with many excellent seafood restaurants found along the seafront serving fresh catch of the day.
Mazarron is called the “Pearl of the Costa Calida”. In July and August the beaches fill up with Spaniards who have come to spend their vacation in this beautiful village. Other nationalities are just finding out about this amazing village.
Situated in South Eastern Spain 103 kms from Murcia. Aguilas covers a surface area of 253.7 kms sq. The town is bathed by the Mediterranean sea along 28 kms of lovely coastline and it is crossed inland by high mountain ranges that create a very abrupt and uneven terrain. With a rich clean natural environment Aguilas has an exceptional climate of its own with an average annual temperature of 25c making it a wonderful place for winter tourism. It offers a good variety of outdoor activities, from climbing or hiking through areas of splendid beauty to diving in warm waters replete with magnificent fish and vegetation. On the cultural scene it offers art exhibits, conferences, concerts, artisan demonstrations, theatre and much more. Aguilas is also home to the Universidad del Mar. The Carnival de Aguilas which has been celebrated for the past 200 years offers ingenious costumes of all shapes and colours. The entire town is out on the streets and offers one of the largest shows in the country. A modern and well planned town, it is located on a site whose history dates back thousands of years.