At the south eastern Iberian Peninsular lies the Costa Calida which is also about 40km away from Murcia. Costa Calida is also known as the Warm Coast for its pleasant weather that envelopes the region.
Costa Calida is situated between Costa Blanca and Costa Almeria. It enjoys lovely climate and fine sandy beaches which draw many local and foreign visitors.
Costa Calida offers 250 kilometers of fine sandy beaches that would satisfy any holidaymaker for some serious fun in the sun vacation. The coastal offering comprises rugged coastlines, virgin soft sandy beaches, romantic coves and crystal clear warm waters. There is a myriad of water sports that can be enjoyed here.
One of the more popular spots at Costa Calida is Mar Menor which is not just any coastal strip; it is an enchanting beachfront that is totally closed off by the Mediterranean with some connecting channels and a large salt water lagoon which is well protected from the rough Mediterranean waters.
Costa Calida is not only popular for its beautiful beaches; it is a great choice for some golfing activities. The beautiful landscapes make Costa Calida a delightful golfers paradise for a few games of golf while holidaying here and enjoying the beach. The well structured La Manga Golf Resort spans 3 championship courses to delight any avid golfer. The varied terrains at La Manga challenge even the veteran golfer on any game anytime.
There are numerous choices of seaside resorts at Costa Calida. Puerto de Mazarrón offers a relaxing stay as a seaside resort with excellent hotel facilities and a lively nightlife. The unspoiled coastline makes this area very alluring with the many water sports to indulge in.
Besides checking out beautiful landscapes, tourists can also check out the many quaint villages like Mazarron. This quaint old fishing village still plays a vital role in the local economy with its daily fresh catches. A unique sight at these villages is the auctioning of sea catches early in the morning when the fishermen come back from the sea. There is a hive of activity at the local jetty or port with the locals haggling over the prices of their preferred catch. Tourists are welcomed to observe or participate.
There are quaint bays around Costa Calida which can be easily explored. These are also surrounded by the majestic Almenara and Sierras Moreras Mountains. These impressive mountain ranges give rise to pleasant climates at the surrounding towns and villages.