Costa Calida also
known as La Manga, is the stretch of
250 km. of Murcian coastline from the beach of Carolina in
Aguilas a few
kilometers from the province of Almería, to the beach of El Mojón on the
boundary with Alicante, on the
south east side of Spain. Costa Calida is shared by the two seas that
Mar Menor which is considered to be the largest natural pool
in the world and a paradise for all types of water sports; and the
Mediterranean Sea with its beautiful fine sandy beaches.
Cartagena are the cities on the spot in Costa Calida. It boasts great
archaeological treasures including the Roman theater, Modernist (Art Nouveau)
buildings and interesting museums. It is a harbor city of 3,000 years of
is separated from the Mediterranean by a narrow strip of land of 22 km. wide and
this region is called
Manga del Mar Menor, which is one of the best tourist destinations in
Europe and Mediterranean worthy of its sandy beach and crystal-clear waters with
highest tourist facility standards.
is a charming seafaring village just a a few minutes from La Manga.
popular resort for water sports with its 7 km. of beaches.
beautiful seafaring resort that
Attractions ~ Things to Do
in Costa Calida
Costa Calida coasts offer great
opportunities for the visitors. Sailing and skin diving, experiencing the sunken
ship, visiting the nature park, calm aches and pains with a soothing mud bath
and discovering beautiful unspoiled coves are some of the best daily activities
in Costa Calida.
Mar Menor on the southeast of Murcia is
another beauty of nature. It is considered as the world's largest natural pool
with 170 square kilometers of a shallow lagoon in warm waters and variety of
hotels and sports sports facilities. Mar Menor is one of the best locations in
Europe for training and learning all kind of water sports.
The Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar in
El Mojón is the most important wetlands in the region of Murcia worth to visit.
The park is open to the public and the environment is great with pine trees,
dunes and fine sandy beaches such as La Llana beach that can be visited
on foot or by bicycle. Also a visit to the encañizadas which is a
traditional fishing method in the region and formerly used by the Arabs is a
is one of the best sites in Spain for skin diving.
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The Mar Menor
Culture & Art ~
There are several interesting museums to
visit and see in the Costa Calida. The Municipal Museum of Archeology of
Cartagena exhibits interesting collection of objects from the Bronze Age. The
National Museum of Underwater Archaeology of Cartagena exhibits a collection
of amphoras used on the Iberian Peninsula during ancient times. The Maritime
Museum of Cartagena exhibits an excellent collection of maritime art and
objects. The Mining Museum of La Unión displays a didactic presentation
of the evolution of mineral extraction techniques in 19th century Murcian mines.
Centro de Artesanía de Cartagena (Calle
Capitanes Ripoll) is worth to visit and shop that exhibits a wide range of
handicrafts that are produced in the area. It is possible to experience
how clay, glass, cloth, and esparto-grass are handcrafted.
Weather in Costa Calida
Costa Calida has a wonderful weather of typical Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers.
The annual average temperature is 17 C and there are 315 days of sunshine in the