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Places to Visit & See in Costa Calida
Costa Calida Sightseeing

 

Costa Calida coasts offer great sightseeing opportunities for the visitors.

Murcia and
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 history. A visit to Murcia and Cartagena is a must on your Costa Calida holidays.

The
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. The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a narrow strip of land of 22 km. wide and this region is called La Manga del Mar Menor, which is a popular tourist resorts on the Mediterranean. If the visitors go to the end of La Manga passing Tomás Maestre bridge; they find the Veneziola, that is an area of canals and channels connecting the two seas. In Veneziola, visitors are able to stroll along the reed beds where the waters from the two seas naturally mix together with a great landscape.

From Cabo de Palos to Aguilas, the Murcian coast becomes a succession of cliffs and offer great beauties in the company of solitary coves with turquoise waters accessible only by sea or by trails through unspoiled mountains studded with palmettos and terebinthe trees. This stretch of coastline is very ideal for diving, sailing, cave diving, hiking and climbing. Aguilas boasts extensive solitary beaches of La Higuerica, La Carolina and Calabardina. The region is very ideal especially for skin diving.

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 must.

As for museums in Costa Calida; 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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