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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.

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.

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 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 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. La Manga can be considered as a paradise between seas for all types of water sports and activities that can be practiced at its numerous clubs and sports schools.

From Cabo de Palos to Aguilas, the 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.

It is also possible to arrange horse rides from the Mar Menor through the mountains along the coast as well as through the vast plains of the Campo de Cartagena.

As for hiking and mountain biking in
Costa Calida; the old roads used by miners and fishermen along the coast between Cabo de Palos and Portman, between Cartagena and the bay of Mazarrón, or in Calnegre Park and Cabo Cope are very ideal for hiking and nature walking. In addition; the trails and the roads between Cabo de Palos and Cartagena are ideal for mountain biking with spectacular landscape through the mountains. Also the Salinas de San Pedro is very ideal.

As for scuba and cave diving in Costa Calida; the coasts are very ideal with its wide range of underwater settings and the good visibility of its transparent waters. The best areas for diving are located on Cabo de Palos. There are variety of clubs that organize tours, educations and rent equipment. Underwater caves are located between Cartagena and La Azohía. Cabo de Palos is one of the best sites in Spain for skin diving.

As for fishing in Costa Calida; saltwater fishing is very popular water sport in all along the Costa Calida coasts. The areas along Águilas and Mazarrón are very ideal due to the depth and transparency of the waters.

Costa Calida also offers great health & Spa tourism opportunities at the resorts (Archena and Fortuna Health Spa Resorts) located on the shores of the Segura river in the company of a great nature with orange and lemon trees and other lush tropical plants.

As for shopping in Costa Calida; 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.

The Carnival in Aguilas in February is spectacular and worth a see. Spectacular parades and celebrations held outdoors along with a National Contest of “Salsa” Music.

Cartagena is home to the world famous International Mar de Músicas festival which is held annually in July. It is considered to be amongst the best music festivals in the world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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