Costa Calida region is considered the crown jewel of Spain. It is located on the south eastern Mediterranean coast and is blessed abundantly with white sand beaches and is encompassed by dunes and numerous virgin pine forests, which is why this area has become the foremost choice for travellers from all around the world.
Many tourists often complain that they simply do not have enough time to appreciate the true beauty of this locality due to the short time span of their holidays. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of the amazing places that everyone should visit if they find themselves in the magical region of Costa Calida region. This list is as follows.
Murcia is definitely a city you do not want to miss. This region offers many different historic museums and popular tourist spots. Make sure you visit the Museo Sailizio Museum which displays the magnificent 18th century art of Costa Calida region and also houses the work of Fransico Salzillo who could sculpt wood into pure art. This city depicts the baroque architecture of the 18th century and also is home to many different casinos which is why it is considered to be a gambling heaven!
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Murcia is just an easy 25 minutes by car (25.4 km)
Fortuna, also known as the spa town, has become one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Spain. This serene locality offers many different thermal hot springs and pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining a 19th century layout. These thermal springs have the potential of revitalizing you like never before and also include beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. So if you want to experience what tranquility really means, make sure you pay this sublime spot a visit.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Fortuna is 51 minutes away by car (55 km)
This is the perfect spot of adventure seekers and for people who just want to kick back and relax, as the Manga Del Menor offers many different white sand beaches. These beaches are simply glorious with their calm waters and breathtaking views. If that’s not enough, these beaches also offer a variety of activities including wind surfing, kayaking and deep sea diving.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: La Manga Del Menor is only 44 minutes (60 km) drive
This beach is by far the personification of serenity with its crystal clear water and white sand beaches that encompass the whole area. Albeit, not lifeguarded, this beach is family friendly and offers visitors with an ideal place to relax. People love travelling to this beach due to its sublime weather and because it is the home of many different sporting events including professional beach volley ball and canoeing competitions. So, make sure you visit this beach to truly understand what the Costa Calida region has to offer.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: beautiful Villa Nanitos Beach is 32 minutes (36 km) drive
Many tourists often miss out on this beach as it is only accessible by foot, but these people cannot imagine what they are missing. This beach has multiple vantage points that provide breathtaking views of the adjacent Aguilas. Besides this, it has crystal clear water which makes it the perfect spot for snorkelling and canoeing.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Punta Del Fraile is approx. 44 minutes (60 km) car journey
This city is encompassed by a natural harbour and has many different forts that have immense historical value. It also has castles that are located all around the city which are open to the public for a nominal fee. If you really want to know what it felt like living in the 18th century, then please make sure you visit Cartegena as this city is full of buildings that have been maintained in their original form. Many tour guides in the area offer a one day tour of all the major castles and forts present in the area; we would definitely recommend visiting this amazing city.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Cartagena is 32 minutes (38 km) drive
This is one of the most popular regional parks in Spain and is the perfect place for adrenaline junkies. The Sierra Espuna offers a whole array of sports including fishing, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and even have a notorious bridge jump. Besides this if you want to walk around and appreciate the beauty of this area, then visit Sierra Espuna as they have superlative walk spaces that give amazing views of the area.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Sierra Espuna is 1 hour (64 km) drive
8. La Manga
No holiday in Costa Calida region can be completed without visiting the La Manga. The locals have coined the name the warm coast due to the beautiful weather this coastal area is blessed with. It has a massive shoreline that spreads over 21 kilometres and offers various beaches including restaurant lined promenades. One sight at this spot and there is no doubt that it will forever be etched in your memory.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: La Manga is approx. 44 minutes (60 km) drive
This is Europe’s largest saltwater lake and is surrounded by white sand beaches. This lagoon has warm crystal clear water which makes it the foremost choice for people who love water sports. Besides this, due to the high level of salt present in the lake, many different spas have set up shop right next to the shoreline. So if you want professional spa treatment while you are enjoying the beautiful climate of the area, then Atamaria is one place you do not want to miss.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Atamaria is 46 minutes (57 km) drive
This amazing place offers mountain scenery and is extremely popular for its white sand beaches. It has a shoreline spread over 20 miles and has a serene hiking trail that leads up to a medieval castle! It also has a contemporary inland town which offers local cuisines and many other souvenir shops.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Puerto De Mazzarron is 1 hour (76 km) drive
If you really want to understand the ancient culture of Spain and want to see a life size Roman merchant ship then please make sure you pay the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology a visit. This museum is rich in underwater archaeological heritage and has a huge collection of ancient merchant ships. It also exhibits objects that were found deep underwater and is open to the public at large at a nominal fee.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: National Museum of Underwater Archaeology is 35 minutes (44 km) drive
12. Murcia caves
Another reason to visit the beautiful coastline of Costa Calida is the fact that it has a large number of cavities catalogued. These caves are formed by limestone and are situated in the Sierra Del Puerto Mountains. All of these caves have glorious formations with colourful stalagmites and is the perfect place for people who want to experience the true beauty of Mother Nature.
Distance from El Valle Golf Resort: Murcia Caves is approx. 1 hour (90.9 km) drive
So if you are planning a trip to the hidden jewel of southern Spain within the Costa Calida region, then consider visiting the amazing places mentioned above to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime!
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