Holidays in Mazarron, Costa Calida, Murcia, Spain


Mazarron has a rich mining history and also a significant seafaring one. Earliest records of previous civilisations date back to the Palaeolithic times, though it was the Phoenicians who established the town’s port and harbour. Then later it was the Romans who made good use of the rich natural deposits of ore. The Muslims domination was fortified by a castle and three towers named: the horses’ tower, the summit tower and the windmill tower. Nowadays, besides the castle fortifications that still remain, wonderful buildings and churches of fine architecture shine amongst the historical references that every turn of Mazarron may reveal.


Mazarron enjoys 35km of beaches stretched across its coastline and 315 days of sunshine. Its summers can be hot and do reach some high temperatures but often these are cooled by the sea breezes. Autumn is the favoured time of the year for the frequent visiting tourist. Winter days can be warm and there are many days that can be spent in t-shirts. However, the winter weather can suddenly change so visitors this time of year should pack jumpers. Despite the very seldom weather changes the World Health Organisation still credits Mazarron as having one of the best and healthiest climates in the world.

Typical water sports can include rowing, sea paragliding and water-skiing. Scuba diving is very popular here especially as it has wrecks of Phoenician boats lying on the seabed. Or you could set sail out on a peaceful boat or one with an outboard engine on it. Some may enjoy watching the sea and may occasionally spot a dolphin or whale. To enjoy the panorama of Mazarron and its surrounding area you could hire a bicycle or ride a horse. There are vista laden routes that both cycle and those mounted can enjoy. Mazarron is excellent for its shop provisions too. Of course not as good as one of the major cities but they are well worth a visit to fill some or all of that gift list. Food is also good and the Lonja fish market supplies the daily catches to local bars, Spanish, Asian and other European restaurants.

There are two airports that can serve Mazarron, Murcia located at San Javier about an hour’s drive away or Alicante’s about 90 minutes drive. The easiest way to get to Mazarron is to hire a car. This will also give you the flexibility to travel from either airport and to visit other towns near Mazarron. However, if not travelling by car then flying to Murcia airport and taking a shuttle service from there will be more affordable and accessible. Taxis are available too but of course taking the journey times into consideration they will be more expensive. Any car rentals and shuttle services are best pre-booked as this gives you an idea of cost and prevents disappointments and delays.


Source by Phil Hanlon

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