The Costa Cálida stretches for about 250 kilometres, from El Mojón (near the border with Alicante).
This coastal strip, part of the province of Murcia, has full sun for 320 days per year and lies on two seas.
Firstly there is one of the largest natural salt lagoons in the world, the Mar Menor (Little Sea). Then there is the Mediterranean with its long sandy beaches and large variety of coastal landscapes.
In this area you can do just about anything.
You can learn to sail or dive and look for sunken shipwrecks in one of the most beautiful diving areas of Spain.
You can walk through beautiful nature reserves, find relaxation and healing in mud baths or seek out the intimacy of small rocky bays where you can swim in solitude.
However, the Costa Cálida offers much more than just sun and beaches: wonderful archaeological treasures, modern architecture and interesting museums.
The many fiestas and folk festivals play an important part in characterizing this coast.
Finally there is the exquisite Mediterranean kitchen based on a perfect combination of fish and shellfish together with produce from the vegetable garden and, not to be forgotten,
the friendly and hospitable people quickly making a guest feel at home.
Important towns on the Costa Cálida are: Murcia, Cartagena, Mazarrón, Lorca, Águilas.
Costa Cálida borders on the Costa Blanca in the north and the Costa Almeria in the south.
The region of Murcia is located at the South-East corner of the Iberian Peninsula, between the regions of, Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha and Valencia, bordering the province of Albacete in the North, the province of Alicante in the East, the provinces of Granada, Albacete and Almeria in the West, and the Mediterranean in the South-East. It lies at the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastal arch.
Murcia enjoys a yearly average of 320 sunny days a year The region of Murcia has the typical Mediterranean semi-arid subtropical climate: annual average temperature of 20ºC, with hot summers and mild winters. In general rain is scarce throughout the region, falling mainly in the spring (April) and autumn (October), leaving the summer an eminently dry season.II