Costa Calida Guide

The Stunning Costa Calida

The Costa Calida is situated on the Mediterranean coastline of Spain. Its location means that you can be assured of warm weather all year round. That is not the only warm thing you will find there as the people give visitors a warm welcome too.

Costa Calida is the Spanish phrase for “Warm Coast”, which it literally is. Located in the province of Murcia, the Spanish have taken advantage of its all year round warmth for many centuries.

The Attractiveness Of The Location

It is not just the coastal position and the warmth of the Costa Calida that makes it an attractive area to visit or to live.

But it is probably the reason this stretch of coast has rapidly developed into one of the most popular tourist resorts within Spain. The area attracts plenty of tourists seeking to relax, and also hosts sports teams who come for training sessions during the low season.

A Naturally Warm & Dry Location

The Costa Calida is on the Mediterranean coastline of Murcia, and visitors and locals alike are able to take full advantage of their position. The coast stretches to cover 250 kilometres. Due to the warm and sunny climate, it has the very low annual rainfall of around 34 centimetres.

The most northern part of Costa Calida is El Mojon, which borders Alicante,  Aguilas in the south borders Almeria. Aside from La Manga, perhaps the two most important towns are Cartagena and Mazarron.

Mar Menor For A Swim Or La Manga For A Round Of Golf?

Mar_Menor_BeachThe Mar Menor is the largest inland area of salt water in the whole of Europe, as it covers an area of 170 km2. Mar Menor translates as “Lesser Sea”, and it is somewhat inland as La Manga (the sleeve) is a 24-kilometre strip of land that separates it from the sea.

Between them, Mar Menor and La Manga have great features for attracting tourists. There are water sports, sailing and swimming on Mar Menor, whilst there are numerous bars, nightclubs, and restaurants on La Manga. The long strip that is La Manga has some of the most expensive apartments in Spain, as well as a host of five star hotels.

If sailing, eating out or dancing in nightclubs is not your sort of thing then there is always golf. Costa Calida has more than its fair share of golf clubs and courses, especially in and around La Manga. Not only can you play golf, you can watch the professionals play too. The world-class clubs in the area have hosted a large number of PGA tour matches, especially the famous La Manga Golf Club.

Hire Yourself A Car

You may want to do different things to the average holiday maker. You can choose to take time away from the beaches, bars, and golf courses to explore lesser visited parts of the Costa Calida which is a rewarding experience. Hire a car from the airport at Murcia, and consider driving around Cartagena with its old villages and towns, which are mainly untouched by tourism.

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