The Costa Calida is situated on the south eastern Mediterranean coast of Sapin. The neighbouring costs are Costa Blanca to the North, and the Costa Almeria to the south. Actually Costa Calida is the touristic name for the Mediterranean coast of Murcia Region.
Costa Calida starts from El Mojon on the north, very close to Alicante Province, all the way to Cuatro Calas in Aguilas on the south. It comprehends the following municipalities:
- Municipio de San Pedro del Pinatar: Las Salinas, Los Cuarteros y Lo Pagán.
- Municipio de San Javier: Santiago de la Ribera, La Manga del Mar Menor (parte norte).
- Municipio de Los Alcázares: Los Narejos y el casco urbano.
- Municipio de Cartagena: Punta Brava, Los Urrutias, Los Nietos, Islas Menores, Mar de Cristal, Playa Honda, La Manga del Mar Menor (parte sur), Cabo de Palos, Cala Flores, Cala Reona, Atamaría (Calblanque), Puerto y casco urbano de Cartagena, El Portús, Isla Plana y La Azohía.
- Municipio de La Unión: Portmán
- Municipio de Mazarrón: Puerto de Mazarrón, Bolnuevo y Cañada de Gallego.
- Municipio de Lorca: Playa de Calnegre, playa Puntas de Calnegre, Playa Baño de las Mujeres, Ramonete y Garrobillo.
- Municipio de Águilas: Cope, Calabardina, el casco urbano y Cuatro Calas.
How to Get to Costa Calida?
By Air: Costa Calida is served by El Altet International Airpot, situated near Alicante city and San Javier International Airport which is situated on the shores of the Mar Menor in the province of Murcia.
By Car: Murcia, La Manga del Mar Menor and Mazarron are easily accessible by car, all of them are situated along the highway Autovía del Mediterráneo (A-7).
By Train: From Murcia there are fast train connections to Madrid, via Albacete, to Valencia and Alicante, and to Catalonia. However there are no train connections to La Manga del Mar Menor and Mazarrón.
By Bus: There are bus connections from Murcia to the airport and to almost all destinations in the province, including La Manga and Mazarron.
What else about Costa Calida?
Since the time of the Phoenicians, the main civilizations of the Mediterranean have found settlement and resources on this coast. This unique Region has been forged by historical accumulation. Even today you can admire ancient techniques such as “the trap” with which tunas are caught. Costa Cálida welcomes culture, nature and gastronomy with their own unique flavors. Only in this strip there are eight protected natural spaces.
Costa Cálida have much to show to the travelers, such as Wrecks of remote times for divers, demanding walls for climbers, canoeing, kite surfing, hiking and all kinds of activities for everybody. And if we speak of culture, the sum and of civilizations arrived at these coasts is rich and intense. Along the Costa Cálida are military fortresses and batteries, medieval castles, museums of antiquity and even words of other cultures in disuse in other areas of the Peninsula.
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