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General Area Guide – Murcia

Nestled between Andalusia to the south and the Valencian Community to the north, the region of Murcia on the stunning Mediterranean coast, is blessed with a sunny, warm climate for much of the year. In fact this south-eastern corner of Spain is one of the driest territories in Europe.

Murcia is an autonomous community of Spain, which comprises of just one province. Despite its coastal location, the Murcia province boasts a mountainous landscape, with a network of jagged sierras surrounding the plains, which the city of Murcia sits on.

Stunning sierras

These densely forested mountain ranges provide some incredible walks and the opportunity to spot some wonderful wildlife. On the foothills of the sierras lies many an interesting village. With an Arabic feel and where time seems to have stood still, meandering into a local bar and enjoying a refreshing cerveza is one of the many pleasures of life in Murcia.

The City of Murcia

The capital of the province is of course Murcia, a thriving university city that’s brimming with character, charm, quality shops, restaurants and throngs of traditional tapas bars. Having been inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the city of Murcia is steeped in history. One of its principle highlights is its majestic cathedral, which construction began at the end of the 14th century.

The Costa Calida

Spain’s lesser-known coastline of Costa Calida is blessed with approximately 250 kilometres of Mediterranean coast, laden with beautiful sandy beaches and attractive isolated coves.

Asides its beautiful beaches, Costa Calida is hugged by many vibrant towns, where promenades and coastal bars and restaurants provide the perfect spot to enjoy watching the Mediterranean lapping the shores of this magical part of Spain.

San Javier Airport

Murcia is also home to San Javier Airport, a destination of several of the budget airlines, meaning travelling to and from Murcia from the UK is not just easy but is pretty inexpensive!