The Costa Calida (Warm Coast), is on the south-east Iberian coast, between the larger more developed Costa Blanca
and Costa Del Sol
. It has 250Km of beaches, beautiful countryside, several mountain areas including National Parks, which, combine to provide a wonderful year-round holiday destination. There are over 300 days of sunshine a year, with temperatures averaging 32C degrees in summer and 18C degrees in winter. The warm sea temperature rarely falls below 16C degrees which makes renting a villa in Costa Calida the perfect holiday destination.
In some parts, the mountains go right down to the sea, providing breathtaking panoramas but also forming small, often sandy and secluded coves. There are numerous beaches, some shingle, some rocky but many are sandy including the immense beaches near the port, Bahía and Bolnuevo.
The sea is usually around 5º warmer due to the 'micro climate' that Mazarrón
enjoys. There are two reasons for this. One is, the mountain ranges, which surround us and secondly, the cooler water currents, which enter the Mediterranean from the Atlantic are deflected away from our coastline, leaving the water temperature unaffected and actually permitting diving all year round. The water is usually clear and the depth of visibility in many places is often around 25 - 30 metres.
Rocky outcrops provide incredible underwater scenery and apart from diving, snorkelling is extremely popular as well and with the stunning Costa Calida holiday rentals and villas to choose from, what more could you ask for. The area is less developed than some areas of Spain
and therefore retains more elements of the traditional Spanish way of life.
It is an area steeped in history. The capital city of the region, Murcia
, was founded in AD841.