Mazarrón & Puerto de Mazarrón
Mazarrón is located in the south of the Murcia region and has a population of more than 35,000 inhabitants.
In summer you can stroll on the paseo along the beach where you can find many restaurants, cafes and shops.
It is a traditional destination for the Murcians and Madrilenians who, in the Bay of Mazarrón, spend their beach holidays along the 35 km long coastline with numerous beautiful beaches.
It is an ideal location for water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, diving, jet ski.
The old town
The old town is about 6 km from the coast and Puerto de Mazarrón. Here you can visit the old mining sites with spectacular color variations. The remains of the old Vélez castle, the San Antonio de Padua church, the San Andrés church and the old town hall are worth a visit.
The area around Mazarrón is still dominated by agriculture and horticulture with endless tomatoes and melon plantations, vast fields with numerous vegetables and immense orchards with almond, olive, lemon and orange trees.
Historic cities such as Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca are easily and quickly accessible via an extensive motorway network. Murcia - San Javier airport is 70 km away and at the end of 2018 the new Corvera airport will be opened just 40 km from Mazarrón.
Cartagena is an ancient military port city with an impressive historical patrimony. The old city center is alive with the numerous tapas bars and restaurants. The many monuments and museums are certainly worth a visit. The port is still used by the Spanish navy and is also world renowned for its craftsmanship in finishing super mega yachts. Here you can see regularly these impressive ships in the harbor. More and more luxury cruise ships also find their way to Cartagena.
Murcia is the regional capital and university city. The old town is dominated by the cathedral in baroque style. On the numerous squares it is wonderful to stay with their cozy terraces. The small streets with their many shops attract many tourists and for the big and famous stores you have to be in the main street. If you prefer to pick up some culture, you can visit the many museums.