Posted by: lasterrazasapartment | June 11, 2011

Murcia’s secrets IV

Three beaches in one
El Portús, the only beach accessible by car between Cartagena and La Azohía, is a melting pot of nudist camps, family homes, and coves where deep-sea divers flock throughout the year. Among the brand-new holiday

homes scattered along the coast are quaint, village houses, a chapel on a hill and an abandoned police headquarters with the Spanish flag painted on the rendering, now faded by the sun.

It’s not all sunbathing and sea-fishing, though. From El Portús you can take the footpath climbing up towards the summit of the La Muela mountain, some 550 metres above sea-level, heading for the Cabo Tiñoso – a walk that allows breathtaking views from the vertiginous clifffaces that you encounter en route. Not for the faint-hearted, but if you are not scared of heights the unrivalled panorama from the top is dramatic and beautiful.

To get there, take the road heading for La Azohía from Cartagena and turn left after the village of Canteras. El Portús is three kilometres further on.


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