Have you ever experienced a thermal bath under the night sky? Although it may seem like something out of a film, in the Region of Murcia you can do just that. On a summer¿s evening you can bathe under the stars at the region¿s thermal spas. You can also enjoy this uniquely relaxing experience on a winter¿s evening, although the baths close earlier. Our spas also offer the very latest health and beauty treatments at the hands of expert professional therapists.
Calblanque is one of the few areas of the Murcia coast still retains almost all its natural beauty intact. A piece of untouched coastline with arid hills, fossil dunes, long goldenbeaches and deep blue seas, declared a Regional Park in 1987.
The circular route leads from the Playa de Las Cañas, near the car park to the nearby Cala Reona, bordering the Salinas tracks and trails and cliffs of Rasall the hill Atalayon.
Duration: One hour and a half.
Length: 14.8 miles.
Medium. Before reaching Cala Reona the trail crosses an area of cliffs and old mine shafts in which we must exercise extreme caution. If you are cycling, it is necessary to dismount and push for 500 meters.
0.0 – Parking Calblanque Regional Park. It takes a little marked path that appears in the far east (left if facing the sea) of the esplanade.
0.2 – led to a dirt road at the bottom of the ravine. We followed the right.
2.5 – We leave to the right a road to the beach. From here you can see the salt flats.
4.2 – At the top the hill you have an unbeatable panoramic Calblanque.
4.6 – Just the way and start a well marked trail that will encircle the hill Atalayon.
Cross ancient mines, which still see part of the facilities, and large accumulations of slag and yellow ocher. Attention to the wells.
5.2 – The path narrows to save the cliffs. Caution. Dismount the bike.
6.6 – After a sharp decline in Cala Reona appears. In summer a snack bar is open where they serve meals and snacks. Continue on the asphalt road to the highway to La Manga.
7.7 – Cross, and railcar. We take the service road to the left.
11.4 – Cross and entry Calblanque. Turn left onto dirt road.
14.8 – Parking and end of the road
Recommendation: Do not approach the mouth of the mine shafts. Circular dismounted and cautiously down the path that precedes Cala Reona. The salt of Rasall are breeding area for birds, try not to disturb them.
Places of interest: Jordana Cobaticas. The two main towns of the area show a typical example of Mediterranean cubic house, white on the outside, cool inside, built making maximum use of land resources.
In Covaticas, 30 years ago, lived 40 families of cattle, esparto grass and wood.
Calblanque a great diversity of natural environments: limestone massifs to the north, schist slate on the south, sandy strip of golden exceptional; fossil dunes of great interest. The vegetation, more African than European, is perfectly adapted to the arid conditions of the region: fig, carob, palm trees, agaves, Aleppo pine, drainers, gorse, palm and some samples of juniper default.
The Yacht Club “El Arenal” organizes free, canoeing and dingh by the Segura River, passing through the city of Murcia. The event has as main objective the promotion of the river and physical activity throughcanoeing.
Dates: 1, 2 and September 3
Quota: 25 seats in the dugout and 33 RIB lasting 1 hour.
This event is sanctioned by the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura.
Entries must be made by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicatingname, surname, ID number, date, time and type of vessel or directly on the stand will be available on the Malecon.
Showings: 10 to 15 h
If you suffer from painful joints or bones, head to the “La Puntica” beach at Lo Pagán and try applying Mar Menor mud. Built up through sedimentation, the deposits of mud in this small sea are renowned for their absorbative properties and for their remineralising and healing effect. They are highly suited for treating skin complaints, rheumatism, arthritis and gout, as well as during rehabilitation following bone fracture. They can also be used as an anti-inflammatory. A number of thalassotherapy centres around the Mar Menor use the mud as the basis of a variety therapeutic and beauty treatments.
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de San Pedro del Pinatar
Avenida de las Salinas (Edificio CIT) 55
30740 San Pedro del Pinatar
Tlf.: 968 182 301
Fax: 968 183 706
The historical wealth of this region has it’s expression in the diverse monuments and places of interest found in these high territories of Murcia. In addition to the prehistoric sites and other antiquities we can immerse ourselves in the historical and artistic surroundings, religious buildings and large houses, and multicoloured facades of the styles of this area that introduce the visitor to its unique environment.
From the 16th century important monuments were built, especially religious ones. In Caravaca we find the Church of The Solitude, which today is an Archaeological Museum, it has a Roman tablet which forms the threshold of the front door. Also the Church of the Salvador, with it’s majestic columns and the magnificent alter piece; in addition it has seven side chapels, some with richly decorated gates, that contain artefacts of great value like the Greater Cross or the Painful, from the school of Salzillo. The Church of the Conception has a magnificent roof of Arabic style adorned with caissons and has the image of San Juan Evangelista. The stately house or tower of the Templars owned by the Marques of Velez. Other examples of this legacy is the Company School which is an impressive architectural building that reflects the power of the religious Order of Jesuits; the Carmelite Convent, founded by Santa Teresa de Jesus, with it’s pretty church; and the Convent of the Carmelite Nurses founded and visited seven times by San Juan de la Cruz.
Take a walk in Cehegín and see in the herreriana church of Santa Maria Magdalena where the Doric and Ionic styles are mixed. Here images are kept like the Virgin of the Angustias (Salzillo school,) and San Sebastian (late Gothic); the Church of The Solitude decorated in Baroque style where the traditional nine prayers are sung at Easter and also has the images of Christ lying and at the Solitude among others; at the Church of Christ you can see the red and black marble of typical of the area. The Hermitage Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock was built on the ruins of the Castle Canara, all of them located in the municipality of Cehegín.
From the 16th century important monuments were built in Mula. The Castle of the Fajardo family was built on a hill in stone between 1520 and 1525 by order of the Marques of Velez. It is of military construction, in 3 parts in which the only decoration are the dogs on the battlements and the family shields on the facades. A short while later the great churches were built and the Convent of the Purest Conception of the Franciscan Monks at Mula.
The church of this Convent and the one of the Parish of Santa Domingo erected also in 1558 are in the renaissance style of the moment. The churches of Mula contain interesting works of art. In the church of San Miguel Angel you can admire the iron gates and the choir constructed in the 18th century.
The Parish of Santa Domingo de Guzman houses different paintings, the linen clothes of the Flight to Egypt and of the Epihany, and the brushes of Mateo Gilarte and the Extasis from Santa Teresa of the following century. The builder of this church, Don Gonzalo Antonio of Castile and Cueto, included many statues, such as one of San Isidro Labrador of Planes. There are others carried in the processions at Easter carved by Juan Gonzalez Marino and Jose Sanchez Lozano.
In the Real Monastery of the Incarnation it is only possible to visit the sanctuary where there is a really beautiful garden with “esgrafiados” in the walls. There are also a cupola and “pechinas” as well the alter in the great chapel.
In Moratalla, the Church of Our Lady of Asuncion has impressive columns. The Convent of San Francisco is a good example of the splendour of the Franciscan order. The Hermitage of Christ’s House is the place of the legend which tells from where all the fertile valleys and rivers in Benamor and Alharabe come and at the Hermitage of Rogativa you find a corner of great beauty.
In Calasparra the Church of San Pedro has the images of San Pedro and San Sebastian in the main alter and a alter piece dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary in the first chapel of the gospel. There is also an old rice mill transformed into a Municipal Archive which has a significant shield from the Melgarejo family who owned the valley of San Juan.
In Bullas you can follow a trail of the so called “Murcian Baroque” starting at the Church of our Lady of the Rosary and the surrounding in the Plaza Vieja, it continues in Cehegín with the Franciscan convent; the Sanctuary of the Wonders; where there is a statue of the Virgin, and along the main streets of the Old Town, signposting monumental facades, among them the Jasper Houses; the Third House or the one of Don Octavo; continue to explore the old town of Caravaca with its similar facades but where in addition monuments like the Templete or the Bandera de la Cruz; the Sanctuary of la Vera Cruz, with its walled enclosure of more than 7000 m2, a defensive building of great importance which now also has a museum of sacred and festival art. In Calasparra see the House – Pósito of Encomienda and the Grain House of the Count, nowadays an archaeological museum; and the Clock Tower. Go to Moratalla and walk down Main Street and note the baroque facades that reflects the designs of the renaissance period.
The cultural heritage of the 19th and 20th century evident in the municipalities. There are numerous works of neoclassic and modernist style, like the Clock Tower and the House of the Fig Tree in Bullas; the Cupola of the Emilio Perez Pinero in Calasparra; the House of Musas and the Hotel in Cehegín which completes a cultural itinery full of interest.
The holidays are to enjoy doing what you like, and if you love the golf … Why don’t dedicate yourself to it completely in your holidays?
The Nicklaus Golf Trail Polaris World is the place you’re looking for: a unique circuit designed by Jack Nicklaus that nowadays already has several operational areas and will soon expand.
La Torre Best Golf is an 18 hole par 68 with 4 tees. It offers wide fairways and shortcourses for players with average or high handicap. The lakes, bunkers and palm trees complet a spectacular surroundings.
Course designer: Nicklaus Design
Date established: 2006
Number of Holes: 18
Par: 68 strokes
Meters long: 5350 meters
Toilets, Bar, Club House, Internet, Pro-Shop, Restaurant, Garment
With an average temperature of 21ºC and 320 sunny days it is only 15 minutes from the beach, a perfect place for your holiday.
The 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus ia a challenge for every golfer. The two mail hazards of sand and water will certainly test your ability.
A confortable two-bedrom second floor apartment (sleeps ut to 6 people), completely and tastefully furnished and a terrace with view across the pool area to the golf course beyond.
Archena & Calasparra
This tour will visit two caves of great importance in the Region, la Cueva del Puerto (the largest horizontal run) and Cueva de los Monigotes (cave paintings belonging to the Paleolithic stage that goes to the Romanization). After visiting the caves will be held an exciting descent of the Segura river in kayak, the Canyon of Almadenes, where you will enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the environment, with some native species such as terrapin. Finally enjoy a relaxing bath in the thermal pools of Archena spa, with different types of hot tubs, water jets, etc., and deck chairs for relaxing.
Duration: One day
In the morning
Cueva del Puerto:
Located in: Calasparra
It is the largest cave of horizontal travel in our region, with about 5 km topography. The geology of the interior consists of galleries and natural beauty. Tourist visits have a distance of 300 meters lit, where you can see spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites with a wide variety of colors, as well as large caves.
Abrigos del Pozo o Cueva de los Monigotes:
Located in: Calasparra
They are in the Abrigo del Pozo, in the Canyon of Almadenes, about 5 miles of Calasparra in the river Segura. It is an archaeological site that contains paintings of schematic style, and which represent people, animals, objects and appear lower limbs, men with arms in handle, quadrupeds, vertical lines and dots, they all belong to thePaleolithic stage will until Roman times.
At the foot of the paintings have been conducted archaeological excavations have documented the presence of humans in place for at least ten thousand years.
Down de Canyon de los Almadenes
Located in: Calasparra
It is of great importance in landscape and geomorphology, highlighting numerous caves in the canyon, some of which are home to some archaeological remains of great interest as the cave paintings Heritage. The canyon is a protected area for its natural values, highlighting the presence of poplars, channels, and pines, junipers, hawthornsand junipers.
In the afternoon
Located in: Archena
Located in the Valle de Ricote, by the River Segura, the Archena Spa is an oasis with lush vegetation that abound in the palm, eucalyptus and lemon trees. The spa waters are used both preventive and curative with a wide range of spa treatments. It seems that the first to use its waters were settled in the Iberian settlements Archena to the V century BC.
The stay at the spa can be as relaxing or active as a choice, a wide range of activities: aqua gym, fitness gym, hiking, entertainment lounge, bike tours, excursions, outdoor games and so on. and a wide range of accommodations and restaurants in the grounds of the resort.
It is highly recommended thermo-leisure services in the thermal pools that cover an area of 675 square meters, of which half are semi covered, with capacity for 600 people and with thermal water, ie flowing from the spring to 52 degrees was found at an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius in the pools.
They also have an active thermal area, highlighting the “Archena Massage”, physiotherapy, medical and chapel.
The summer and the smallest of the house are willing to make sand castles and jumping the waves. In the Region of Murcia have excellent sandy beaches, warm waters and shallow where events are held aimed specifically for children, for families to enjoy a day or a relaxing and fun. This is just a selection of some of them.
Playa de La Colonia
Located within the city, open to the south, partially protected from the Levante by the promontory of Castillo,it extends to the pier, where it ends the Poniente beach. Here were the ancient fish shop, the west port and spas. It is surrounded by gardens, palm trees, play areas and playgrounds and sports.
LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR
Cala del Pino
Here you will find an urban beach with golden sand and surrounded by vegetation. It is accessible for disabled and people with disabilities. Spend a great day in the picnic area or in the great pine forest. It also has a kiosk, children’s play area, restaurant, footbaths, walkways and access ramps, toilets work in bathing season opened, acollection point, 2 parking spaces reserved for disabled people in the parking lot in the vicinity and post of First Aid and Safety, from 11:00 to 19:00 hours in bathing season.
Playa La Isla
Cosy beach on the shores of Mar Menor, with a length of 500 meters thick, goldensand. This is a semi-urban beach, and the supply of beach bars, water sports rentals, hammocks, umbrellas, etc. make it an ideal beach for a fun day at the beach soaking up the sun in front of his calm and safe waters of the Mar Menor.
Playa del Espejo
Fine golden sand beach of 1200 meters. This beach playgrounds are in the Plaza delEspejo and the “Monument to the Fisherman.” It is flanked by a walk and has night lighting and bars. Bathing beach is a quiet and wide sand for children to enjoy.
Playa del Castellar
Well endowed with services and Q tourist quality has playground, daily activities duringthe months of July and August, toilets and changing rooms, bar, hotel and restaurant. It has 1170 meters in length and a width of around 26 meters. Its waters are shallow withthick, golden sand. Security service has Civil Protection.
SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR
Playa de Villananitos
Located in the Mar Menor, is 840 m long and 30 m wide with fine sand. Access is via a boardwalk that runs along the perimeter of the beach with parking. Pristine beaches, calm and warm throughout the year due to its shallow, ideal for families with children.
The visitor has a wide range of services from restaurants and shops within walking distance, without having to travel long distances. In high season you can enjoy the rental services that offer sun beds and umbrellas beach bars and skate rental.
There are two children’s areas of air in the sand at both ends of the beach. This beach has been awarded the “Quality Q” meeting the highest requirements on hygiene,safety, services and facilities.
The origins of the Lo Ferro International Cante Flamenco Festival take us back to year 1980, when a group of citizens of a typical small village in the land of Cartagena, called Lo Ferro -with just 30 inhabitants-, included a cante jondo contest within the festivity programme, inviting several flamenco singers. A stage was created, a jury was formed and diverse prizes were established for the occasion: the first prize was 10,000 pesetas and a commemorative plaque.
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