Facilities available locally include:
The scenery is very beautiful. Local Beaches
The local marina has a selection of water borne activates payable locally which includes:
8 Touring Routes in the region
The local camping site has a large pool naturally heated by thermal springs
Aquopolis - a water park near Torrevieja (about 1 hour away)
Rio Safari Elche - safari park with among others lions, hippos, panthers, monkeys, giraffes, crocodiles near Elche (about 1.5 hours away)
Cartagena has a large shopping district
Street markets are a key part of life in Spain. There are colourful clothes, a huge choice of clothes shoes and fascinating collections of fruit and vegetables. There is no bargaining in local markets as prices are usually so low that there is no need for it. The markets generally run from about 10am to 3pm.
Mazarrón town. The small street market is held around the permanent market in the centre of the town.
Puerto de Mazarrón. A really big market is held in “the port” every Sunday from about 10am to 3pm. There are rows and rows of stalls and things can get very crowded but the choice is enormous. The market can be found near the bus station.
thermal spring is at El
Saladillo, a few Km North of Mazarron, . The spring
spurts a continuous stream of water at 50°C; unfortunately it is in a remote
country area and it would be difficult to put the spring to any particular use -
the water just flows away to the nearby rambla. However, not too far away you
can enjoy baths from similar springs, at Archena, Fortuna, Mula
and other small towns near Murcia.
Local Historic places of Interest
We cannot stress enough how impressive these gun emplacements are, the trip is worthwhile for the view alone and its free.
There are some impressive gun emplacements high in the mountains near to Isla Plana The road up to the guns is narrow and twisting and great caution should be exercised. The road runs up into the hills behind Campilo de Adentro, which is to the right on the E16 road leading from Puerto de Mazarron and La Azohia to Cartagena. This area is part of an important regional park and many rare birds and plants are found there. There are signs stating that this is a military zone these are old and out of date be brave and proceed as the guns and views are breathtaking.
The historic old town of Murcia is well worth the 45 Minute drive in land.
Hill Walking and Hiking
The Sierra Espuna mountain range on the foremost eastern part of the Cordillera Betica, virtually at the point where the the mountains connect with the coastal plains.
A national reserve park with wild herds of Sardinian Mouflon and African Aoudad running free, also wild boar, foxes and wild cats inhabit the park area, The summers are hot and dry as the province of Murcia is one of the driest in Spain, although the peaks of the sierras normally receive 6 inches of snow in Winter, the lower parts of the Espuna are very mild in the winter (tee shirt weather in the sunshine)
Perfect tracks and trails for the adventures on the Espuna, fantastic scenery and views with Golden Eagles flying overhead this is experiencing the REAL SPAIN.