What to do in Murcia? The choices are almost endless. This southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula is a natural paradise full of destinations to discover. Among the many options in the coastal, urban and mountain environments throughout the eleven thousand kilometers of the region, these are our 7 favorite places, all very close to your property at La Manga Club.
Cabo de Palos
Down the hill from the famous lighthouse is the town of the same name, and a wonderful place to get a feel for the culture of the Murcian coast. This former fishing village is currently the center of Cartagena tourism, known for its great gastronomy. Don’t think about leaving before you try their caldero del Mar Menor, a recipe whose main ingredients are local rice and fish.
Next to Mazarrón is Bolnuevo, a town that has a long, undeveloped coast filled with gray stone coves and clear waters. It’s one of the best beaches in Murcia, and frequented by nudists and naturists.
This semi-urban beach has a blue flag designation, meaning that it is well serviced. It is also easier to access than Bolnuevo and located in a protected natural environment. It’s not an accident that it won the Ecoplayas Award in recognition of its aesthetic, tourism, services and sustainability excellence.
Villa of Moratalla
The former seat of the knights of the Order of Santiago, this little corner of northwestern Murcia hides the very essence of ancient history in its narrow streets. There are examples of cave art to be seen here, and ruins of the Iberian, Roman and medieval societies, as well as the exuberant natural beauty of its forests and mountains.
Old Town Murcia
Walking through the streets of the capital evokes times past, thanks to the latent Moorish presence that can still be felt today. It seems to mix perfectly with the university atmosphere, the sound of the town bells, and wonderful examples of Baroque architecture. You absolutely cannot return home to La Manga Club without having some tapas in one of the city’s plazas.
This municipality of just over 90,000 inhabitants offers endless activities that range from enjoying its tourism train tour to strolling through the city to visiting one of its many attractions, including the Plaza de España, the Palace of Guevara, the Castle of Lorca, the Municipal Archaeological Museum, the Santo Domingo Convent or the Guerra Theater.
This coastal city is still an emblem of Roman history, which you can see in buildings like its Theater, and it also has very interesting museums, a large port and a friendly historical center that will have you walking through the streets for hours. If you’re wondering what to do in Murcia, don’t leave without seeing the replica of the Peral Submarine, the Casa de la Fortuna, the Castillo de la Concepción, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento or the Barrio del Foro Romano.
Murcia tourism is an endlessly fascinating mix of heavenly beaches, towns replete with history, art and architecture, and beautiful mountains that rise up from leafy forests. Take advantage your home at La Manga Club and choose what to do in Murcia today. You’ll always be able to come back for more.