Since Gerry first moved to Spain from Ireland, and even before then – when he used to holiday here – he notices the same people coming back time and again. Most could travel all over the world – and some do – but what is it about this area of Spain that keeps people coming back?
We thought we’d uncover some of the hidden gems – and over the next few weeks and months – show you some of the sites, sounds and attractions of Murcia, Mar Menor and Los Alcázares. You will soon see why Murcia is described as one of “20 amazing places in Spain” you need to visit in The Telegraph.
Known as the Costa Cálida, the “warm coast”, a 250km stretch of Mediterranean coastline, the warm sunny weather is surely one reason people keep coming back. It might start with one holiday or one game of golf, but with average temperatures around 20º for most – 320 days – of the year, you can see why this is an ideal holiday or retirement destination.
Shopping, Golf or Sunny Beaches?
Not to mention golf, with such a great range of courses – including several award-winning courses, six designed by golf legend, Jack Nicklaus, and several others used for championship tours, this really is a golfers paradise. Some pretty fantastic restaurants, bars and clubhouses – inside luxury hotels, often overlooking the 18th hole – complete the experience. Nothing like a game of golf, with a meal and drinks to finish the day.
If you would rather be shopping, then Murcia has everything from well-known high street brands to countless local boutiques and smaller shops. The City of Murcia is home to Zara, H&M, Toys R Us, Ikea and many more, plus two large indoor shopping centres, Thader and Nueva Condomina. El Corte Inglés is also worth a visit, where you will find most of the world’s leading names in fashion, beauty, homeware and accessories. All under one roof.
At every resort – which are usually near golf courses – such as the La Zenia Boulevard – you will find every kind of restaurant, bar and shops.
Mar Menor and Los Alcázares
Mar Menor Golf Resort is another popular resort in the area, with an award-winning golf course and a five-star hotel. Mar Menor is also only a short drive from the beautiful and thriving coastal town of Los Alcázares and numerous beaches. Located on the shores of the Mar Menor, Los Alcázares offers tourists and seasonal residents of the village seven kilometres of coastline from Los Narejos to Punta Brava. It isn’t far from other attractions and places of interest, including Cartagena, a historic town and La Manga, all-around a 20 minutes drive away.
Unlike other holiday resorts, Los Alcázares retains the authentic Spanish charm and culture that you can’t find elsewhere in Spanish towns popular with overseas tourists. Dream Spanish Homes owner, Gerry, put down roots – and grew his other businesses – in Los Alcázares for that reason. He loves the place, and now, with Dream Spanish Homes can help others who want to move or invest in the area to find their perfect villa or apartment in Spain.
Have you ever visited Spain on holiday or wish to move over today? Get in touch with Dream Spanish Homes or visit our office located in Los Alcázares, Murcia.
Dream Spanish Homes have a range of guides about the different areas in which we sell properties. Some of the most sought after areas include the Costa Calida, Los Alcázares, Alicante and Murcia. Visit our areas page to find out more. We are continuously expanding the areas in which we sell properties throughout the East Coast of Spain.