Mazarron is a town in the Southeast of Spain in the Province of Murcia. The town is quite large and has a port nearby called ‘Puerto de Mazarron’. Overall the town has a population of between 30-40,000 people. This area is a very popular with tourists and people moving from abroad to settle down here.
The journey between the town and the port can make a wonderful walking and cycling route. Near the port is the smaller town of Bolnuevo which shares a coastline with the port. Between this town and the port there is large beach which is a great walking and cycling route.
The Castle, Church and Museums
One of the main attractions in the town of Mazarron is the Castle, which is located here. It is called the Castillo de los Velez and was built towards the end of the 15th century. The castle is located around 30 meters above the surrounding ground given the castle great visibility of the surrounding area, which was key for a castle back when it was built. The castle has quite a large and long history, so a visit to the castle is always ideal when in the area. Beside the castle is the Torre del Molinete. This is a watchtower that dates back to even before the castle itself. It stands over the port of Mazarron.
The main church of the town is a wonderfully crafted building. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the town. It is called the Iglesia de San Andres de Mazarron and mass is celebrated in it everyday. It is the centre of the town.
In the port of Mazarron there is the Phoenician Ship Interpretation centre. This is a museum of two ships, known as the Mazarron one and two. These two ships are here to be pre-served. In the port, near the marina there is also a Roman museum. This is called the Factoria Roman de Slazones. The town and port has a strong connection with the Romans due to its history.
From the centre of Mazarron, the port is a ten minutes drive away. There’re many different bars and restaurants, beaches and public baths. There is also a large marina within the port of Mazarron, with room and mooring spaces for upto 200 boats and yachts. These boats and yachts could be upto twenty meters in length. Within the port there is the Yacht club, which offers many services to the anyone who moors their boat in Mazarron port.
Near the port of Mazarron is the island of La Isla. It is a nature reserve of the coast of Eastern Spain. Throughout the nature reserve there’re many habitats for many different species of wildlife. The Mazarron beach opposite the island is called the same name ‘Playa de la Isla’.
Sport and Fitness
Throughout the town of Mazarron, there’re many gyms and fitness centers. One of the better fitness centers is the Ana Ruiz Dance and Fitness Club. This is the ideal place to learn how to dance and improve your fitness in Mazarron. There is another gym in the port called Titans gym. This is a gym within the centre of the port and is ideal for all the gym fanatics out there.
In the town of Mazarron there is a sports complex within it. The sports complex has its own running track, many pitches and courts. This gives everyone the opportunity to participate in many different team games and individual games. Athletics, football and basketball are some of the main sports in the town.
The port of Mazarron is a key area within the town that many people can take part in water sports. Bolnuevo is also a key areas. Being on the coast of Spain along the Costa Calida, there is always going to be opportunities to take part sports such as surfing, sailing, diving and much more. Canoeing is one of the most popular water sports in the town.
One of the best activities in the town of Mazarron is in the port. It is the Cine Bahia, which is an outdoor cinema. The outdoor cinema shows many different cinemas throughout the year. Some that are popular worldwide and some popular Spanish movies.
It is one of the best places to have some downtime in this part of Spain. The cinema can hold upto hundreds of people at any one time during shows. More recently the cinema has been showing shows that are in normal cinemas
If you’re a person who loves to sit under the stars, well why not maximize this by watching a great film under the stars with your loved ones.
Wine and Dine
Mazarron is a large town with a large port in the the east of Spain. Its neighbor Bolnuevo is a smaller town and both have numerous amounts of restaurants and bars. Some bars and restaurants are some of the best restaurants and bars along the Costa Calida.
In the main town of Mazarron, there’re numerous amounts of bars and restaurants. One of the main restaurants within the town is the El Mata restaurant. It has been serving customers for over 40 years with their traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is quite cheap compared to other local restaurants. One of the main bars in the town is the Bajo Cero Copas. It is very popular with young residents.
In the port of Mazarron there’re also many bars and restaurants. One of the best bars in the area is the Cerveceria Angel bar. It has excellent staff and great drink ideas as well as great food. They serve great traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. Their tapas dishes are some of the best in this part of Spain.
Along the seafront in Bolnuevo there’re many bars and restaurants, looking out onto the open Mediterranean. The beach club along the beach has its own restaurant which is one of the best restaurants in the small town. It offers great staff with great drinks and menu items.
In Mazarron there are a number of medical centers. The closet hospitals are in the city of Cartagena. Getting to this city is not a long journey. In the town of Mazarron there is a single police station. This station also covers the port. Nearby there are a few more stations and some more in the city of Cartagena.
Around the area of Mazarron there are a number of public and private schools. The closest university is in Cartagena.
The general climate of this area of the Spanish coast is a traditional Mediterranean climate. The warmest month of the year is August and the coolest month would be January.
*many of the photos shown above are placement images until we get that ideal shot*