Mazarron is a town in Spain’s south-eastern 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.
The journey between the town and the port can make for a wonderful walking and cycling route. Nearby 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 similarly offers great walking and cycling routes.
The Castle, Church and Museums
One of the main attractions in the town of Mazarron is the Castle. 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, giving the castle great visibility over the surrounding area. The castle has a long and rich 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 every day. It is located in the centre of the town.
In the port of Mazarron there is the Phoenician Ship Interpretation Centre: a museum of two ships, known as the Mazarron One and Two. At the port, close to the marina there is also a Roman museum: the Factoria Roman de Slazones. The town and port has a strong connection with the Romans due to its lengthy history.
From the centre of Mazarron, the port is a ten-minute drive away. There are 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 up to 200 boats and yachts. These boats and yachts can be up to 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 off the coast of Eastern Spain. Throughout the nature reserve there are many species of wildlife native to this beautiful part of the word.
Sport and Fitness
Throughout the town of Mazarron you can find a huge range of 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.
The town of Mazarron contains a huge sports complex with its own running track, 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 hub within the town where many people can enjoy a range of water sports. Being on the coast of Spain along the Costa Calida, there is always going to be opportunities to take part in unforgettable activities 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 can be found at the port. It is the famous Cine Bahia outdoor cinema, which shows many different productions throughout the year.
It is one of the best places to have some downtime in this part of Spain. The cinema can hold hundreds of people at any one time during shows.
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 neighbour, Bolnuevo, is a smaller town. Both offer a huge selection of restaurants and bars. Some of these are the best to be found along the Costa Calida.
In the main town of Mazarron, bars and restaurants are plentiful. One of the main restaurants within the town is the El Mata restaurant, which has been serving traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine to its loyal customers for over 40 years. The restaurant is reasonably priced compared to other local restaurants. One of the main bars in the town is the Bajo Cero Copas, which is very popular with young residents.
In the port of Mazarron there are also many bars and restaurants. One of the best bars in the area is the Cerveceria Angel Bar, which has excellent staff, great drink ideas and delicious 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 are many bars and restaurants overlooking the open Mediterranean. The beach club along the beach has its own restaurant, which is one of the best restaurants in the small town.
In Mazarron there are a number of medical centers. The closest hospital is a short distance away in the city of Cartagena. In the town of Mazarron there is a single police station, which also covers the port. Nearby there are a few more stations, with 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.