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Five-Minute Focus | Costa Calida, Spain

Five-Minute Focus | Costa Calida, Spain

Have you heard of the Costa Calida region in southern Spain? Here are some key traits, courtesy of the agent Luz Del Sol Resale Properties.

Where is the Costa Calida?

The Costa Calida is a stretch of coastline in the Murcia region of Southern Spain that stretches from the south of Pilar de la Horadada to the south of the seaside town of Aguilas.

The coastline has long sandy beaches and has popular Spanish resorts such as Puerto de Mazarron, BolnuevoLa Azohia, Cartagena, Murcia City, Torrevieja, Santa Pola and Guardamar del Segura.

In addition, Camposol is a large urbanisation situated on the Costa Calida coast just south of the Costa Blanca. This urbanization is only a five minutes’ drive to the beaches of Puerto de Mazarron and Bolnuevo and a 30-minute drive to the new Murcia International Airport.

How do I get there?

Murcia International Airport (Corvera) opened on January 15th 2019 or Alicante Airport which is located further north also provides an important gateway for tourists wishing to visit the Costa Calida.

Why go and what is there to do?

The Costa Calida Region is full of history, has a stunning coastline offering a wide variety of sandy beaches and coves and is also surrounded by the most spectacular mountain ranges. Places to visit include Cartagena, Murcia city, Puerto de Mazarron, Bolnuevo, Isla Plana and La Azohia. Also, San Pedro which is located on the Mediterranean while San Javier, Los Alcazares, Punta Brava, Los Urrutias, Estrella del Mar, Los Nietos, Islas Menores and Playa Honda are located on the inland side of the Mar Menor.

Take a trip to Jumilla or Yecla to sample some of the superb local wines. Murcia also produces around eight tonnes of extra virgin olive oil every year and has won awards.  You can visit one of the many olive oil mills who sell directly to the public.

Murcia is the largest city on the Costa Calida while the airport with the same name is located about 25 minutes inland from the town of San Javier.  The city is furnished with some glorious pieces of baroque art and architecture. Monuments like the cathedral and the sculptures of Francisco Salzillo need to be seen and a visit to the old centre is well worth a visit. There are also two big shopping malls: Thunder and Nueva Condomina.

Cartagena, dating back to approximately 2277BC, is an important port and city located in the province of Murcia on the Mediterranean coastline in southern Spain. The historic town inland has sights of Veles Castle, La Purisma convent & San Andres Church (famous for its fine Mudejar ceiling) and Puerta del Cartagena on the coast.

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The port area has a marina with berths for 200 boats and is still a working area with the fishing boats bringing in their fresh catches daily.  The Roman theatre is the second largest on the Iberian Peninsula. Cruise ships also dock in the port.

Puerto de Mazarron: here you will find the new marina and working harbour.  You´ll find an array of bars, shops, restaurants and amenities including sandy beaches. The curved sandy bay is home to Isla Plana, La Azohia, Bahia and Bolnuevo. 

The Bateria Castillitos (The Guns) located near La Azohia, has an altitude of about 800 feet and was built to prevent enemy ships entering the bay to attack the important port and military arsenal at Cartagena. In Totana you have the Sierra Espuna National Park which spans 25,000 hectares and is crisscrossed with many kilometres of marked walking and cycling routes. The mountain road is very well maintained and there are numerous panoramic viewpoints, great picnic and barbecue areas. If you’re lucky you’ll see the moufflon mountain goats, wild boars and circling eagles during your drive.

What kind of properties can I buy there?

The Costa Calida region in Spain is very buoyant and is attracting buyers from all over the globe, offering a diverse range of properties for sale in stunning coastal and country areas offering beautiful mountain ranges, sandy beaches and superb countryside. Property prices are on the increase and property sales have increased significantly over the past two years.

There are a wide variety of properties available in the Costa Calida region ranging from country fincas, farmhouses, apartments, villas as well as coastal villas or properties on golf resorts, all ideal as full time or holiday homes. Prices range from €45,000 for a two-bedroom terraced villa to €1,000,000 for an exclusive country or coastal property with land, pool and stunning views.

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