Things To Do
There is lots to do in Murcia and on the Costa CalidaIf you fancy a day trip away from the local area, then the wider area of the Costa Calida and Murcia has a great deal to offer.
Places to go:
This list is by no means exhaustive but might give you an idea of what to do when you're not playing golf or sunning yourself on the beach.
Nice city centre. Shopping street in some beautifully preserved old buildings - and some amazing huge rubber trees.
There are also the Roman ruins to have a wander round with a great tapas bar situated in the Roman wall.
Great for a cultural day out plus there are some good eating places to find. Places to see include the Cathedral,
Romea Theatre (built at the northern end of the Arab city wall), Bishop's Palace and numerous beautiful churches.
There is also a large theme park - Terra Natura and Aqua Natura - a zoo and water park combined.
There is also a Centre of Marine Interpretation right by the wild, fine sandy beach of the Mediterranean Sea.
Makes for a quiet, relaxing day.
The Sierra Espuña contains Murcia's largest area of forest, as well as being an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Espuña and Ricote ranges are great for walking and rock climbing and the area is steeped in local tradition and culture.
The district is also known for its pottery, and Totana is Spain's second most important area for pottery production.
Places to shop:
Typical of Spain, there are shops and street markets all over the place. You'll find a street market somewhere every day.
But for those in need of serious retail therapy try one of these large indoor shopping malls.
- the only supermarket in the area that is open 365 days a year
For the serious shopping fashionistas, the two Centro Commercials close to Murcia, are easily accessible via the motorway and within a 45 minute drive:
to exclusive little boutiques. There are also various other retail outlets including sports shops and Ikea.
200 shops and a fantastic range of bars & restaurants - an absolute must for shopaholics.
Sporting and Other Activities
Instruction available locally for novices to experts.
of Water Sports Resorts. They can also arrange horse riding and quad biking.
Information on some other activites is contained in our Visitor Guide and is freely available from both of the
Tourist Information Offices (El Balneario Plaza and next the to Dickmanns car hire office near the Oasis Arches).
There is also a selection of activities that can be booked at Reception on the Resort.
Activities in the area include: