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Villas in Costa Calida

Literally translated as ‘warm coast’, this relatively undiscovered area of Spain has the mildest climate in the country and offers visitors the chance to discover authentic Spain. With two seas to choose from - the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor - the coastline offers impressive cliffs, wonderful beaches, lively harbours and secluded coves. Huge plains, dramatic mountain ranges and national parks with lush forests are what define the interior landscape, giving visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature or participate in the many activities on offer.

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Costa Calida - Wind up or unwind in the Spanish sun

The lagoonal waters of the Mar Menor entice watersports enthusiasts and leisure seekers to our villas in Costa Calida. Many properties here have the unique twist of being on purpose built holiday communities with a wealth of facilities within easy reach. It’s relaxation and recreation!

  • Costa Calida Attractions

    The Murcian region is a sport and nature lovers’ paradise. Play golf on one of the many courses, learn to sail, do a spot of fishing, take a mud bath and enjoy a tranquil swim in an unspoiled cove. The regional parks are a paradise for climbing, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, while beach and sun-seekers may prefer the warm waters of the Mar Menor lagoon, the largest natural pool in the world.

  • Costa Calida Beaches

    With 240 miles of coastline and over 315 days of sunshine each year, the Murcian coast is a beach lovers dream. Costa Calida gives visitors the choice of bathing in either of two seas. On one side, the warm peaceful waters of the Mar Menor with beaches like Cala del Pino (Pinetree Cove) ideal for families as the water is calm and shallow. On the other side, just a few metres away, are the waters of the Mediterranean, with beaches like Punta del Estacio. The beautiful Calblanque national park is highly recommended for those who want unspoilt areas. Here the beaches stretch for miles with lovely soft sand, crystal clear waters and a stunning mountain backdrop. Further down, the coastline of Aguilas boasts up to 35 coves. Areas such as Cala Reona, Calabardina, Playa del Arroz are but a few places where the unspoilt landscape is still the main characteristic.

  • Costa Calida History

    Costa Calida is steeped in history and offers a real insight into Spanish culture, with fantastic examples of Baroque architecture such as the Casino and Romea theatre.

    There are a number of beautiful cities that epitomise the history of Costa Calida. In Murcia you will find the 600 year old Santa Maria Cathedral, the highest in Spain. Lorca is tucked away in one of the most picturesque and majestic corners of Spain and has a stunning castle.

    Caraveca de la Cruz is one of the five holy cities in the world and home to the Vera Cruz cross, a shrine for the Lignum Crucis, wood from the cross on which Christ was crucified, and many pilgrims travel from across the world to visit this spot. There is a variety of culture for everyone to enjoy in Costa Calida.

  • Costa Calida Food

    The lovely fishing village of Cabo de Palos is the perfect place for a long, relaxing lunch or dinner. The pretty harbour front looks out to sea and is lined with traditional restaurants. Choose the 'catch of the day’ (the garlic king prawns are delicious!) then sit back in the sun and watch the world go by. The Sunday market is also worth a visit, here you can buy anything from fish and fruit to pottery and leather. Many dishes are influenced by the local ingredients available. Pigs are bred in Lorca so understandably delicious pork dishes and sausages like chorizo are on the menu. Of course no trip to Spain is complete without sampling delicious tapas or paella which is available in nearly all towns and villages. If you fancy cooking for yourself, visit one of the local markets to get the freshest produce.

  • Costa Calida Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Take a boat ride to the island of La Perdiguera to bathe in the crystal clear waters (boats leave from La Manga and several other towns).

    • Visit the street market at Cabo de Palos on Sunday mornings.

    • Visit the saltflats at San Pedro del Pinatar to bathe in the mineral rich mud, which is said to have healing properties.

    • Canoe to the north of the Mar Menor to view huge flocks of flamingo and other birdlife, which create a stunning scene.

    • Visit the capital city Murcia for fabulous shopping, or enjoy some tapas and people-watch in one of the tapas bars in the old square.

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Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 170 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10

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Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great little beaches and quiet too
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019
7 out of 10


Burnley Family all adults
Plenty of places to eat but a very quite resort which is ok if that's what you are looking for.
For people who like to explore there is not a lot for them to do locally, you had to drive everywhere.
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019
5 out of 10


Milton Keynes Group
Quiet in April
Good weather
Limited amount of things to do apart from beaches .

Few places to eat
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 14 April 2019
10 out of 10


Minster on Sea Couple
We loved the port area and the local quiet beaches. It was ideal for what we wanted as a couple. A car is essential for getting around.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 30 March 2019
Published on: 31 March 2019
9 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
a lot to explore with kids. From exotic animal park, natural park, plenty of beaches, karting (my boys are addicted),buffet restaurants and more. You need more days to explore all😊.
In some places, customer service can be quite rude compare to UK.
Confirmed stay: 24 February 2019
Published on: 25 February 2019
7 out of 10


Derby Family (the eldest child is at school)
Reviewer left no comment
Some of the kids activities (football) weren’t running and the paddle tennis court had disappeared since our last visit
Confirmed stay: 23 February 2019
Published on: 28 February 2019
8 out of 10


Minster on Sea. Couple with my sister.
The overall purpose of the resort is sports and leisure. Lots of golf, tennis, football and cricket. We only wanted quiet and relaxation which it was as the area was closed because of the time of year.
Too quiet to be honest and the small boutiques on the resort were only open part of the day as was some of the restaurants.
Confirmed stay: 02 February 2019
Published on: 04 February 2019
10 out of 10


Scotland Couple with two children
Costa Calida is a beautiful place to visit, the beaches are great and plenty of shops and shopping centres in the area. Although you do need a car. Local markets were great and sold good quality fruit and veg at low prices, including clothing.
We have no bad points.
Confirmed stay: 05 January 2019
Published on: 07 January 2019
10 out of 10


Selby. Family (the eldest child is at school)
We felt very safe and loved the community environment. Everything accessable. Plenty of choices for eating.
Helpful staff. Clean and well kept. A must for Golf and Tennis fans. No close beach but not a problem to us.
Can’t think of anything
Confirmed stay: 05 November 2018
Published on: 06 November 2018
2 out of 10


Bury St Edmunds
Reviewer left no comment
The resort looks like the developers ran out of money half way through the build as a lot of the land looks like work was started and then abandoned. Hardly any of the street lights work at night.
Confirmed stay: 03 November 2018
Published on: 07 November 2018
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