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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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Overall rating
Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 128 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Glasgow Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely chilled holiday
That it stated optional for car where as I would say its recommended for car, not a lot for kids to do
Confirmed stay: 15 February 2020
Published on: 20 February 2020
8 out of 10


Golf, gym
Not much open. Too much english influence.
Confirmed stay: 11 January 2020
Published on: 25 January 2020
5 out of 10


Leicester Family (the eldest child is at school)
Good supermarket on site and a good bar called The Last Drop run by a very good team , Dantes was a nice tasty meal and good value,
A lot of places to eat were closed for the winter , we tried a meal at Si the food was OK but 2 of our party got drenched in larger as the waitress did not place the glass on the table correctly and it fell off and broke
Confirmed stay: 30 December 2019
Published on: 11 January 2020
10 out of 10


Walk to the Guns. Watching the Golf.
Little isolated
Confirmed stay: 19 November 2019
Published on: 25 November 2019
9 out of 10


Stroud Family (the eldest child is at school)
Reviewer left no comment
It was October half term and very quiet on the resort, disappointingly the communal pool by the Villa was shut for maintenance, and the restaurants nearby weren’t doing their usual food serving times
Confirmed stay: 03 November 2019
Published on: 04 November 2019
10 out of 10


Beach in Mazarron
Confirmed stay: 29 October 2019
Published on: 04 November 2019
7 out of 10


London Family with older (adult)
The local restaurants were sadly closed even when the Internet said they were open, perhaps we just missed opening times but Puerto de Mazarron nearby (by car) was busy with lots of open restaurants. Cartegena, a pleasant 30 minute drive through the hills to the east was a surprisingly impressive city with wide shopping streets and pavement restaurants.
Just the local restaurants seeming to be closed although 'open' online and the pool being cold.
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019
8 out of 10


mum, dad, grandmother and
surrounding villages amazing scenery plus food at Bodega was excellent
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 18 October 2019
Published on: 19 October 2019
10 out of 10


Paignton Group
Spanish festival and people . Not touristy
Confirmed stay: 17 October 2019
Published on: 21 October 2019
7 out of 10


Family of 4 adults
Too many British
Confirmed stay: 05 October 2019
Published on: 07 October 2019
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