Isla Plana is a beautiful, typically Spanish coastal village, hosting a selection of bars and restaurants and unbeatable blue flag beaches. A fifteen minute drive brings you to Puerto de Mazarron, a wonderful town set around its pretty marina, boasting a large choice of bars, shops and restaurants.
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Within the Costa Calida and Murcia region you will find some beautifully prepared fish and meat dishes. Murcia is known for its use of vegetables and homegrown rice in their dishes, so expect your meat or fish choice to be accompanied with these yummy sides.
With a choice of bars and restaurants and a lovely village ambiance, Isla Plana is ideal for relaxing evenings. Choose from a casual restaurant on the beach front, or a traditional tapas bar tucked away on one of the side streets. For a wider selection of restaurants and nightlife, a short drive takes you to Puerto de Mazarron; a pretty marina with a lot to offer.
Mar Menor Lagoon
The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean sea by a strip of sand 22km long, which forms a barrier and has created a shallow warm water lagoon. The water is no more than 7m at its deepest point, and the absence of tides make this location perfect for families and great for many water sports. Mar Menor’s waters warm up in the Spring and stay at a fairly consistent temperature throughout the year, so that on average it is two degrees warmer than the Mediterranean. The Mar Menor offers the visitor the largest open-air mud therapy area in Europe! The ‘black mud’ from the Mar Menor is used to relieve many skin conditions. There are several places along the Mar Menor to enjoy this treatment, and several local hotels also use the mud for specialized treatments.
San Pedro del Pinatar
Located at the northern point of the Mar Menor, the salt flats in San Pedro del Pinatar form the most important wetlands in the region. Declared a national park in 1985, every year flocks of flamingos and other migratory birds nest here and use this space as their connection between Africa and Europe. Great for walkers and nature enthusiasts, this is a wonderful place to explore.
Terra Natura Wildlife and Aquatic Park
Located on the outskirts of Murcia city, Terra Natura is a great day out for all the family. With its zoological collection, fantastic shows and wonderful landscaping spanning over 165,000 square metres. The park contains over 300 animals from 50 species, some of which are very rare. During the summer there is also an aqua park offering an assortment of slides, lazy rivers, pools and entertainment.
Cabo de Palos
Cabo de Palos is a small peninsula which juts out into the Mediterranean sea in between the Mar Menor strip and the coastline of Cartagena. The peninsula was formed during volcanic eruptions, creating a unique eco-system that is very popular with divers. Cabo de Palos offers some lovely secluded beaches, a pretty marina and a lighthouse located at the tip of the peninsula.
San Javier Jazz F...national event
Celebrating every year, the internationally famous Jazz Festival will take place in the town of San Javier, on the shores of the Mar Menor. The festival has been declared as being of Regional Tourist Interest and is well worth enjoying. Performances occur on various days throughout this month, and ticket price are usually between 15 – 20€ per show. 2015 dates are yet to be confirmed.
Festival del Cant...national event
July is the time when the region's flamenco season really gets underway as some of Spain's top artists converge on San Pedro del Pinatar (right at the top of the Mar Menor lagoon) for the Festival del Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro. Held on the first Saturday in July it really gives spectators a chance to see this most traditional of Spanish dances performed at its' best.
Semana Internacio...national event
This week long fiesta offers folk music, bands and amazing handicrafts to enjoy and take home as a souvenir. 2015 dates are yet to be confirmed.
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