Murcia, a city lies about 75 km south of Alicante about 30 km west of Torrevieja.
It borders Castile-La Mancha in the north, the region of Valencia in the east, the Mediterranean sea in the south, and Andalucia in the west. You can reach Murcia via the national road E15 from Alicante or using the C415 from the Madrid direction.
Until recently Murcia has been one of the least developed regions of coastal Spain.
The weather in Murcia is dominated by a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot, while winters are mild and short, with average temperatures during these periods varying between 16 and 19 °C. The rainfall is irregular, and in the lowlands it maintains an annual average level of 300mm. Spring and autumn are the wettest seasons.
The coastline of Murcia is characterised by its sandy beaches.
Its coast, with over 200 beaches, shares two different bodies of water: the Menor Sea and the Mediterranean, which has an outstretched piece of land called La Manga. The most beautiful natural wonder on the coast is the Mar Menor. It is a shallow lagoon or pool, which is the largest of its kind in Spain.
Murcia has its own special charm, not least because the coastline remains relatively unscathed by tourism and the major towns and small inland villages are still totally Spanish in character.
Certainly amongst the famous visiting points for any traveler is the Cathedral de Santa Maria. Finished in the 15th century the cathedral is the most impressive monument of Murcia.
Several bridges of different styles span the river Segura, from the Puente de los Peligros, eighteenth century stone bridge with a Lady chapel on one of its side, to modern bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava or Javier Manterola, through others as the Puente Nuevo an iron bridge of the early twentieth century.
For those who enjoy discovering 'the real Spain' away from the costas, Murcia is a delight to explore with its traditional villages where life continues much has it has done for generations. The hill town of Jumilla, at the northern end of the region, is famous for its very quaffable, full bodied red wine which has been produced in the area for centuries.
In case you look for a golf course or Murcia golf club around, please look at our golf course list.
For accommodation in Murcia you can look at our Murcia Hotels page.