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The latest place to head on the Costas!

You can experience the sunshine that all holidaymakers look for on a Spanish holiday, plus a buzzing city with beautiful architecture and mountainous backdrops. Sit back and relax in one of the many bars and restaurants lining the Murcian coast as you watch the Spanish sun set. Once you have visited this wonderful place, it'll be clear to see why so many people are choosing Murcia and the surrounding areas as venues to buy their second homes.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Murcia

On the Spanish coast, Murcia is a beautiful destination for sightseeing as well as sunbathing. You can visit a range of great places from the relaxing Costa Calida ("the warm coast"), with beautiful sandy beaches, to Mar Menor. This is the world's largest salt-water lagoon and said to be five degrees warmer than the sea! There are many fantastic water sports to try out here, including sailing and windsurfing. If water sports don't 'float your boat' then why not try out the cycling... or head for the bar!

Murcia is a great mix of the old and new with a modern city full of shops, cafés and bars. La Traperia has some of the best stores if you fancy some holiday shopping as well as a range of fantastic restaurants to eat out in the evening. You could try your luck at Murcia's Casino also found along this main street. A popular place to visit is the 18th-century square La Glorieta situated in the centre of Murcia and the magnificent architecture of the Cathedral of Santa Maria always attracts visitors. The Museum de la Ciudad featuring historical artefacts of Murcia is worth a visit, as is the Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua which has interactive exhibits.

Activities

Fun Seekers in Murcia

Beautiful sandy beaches, the world's largest salt-water lagoon and water sports like sailing and windsurfing are all good reasons for visiting Murcia. Castillico Beach is popular with young people whether you want to bask in the sun or get involved in water sports at the nearby harbour of Tomas Mestre.

Great nightlife in Murcia

Murcia is a fairly relaxed destination but still has it's fair share of nightlife. As a university town, it has plenty of bars and pubs with the best ones found around the University in the Barrio de la Merced area. There are a few nightclubs where you can dance till you drop and hear the biggest dance tunes. The local residents start their nights out late though so don't expect the clubs to fill up till after midnight! KM Disco Garden is Murcia's main club with a huge capacity, 12 bars and the best garden area to chill out in with a drink or two during the hot evenings! For a night out with a difference, try catch a dinner show at Murcia Palace where you will be served a delicious four-course meal while enjoying a spectacular show!

Families

Family Fun in Murcia

Murcia makes a great family holiday destination where you can enjoy good weather all year round. There are plenty of safe beaches where the kids can have fun making sandcastles and paddling in the sea, while Mum and Dad have a well-earned rest on the sun loungers with a cocktail in hand! Bolnuevo Beach, with calm waters and soft golden sands, is popular with families and has all the necessary amenities, like a snack bar and picnic area. You can also hire water sports equipment if you want to do something a little more energetic. Nares Beach gets a bit busier than Bolnuevo in the summer but also has calm waters making it ideal for children.

Sightseeing attractions for Family Fun

El Castillo (The Castle) is a fun place for the whole family to visit, dating back to the 13th century. You can take in amazing views across Murcia from the castle, which also often hosts interactive workshops for children in the summer months.

Couples

Beautiful Beaches in Murcia

Spend your days lazing on the golden sands of one of Murcia's glorious beaches. Or, why not wander around the historical old square La Glorieta, stopping off for an ice cream at one of the parlours on La Traperia. In the evening take a romantic stroll alongside the beach which is lit up beautifully at night, especially at Christmas time.

Sample the local cuisine in Murcia

Murcia has a lot of brilliant restaurants that cater for all tastes .If it's typical Spanish cuisine you are looking for then stews, salads, roasted meat, rice, and great seafood can be found in restaurants lining the coast. Wash this down with a glass of the high quality Murcian, wine and you'll be all set for the perfect holiday! For a luxurious romantic meal, try the Hotel Rincón de Pepe for delicious traditional cuisine with sweet red pudding wine, Monastrell, to wash it down.

Only 20 minutes from Murcia Airport is the exclusive resort of La Manga, where sports stars and sun-seekers alike flock to frequent the trendy bars and restaurants. With great beaches and plenty of terrace bars this is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and do a bit of people-watching until the sun goes down.

Tips

Top Tips in Murcia

Murcia is famous for its Spanish cuisine, especially paella rice, so choose from one of the best restaurants in the centre and enjoy a relaxing meal washed down with a glass of Spanish wine!

Key phrases

  • Please, thank you – Por favor, gracias
  • How much? – ¿Cuanto es?
  • Good morning/afternoon/night – Buenos dias/buenas tardes/buenas noches.Excuse me – Perdon
  • How are you? – ¿Como esta?
  • I don't understand – No entiendo
  • Do you speak English? – ¿Habla usted ingles?
  • I don't speak Spanish – No hablo español.
  • I would like… - Quisiera…
  • Is there a bank/post office near here? – ¿Hay un banco/correos cerca de aqui?
  • Do you have…? – ¿Tiene…?
  • The time – la hora
  • A double room – una habitacion con cama matrimonial.
  • Where is…? – ¿Donde esta…?
  • The train station – la estacion de ferrocarril
  • The bus station – la estacion de autobuses

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