This list is by no means exhaustive but might give you an idea of what to do when you're not playing golf or sunning yourself on the beach.
Historic naval port once blockaded by Nelson. Nice city centre. Shopping street in some beautifully preserved old buildings - and some amazing huge rubber trees.
There are also the Roman ruins to have a wander round with a great tapas bar situated in the Roman wall.
Cartagena - Teatro Romano
Cartagena - Main Shopping Street
Major holiday resort 30 minutes drive North. Large Aqua Park and lots for children of all ages to do.
See it to believe it! A unique location in Europe, a strip of land 22 km long and 300m wide.
Regional capital city with fantastic buildings.
Great for a cultural day out plus there are some good eating places to find.
Places to see include the Cathedral, Romea Theatre (built at the northern end of the Arab city wall), the Bishop's Palace and numerous beautiful churches.
There is also a large theme park - Terra Natura and Aqua Natura - a zoo and water park combined.
Murcia Town Hall
There is also a Centre of Marine Interpretation right by the wild, fine sandy beach of the Mediterranean Sea. Makes for a quiet, relaxing day.
The Sierra Espuña contains Murcia's largest area of forest, as well as being an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Espuña and Ricote ranges are great for walking and rock climbing and the area is steeped in local tradition and culture. The district is also known for its pottery, and Totana is Spain's second most important area for pottery production.
Places to shop:
Typical of Spain, there are shops and street markets all over the place. You'll find a street market somewhere every day.
But for those in need of serious retail therapy try one of these large indoor shopping malls.
For the serious shopping fashionistas, there are two Centro Commercials close to Murcia, which are easily accessible via the motorway and within a 45 minute drive:
Nueva Condomina Main Hall
Nueva Condomina Christmas Lights
Zenia Boulevard Main Plaza and Fountain
Zenia Boulevard By Night
Instruction available locally for novices to experts.
of Water Sports Resorts. They can also arrange horse riding and quad biking.
Information on some other activites is contained in our Visitor Guide and is freely available from both of the
Tourist Information Offices (El Balneario Plaza)
There is also a selection of activities that can be booked at Reception on the Resort.
Activities in the area include:
Go Karting in Los Alcázares