Things To Do
There is lots to do in Murcia and on the Costa Calida
Places to go:
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.
Cartagena - 30 km
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.
Torrevieja - 35 km
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.
La Manga del Mar Menor - 40 km
See it to believe it! A unique location in Europe, a strip of land 22 km long and 300m wide.
Murcia - 45 km
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.
Nature Reserve - 10 km
The Natural Park of San Pedro del Pinatar is a great place to go for bird watching.
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.
Inland Mountains, 80 km about 1 hour drive.
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.
San Javier: “Dos Mares” - large centre with clothing, restaurants and 10-pin bowling alley plus a large supermarket
(the only supermarket in the area that is open 365 days a year)
Cartagena: “El Corte Inglés” and “Parque Mediterráneo“
Murcia: “El Corte Inglés”, “Nueva Condomina” and “Thader”
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:
The Thader centre is wall to wall clothing stores ranging from well known high street names
such as Mango, Zara, C&A to exclusive little boutiques. There are also various other retail outlets
including sports shops and Ikea.
The other side of the motorway, is the newly opened Nueva Condomina, the largest shopping mall in
Europe, it boasts 200 shops and a fantastic range of bars & restaurants - an absolute must
Much nearer to Roda there is also
La Zenia: “Zenia Boulevard” - opened in 2013 this large centre has some some fantastic fashion outlets
- from small boutiques to well known names like Primark and C&A.
Nueva Condomina Main Hall
Nueva Condomina Christmas Lights
Sporting and Other Activities
Zenia Boulevard Main Plaza and Fountain
Zenia Boulevard By Night
There are all manner of water sports that you can have a go at in the Mar Menor
including yachting, dinghy and catamaran sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kite surfing, wind surfing,
fishing, kayaking and loads more. Instruction available locally for novices to experts.
In Los Alcázares you'll find the headquarters of the Estación Náutica del Mar Menor
- this is part of the Spanish Association of Water Sports Resorts. They can also arrange horse riding and quad biking.
In Santiago de Ribera there is Yacht Club and sailing school (Escuela de Piragüismo),
both located on the main promenade.
For the football fans the Nueva Condomina is side by side with the new 32,000
seater football stadium home to Spanish
second division team Real Murcia. Watch a game whilst the family go for some retail
therapy in the Nueva Condomina.
Information on some other activites is contained in our Visitor Guide and is freely available from both
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:
Ten-pin bowling (Dos Mares shopping centre)
Cycling (Several bike hire shops in El Balneario Centre)
Tennis (courts in Lod Narejos)
Gym / Fitness Room (On site and also in Los Narejos)
Sports Centre - with fitness room (Los Alcázares)
Go Karting (10 minutes drive from the apartment near the old airport)
Crazy Golf & Mini Golf (Los Alcázares just south of the old town(
Cinema - showing films in English (Los Narejos)
Paint Balling (Pilar de la Horadada)
Quad Biking (Pilar de la Horadada)
Pony Trekking (La Manga)
Go Karting in Los Alcázares
On the start line