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Visit Puerto de Mazarron

Puerto de Mazarron is one of the main resorts south of Cartagena on the Costa Calida or 'Hot Coast' of Murcia in Southern Spain.

Explore Puerto-de-Mazarron

Puerto de Mazarron is a small, family-friendly resort that has grown up around the fine sandy beaches along this stretch of the Costa Calida.

In the winter the area is protected from northerly winds by the surrounding mountains, the Sierra de la Almenera, and enjoys mild winter temperatures. The area in general boasts 325 days of sunshine a year and so is attractive to anyone wanting to escape the grey days and rain of northern Europe.

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Life in Puerto de Mazarron is based around its tourist industry and the town has lots of bars and restaurants as well as shops and golf courses.

The main beach is the Playa Bahia next to the town centre. The beach is a long sandy beach with all the usual facilities and is backed by a long promenade and lots of palm trees. The beach is kept very clean and the water has a long shallow stretch making it excellent for families with young children.

During the summer the water temperature rises to 20°C making the sparkling blue water even more tempting!

At the northern end of the beach is the small marina which along with the beachfront promenade has a couple of restaurants and it is possible to join various boat excursions organised from here. There are more restaurants and bars all along the promenade.

Take a walk from the beach up the wooden boardwalk to the Mirador del Cabezo del Gavilan for some pretty views over the town, the mountains and the sea.

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There are a number of further beaches along the coast to the south of Puerto-de-Mazarron. These are all good sandy beaches with varying facilities.

One of the most interesting is the Playa de Bolnuevo which runs alongside a place called the 'Ciudad Encantada' or Enchanted City. This is an area of petrified sand dunes that have been eroded into striking and photogenic shapes.

Another beach of particular interest is the Playa de la Isla where the remains of two Phoenician boats were found. In 1988 the first of these was found and was named Mazarron 1. This is now housed in the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Cartagena.

These Phoenician boats are around 2500 years old and are the oldest ever found on the Mediterranean.

The second boat was named Mazarron 2 and is an almost complete Phoenician boat and is preserved where it was found across from the Playa de la Isla. It is 26 feet long and was carrying a cargo of lead ingots.

The old town of Mazarron is about 6km inland of the seafront town of Puerto-de-Mazarron. Whilst in the old town be sure to visit the San Andres church with a Mudejar wooden roof, the La Purisima convent and the ruins of the Velez castle.

The town hall is also a striking building with some very ornate rooms inside.

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Attractions nearby

Cartagena has an interesting old town with Roman ruins and the remains of a castle above the town.

Further south is the coastal town of Aguilas which is a popular resort and has the ruins of a castle overlooking its beach.

You can find more local travel ideas in and the Valencia and Murcia guide.

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Map of Puerto de Mazarron and places to visit

 
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Puerto de Mazarron places to visit

Aguilas

Aguilas

A seaside town with an attractive port and a beach dominated by a 17th century castle.

Aguilas guide
Cartagena

Cartagena

The old of Cartagena town near the port has narrow medieval streets and a lively eating and drinking area.

Cartagena guide
Orihuela

Orihuela

Orihuela is an attractive town with a restored old quarter and a wealth of historic buildings to admire.

Orihuela guide
 
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