The town and port of Mazarrón, on Murcia's Costa Cálida, offer the visitor a wealth of artistic heritage and an interesting variety of leisure possibilities on the shores of the Mediterranean. The first foothills of the Sierra de la Almenara mountains, a mining area since Carthaginian times, shelter Mazarrón's bay. More than 35 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, coves and rocky sea beds make it an ideal place to soak up the sun, do water sports and go scuba diving and try the local cuisine. In the port, around the fishing port and fish market, the traveller can get a taste of its seafaring tradition. Very close by are the defensive towers of Cumbre and Caballos. The Ciudad Encantada (enchanted city), sandstone shapes sculpted by water and wind, is another place which must not be missed. And three kilometres from the sea stands the village of Mazarrón. Outstanding from among its buildings are the Mudejar coffered ceiling of the church of San Andrés, the convent of Las Purísimas and the ruins of Castle Vélez. Economic development at the beginning of the 20th century led to the construction of emblematic modernist buildings in the Murcia region, such as Mazarrón City Hall and the Old.
HOW TO GET THERE -
Leave Roda and turn left at the roundabout take the 3rd exit.
Continue to the next roundabout and take the exit onto the AP7 for Cartagena.
Continue on the AP7 (a part of this road is on a toll)
Exit at junction for Mazarron and follow the signs for Puerto de Mazarron
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE -
As you approach Cartagena on the AP7 you will see signs for the N-332, take this exit and follow the signs for Molinas Marfoganas
This route runs parallel with the AP7 but takes you through the hills and offers some good views of the landscape. NOTE a winding road and takes longer but it is worth it.
WHAT TO SEE - Unspoilt area, great beaches, mountains. Good for a few hours visit in the port, lots of British ex-pats in this area.