The Costa Calida/Murcia region - overview of the area
The Los Alcazares area in the region of Murcia enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. The Costa Calida literally means "the warm coast" and the semi - arid subtropical climate offers average annual temperatures of 18 degrees and Spains mildest winters. The World Health Organisation says the area has one of the healthiest climates in the world.
The town is well connected to the recently upgraded Spanish motorway network and there are regular flights to and from many European cities to Murcia / San Javier airport which is less than 10 minutes from the property. Alicante Airport offers even more flights and is less than an hour away.
Within a half hour drive you can access the beautiful cities of Cartagena and Murcia. Cartagena has been renowned as an inportant port since Roman times and Murcia is a mecca for shops, bars and architecture. Both cities are renowned as cultural and historical cities in the region of Murcia.
Los Alcazares / Roda area
Los Alcazares (pronounced "los - alcatha - res") is situated in the Murcia region of south - eastern Spain, also known as the Costa Calida. The town sits on the western shore of the Mar Menor, a saltwater lagoon separated from the Mediterranean sea by a 22km long strip of land called La Manga. At Los Alcazares you will find a host of shops, bars and restaurants.
The beautiful blue flag beach at Los Narejos is only 3km away and there are many other local beaches of the Mar Menor to visit.
The town of Los Alcazares was afforded municipal autonomy on 13th October 1983 and in celebration of this the town puts on a week long outdoor party featuring live music, shows and spectacular firework displays.
The last 3 days of March see Los Alcazares take on a medieval flavour with a large medieval market and numerous events in recollection of the times of peace following the creation of effective defences against invasions of Barbary pirates during the 15th century.
Throughout the last 2 weeks of August the town hosts the international celebration of La Huerta when groups representing market garden areas throughout Spain and other European countries gather to display their folklore, handicrafts and prepare gastronomic feasts from local produce.