Regions & Towns of Alicante & Murcia

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The provinces of Alicante & Murcia provide a rich mix of culture, history and modern living. Guides to the main regions (Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa Calida, Mar Menor & Murcia) can be found lower down this page. Further details of the main towns, urbanizacións and villages of the regions can be found by clicking the the links on the list below:

Each Region along with the towns/urbanización lists and details can be downloaded in a printable PDF document. Alternatively you can download a complete regional guide of the regions & towns of Alicante and Murcia provinces

Costa Blanca North

The Costa Blanca has a reputation for being a Mediterranean paradise and is a prime location boasting a superb climate with very mild winter temperatures and the supply of plentiful days of sunshine each year. This climate draws thousands of tourists and encourages participation in a wide range of sporting activities.

In the Northern Costa Blanca, the coast is peppered with a lovely mix the deeply indented rocky coves and relaxing bays. This privileged corner of Spain offers everything that has made this country so highly favoured amongst property purchasers.

For those of you interested in a broader variety of activities, the Costa Blanca has a lot to offer with a wide range of health spas, leisure facilities, numerous excellent golf courses to a championship standard and the crystal clear waters which allow you to enjoy every water sport imaginable.

The clear blue waters and stunning underwater scenery make it a diver's paradise. You can also watch the setting of the sun whilst having a dip in the cool blue waters which is an experience not easily forgotten. Covered with Mediterranean flora scrub and coastal pine, this is an area whose romantic lighthouses and ancient ruins encapsulate the history and soul of the Mediterranean. The coast boasts excellent transport links via motorways, railways, ferry ports and three international airports. The Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas in Europe. With excellent average temperatures the climate is rated by the World Health Organisation as one of the healthiest in the world.

Costa Blanca South

The Costa Blanca has a reputation for being a Mediterranean paradise and is a prime location boasting a superb climate with very mild winter temperatures and the supply of plentiful days of sunshine each year. This climate draws thousands of tourists and encourages participation in a wide range of sporting activities.

In the Southern Costa Blanca, Torrevieja is the main town where the vast majority of beaches have been awarded the EEC Blue Flag Award. The Blue Flag Award denotes cleanliness making it an ideal place to settle down for a relaxing retirement or for that superb holiday home. With extensive beaches typically with sand dunes, this privileged corner of Spain offers everything that has made this country so highly favoured amongst property purchasers.

For those of you interested in a broader variety of activities, the Costa Blanca has a lot to offer with a wide range of health spas, leisure facilities, numerous excellent golf courses to a championship standard and the crystal clear waters which allow you to enjoy every water sport imaginable.

The clear blue waters and stunning underwater scenery make it a diver's paradise. You can also watch the setting of the sun whilst having a dip in the cool blue waters which is an experience not easily forgotten.

Further south, the cliffs have a creamy white tint from which the Costa Blanca (white coast) derives its name. Covered with Mediterranean flora scrub and coastal pine, this is an area whose romantic lighthouses and ancient ruins encapsulate the history and soul of the Mediterranean. The coast boasts excellent transport links via motorways, railways, ferry ports and three international airports. The Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas in Europe. With excellent average temperatures the climate is rated by the World Health Organisation as one of the healthiest in the world.

Vega Baja is the southern most district of Alicante spreading as far as Elche - Europe's largest palm forest to the north and to the historic city of Orihuela in the South. The Vega Baja is divided by the River Segura which flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Guardamar. This untouched, traditional rural area is rich in agriculture with local villages providing Alicante with the majority of their fresh fruit and vegetables.

Costa Blanca South

The Mar Menor is a perfect place for sailing, windsurfing, diving or swimming in the warm crystal clear waters. A region of Costa Calida, to the south east of Murcia, the Mar Menor is a coastal salt water lake, the largest in Europe, covering a surface area of 170m2, separated from the Mediterranean by the La Manga peninsula. This region enjoys around 315 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 18 - 20 degrees.

Mar Menor means small sea its just seven metres at its deepest and during the summer months can rise to 5°C higher than the sea - it's shallow, calm waters makes it perfect for family activities.

The narrow La Manga del Mar peninsula houses a strip of fine hotels, homes and apartments. The famous La Manga Club overlooks the water. Nestled amongst the lemon groves, the club has three superb golf courses and one of Europe's finest tennis centres. Its also home to a football training centre often used by international teams.

The main airport is Murcia San Javier with Alicante airport also within reach further north. A new airport is being constructed at Corvera and is due to be completed in 2009/10. The region has excellent road networks.

Costa Calida

The Costa Calida known as the warm coast stretches from San Pedro del Pinatar in the north to Aguilas in the south. Calida means warm and this region enjoys around 315 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 18 - 20 degrees.

It's a perfect place for sailing, windsurfing, diving or swimming in the warm crystal clear waters. The Mar Menor, to the south east of Murcia is a coastal salt water lake, the largest in Europe, covering a surface area of 170m2, separated from the Mediterranean by the La Manga peninsula. Mar Menor means small sea its just seven metres at its deepest and during the summer months can rise to 5°C higher than the sea - its shallow, calm waters makes it perfect for family activities.

The narrow La Manga del Mar peninsula houses a strip of fine hotels, homes and apartments. The famous La Manga Club overlooks the water. Nestled amongst the lemon groves, the club has three superb golf courses and one of Europe's finest tennis centres. Its also home to a football training centre often used by international teams.

This area boasts mild winters, very low annual rainfall and over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, giving the region a very dry atmosphere all year round. The waters themselves have very high therapeutic qualities and together with the climatic conditions have produced large deposits of mud and clay. These muddy deposits are believed by many to contain natural healing properties, particularly for many skin complaints. They also possess anti-inflammatory properties important for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and bone treatment fractures.

The main airports are Alicante and Murcia San Javier, with a new airport at Corvera due to be completed in 2009/10. The region has excellent road networks.

Costa Calida

The Mar Menor is a perfect place for sailing, windsurfing, diving or swimming in the warm crystal clear waters. A region of Costa Calida, to the south east of Murcia, the Mar Menor is a coastal salt water lake, the largest in Europe, covering a surface area of 170m2, separated from the Mediterranean by the La Manga peninsula. This region enjoys around 315 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 18 - 20 degrees.

Mar Menor means small sea its just seven metres at its deepest and during the summer months can rise to 5°C higher than the sea - it's shallow, calm waters makes it perfect for family activities.

The narrow La Manga del Mar peninsula houses a strip of fine hotels, homes and apartments. The famous La Manga Club overlooks the water. Nestled amongst the lemon groves, the club has three superb golf courses and one of Europe's finest tennis centres. Its also home to a football training centre often used by international teams.

The main airport is Murcia San Javier with Alicante airport also within reach further north. A new airport is being constructed at Corvera and is due to be completed in 2009/10. The region has excellent road networks.

Mar Menor

The Mar Menor is a perfect place for sailing, windsurfing, diving or swimming in the warm crystal clear waters. A region of Costa Calida, to the south east of Murcia, the Mar Menor is a coastal salt water lake, the largest in Europe, covering a surface area of 170m2, separated from the Mediterranean by the La Manga peninsula. This region enjoys around 315 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 18 - 20 degrees.

Mar Menor means small sea its just seven metres at its deepest and during the summer months can rise to 5°C higher than the sea - it's shallow, calm waters makes it perfect for family activities.

The narrow La Manga del Mar peninsula houses a strip of fine hotels, homes and apartments. The famous La Manga Club overlooks the water. Nestled amongst the lemon groves, the club has three superb golf courses and one of Europe's finest tennis centres. Its also home to a football training centre often used by international teams.

The main airport is Murcia San Javier with Alicante airport also within reach further north. A new airport is being constructed at Corvera and is due to be completed in 2009/10. The region has excellent road networks.

Murcia

Murcia city, the capital of Murcia province, is known as the breadbasket of Europe. Set in a fertile plain watered by the River Segura the city was founded over a thousand years ago. Here you will find Moorish architecture, as well as fantastic art galleries and museums. The old town complements the modern city with chic stores, boutiques, world class restaurants and top level sporting events, from bullfighting to soccer. Murcia is one of the fastest growing cities in Spain. A city rich in cultural achievements being full of magnificent architectural pearls such as the baroque-rococo cathedral.

Murcia straddles the river and is a prime example of good city planning with many gardens and plazas full of restaurants where one can enjoy a quick snack or a good leisurely meal making it a great place to buy a house or villa. A university city, it is full of libraries and museums that describe the city long past.

The wider province of Murcia hosts many championship golf courses such as the famous La Manga Club on the south east coast of the region. Murcia is also home to the highly regarding Polaris World Developments.

The main airport is Murcia San Javier with Alicante airport also within reach further north. A new airport is being constructed at Corvera and is due to be completed in 2009/10. The region has excellent road networks.