Anything But Paella

Murcia – get planning!

We are living in very difficult and unusual times. There is a glimmer of light at the end of this very dark tunnel though, and for those of us addicted to travel, the time is right to start planning for when restrictions are lifted. Have you ever thought about exploring the region of Murcia?

To help you with your planning I have been working hard over the last year or so with my friend Debbie, from Native Spain. Together we have completely updated “Going Native in Murcia” and the fourth edition is available to buy now.

So, what is there to see and do in the region? Well, I’m not going to put all of the contents on this blog post as I want you to buy the book! There are so many interesting destinations in one of Spain’s smallest regions. The cities of Murcia and Cartagena and easily worth a few days each. Both are full of history with interesting museums to explore, and it’s easy to get around both of them on foot if you are relatively fit.

The coastline stretches from Águilas in the south all the way up to San Pedro del Pinatar at the northern limit. Stunning scenery awaits from the strange rock formations at Bolnuevo to the lighthouse at Cabo de Palos and the tourist zone along the spit of La Manga. You can’t miss the beautiful Mar Menor and why not take a mud bath at Lo Pagan? If you are lucky you might see the Patrulla Aguilas practising their aerobatics overhead, and you are bound to see a flamingo or two. On two feet or two wheels, it’s a fabulous region to explore.

Inland won’t disappoint either. Explore the multicoloured mines of Mazarron or visit in May when you can watch the wine horses racing through the streets of Caravaca de la Cruz. You can visit vineyards and olive oil mills in many places. When it all gets too much, you can relax in the spas at Archena or Fortuna.

So, what are you waiting for? Order your book now and get planning. We’ll see you in Murcia soon!

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