What’S On Mazarron Spain?
- Víctormanuel Paz
The town and port of Mazarrón, in the heart of the Costa Cálida in Murcia, offers visitors a rich artistic heritage and a range of interesting leisure options on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The Bay of Mazarrón is sheltered by the last foothills of the Sierra de la Almenara , a mining area since the Carthaginian era.
- Over 35 km of beaches, unspoiled coves and rocky sea beds make this the ideal place for relaxing in the sun, enjoying nautical sports and scuba-diving, and sampling the local gastronomy;
- In the port , the fishing dock and the fish market are a chance for visitors to learn more about the town’s seafaring tradition;
A good way to do this is by visiting the Roman Salt Preserving Factory Museum , which features part of a large industrial complex dating from the 4th and 5th centuries which was used for producing foods preserved in salt. The defensive towers on the Los Caballos peak are just a stone’s throw away.
The Bolnuevo Erosions , sandstone monuments sculpted by the water and wind, are another sight well worth seeing. The town of Mazarrón lies three kilometres inland, and is the site of the church of San Andrés with its Mudéjar coffering, the convent of La Purísima, and the ruins of the Vélez castle.
The economic development of the early 20th century led to the construction of emblematic buildings in the style known as Murcian Modernism, including the Mazarrón Town Hall and the former Cultural Athenaeum.
Is Mazarron a nice place to live?
Re: Living in puerto de mazarron. 4 years ago You could have a look at Mazarrón Country Club. It is located inland about 15 minutes away in a car from Puerto de Mazarrón. It is a nice and stylish country club. There are many villas available to buy there, some with pools.
Prices are reasonable, if not quite good. The main bit of the country club consists of 2 tennis courts, a taverna, gravel football pitch with goals and a large and well designed communal pool, which has a snack bar.
The taverna has a variety of choices and offers good value food. Camposol, another ‘country club’ located more inland, is really not as nice. It does have a center to it, but it is just a few restaurants/cafes followed by a large supermarket and some other shop.
But, its environment is really not that nice. Also, many of the roads/pavements in Camposol have cracked with bricks in a pile on the pavemnt. Mazarrón Country Club also has more of a Spanish feel to it, and Camposol feels like it has many Brits.
Puerto de Mazarrón is still nice to live in, though there might not be that many houses available. The Puerto has a great promenade ideal for a nice stroll. It has various different restaurants, good quality ones. Bare in mind the area is quiet and can feel quite isolated at times.
The Puerto de Mazarrón beach is quite good, but there are even better ones nearby and there is great snorkeling in La Azohía nearby where the water is quite clear and very warm and you can find many crabs and fish there.
Good luck 🙂 Edited: 4 years ago.
What is the population of Mazarron?
|Mazarrón port and beach|
|Flag Coat of arms|
|Location in Murcia|
|Mazarrón Location in Region of Murcia Show map of Murcia Show map of Spain Show all|
|Coordinates: 37°35′54″N 1°18′50″W / 37. 59833°N 1. 31389°W Coordinates : 37°35′54″N 1°18′50″W / 37. 59833°N 1. 31389°W|
|Autonomous Community||Region of Murcia|
|Province||Region of Murcia|
|• Mayor||Ginés Campillo Méndez (UIDM)|
|• Total||319 km 2 (123 sq mi)|
|Elevation ( AMSL )||55 m (180 ft)|
|• Density||99/km 2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 ( CET )|
|• Summer ( DST )||UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 968 (Murcia)|
Mazarrón is a municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia , southeastern Spain. The municipality has an area of 318. 7 square kilometres (123. 1 sq mi), and a population of 31,562 inhabitants in 2019. A military fort (named C1 or Castillitos -small castles) built between 1930 and 1936 during the reign of Alfonso XIII of Spain and the Second Spanish Republic exists as a tourist attraction on the old road between Mazarrón and Cartagena , and although it is accessible from the Bay of Mazarrón it is not in the municipality itself.
- The Bay of Mazarrón is sheltered by the last foothills of the Sierra de la Almenara, a mining area since the Carthaginian era;
- Over 35 km of beaches, unspoiled coves and rocky sea beds;
- Due to the nature of the surrounding rocks, however, the beach at Bolnuevo is of coarse grit, as are most of the beaches along this part of the coast;
The Torre de los Caballos on Los Caballos peak were built for the town’s protection against pirates from the mid-16th to the early 18th centuries. The economic development of the early 20th century led to the construction of emblematic buildings in the style known as Murcian Modernism, including the Mazarrón Town Hall and the former Cultural Athenaeum.
Which Costa is Mazarron?
By Matt May The largely unspoilt Mazarron region of Spain is located around 1 and a half hours drive south east of Alicante Airport on Murcia’s sunny Costa Calida coastline The municipality of Mazarron on the Costa Calida in the Murcia region of Spain comprises of the 2 coastal towns of Puerto de Mazarron and Bolnuevo and the inland historic town of Mazarron. It also includes the large urbanisation at Camposol which is very popular with English ex pats. In a tourism context Mazarron usually refers to Puerto de Mazarron (the coastal Port) rather than the inland town of Mazarron. The Mazarron region is located approximately 40 minutes from Murcia International Airport in Corvera and a similar distance south of Murcia city. Mazarron has become more popular with foreign visitors over the last 10-15 years due in part to the large inland developments (or urbanisations) to the north of Mazarron, the largest of which is Camposol where mainly British but also German, Dutch and Scandinavians own property. Mazarron is set in an arid, almost desert-like terrain and due to the lack of rainfall the landscape is more barren than a couple of hundred kilometres to the north. There are areas used for growing fruit and vegetables, but much of this is done under covered greenhouses which offer protection from the summer sun, but at the same time help to retain precious water.
What coast is Mazarron on?
Puerto de Mazarron Puerto de Mazarron is a seaside resort located in the south eastern region of Spain, to the west of the historic city of Cartagena. There are excellent road links and the airports of Alicante and Murcia (San Javier – Murcia Regional Airport), both close by, who offer regular flights to Europe and beyond.
Travelling time to Mazarrón is about 1 hour 45 minutes from Alicante airport, and about one hour from San Javier Airport. Beaches The coastline at Puerto de Mazarron boasts many kilometres of fine unspoilt sandy beaches with safe bathing.
The municipality has been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for water quality over consecutive years, and The World Health Organisation recently declared the province of Murcia the cleanest in Spain with the least industrial pollution. Leisure & recreation During the long hot summer months, the water temperature rises to over 20C making it ideal for sailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing as well as providing comfortable bathing.
Cyclists will enjoy the quiet country roads. There are many trails and coves to discover and explore for the adventurous. Long distance runners have a choice of on and off road routes. Population The combination of low cost housing and year-round sunshine are now proving powerful magnets for international investors and many British ex-pats who have bought permanent or holiday homes here.
The Old Town Mazarron old town is approximately six kilometres from the coast, and the town of Puerto de Mazarron. In the old town there is the town hall, daily indoor fresh produce market, banks, medical facilities, and shops. Town Hall sponsored activities The Town Hall organises many attractions for all, including mountain walking, sub-aqua diving, sailing and a variety of other activities like live music and street parties most evenings during the summer.
- Off season Puerto de Mazarron is very quiet aside from the summer season, which makes it ideal for that “get away from it all” style holiday during the autumn, winter and spring months;
- Cuisine Puerto de Mazarrón is famous for its wonderful seafood dishes;
Mouth-watering local dishes include bonito fish with noodles, peppers, garlic, sauté tomatoes and aniseed or Mazarrón sea bass oven baked with pepper, potatoes, tomatoes, dressed with pine nuts and speciality rice with lobster. Golf There are a number of golf courses in the vicinity, including the famous La Manga club.
- Climate Puerto de Mazarron enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter;
- The inland town of Mazarron can be very hot in the summer;
The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees. In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world – neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter.
Where in Spain is camposol?
Where is the nearest airport for the Camposol Urbanisation? – The Camposol Urbanisation is in the Region of Murcia, (Región de Murcia) in the south-west of Spain. The resort is located within the municipality of Mazarrón, close to the town of Mazarrón and the Puerto de Mazarrón, about a 30 minute drive inland from the Mar Menor and a 15 minute drive from the Mediterranean coastline at the Puerto de Mazarrón. The Mar Menor is Europe’s largest salt water lake, and is separated from the Mediterranean sea by a narrow channel, so although the water is still salty, it is non-tidal, providing superb sailing conditions and safe bathing, with dozens of soft sandy beaches, which slope very gently into the water. ( as opposed to the islands of the Canaries, Balearics) Mazarrón is strategically located, with good Motorway links to both the Capital of the Region of Murcia, Murcia City, Cartagena , a major port and cruise ship destination, Mazarrón , with over 30 kilometres of open beaches, and the nearby towns of Alhama de Murcia and Totana, both of which are on the edge of the Sierra Espuña natural park, an area popular with walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. Mazarrón and the Port of Mazarrón offer a full range of supermarkets, plenty of shops, weekly street market, library, Health centre, dentists, hairdressers, banks, schools, restaurants and good sports facilities, and the nearby towns of Fuesnte Álamo, Totana and Alhama also amplify the wealth of facilities nearby. Camposol is also in the centre of an area which is highly popular with ex-pats, both as a holiday destination, location for a holiday property or for residential living, so offers plenty of opportunities to interact with the ex-pat community and join one of the many clubs, societies, sporting clubs or voluntary associations in the area. There is minimal public transport, so hiring a car is highly recommended for anyone considering visiting the urbanisation on holiday. The use of seat belts is obligatory in Spain, and all children under the age of 12 must be secured in cars using child seats and restraints, so make sure to advise car hire companies of child ages if booking a rental car for family use.
- The Mediterranean coastline has dozens of beaches, offering a wide chouice of bathing conditions and services;
- This stretch of coastline is known as the Costa Cálida, or warm coast, Murcia being the warmest land-based region of Spain throughout the year;
Links to airports: The San Javier airport is about a 30 minute drive, and the Alicante airport a 1 hour 15 minutes drive from the urbanisation. The Corvera International Airport is due to open in the summer of 2014 and is a 20 minute drive from the urbanisation. Information on Murcia Today about Camposol At the bottom of every page is a map box, giving detailed information about each area, town and urbanisation. Detailed information about each location can be found using this method of search, so those with an interest in this area cansearch either the Camposol Urbanisation or Mazarrón sections. Alternatively click on the header bar to go to a mixed selection of local news and what’s on for the whole area by using the header bar at the top of every page.
Where in Spain is Mar Menor?
Mar Menor means the ‘Minor sea’, compared to the Mediterranean Sea, known as the ‘Larger Sea’ (Mar Mayor). Mar Menor is a coastal saltwater lagoon in the Iberian Peninsula located south-east of Murcia, Spain and is close to Cartagena. Four municipalities lie by the Mar Menor: Cartagena, Los Alcázares, San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar.
It comprises an area of nearly 170 km2, a coastal length of 70 km with beautiful warm and clear water no more than 7 metres in depth. It’s the largest lagoon in Spain. The lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by La Manga («the sleeve», in Spanish), a sandbar 22 km in length whose width ranges from 100 to 1,200 metres, with Cape Palos in its south-eastern spur, completing the lagoon’s rough triangular shape.
Mar Menor also plays host to the internationally reknowned La Manga Club, just 20 minutes drive from Murcia-San Javier airport or an hour from Alicante. Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year, not to mention top-notch professional training facilities, it’s hardly surprising it’s classed as one of the best sports and leisure destinations in the world; and it has the celebrity clientele to match.
What day is the market in Mazarrón?
Saturday and Sunday are market days in Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón – Shopping is always enjoyable at one of the many outdoor and indoor markets across the Region of Murcia, which are traditionally the main source of fresh produce for towns and villages.
In general prices are competitive in comparison with supermarkets, particularly if vendors are competing for trade! There are lots of very Spanish goodies on offer at these markets, including plant plugs, a bewildering variety of olives, spit roast chickens and hot fried doughnut sticks and chocolate (churros y chocolate).
A couple of words of caution to visitors, especially in the outdoor markets: it’s advisable to buy fruit only from vendors showing prices, watch it being weighed and check the price charged. Ask for a receipt (“ticket”) and if unsure ask for a bag to select your own, as the locals do. These precautions avoid “holiday maker tax” and the disappointment of being palmed off with all the bruised apples! It’s also highly recommended to keep wallets in front pockets, particularly during the busy summer markets, and to invest in a shopping trolley, for reasons which anyone who has lugged a large watermelon around in 35-degree heat will readily appreciate! The Mazarrón market takes place on Saturday mornings between 8. 00 and 14. 00 in the Plaza del Convento, in front of the Parroquía de la Purísima , the attractive white church which dominates the square. This is open on a Saturday morning, so have a look inside if you go to the market! It’s a fairly big market with around 80 stalls and is popular with expats, many of whom head for a coffee afterwards in one of the bars which surround the Plaza.
The Puerto de Mazarrón market which is held on Sunday mornings is a much bigger event, with around 300 vendors. It’s located in the Urbanización Bahía next to the municipal tennis and padel tennis courts , and is again open from 8.
00 to 14. 00. In theory there is plenty of parking, but in the summer it is normally necessary to leave the car a fair distance away, particularly after around 10. 00 as long queues form on the main road down into the town. Indoor Markets Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón The Plaza de Abastos in Puerto de Mazarrón is in Avenida Doctor Meca – click for map – and was built in the early 1990s. It has 30-odd stalls, and sells a good variety of fresh produce and other items. There is parking alongside and in surrounding streets, and the market opens every day except Sundays from 8. 00 to 14. 00. In summer evening trading takes place between 18. 00 and 20.
00. In Mazarrón itself, meanwhile, the indoor market is located alongside the main street of the town, Avenida de la Constitución, and opened in 2010. It sports a gaudi-esque tiled front and was the source of a great deal of fighting and argument between the townspeople and the administration of Francisco Blaya Blaya, the Mayor who decided to knock down the historic marketplace in the Plaza del Convento and relocate it in this new building, an extremely unpopular decision with traders which contributed to his downfall in the 2011 local elections.
The traders were forced to move, but have now vacated the building and opened new shops around the outside of the market square where the weekly open-air market is located. The building is currently closed as a market, but is used for other events from time to time.
Is it worth visiting Cartagena Spain?
CAMPOSOL MAZARRÓN SPAIN Exploring Sector A of Urbanisation Camposol in Mazarrón
Is Cartagena Spain worth visiting? – The answer to that question is an unqualified yes. There are so many things to do in Cartagena Spain from historic Roman and Carthaginian sites to feasts fit for foodies. There are marble streets and brilliant shopping. The heartstopping elevator to the top of the Castillo, boat rides and so many more activities.