Throughout history its mineral wealth has been vitally important, these mines although now disused, now have regular organized trips. Its other great asset being the sea and its fishing industry. Mazarrón has a history of prehistoric cave dwellers, and the Phoenicians who came to these shores left a significant footprint too, remains of their ships were found in recently in the harbour. The Romans traded from this area and now right through to recent times it is the immigrants who continue to contribute their own culture to the town and its surroundings. The municipality of Mazarrón boasts 35 km of beaches, with its cliffs and small coves this makes it a unique area along the Spanish Mediterranean coast being completely unspoilt. Navigating the seas you discover hidden coves inaccessible by land. One of the most interesting natural phenomena is the ”Wind Erosions” of Bolnuevo, known as the "Enchanted City, where wind and water have carved whimsical figures close to the shoreline. Mazarrón also offers excellent off shore diving with a variety of marine flora and fauna. In Mazarrón there is protected landscape of the Sierra de las Mulberry, 1,800 hectares of vegetation adapted to the dry climate and typical of South Eastern Spain. Herbs such as, thyme, rosemary, and esparto grass thrive in this Mediterranean climate. Winters here are mild and short with long hot summers and rain is scarce. The temperatures throughout the year are around 18°C, with the majority of days being sunny. There are two reasons that explains the special microclimate that is enjoyed in Mazarrón. On the one hand, inland, the town is surrounded by high mountains, which prevents strong northerly winds penetrating the area and at sea, the situation of our Gulf between Cabo de Palos and Cabo de Gata, allows cold breezes coming from the Atlantic through the Straits of Gibraltar to pass through without affecting the water temperature which remains 5º higher than the rest of the Mediterranean, giving this coastal area its name, the Costa Cálida. Mazarrón currently has over 36,000 inhabitants in total, the actual town population is 18,000. The remainder are settled in Puerto de Mazarrón and in the surrounding villages, the local population is still 86% Spanish. It is one of the main tourist centers of the Murcia Region, with more than 130,000 visitors during the summer using its unforgettable beaches. During the past 10 years, the region of Murcia has benefited greatly from EU funding and has a fantastic new road network, allowing excellent accessibility to all regions.
It is a True Spanish experience! With its unique micro-climate and warm, clean seas, the most breathtaking diverse landscapes, beaches and coves the Mediterranean has to offer you, these are some of the best reasons to pay the Costa Cálida a visit! The Port of Mazarrón and its surrounding areas, offer an investor one of the most beautiful, authentically Spanish, coastal locations on the Mediterranean. It is easy to see why discerning people decide to live or spend their free time here in this lovely part of the Costa Cálida.
CENTRAL: In the heart of this charming coastal town you will find our main office base. Properties located here are situated about a 5 to 10 minute walk away from the first of Ports many stunning beaches along with its many shops, bars, restaurants, a medical centre, bus station and a popular Sunday market, not to mention the fantastic new Marina and beautiful palm-tree lined promenade.
LA CUMBRE: This area is a quiet suburb that is in an elevated central location in the Port. From here, it is only a 10-minute walk or a couple of minutes drive to the Promenade, the New Marina, and the center of the port with all its amenities.
BAHIA: Bahia is a large area of the Port, being just minutes from the beach of Bahia, which is regarded by many as the best beach in the Area! Depending on where the property is located it could be only a 5 minute walk to the promenade.
FRONT LINE: As the name implies these are frontline properties, meaning they have uninterrupted sea views. This location is very sought after due to these amazing sea views with its diverse landscapes from the rocky coastline and wide sand beaches to the dramatic mountains that surround the town. With its proximity to all amenities, including the Port with all its lovely beaches and restaurants and only a 2-minute stroll with your towel to the beach it is a popular area.
EL FARO: Very popular due to its elevated position, which occupies one of the most prominent positions in the Port, above the exclusive new Marina, close to the Lighthouse (as the name ̈El Faro ̈ suggests) and Statue Of Christ, which has a dedication platform high up on the rocks overlooking the Port, the Bay of Mazarrón and beyond. As well as that, its proximity to all amenities and only being a 3 minute stroll with your towel, down through the suburb of the Port to the beautiful Beach and palm-lined promenade.
EL ALCOLAR: This popular area is mainly residential and depending on the properties location is could be only an 8-minute walk to the Promenade, leading to the New Marina and the centre of the port with all its amenties. The beach is even closer!.
EL ALAMILLO: A little bit further away this is a mainly residential area and depending on the properties location you could be only minutes away from the small commercial area of Alamillo, where you will find local bars, restaurants , a small supermarket and a chemist, not to mention the glorious beaches of the Bay of Mazarrón.
Moving East from the Port, you come to two areas which are regarded as within the Port but are large enough to be named areas:
Isla Plana itself is almost split into 3 distinct areas: El Limonar which is predominantly detached Villas in an elevated position with spectacular sea views and regarded as a very select residential area. Mojón Hills which is an area that is cherished by people who seek tranquility and appreciate the stunning scenery that is offered from this elevated vantage point. Properties here are mainly apartments and penthouses with many being in an elevated position with incredible sea views.
The Village itself is a pretty coastal fishing village. Here you will find a delightful Church, perched on a rocky outcrop above the lovely Isla Plana Bay. This focal point entices locals and visitors alike to the local Residents Association which runs a cafe offering tapas and drinks in a privileged position on the front of one of the charming little Coves that make this place so magical! The village has a Supermarket, Shops, Bank, Pharmacy and Medical Centre and several Bars and excellent Restaurants. It also has a Wonderful Promenade leading to a sandy Beach. This historically been one of the favourite places to visit along this wonderful coastline and is known for its numerous pretty little coves and its stretch of golden sandy beach.
Moving a little further East, 5 minutes from Isla Plana and 15 minutes drive from the Port, you enter:
This is another old fishing village, which has a breathtaking environmentally protected area of unspoilt coastline, with some of the best natural landscapes and wildlife to be seen on the Mediterranean Coastline. There is a small supermarket and in the heart of this popular little fishing village you will find a church, bars and restaurants overlooking the small harbour, popular with fishermen, divers and beach goers. The arching stretch of beach that laps around this little old fishing harbour provides a great day out for any water sport/activity and safe bathing for the family. San Gines, considered by many to be one of the most exclusive areas, with its palm groves, beach and surrounding mountains. El Pinar, another area, has been noted for its natural beauty and charm. The development itself is set adjacent to a pine forest. It is only a gentle walk through these woods that will bring you to a magnificent shoreline.
Now, moving away from the Port, in a Westerly direction we come to:
This coastal resort has many elevated properties overlooking the magnificent beach. Historically, it has been one of the favourite places to visit along this wonderful coastline. Being a former fishing village close to Port, it is famous not only for its beautiful stretch of golden sandy beach but also its amazing stone sculptures. A little further south of Bolnuevo is an environmentally protected area of unspoilt coastline, with some of the best natural landscapes and wildlife to be seen on the Mediterranean Coastline. (Not to mention the tranquil and isolated official naturist beaches.)
Moving inland away from the beaches where there are many small villages and a nº of Urbanisations:
This is arguably one of the most prestigious smaller developments and only 15 minutes from the coast and Port of Mazarrón. There is a Spanish restaurant on site serving delicious tapas dishes or 'Menu del Dia', locals or visitors come from miles around to visit this and the tropical large pool area which can be used for the day, for a nominal fee. If you would like a game of tennis there are also two courts available and other areas for communal sports. It is possible for you to order and purchase freshly baked bread, milk and other items from the restaurant.
A large urbanization which is itself the size of a small town. Only a 20 minute drive to the Port with all its wonderful beaches. All your needs are catered for you here as there is a medical centre, chemist, supermarket, shops, gym, many bars and restaurants. This is the location of your nearest Golf Course with its lovely club house and restaurant. Here the mix is less Spanish with many Western Europeans settled here, such as the British, Germans, Dutch and French. Properties here are a mix of detached, semi-detached and linked houses, there are no high rises.
There are many Roman spa towns & villages: Totana, famed for its Monastery & Sierra Espuña National Park, with its wild boars, stunning stock of trees and rare plant life. Clustered around this Magnificent Nature Reserve, there are the equally interesting towns of Alhama de Murcia, Aledo and Lorca. These are all between 35-40 minute drive from the Port of Mazarrón.
Shopping: For a city shopping experience, the capital city of Murcia and historic naval port of Cartagena are just a 40-50 minute drive away. Along with a variety shopping malls on the outskirts of both Murica and Caratagena.
Airports: The nearest airports from the Port are at San Javier (50 minutes) and Alicante (1.5 hours), with a new inland international airport at Corvera being about 45 minutes drive (when it opens, it is complete but yet to open due to political issues!).
Sports: A variety of water sports, from jet skiing to scuba. Many walking groups. If you are looking for the nearest golf courses, you will have a 20/35-minute drive inland. And finally if you are looking for some winter snow or skiing you have Granada and its famed Sierra Nevada Slopes and the Alhambra Palace just a 2.5-hour drive away. Just before Murcia there is a water theme park and zoo for the younger at heart.