Costa Calida – the warm coast
The region of Murcia is often called Costa Calida (the warm coast). The province is located south of the Costa Blanca and extends for approximately 100 km. It has one of the most pristine shores of the Spanish Mediterranean. The climate on the Costa Calida is one of the best you can find in all of Europe: 316 sunny days a year and an average temperature of around 20 degrees.
In the past, the Costa Calida was an isolated area because of the poor road connections, but today a lot has been invested to lure tourism and investors to the area. The road connections are now fantastic and there are modern high-speed trains from Madrid and Barcelona, giving Spaniards the opportunity to reach Murcia within a few hours. The new Corvera airport has recently been opened, making the area even more attractive. Another option is the Alicante airport on the Costa Blanca.
The nature of the region is impressive. You will find from desert to forests and beaches with steep cliffs and beautiful white sand, not to mention the incredibly beautiful valley of Ricote where you can still find the Spanish countryside and traditional small southern Spanish villages.
In the past, the region was best known for its extensive cultivation of oranges, lemons and vegetables, as well as the popular resorts of La Manga and Cartagena, but tourism has grown in recent years, resulting in an increasing number of golf courses and hotels.
Read more about the Costa Calida here: https://www.murciaturistica.es/en/home/