Costa Calida which means "the warm coast" is the approximately 250 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline in the region of Murcia on the southeast corner of Spain . It extends from El Mojon in the north near the frontier of the region of Alicante to Aguilas in the south bordering the region of Almeria.
From one of Spain''s famous coastal treasures, the Mar Menor, a natural salt water lagoon, separated from the Mediterranean Sea by the La Manga Strip to the gorgeous beaches that dot its coastal towns, Costa Calida is the ultimate dream paradise.Mar Menor (Little Sea) is a beutiful area located on the east coast of Spain, within the region of Murcia, just above the city of Cartagena. Few regions have the good fortune to have both a saltwater lake and a Mediterranean shore. The region of Murcia has both and the salt water lake with an area of 170sq.km is known as Mar Menor, the largest salt water lake in Europe. Mar Menor is part of the Costa Calida.
The average annual temperature here is 17ºC and the average during the summer is above 21ºC. The winters are very mild, very rarely falling below 10ºC. Rain is also rare here. With over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and the mild climate, the water here can reach 30º in August. The coast of the Mar Menor is flanked by small towns, in the past homes to fishermen and today, tourist enclaves. San Pedro del Pinatar in the north covers 21.7sq.km and has 15,200 inhabitants. This can swell to 60,000 in the summer months. Below this is San Javier with over 20,000 residents.
Below are towns including Los Alcazares that may be of interest to you on your stay in spain,Most of the holiday rentals advertised are located in the towns or close by. The costa calida & Mar menor areas are a great place to visit full of beauty and history have a look at our area guide when deciding where you would like to stay.If you have any specific questions about any of the areas contact us.