surroundings

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                 Small yurt

              

      Mountains around campsite

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              Cartagena Port

       Roman Amphitheatre                      Cartagena

   Beach art - El Portus beach

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The Costa Cálida is an extensive stretch of the coast of Murcia, a total of 250 km of Mediterranean coastline. This region has a microclimate that is characterized by a high annual average temperature and relative degree of aridity. 


Golf lovers can play at La Manga Club - one of the most prestigious golf resorts in the World and only 25 km from El Portus - and there are several other golf courses within easy reach.

 

For those who prefer something less energetic, there are all kinds of possibilities nearby:

 

Cartagena (10 km), a city with a history going back several thousand years, has archaeological remains from the Carthaginian, Roman and Byzantine periods. There are several museums, together with many buildings and sites of special cultural interest. There is a weekly programme of theatre, dancing and music and in July it is the venue for the famous International Festival La Mar de Músicas. 

 

The elaborate Religious Processions through the streets during each day of Holy Week are among the finest in Spain. The Fiesta of the Carthaginians and Romans, which takes place in September, is recognised internationally. Cartagena also offers an interesting gastronomic experience. 

 

For those who like a shopping spree, there are many opportunities, from big department stores to small shops offering local specialities. All this within 15 minutes of El Portus...


Murcia (50km), the capital of the Region, offers historic, artistic and cultural experiences every bit as good as those in Cartagena. There are fiestas whose origins are lost in history and the food is possibly the best in the whole of the middle part of south-east Spain...

 

It is impossible to mention here all the many fascinating places, towns and cities less than an hour away.