10 Things to Do in Region of Murcia That You Shouldn't Miss

August 21, 2017 Jana Sager

The Region of Murcia (/ˈmʊərsiə/; Spanish: Región de Murcia [reˈxjon de ˈmuɾθja], Catalan: Regió de Múrcia) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the state, between Andalusia and Valencian Community, on the Mediterranean coast.

1. Balkysub Dive Operations

Paseo de Dimas Ortega Lopez 22, 30370 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
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5 based on 423 reviews

Balkysub Dive Operations

Welcome to the PADi CDC 5 Star Dive Resort "Balkysub", place in which you can enjoy the adventures of Diving with professionals who are exciting to show you the underwater world. We offer the whole PADI courses from beginners to professional levels in Madrid and in area of Cabo de Palos -Murcia- Spain, where we enjoy everyday diving the best Marine Reserve in Med Sea. In balkysub you will find a family for your holidays. We also offer Diving Trips for qualified divers everyday in the Marine Reserve and in the amazing shipwrecks. In every dive you will be guided by an experienced local dive guide in a maximum group of five divers. Every day of the year we are waiting for you to do what we love, just dive. Welcome to the Balkysub's Philosophy.

Reviewed By Shackera - London

My 3 children snorkelled first with Balkysub, they then under took the Open Water PADI course.
The Balkysub team were very friendly, supportive and positive, The training was professional and focused on safety.
This review was almost a 5 star, only the process of confirming the PADI e-learning being an issue. There seemed to be many small, but frustrating problems with the e-learning, first with the log-in's, then secondly having to take screen shots of the complete e-learning and emailing (they apparently got stuck in the spam filters). Re-sitting one exam was also a little hap-hazard and not supported very well.
The reception worked hard to accommodate us with follow up dives. When issues were raised the reactions was good with many of the staff with good English.
Will definitely be back to explore the underwater nature reserve with Balkysub!

2. Playa de Calblanque

30730 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 669 reviews

Playa de Calblanque

Reviewed By David A - Chichester, United Kingdom

Fabulous beach in a National Park with an unfamiliar landscape, the photos don't do it justice. It has no facilities and you have to catch a bus to get there unless you drive before 09.00 in the morning, so you need to take everything you need with you. Kids love it as the slope of the beach is very shallow.

3. Golf Delux

Calle Seneca 1 | Polígono Industrial, 30710 Los Alcazares, Spain +34 968 58 42 21
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Golf Delux

Reviewed By John W - Spain

Great Restaurant with meals at very competitive prices. One can also have a round of mini golf.
Plenty of car parking, situated just outside Los Alcázares on the RM-F30 just before the Mar Menor Golf Resort.
Very friendly staff, great food, quick service. Give them a try.

4. Zenia Boulevard

Calle Jade 2, 03189, Orihuela, Spain +34 966 76 15 30
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zenia Boulevard

Zenia Boulevard is the largest Shopping centre in the province of Alicante. Our customers and visitors describe us as a city, with its streets, squares, Fountains, daily Concerts and events that bring Zenia Boulevard to life and are what makes us different and exciting. It is a Shopping Centre designed for the enjoyment and entertainment of our visitors. The Shopping Centre's gorgeous, well-tended plants and Gardens include more than 90 different species. We also have a free health and fitness park, where you can exercise, relax in the rest zones, watch the big sporting events and fascinating documentaries on the giant LED screen, and enjoy free Concerts and shows every week on our stage...plus over 150 shops with the best prices and a huge choice of products. Such a range of attractions means that visitors return to the centre over and over again, making it the ideal place for meeting up with friends. Over 150 shops including Alcampo, Decathlon, Primark, Leroy Merlin, Conforama, Norauto, Media Markt, Zara with its new look, Lefties, H&M, C&A, Massimo Dutti and many more await you. You will also find many exclusive stores here if you are looking for something special, such as Guess, Geox, Via di Milano (Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.), Astoria (Meex, Hugo Boss, CK), Z&A (Tommy and Lacoste), etc. If you are shopping for the kids, you are in luck, because Tutto Picolo, Mayoral, Zippy, Baby Center, Pekes and other children's stores are all here. We are to be found in Zenia (Orihuela Costa), right on the coast, and indeed the Shopping Centre's Plaza Mayor overlooks the sea. There are also unrivalled views to be seen from our outdoor Terrace and from many of our restaurants. Our choice of places to eat includes: Muerde la Pasta, Burger King, Lizarran, 100 Montaditos, Wok Center, Foster's Hollywood, Good Rices Arroceria y Pizzeria, Yogurin Club, Subway, Che! Argentino, De Bassus and Taperia Dos Hermanas, and many more. In addition, Tommy Mel's and Che! Ristorante Italiano will be opening soon. There are also plenty of leisure options to enjoy. We have a big children's park and a play area to entertain the little ones. Several months ago saw the opening of Bowling Pleno La Zenia and Casinos del Mediterraneo. And in our Pharmacy, located in the Plaza Mayor, you can buy all your medicines. Situated 10 minutes from Torrevieja, 5 minutes from Campoamor, 30 minutes from Cartagena, 55 minutes from Murcia, 37 minutes from Elche, 47 minutes from Alicante, 15 minutes from San Javier, Zenia Boulevard is the perfect destination for shopping, strolling, having fun and discovering exciting things to do with your family and/or friends. Do you want to miss out on all this? Visit Zenia Boulevard and find everything you desire, from Z to A.

Reviewed By Nina Planting M

I spent an afternoon here with two adults and eight children. It is a good place to shop with children as it is clean, tidy and relatively easy to keep an eye on the kids. Nice shops, friendly staff and good places to eat and drink when required. As it is outside and not enclosed in a buliding it isabit like walking in a small town.

5. Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza

Calle Esperanza s/n | Murcia, 30420 Calasparra, Spain +34 968 84 22 01
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza

Reviewed By Chariz B - Haverhill, United Kingdom

This sanctuary is a short drive away from our villa in Calasparra. Our trip is not complete without a visit to the sanctuary. The restaurant attached to it serves the best paella that we have tried anywhere else.during the summer season, youncan rent bbq stalls along the river just like what the locals do and if you are brave enough, go for a dip in the river.

6. El Faro de Cabo de Palos

Cabo de Palos, La Manga del Mar Menor, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 934 reviews

El Faro de Cabo de Palos

Reviewed By PerunTouristAgency - Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

I personally was quite disappointed with the lighthouse, but is worth the visit. Nice view of La Manga and from what was explained obviously one of the best places to dive in Spain. The lighthouse itself isn't opened for visitors, so it doesn't look much from outside, but offers good views from the platform outside.

7. Dique de Levante Breakwater

Paseo de la Libertad, Torrevieja, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 244 reviews

Dique de Levante Breakwater

The Dique de Levante, with an extension of 1600 metres, has become a privileged esplanade facing the sea. Its structure combines wood and steel,and at the bottom side it includes a cycleway.The Dique de Levante is one of the most visited places by both tourists and inhabitan.

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

The raised breakwater boardwalk is longer than you think - you spot the statue at the curve and think that’s it - well actually it’s only half distance! Not sure of the length in total but reckon it must be near a mile. The main walkway is made of railway sleeper type logs but not as thick and a narrow paved path is to one side. Be careful if you walk along the planks without footwear as a number of the fixing screws have worked loose and become slightly raised in places. The statue half way is interesting, sculpted by Carmen Fraile (name’s on the plinth!) and alongside is a water Fountain. Walking along you get views over the marina and also the submarine museum moored up at the jetty across wasteland. A boat rental/water ski area is at the end of the marina and no doubt interesting to watch the goings on in summer (it was closed when I was there mid November). Fishermen gather along rocks around the lighthouse and a number of cats hang around the bench area and stairs nearby - looking over the railing I noticed a couple of small huts and food bowls so they’re obviously well fed and looked after - when I sat down one insisted on trying to snooze on my lap! If it’s a hot day you can walk along the bottom road which is in the shade.
A pleasant walk, nice views and good for exercise!

8. Caravaca de la Cruz

Caravaca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 326 reviews

Caravaca de la Cruz

Reviewed By Baz-Protest - Belfast, United Kingdom

Over 200 Craft stalls in a beautiful city At Christmas they have a Belan an exhibition of a scenes from the bible from the Annunciation to the flight into Egypt of Jesus. Very hilly if you find walking hard A beautiful Cathedral and Monastery Said to be the 5th Holiest city in the world

9. Guardamar Moncayo Beach

Playa de Moncaio, Guardamar del Segura, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 389 reviews

Guardamar Moncayo Beach

Reviewed By Nicki M - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Seems most of Spain gets a little neglected when it's out of season. This beach is lovely, has soft sand, chilled out beach bar hut. However the bins were overflowing, inviting swarms of wasps - everywhere!!
There were no toilets local, with the only one close being a single toilet in a hut on the beach. It was filthy, and that really is putting it politely
The cluster of beach umbrellas may as well have been put on top of one another. Roughly only 5-6ft between them.
However, couldnt complain about parking and we enjoyed a couple of long days here.

10. Castle of Lorca

Calle Zonas Verdes, 30800 Lorca, Spain +34 968 95 96 46
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 515 reviews

Castle of Lorca

The Castle of Lorca is the hallmark of the city, symbol of power and the incessant struggle between the Nasrid kingdom of Granada and the Crown of Castile. The castle-fortress is a place where history is lived first hand through Exhibitions, workshops for the whole family, guided tours and extraordinary activities throughout the year. In this space, Ben Sakar (the Hawk's Son), the virtual mascot of the castle will show you scenarios as emblematic as the walls, the stables, the cisterns, the Tower of the Spur, the Tower Alfonsina or the Jewish Synagogue.

Reviewed By nikitajaynenr - Manchester, United Kingdom

As an avid hater of audio tours, I was pleasantly surprised with my visit to the Castle. This is definitely worth a trip to if you have a spare day! The audio guide isn't too much, and alongside older history, there is also more modern fact about the castle, mainly to do with recent earthquakes and the effects on the city/castle. The views from the castle are amazing and there's so much to take in. We went on a very hot day and regretted not taking sun hates and water as its quite open and exposed, however there are vending machines around the complex. The café was nothing too special, but was a welcome reward after a few hours in the sun and on our feet! Overall this place is definitely worth the visit if you've got a interest in Spanish history (which is cooler than I though) and have a love for the views of Spain!!

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