Murcia, covering 11,000 square kilometres making up 45 municipalities is home to just over 1 million inhabitants. It has an airport, which although called Murcia airport is actually 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city in the coastal town of San Javier. Due to the present location of Murcia airport the city is hardly a well–visited tourist attraction, the new airport due to be finished in 2011 will be in Corvera. Spend a few days here in Murcia and you won’t regret it; it’s a great example of Spain and all its character.
Murcia is located on the Mediterranean Sea and forms a small sea of its own, known as the Mar Menor. Some of the beaches of the Mar Menor include: San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera, Los Alcázares, and La Manga.
If you’re looking for more than a swim and prefer hiking, we recommend the Natural Park of Calblanque in Murcia and the beautiful coves and coastal parts that surround this area. For the nature lover, there are a number of activities in the mountains of the Sierra Espuña in the north of Murcia. In Murcia you can enjoy diving, boating, walking and eating. Have a go at geocaching in Murcia and explore the natural parks and mountains.