The region Murcia (Costa Calida) is located in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, between the regions of Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha and Valencia. The region of Murcia occupies an area of 11,317 km2 and with a coastline of 274 kilometres in total. Bordering the province of Albacete in the North, Alicante in the east, the provinces of Granada, Albacete and Almería in the west, and the Mediterranean.
The Costa Calida is also known as Europes Kitchen Yard due to the agriculture that are to be found all over the region.
In the northeast of the region you will find the popular and famous Mar Menor, which is the biggest lagoon in Spain with a size of 170 km2 and wit a coastline of 70 kilometres. Separating the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean Sea is “La Manga del Mar Menor” (the sleeve). Costa Calida is also know for a large number of great golf courses on the many resorts built the since the beginning of 2000.
The region of Murcia offers some excellent hiking areas. Between Cabo de Palos and Cartagena you will find the lovely Calblanque nature park with mountains and virgin beaches. Inland you will find the beautiful Mountain Park Sierra Espuña with an average height of 800 meters going up to 1.583 meters.
The biggest cities along the Costa Calida are the Murcia City itself, Cartagena, Lorca and Molina de Segura.