The Costa Cálida, which has a literal translation of "Costa Cálida", is a 250km stretch of the Spanish coastline located in the Murcia region. The region is often described as having its own "microclimate" with high average temperatures throughout the year and low average rainfall, around only 34 cm per year. In 1986, the World Health Organization recommended the area's climate as one of the most equitable. In the world, Murcia has an average of 320 sunny days a year, which makes it an ideal destination at any time of the year.
This diverse and relatively unspoilt region of southeastern Spain is less developed and quieter than its better-known neighbour, the Costa Blanca. It stretches from San Pedro del Pinatar at its northernmost point to the port city of Águilas in the south. The most suitable locations for families and retired couples are Torre de la Horadada, San Javier, San Pedro Del Pinatar, Los Alcázares and Cartagena.
In addition to its many regional nature parks, impressive mountain ranges, and culturally rich cities, the region also boasts the unique feature of having coastlines on two seas. The Costa Cálida offers beach resorts both on the Mediterranean and on the Mar Menor, which at around 170 km² is actually the largest saltwater coastal lagoon in Europe. The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a 22 km strip of land known as "La Manga" (La Manga). The resorts here on the La Manga strip are more developed with greater seasonal variations in visitor numbers than most inland on the Mar Menor, which remains popular year-round. The Mar Menor is not tidal and very shallow (only 8m at its deepest), making it ideal and safe for families with younger children. In addition, it is also on average 5 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean. .
In addition to a growing popularity with tourists and foreign buyers, the Murcia and Costa Cálida region is also one of the main producers of fruit and vegetables in Europe and is often referred to as the "Orchard Market of Europe".
Over the past 15 years, golf tourism has been a key driver in the continued increase in foreign visitors to the area and now boasts around 20 championship courses and luxury golf resorts, all located within a 20-minute drive of the area. one from another. The Nicklaus trail incorporates 6 18-hole championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, such as The Mar Menor Golf Resort, La Torre and El Valle, they are closed Floridian-style resorts with multiple leisure activities with newly built luxury apartments and villas offering idyllic living and fantastic golf and country views. The region is also home to Lo Romero Golf and Hacienda del Álamo, which is one of the longest golf courses in Spain and of course the world famous La Manga Club.