The variety and diversity of the Region of Murcia is not only reflected in its multiple cultural traditions. It is particularly noticeable in the wealth of natural habitats, in the number of fascinating spots that we can find both on the coast and inland. It has often been said that while one Murcia Region ¿looks towards the sea¿ a second one ¿faces inland¿. All in all, it can in general be asserted that the Region of Murcia offers a wide range of activities which bring you into contact with nature.
The coast is not only a paradise for lovers of water sports and the traditional sun-and-sea seeking holidaymakers; here the visitor can also find places of special ecological interest like the San Pedro del Pinatar salt lagoons - which border on the province of Alicante - or the Calblanque nature reserve, nestling on the Mediterranean coastline close to La Manga and the seaside town of Cabo de Palos.
The interior also offers a mosaic of nature conservation areas and picturesque landscapes: from the Natural Park of Sierra Espuña to the El Valle Nature Reserve; from natural sanctuaries of ecological interest like Sierra de la Pila (Fortuna, Abarán, Blanca and Molina) or the Sierra del Carche (Jumilla), to the Revolcadores massif (Moratalla); or beauty spots like the Fuentes del Marqués springs (Caravaca) or the Salto de la Novia (Ojós).
Travelling inland, visitors will also discover places of singular beauty such as lakes, reservoirs and water-courses, where they will be able to practise a variety of outdoor activities and sports in resorts fully-equipped with all the necessary services, or allow themselves to be carried away by the lure of routes leading to key natural or cultural locations throughout the region, like the Vía Verde (Green Way), a 48 km-long pathway built on a disused railway, connecting the towns of Baños de Mula and Caravaca de la Cruz. The Natural Heritage of the Region of Murcia awaits you.