> In the Northeast is al-Bayada, which means "the white town" in Arabic. Abanilla is known as the Murcian Palestine because of its desert landscapes, palm trees oasis and Muslim origin.
> It is at the southernmost point of the region, bordering Andalusia. Águilas will captivate you with its beaches, history and Mediterranean charm. You don't need to go far if you wish to wander.
> Alcantarilla is located just 5 miles away from Murcia. This town, famous for its "huerta" (vegetable garden), is a perfect combination of tradition and innovation and was settled by Iberians, Romans, Arabs and Christians.
> Archena is crossed by the Segura River and is the entrance to the Ricote Valley. This fertile oasis surrounded by mountains is notorious for the therapeutic power of its thermal waters and for a history which dates back to the Iberian period
> If you're going with family or friends, as a couple or alone... We have beaches of all types, from small and hidden coves to long stretches of fine sand, and to top it off, they are spread out over two seas. Don't worry, we have the beach you are looking for!
> Bullas has been traditionally considered as the entrance to the North West of Murcia. Life in this village revolves around wine, making possible a "perfect match" between culture and vine, history and a green and mountainous nature
> Calasparra, surrounded by four different rivers and two marshes, has one of the most amazing natural landscapes in the north-west. You will be amazed by its cave paintings, archaeological sites, culture, outdoor sports and its rice, which could be probably the best you¿ve ever tasted.
> Caravaca de La Cruz is considered to be one of the five holy cities in the world, and a key destination for pilgrims and travellers alike who are looking for an inspiring, different and above all enjoyable place to go.
> Cartagena, with more than 3,000 years of history, has been the scene of some of the most outstanding passages throughout time. This Punic, Roman, military and art nouveau city offers nowadays so many things to see and do that it has become one of the most appealing destinations in the Mediterranean area.
> The municipality of Cehegín is located in the heart of the north-western district. Prehistoric, Iberian, Roman, Visigoth, Arab and Christian settlers left their legacy in these landscapes with ever-changing nature, a legacy everyone enjoys today.
> Cieza is the entrance to the North of the Region of Murcia. Full of crossroads, it keeps a rich historical legacy inherited from different cultures that have occupied its territory since the antiquity. Beautiful landscapes, festivities, cave paintings, routes, museums, gastronomy and adventure turn Cieza into a destination for all ages.
> Costa Cálida is the ideal place for practicing all kinds of water sports throughout the year due to its climatic conditions. Come and enjoy whenever you want!
> Bringing back a T-shirt as a souvenir is great, but to actually take a piece of Murcia away with you is so much better. Typical products of the region are the best way to remember your trip, or make those that could not go with you feels as if they were there too. Make space in your suitcase!
> If you are on a diet or are considering starting one, it would be better to skip this section. You have been warned! We give you ten temptations that put the sweet note at the end of a meal or can be enjoyed whenever. Any time is a good time to give into your cravings, especially when it tastes as heavenly as these. So forget the calories and enjoy!
> The municipality of Fortuna stands out by its vast horizons and its contrast between arid landscapes and green palm trees. The history of this land, surrounded by nature protection areas, is strongly linked with a thermal spring that's been really appreciated since the Iberian and Roman periods.
> If what you need is a break, then forget about your stresses and treat yourself. The region's waters are available to you from our numerous spas and thalassotherapy centres.
> In a region where parties are held every month of the year, it's more than likely that your visit will coincide with at least one of them, and if not, there is bound to be a festival. Music, theatre, dance... whatever takes your fancy, we have something for you.
> Jumilla is one of the crucial stops in the North East region. Called 'the beauty' by the Arabs, it is famous for its wines with Designation of Origin (D.O.), its gastronomy, its gardens and its Iberian, Roman and Medieval legacy.
> In Valencia, they have paella; in Madrid, cocido (stew); and in Galicia, pulpo (octopus) - but what about in Murcia? Here we don't have just one typical dish; we have loads. And the truth is that one tasty bite is worth its weight in gold. That's why we're giving you ten of our best dishes that are eaten with a knife and fork. These dishes should be tasted whilst sitting down calmly because each bite is an explosion of flavour. Don't try and rush through them all if you don't have time to try every single one. Simply read the description, choose the one you feel like eating and get ready for quite a feast!
> La Manga, a renowned touristic hotspot for decades, has been a Mecca for lovers of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and hustle and bustle. Despite the huge number of visitors that descend here every year, this paradise still has many spots to explore, surprises to offer and secluded places to discover. Only here can you choose to swim in two seas, or watch the sun set and or rise over either of these waters.