Scuba divers will already know of the charms of Cabo de Palos, Spain. Located on the Costa Calida in Murcia, Cabo de Palos lies on one of the Mediterranean’s most important nature reserves, encompassing the coastline and the sea bed that stretches away into the azure blue waters of the sea. Sitting on a peninsula littered with little coves, life from a Cabo de Palos villa always revolves around the sea and the beach, but there is always plenty to do on the rare occasions that the weather isn’t ideal for sunbathing.
Just 2.5 miles from the coast of Cabo de Palos is Hormiga Island, which is widely accepted as the best scuba diving site in the whole of Spain. The island has been declared an Integral Marine Reserve for its fantastic levels of conservation and exceptional beauty, and for those who love to discover what lies beneath, the enormous wealth of coral reefs, shipwrecks and underwater caves are sure to be enough to have you flocking to a Cabo de Palos villa year after year.
Located on La Manga, the thin strip of land that separates the warm, shallow waters of the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean, a self catering Cabo de Palos villa or apartment couldn’t be better located for beach breaks or water sports holidays. The Mar Menor is a particularly good destination for water sports from sailing to water skiing, wind surfing to swimming, as the waters are both safe and warm, staying around 5°C warmer than Mediterranean waters throughout the year. Young families are particularly well catered for from Cabo de Palos accommodation. Those looking for more secluded, picturesque cove beaches will be happy in a Cabo de Palos property too, as to the southeast, the coastline turns into a string of little cove beaches, including Cala Roja, Cala Fria and Las Escalerillas.
The coastal paths in the area are an absolute joy to walk, although they can become quite narrow in places, so ensure you have a head for heights before heading out around the cliffs. Leaving from the famous Cabo de Palos lighthouse, you can head in either direction, and enjoy stunning coastal views with every turn.
Festivals and religious feasts are celebrated with aplomb in Cabo de Palos. The main event, the Easter Week processions are a wonderful extravaganzas to experience, and the flower strewn boats decorated in honour of the Virgin del Carmen on the 16th of July make for incredible viewing.
The therapeutic waters of Los Alcazares are of huge appeal to anyone staying in a self catering Cabo de Palos villa, especially after a hard day of sport or relaxing on the beach! There are a great range of spa centres in which to relax and recuperate, ready for another day in the sun tomorrow.
Summers in Cabo de Palos accommodation are a genuine delight. Temperatures reach into the mid 30’s (°C) on a daily basis in July and August, with conditions remaining beautifully balmy long into the evening. Even during the winter, the golf courses that surround the Mar Menor continue to do great business as daily temperatures are unlikely to dip below 15°C.
The nearest airport to a holiday rental property in Cabo de Palos is Murcia’s San Javier Airport (MJV), just 50km away. There are many direct flights arriving into San Javier from the UK, including BMIbaby, easyJet, Monarch and Ryanair flights from Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NEW) and Dublin (DUB) among others.