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Destination guide

Experience Spain with Region of Murcia holiday lets

From sun-drenched beaches to ancient Roman ruins, Region of Murcia is a multifaceted slice of Spain. Travelling the province, you'll find yourself swept away by a whirlwind of baroque architecture, Mediterranean seascapes and lush countryside. Not to mention a flourishing food scene that will leave you dreaming of market vegetable stews, fragrant seafood paella and full-bodied Monastrell wine. Whatever your destination, experience Murcia through a local lens with exclusive self-contained holiday lets that are perfect for families, groups and couples, alike.

History

Castles, cathedrals and villa rentals in Region of Murcia

Perched high above Lorca and topped by a pair of towers, Castillo Fortaleza del Sol is one of the province's signature attractions. Today, you can wander around the medieval fortress, stroll around the ruined Jewish Quarter and take in sweeping views over the Sierra del Cano mountains. For a glimpse of the region's lavish past, don't miss the magnificent Real Casino de Murcia, a resplendent building filled with gilded frescoes and sparkling chandeliers. Nearby, the showstopping Plaza Cardenal Belluga is lined with an eclectic mix of buildings, including the Gothic-style Catedral de Santa Maria.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Murcia

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Murcia a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Terra Natura (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Altorreal Golf Club (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Alhama Signature Golf (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Hacienda del Alamo Golf Club (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • El Valle Golf (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Peraleja Golf (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Murcia

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Murcia. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sierra Espuna (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Azud de Ojós (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Murcia Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Floridablanca Garden (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Mar Menor (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Bolnuevo Beach (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)
Beaches

Beach-hopping with Region of Murcia holiday rentals

The Costa Calida stretches for roughly 250 kilometres along Spain's Mediterranean Coast – it's a paradise for sunseekers. Aguilas, a picturesque Roman fishing port perched on the southern tip of the Costa Calida, is a great base for beach-hopping along Cuatro Calas, a quartet of coves fringed by powdery sand, golden cliffs and turquoise water. Dreaming of the Mediterranean? Wake up to sparkling sea views, with oceanfront Region of Murcia holiday villas.

How to get there

How to get to and around Murcia

The nearest airport is in Murcia (MJV-San Javier), located 36.8 mi (59.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), which is 53.2 mi (85.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Murcia Station, Cieza Station and Calasparra Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Getting around from your Region of Murcia holiday let

Cities like Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca are easy to get around on foot, as are most beach resorts. If location is a top priority, simply stay local with Region of Murcia holiday lets in the heart of the city centre. Depending on your itinerary, you may prefer to rent a car and explore Region of Murcia at your own pace. This will give you the freedom to hop between cities, towns, beaches and rural destinations.

Food & drink 

Tapas and wine with holiday villas in Region of Murcia

Urban foodies will love dining out in Murcia, where you'll find farm-to-table bistros, upscale restaurants and lively tapas bars. Most spotlight ingredients sourced from the city's Moorish-era market gardens. Save your appetite for local delicacies, like grilled artichokes, cauldron-cooked rice and creamy salmorejo soup. Seafood paellas are found across Region of Murcia and are loaded with ocean-fresh ingredients, like octopus, lobster and squid. Wash down your meal with a glass of local Murcian wine. Foodies will love Region of Murcia holiday rentals, which offer the freedom to stock up on produce at local markets and prepare your own Spanish delicacies.

Essential info

Information for your Region of Murcia holiday rentals stay

  • Stock up on euros at local ATMs, which usually offer the best exchange rates
  • If you're paying by credit card, you'll often be asked to show your passport or photo ID
  • For everything from placing restaurant orders to interacting with locals, it's worth learning a few Spanish words and phrases to help enhance your time in Murcia
  • Whether you're craving a city break or a seaside getaway, enjoy a local experience with spacious Region of Murcia holiday rentals

How many holiday rentals are available around Region of Murcia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,832 holiday lettings around Region of Murcia. From 819 villas to 2,737 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Region of Murcia?

Perhaps it's the dreamy sea views, or maybe it's the opportunity to chill out all day, every day. There's just something about a beach getaway that calls to all of us. HomeAway has 1,627 places to stay beside the beach. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our selection here includes:

  • 1,340 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,020 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 610 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Region of Murcia?

There's something really cool and chic about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a view you're after or just an easy place to hang out, an apartment could be the perfect choice. You can choose from 2,771 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you make your booking early, you could be spending as little as £17 a night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 846 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £18 per night.
  • Villa: 846 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £34 per night.
  • Cottage: 136 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Region of Murcia in a large group?

Nothing comes close to getting together with your old friends or spending a few nights with extended family in a terrific new area. And the best thing, HomeAway has options big enough for everyone. The top option for larger groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and there are 699 currently listed. In and around the area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for places that can house 6 guests? We have 2,248 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £26 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 843 holiday rentals that are suitable. You can get one for as little as £24 per night.
  • Searching for properties for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 418 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as £40 a night.

You and the squad will be well looked after when you arrange your Region of Murcia getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Region of Murcia?

Pint-sized hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Uncover our affordable holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your crew has room to spread out. Río Mula is an awesome area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 61 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £62 per night. Another 511 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Bajo Guadalentín. With an average price of £69 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging about.

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