Destination guide

Settle into holiday lettings near Cartagena

If you’re looking to spend your holiday trip in a location that’s lively, scenic and historic all at the same time, you might consider travelling to Cartagena, a city and naval station near the Mediterranean coast. Here you’ll find all the amenities of a major city, from large shopping complexes and four-star dining to a lively nightlife and club scene. You’ll also find quiet streetside cafes and vibrant and exciting beaches for water sports, swimming, sand and surf. Holiday lettings here are ideal for family trips and romantic couples trips.


Historic locales and sites around Cartagena holiday cottages

There’s a ton of educational, historic and heritage sites to see near holiday homes. The National Museum of Underwater Archaeology is a collection dedicated to shipwrecks, underwater fossils and treasure. The Punic wall of Cartagena is an archaeological museum and multimedia visitor centre with defensive walls dating to circa 300 BCE. The Castillo de la Concepción is a hilltop castle dating to the Middle Ages which contains a history centre and art displays. The Civil War Museum commemorates and chronicles the Spanish civil war.


Activities and attractions in Cartagena

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Cartagena a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Serena Gol (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • La Manga Club (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Punta Calera Spa (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Hacienda del Alamo Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Peraleja Golf (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • El Valle Golf (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cartagena

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cartagena is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Morena Beach (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bahía de Portmán (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Los Nietos Beach (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • El Puertecico (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Cala del Reventón (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Cala del Muerto (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cartagena

The nearest airport is in Murcia (MJV-San Javier), located 13.5 mi (21.8 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Cartagena Station.

How to get around

Travel information in and around Cartagena holiday homes

The nearest airport to Cartagena is at Murcia. From here you can catch any number of transport options to get to your holiday cottages. Bus, train and taxi services are all available. Ridesharing is another popular option. A lot of travellers self-drive a hire car, which is a great option if you intend on taking day trips away from the city. Within the city itself, public transportation is available in the form of a bus network. To explore many of the local options, cycling and walking are also easy ways to travel.

Food & drink 

Regional Cartagena food and drink to try near villa rentals

The Murcia area has its own culinary traditions, and the spices and flavours here should be experienced near local villa rentals. Revuelto is a regional dish of scrambled eggs with runner beans, ham, onions and garlic. Zarangollo is somewhere between an omelette and ratatouille with tomatoes, onions, courgettes and eggs. Ensalada Murciana is a salad with tomatoes, cooked red peppers, garlic, onions and aubergine, often service with tuna or cod. Pastel de carne is a local answer to a meat pie, a pastry with meat, egg and tomato inside that can be found throughout Cartagena.

Essential info

Important information about a Cartagena holiday rental

An important thing to know about Cartagena is that it’s a major city, which means there are less safe areas, but overall it’s an exceptionally safe metropolis with no notable warnings or dangers for travellers. It’s a city with a semi-arid, hot climate and average annual temperatures range between 24.9°C highs and 15.9°C lows, with 295mm of precipitation annually. There are attractions to enjoy here both outdoors and indoors, so whether a beach, a museum or fine dining are your goal, you’ll find them available near your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cartagena?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,203 holiday lettings around Cartagena. From 470 villas to 332 houses, 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cartagena?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cartagena:

  • Diputación de Rincón de San Ginés: 541 holiday homes
  • Diputación de Los Puertos: 71 holiday homes
  • Diputación de Lentiscar: 16 holiday homes
  • San Antonio Abad: 54 holiday homes
  • Diputación de Cartagena Casco: 65 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cartagena? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cartagena. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • La Manga Club: 1,959 holiday lettings
  • Casino de Cartagena: 2,124 holiday lettings
  • Cartagena (XUF-Cartagena Train Station): 2,148 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Spanish Civil War: 2,119 holiday lettings
  • Calblanque Beach: 1,713 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cartagena listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Cartagena?

Yes, of course. offers 470 Villas in Cartagena. Our other popular types of Cartagena holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 332 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,273 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 48 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cartagena?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,746 holiday homes with pool available in Cartagena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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