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Relaxing holidays start with relaxing travel

There’s something to be said for easy travel. Getting to your destination quicker means getting down to the fun quicker too!

Located on the Five Star Mar Menor Golf and Spa Resort, our Wellbeing Villa is conveniently located 25 minutes drive away from Murcia International  Airport ( otherwise known as Corvera Airport).

Or fly into Alicante Airport which is roughly 50 minutes drive from the resort.

Use airport code RMU for Murcia International ( also known by the name ‘Corvera Airport’).

Use airport code ALC for Alicante Airport.

We have found that TUI, amongst other carriers, are reasonably priced.

You can also find the best deals using the links below. Book early to secure cheaper seats.

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So it’s not just about Golf holidays?

No way! There’s loads more to do, look below

But let’s get golf out of the way first!

Because if it’s golf holidays you’re looking for, game on! This region is fast becoming Spain’s golfing Riviera. And really, what better way to enjoy the Spanish sun than to play to your heart’s content on the numerous famous championship golf courses situated within 30 minutes of the resort?

This 18-hole golf course by Jack Nicklaus Design has become part of the Jack Nicklaus 9 course golf trail, a series of unique courses – some still under construction  – on 5-star resorts that you can play on.

Just a quick stroll from your wellbeing holiday villa you’ll find the five-star Intercontinental Hotel. Get some serious ‘me time’ in the spa, vitality pools, therapy rooms and ice fountains (if you’re brave enough!)

And since we all like a bit of self indulgence on holiday, there’s no shortage of chic bars and restaurants on the resort with fantastic views of the golf course and pools.

For cyclists, the 56.4km cycling route around the Mar Menor is a pleasant ride of around seven hours, hill free and broken only by the canals in the area farthest north of La Manga. There are loads of different terrains on offer across Murcia if you want to mix it up a bit, with Sierras as high as 1583m and a mix of mountainous, coastal or central flat routes, including the renowned La Vuelta Route.

If you like messing about on the water then lucky you. There’s loads to enjoy including swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, kite boarding, jet skiing and kitesurfing.

Kitesurfing.

The Mar Menor is a lagoon, the largest natural area of saltwater in Europe, with a shore virtually all the way around is great for kiting with most wind directions, all year round kiting, with shallow waters with depths of 1m to 5m Max. Temperatures vary across the year from 12 celsius in winter to 25 in summer.
The best winds occur from March to May and September to December, 12 knots to 25 knots.

You can find out more about Espinosa Kitesurfing here.

Another good school we have heard about is Kitecenter.

Prefer to keep your feet on terra firma? There’s tons to do including trekking, rock climbing, tennis, sightseeing and horse riding. For the more adventurous spirits, there’s a heap of breathtaking scenery to photograph and unspoilt country to explore on your wellbeing holiday. To the east of the resort are the Sierra Espuna Nature Reserves, where oleander trees and exotic palms make their mark on the rugged landscape.

HOLY WEEK-Cartagena

Easter is one of Cartagena’s characteristic and unique exponents. Put another way, it’s lived to the max! It’s the longest week of the year, as it’s actually ten days – from Dolores Friday (before Palm Sunday) to Easter Sunday.

CARNIVAL- Cartagena

The carnival season has traditionally enjoyed strong support in Cartagena. Celebrations include parades, dances, fancy dress contests and chirigotas or satirical songs competition, with more and more people participating each year, both locals and foreigners alike.

Find programme listings here .

CARTAGENA JAZZ FESTIVAL- Cartagena
The coming together of the most prestigious figures in jazz, held in November since 1980. Alongside the concerts are live performances in different cafes in the city as well as exhibitions. Up to date fixtures can be found using the link here.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- Cartagena
During December the Cartagena Film Festival fills the city with movies – feature films, animated stories, documentaries, Official Selection of Short Films and MURcine, specialising in the work of regional filmmakers. Listings are found by clicking here.

FESTIVAL HABANERAS- Cartagena
In the beautiful setting of Cabo de Palos, on the shores of the Mediterranean, the August night air is filled with the best sounds, colours and smells you’ll have seen in a while!

LA MAR DE MÚSICAS- Cartagena

Held in July at its headquarters in Torres Park Auditorium, the stage is up on a hill, from which you can see the port, the Teatro Romano and the city.

SAN JAVIER INTRNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The San Javier International Jazz Festival began in 1998 as the result of the efforts of a group of jazz fans. Today it’s one of the most important cultural events in Murcia, having achieved national and international importance. Every year the festival brings together the most significant figures in jazz, as well as artists from other musical genres such as blues, soul, bossa nova and funk.

The festival takes place in the idyllic town of San Javier, between June 29th &  July 27th. This awesome town stands on the coast of the Mediterranean in southeastern Spain and is nothing short of the perfect location for feeling that relaxed jazz vibe.

Thanks to Murcia’s Corvera International Airport, getting to the festival is in itself as much of a breeze as the climate, which is much more mellow than other areas of Spain.

Find out listings by clicking here.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL OF LA UNION- Mar Menor And Cartagena
Feeling and passion. This is flamenco, a genuine Spanish musical art that has been declared a part of Spanish World Heritage. The tourist flamenco scene in bars along the Costas bears no resemblance to the true world of flamenco. It’s missing the rhythms, passion, vocal tones and musical style that’s so foreign to our ears. Here’s where you can find it, at the prestigious International Festival of Cante de Las Minas- a combination of flamenco galas and an annual competition to find the most promising flamenco artists in the disciplines of singing, dancing, guitar and percussion. Gastronomic delights are served up by local bars and restaurants.

Where and when? Annually on the 1st- 10th August in the town of La Union.

FESTIVAL MUDANZAS
A Dance Festival held in various parts of the city by the Department of Culture of the City of Cartagena, in the street and in closed settings. It’s been held every spring since 2001. Check out their programme using the link here.

Your Ideal Villa…any time of year

There aren’t many places where you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. Our Wellbeing Holiday Villas are blessed by the mildest climate in the Mediterranean, with very little rain, an average temperature of 21ºC and a whopping 310 days of sun per year!

The cooler months are great for outdoor activities if you’re looking for a bit more than a beach holiday and to top it, Murcia is also one of the cleanest areas in Spain with the least industrial pollution.

With its mild winters and dry hot summers, you might get the odd winter’s night when temperatures in Murcia fall to 5ºC but most days you’re fine in a short-sleeved shirt.

And the heat is definitely on throughout July and August with temperatures hotting up to between 35°C and 40°C. So be a native, take it slow, enjoy the beach but be careful in the sun. Make the most of the shade by treating yourself to a tinto de verano (red wine, ice, sparkling soda water) in the chiringuito (beach bar). Typical temperatures over the course of the year are shown below.

January 17°C
February 19°C
March 22°C
April 24°C
May 26°C
June 29°C
July 31°C
August 32°C
September 29°C
October 25°C
November 29°C
December 18°C