TOPSIDE ATTRACTIONSThe Cathedral in MurciaThe city of Murcia boasts a rich array of attractions, including a visit to the Cathedral, the ancient Real Casino, and La Fuensanta Shrine, where you can learn about the many different civilisations which have called the area ‘home’.

In Cartagena, the Port of Cultures offers a route to go through the whole glorious past of the city in just a few hours. You’ll visit the most-relevant monuments and discover how theatres used to be in Roman times, look for enemy vessels from the Homenaje tower of the Concepcion castle, and learn how to use a cannon as if you were a soldier of the 19th century at the Navidad fort.

For the golfing fanatics, Murcia is heaven on Earth – there are no less than 22 top-quality courses over a radius of 50km, each offering their own challenges. For the more-active, there are multiple routes that can be done on foot, on horse or by mountain bike, rivers offering white-water rafting, mountain ranges boasting world-class climbing, a host of options for caving enthusiasts, and locations perfect for hang-gliding, para-gliding and zip-wiring.

Watersports in Costa Cálida

As well as diving and snorkelling, there are many opportunities to sample other watersports off the Costa Cálida. All along the coast you can head out sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, or exploring the beaches and coves via kayaks.

To see further afield, many locations offer motorboat rental, or you can go for a blast on a jetski for an adrenaline rush. The Mar Menor is a hotspot for kitesurfing, sailing and windsurfing. Being a vast lagoon with a maximum depth of just 7m, it is a perfect location for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.

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