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Find information on Aguilas in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Aguilas is situated one hundred kilometres south of Murcia on the Costa Calida in south east Spain. It is a charming city with an ancient history having operated as a fishing harbour in Roman times and has been a busy port ever since. Aguilas lies in an enviable position backed by mountains and looking out across a sunny Mediterranean coast. The area’s thirty kilometres of shoreline offer glorious beaches and sheltered coves making it a very popular holiday destination. The breadth of architectural styles in the town is impressive, the range of accommodation is comprehensive and there are restaurants catering for every taste. An Aguilas holiday has something for everyone, from days on the beach to cultural tours of the city.
An Aguilas holiday offers a wealth of recreational opportunities to be enjoyed in the warmth of the guaranteed summer sun. Its long coastline is filled with sandy beaches and rocky coves where it is possible to find a secluded spot. There are many sports to be enjoyed on both land and sea.
An Aguilas holiday appeals to couples of all ages. As well as lazy days on a local beach, visitors can sample the water sports. The area is particularly good for scuba diving and snorkelling. Those with an interest in history and architecture will find much to satisfy them in the city. There is a choice of courses in the area for golfers.
Although Aguilas is a year round holiday destination, the summer months are the most popular time to take a holiday with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, leave behind the dark dreary days of a typical British winter and come to Aguilas to sample the warm winter sunshine. It is a popular destination with couples looking for a city break.
Being sheltered by mountains, Aguilas enjoys a temperate climate with fairly warm summers and mild winters. It lies in a beautiful agricultural area, bordered by hills and the Mediterranean Sea. The city has many fine squares and old buildings. Dominating the old town is the fortress of San Juan de Aguilas, built in the sixteenth century to protect the townsfolk from attack by pirates and other invading forces.
Aguilas accommodation is wide-ranging and caters for most budgets. There are a large number of restaurants, many of them specialising in fish dishes, serving a diverse cuisine. There are shops to satisfy all but the most acquisitive of shoppers.
Apart from sightseeing in the town, Aguilas has a beautiful coastline where holidaymakers can relax on sandy beaches or in secluded coves. The waters in the area are so clear that they are ideal for scuba diving. A popular diving spot is Calabardina Aguilas, where a reef has formed from two wrecked ships which have produced a thriving colony of sea life.
Walkers can enjoy splendid scenery as they trek inland or along the coastal routes and golfers have a choice of courses. Remember to take you handicap certificate as this is sometimes a course requirement.
An Aguilas holiday offers a combination of cultural visits, delightful beaches, water sports, trekking in nature reserves and the possibility of a round of golf. It is a peaceful town where the pace of life encourages relaxation.
Aguilas nightlife is varied with low-key restaurants where couples can enjoy a meal and a drink in intimate surroundings and livelier bars for those with a little more exuberance. However Aguilas does not have a reputation as a party town.
Aguilas has many shops supplying all your holiday needs. There are excellent boutiques and specialist shops. There is also a Saturday market on the outskirts of the town where you can haggle for your holiday bargains. Local crafts include woven items using esparto grass. Popular purchases include leather goods, pottery and embroidered linens.
Aguilas has a large number of restaurants serving a wide variety of food catering for all palates. The long fishing tradition is reflected in the menus where fish is a prominent ingredient. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasing to both the palate and the pocket.
Children are always made welcome in Spanish restaurants.