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Los Alcazares Introduction

Los Alcazares, originally a small fishing village, is located on the Mar Menor in Murcia’s Costa Calida. The Mar Menor is a salt water lagoon separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a long tongue of land, La Manga. The waters of the lagoon are several degrees higher than that of the sea. Los Alcazares is an ideal seaside resort with excellent beaches and bathing facilities as well as a range of recreational activities both in and out of the water.

Why Go To Los Alcazares?

Los Alcazares is a popular seaside resort where many Spaniards as well as northern Europeans come to holiday. Its facilities attract families as well as more energetic types who are attracted by the wide range of water sports. Couples looking for a relaxing holiday in an authentic Spanish atmosphere will not be disappointed.

Los Alcazares has widespread appeal from families with small children, to water sports enthusiasts and to couples of all ages. It also attracts many golfers having a variety of courses from which to choose.

When To Go To Los Alcazares

Although Los Alcazares is a year round holiday venue with an average temperature of seventeen, the summer months are the most popular time to go, with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, enjoy escaping from the dark dreary days of a typical British winter to Los Alcazares welcoming coast.

Los Alcazares - The Place

Los Alcazares is a spa town on the Mar Menor in Costa Calida that enjoys long days of warm sunshine for most of the year. The Mar Menor is a salt water lagoon which is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. The waters around the Hormigas Islands are classified as a marine reserve because of the plethora of marine life. It is very popular with scuba divers. Shipwrecks in the area provide the perfect habitat for marine flora and fauna. The sands slope gently into the sea which is shallow for several hundred feet, making it ideal for children and less confident swimmers. The conditions there are perfect for sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing. The beaches stretch for seven kilometres so it is always possible to find an uncrowded place in which to sunbathe. Running behind the beach is a long palm lined promenade with many bars and cafes providing day-long refreshments.

Los Alcazares has a wide range of accommodation from all-inclusive hotels to self-catering apartments and studios. Its shops provide holiday essentials as well as the obligatory gifts and souvenirs. There is also a market each Tuesday. Restaurants offer a diverse menu from traditional fish dishes to international cuisine.

The area around Los Alcazares is flat and cycling is a very popular way of exploring the surrounding countryside. Golfers have a choice of excellent courses within a short drive. Remember to bring your handicap certificate with you as this is sometimes a course requirement.

In order to make the most of your Los Alcazares holiday, car hire is recommended. There are two water parks in the area, the Aquapolis and the Aqua Natura with exciting slides and flumes.

During the summer months a ferry leaves the resort and travels to other towns on the Mar Menor and also visits the islands.

Los Alcazares Nightlife

Los Alcazares nightlife is fairly low-key reflecting the resorts popularity with families and couples. Evenings are spent wandering through the town and along the waterfront, enjoying a meal and a drink in the company of friends.

Los Alcazares Shopping

Los Alcazares shopping provides for holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. There are a number of boutiques and specialist shops. Tuesday is market day when visitors can barter for their holiday bargains. Popular purchases include basket ware, ceramics, embroidered linens, lace and jewellery.

Los Alcazares Eating

Los Alcazares has many fine restaurants serving a diverse cuisine which caters for most tastes. Fish features prominently on menus with small fried fish and shellfish being firm favourites. 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