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Find information on Puerto Mazarron in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Puerto Mazarron is located a short distance west of Cartagena and north of Aguilas on Murcia’s Costa Calida. Until the advent of mass tourism, Puerto Mazarron’s economy depended on agriculture and fishing. Now tourism plays an important part in the wealth of the town. Puerto Mazarron lies around a wide bay and is framed by the foothills of the Almenara Mountains. It has good sandy beaches offering a variety of water sports including scuba diving. Three kilometres inland is Mazarron which is well worth a visit. A Puerto Mazarron holiday offers days of relaxation on a sandy beach with many leisure activities both in and out of the water.
A Puerto Mazarron holiday offers a wealth of recreational opportunities to be enjoyed in the warmth of the guaranteed summer sun. Its long sandy beach is soft and inviting and its waters are clear and calm. Many sports can be enjoyed on both land and sea.
A Puerto Mazarron holiday is popular with families, especially those with young children, and also with couples of all ages who are looking for a place to relax and forget the worries of home. As well as lazy days on the beach, visitors can sample many water sports. The area is particularly good for scuba diving and snorkelling. There is a choice of courses in the area for golfers.
Although Puerto Mazarron is a year round holiday venue with an average temperature of twenty degrees, the summer months are the most popular time to visit with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, enjoy escaping from the dark dreary days of a typical British winter to relax in Puerto Mazarron’s welcoming coast.
Puerto Mazarron, sheltered as it is by mountains, enjoys some of the best weather and longest hours of sunshine in Spain. Many Spaniards as well as Northern Europeans choose to spend their holiday in Puerto Mazarron. The town has a busy port with a thriving fish market. Its beaches are soft and sandy and slope gently into the sea providing safe conditions for children and less confident swimmers. The clarity of the water is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Puerto Mazarron offers a wide range of water sports. The palm-lined Paseo Maritimo is the promenade giving access from the town to the beach. It is, for the most part, traffic-free and is a pleasant place to stroll by both day and night.
Puerto Mazarron accommodation includes large hotel complexes and self-catering apartments, as well as villas. Its restaurants serve a diverse menu and cater for most tastes. There are shops for essentials and the inevitable gifts and souvenirs. Nightlife is fairly lively on the promenade but there are also many romantic hideaways.
Golfers have a choice of courses in the area. Remember to bring your handicap certificate as this is sometimes a course requirement.
Puerto Mazarron nightlife has something for everyone. There are secluded restaurants where couples can enjoy dinner in an intimate atmosphere, as well as vibrant bars and pubs. The promenade has the liveliest evening entertainment with live music putting holidaymakers in a party mood.
Puerto Mazarron shopping provides for holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Those wishing for a wider choice of goods can take a bus to Cartagena where you will find a wide range of shops from department stores to specialist shops and designer boutiques. The city also has a fairly new shopping mall, Parque Mediterraneo, on the outskirts of the town where there are many of the multinational fashion chains and well known High Street stores. The old town in Cartagena has many quaint tourist shops where you can buy the usual gifts and souvenirs. Popular purchases include leather goods, pottery, embroidered linens and lace, as well as basket ware and jewellery.
Puerto Mazarron 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.