Los Alcázares lies on the southeastern Mediterranean coastline of the Costa Calida. This area is part of the Province of Murcia which borders the Costa Blanca. This popular tourist location was a small fishing town like much of this country. Los Alcázares has since grown into one of most visited places in the entire region.
Los Alcázares, Costa Calida
Lying to the west of Los Alcázares is the popular Mar Menor, Europe’s biggest saltwater lagoon. The Mar Menor also belongs to three other close municipalities. These are include San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar to the North and Cartagena in the South.
The local population all year round is around 15,000 inhabitants. This swells to well over 100,000 during the summer months.
Beaches of Los Alcázares
Los Alcázares has many beaches which receive the Blue Flag for excellence. Blue Flag status is only awarded to the very best beaches for cleanliness, high safety levels. Also those that provide a great atmosphere and good amenities.
Here you can find 7 beautiful sandy beaches adjoining with each other. These beaches stretch for 7 km of beautiful Murcian coastline. The most popular of all beaches in Los Alcazares is Los Narejos.
There are another 6 excellent beaches that receive their share of visitors. These include Playa de la Concha, Playa Carrion, Playa Mazanares. Playa del Espejo, Playa las Palmeras and Playa las Salinas are a few more worth a visit.
Attractions & Amenities
Los Alcazares is reliant on tourism and provides plenty of activities and amenities. These help to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The beaches and warm sea temperatures allow for many water activities. This is especially true in the area and also at Mar Menor.
The conditions are ideal for windsurfing and many other board sports. This area is also well known for it’s safe and relaxing sailing conditions.
For keen golfers there are several top golf courses close by. These are referred to as the “Nicklaus Golf Trail”. These golf courses include La Manga Club, La Serena and Roda Golf. Making up the trail we have Torre Pacheco and Las Colinas Golf and Country Club.
Climate and Weather in Los Alcázares
Los Alcázares, like much of the Costa Calida has a yearly average temperature of 18 – 19 Celsius. This area also enjoys around 320 days of sunshine per year. The hotter summer months are June, July and August. These months yield an average temperature of 25 – 35 Celsius. There is hardly any rainfall during these months, especially not July and August.
The winter months are much colder as one may expect. The colder months are December, January and February. The temperature rarely drops below 7 Celsius here and will often be much higher in winter. This part of Spain is quite arid and receives less rainfall than most of the country.