Mazarrón is located on the South Eastern Mediterranean coastline of the Costa Calida in the Province of Murcia. The area of Mazarrón is located around 70 km from the City of Murcia and shares borders with Cartagena and Lorca.
Mazarrón, Costa Calida
Broken up into smaller districts that encompass the 35 km of coastline, here you can find some of the popular tourist locations of Puerto de Mazarrón (Port of Mazarrón), Bolnuevo, Playagrande, and Playasol. Currently the population is somewhere between 35-40 thousand inhabitants throughout the year but like most coastal regions in Spain, this number increases dramatically in the summer months. The closest airports are San Javier which is around 70 km away and can be reached in around 50 minutes, the other being Alicante which is around 150 km away reachable in around 1 hour 40 minutes.
Puerto de Mazarrón (Port of Mazarrón)
The most visited part of the area is without doubt Puerto de Mazarrón, this lovely location boasts some of the finest sandy beaches on the Costa Calida, many of which are frequently awarded the coveted Blue Flag for excellence. Like most coastal tourist locations, there are many hotels to choose from including the popular hotel la Cumbre which offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Mazarrón. There is excellent night-life to be enjoyed during your stay, the entire area is littered with bars, restaurants to experience Spanish and international cuisine and plenty of nightclubs offering entertainment until late into the night.
Climate and Weather in Mazarrón
The general climate of Mazarrón is similar to most of the Costa Calida enjoying mild temperatures during the winter and hot Spanish summers. On average the temperatures in December, January and February are normally no lower than 11 C, this temperature gradually increases to 16 through March and April. May is when the temperature increases dramatically, average temperatures are between 20-25 C, June, July and August are much hotter when the temperature soars to 30-35 C. The whole Province of Murcia is known to be quite arid in Summer with little rainfall, Mazarrón is no exception, the temperatures can frequently exceed 40 C in August and early September so be sure to buy plenty of sun cream.
Beaches and Golf Courses
There is 35 km of beaches that stretch the coastline of Mazarrón but not all of them are sandy as one may expect. The beaches of Bolnuevo and many that are along this particular coastline are course grit, this is due to the rocky coves and mining that dates back to the Carthaginian era (7th-3rd Centuries BC). There are over 30 beaches along the 35 km coastline with some of the popular sandy beaches being Playa de Bahia, Playa de Nares and Playa de la Ermita. Located 10 km inland you can find the impressive Camposol Club de Golf course which is an 18 hole par 72 course. There are many other local golf courses located more inland, for those that visit the area for golf holidays should definitely make the 60 km drive northwards to La Manga del Mar Menor where you can find the “Nicklaus Trail” with many great courses.