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Destination guide

Experience Spain with Region of Murcia holiday lets

From sun-drenched beaches to ancient Roman ruins, Region of Murcia is a multifaceted slice of Spain. Travelling the province, you'll find yourself swept away by a whirlwind of baroque architecture, Mediterranean seascapes and lush countryside. Not to mention a flourishing food scene that will leave you dreaming of market vegetable stews, fragrant seafood paella and full-bodied Monastrell wine. Whatever your destination, experience Murcia through a local lens with exclusive self-contained holiday lets that are perfect for families, groups and couples, alike.

History

Castles, cathedrals and villa rentals in Region of Murcia

Perched high above Lorca and topped by a pair of towers, Castillo Fortaleza del Sol is one of the province's signature attractions. Today, you can wander around the medieval fortress, stroll around the ruined Jewish Quarter and take in sweeping views over the Sierra del Cano mountains. For a glimpse of the region's lavish past, don't miss the magnificent Real Casino de Murcia, a resplendent building filled with gilded frescoes and sparkling chandeliers. Nearby, the showstopping Plaza Cardenal Belluga is lined with an eclectic mix of buildings, including the Gothic-style Catedral de Santa Maria.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Murcia

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Murcia a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Terra Natura (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Altorreal Golf Club (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Alhama Signature Golf (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Hacienda del Alamo Golf Club (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • El Valle Golf (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Peraleja Golf (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Murcia

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Murcia. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sierra Espuna (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Azud de Ojós (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Murcia Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Floridablanca Garden (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Mar Menor (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Bolnuevo Beach (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)
Beaches

Beach-hopping with Region of Murcia holiday rentals

The Costa Calida stretches for roughly 250 kilometres along Spain's Mediterranean Coast – it's a paradise for sunseekers. Aguilas, a picturesque Roman fishing port perched on the southern tip of the Costa Calida, is a great base for beach-hopping along Cuatro Calas, a quartet of coves fringed by powdery sand, golden cliffs and turquoise water. Dreaming of the Mediterranean? Wake up to sparkling sea views, with oceanfront Region of Murcia holiday villas.

How to get there

How to get to and around Murcia

The nearest airport is in Murcia (MJV-San Javier), located 36.8 mi (59.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), which is 53.2 mi (85.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Murcia Station, Cieza Station and Calasparra Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Getting around from your Region of Murcia holiday let

Cities like Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca are easy to get around on foot, as are most beach resorts. If location is a top priority, simply stay local with Region of Murcia holiday lets in the heart of the city centre. Depending on your itinerary, you may prefer to rent a car and explore Region of Murcia at your own pace. This will give you the freedom to hop between cities, towns, beaches and rural destinations.

Food & drink

Tapas and wine with holiday villas in Region of Murcia

Urban foodies will love dining out in Murcia, where you'll find farm-to-table bistros, upscale restaurants and lively tapas bars. Most spotlight ingredients sourced from the city's Moorish-era market gardens. Save your appetite for local delicacies, like grilled artichokes, cauldron-cooked rice and creamy salmorejo soup. Seafood paellas are found across Region of Murcia and are loaded with ocean-fresh ingredients, like octopus, lobster and squid. Wash down your meal with a glass of local Murcian wine. Foodies will love Region of Murcia holiday rentals, which offer the freedom to stock up on produce at local markets and prepare your own Spanish delicacies.

Essential info

Information for your Region of Murcia holiday rentals stay

  • Stock up on euros at local ATMs, which usually offer the best exchange rates
  • If you're paying by credit card, you'll often be asked to show your passport or photo ID
  • For everything from placing restaurant orders to interacting with locals, it's worth learning a few Spanish words and phrases to help enhance your time in Murcia
  • Whether you're craving a city break or a seaside getaway, enjoy a local experience with spacious Region of Murcia holiday rentals

Can I find a vacation rental around Murcia?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,570 vacation rentals near Murcia. From 837 villas to 2,523 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Murcia for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Murcia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Murcia. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mar Menor Golf Resort: 193 vacation rentals
  • La Torre Golf Resort: 196 vacation rentals
  • Torre-Pacheco: 1,657 vacation rentals
  • Camposol: 349 vacation rentals
  • Los Alcazares: 1,727 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Murcia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Murcia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Murcia:

  • Torre-Pacheco: 1,657 rentals
  • Los Alcazares: 1,727 rentals
  • Murcia: 3,115 rentals
  • Mazarron: 440 rentals
  • Puerto de Mazarron: 260 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Murcia?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Murcia. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mar Menor Golf: 3,646 rentals
  • Lighthouse of Cabo de Palos: 1,755 rentals
  • Roda Golf: 4,349 rentals
  • Peraleja Golf: 4,413 rentals
  • La Serena Gol: 3,630 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Murcia listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Murcia

Torre-Pacheco
1,657 holiday rentals
Los Alcazares
1,727 holiday rentals
Murcia
3,115 holiday rentals
Mazarron
440 holiday rentals
Puerto de Mazarron
260 holiday rentals
San Javier
3,366 holiday rentals
San Pedro del Pinatar
2,724 holiday rentals
Cartagena
2,091 holiday rentals
Roldan
920 holiday rentals
Alhama de Murcia
291 holiday rentals
Fuente Alamo de Murcia
977 holiday rentals
La Azohia
233 holiday rentals
Santiago de la Ribera
2,090 holiday rentals
Lorca
592 holiday rentals
Playa Honda
786 holiday rentals
Aguilas
277 holiday rentals
Caravaca de la Cruz
121 holiday rentals
Cabo de Palos
768 holiday rentals
Fortuna
124 holiday rentals
Bolnuevo
255 holiday rentals