Located on the Costa Calida in south east Spain, boasting great weather and a relaxed atmosphere, Murcia is a popular place to visit. Murcia San Javier Airport is just a short distance from the city centre and with natural beauty abounding and plenty of attractions to fit into your schedule, you will find that a hire car in Murcia will help you to discover all that Costa Calida has to offer.
What is There to Do in Murcia
Why not try scuba diving in the beautiful waters, or indulge in some of the other water sports available at the beautiful Mar Menor lagoon? This natural lagoon is separated from the sea by a strip of sand known as La Manga. There is also a golf resort located here so why not improve your skills with an afternoon spent on the green?
Travel to Terra Natura, a new kind of wildlife park on the outskirts of Murcia. With over 300 species in natural settings including the likes of elephants, tigers, rhinos, lions and plenty more, the entire family will be sure to enjoy this wonderful day out.
Uncover the sights located in the city centre such as the Moorish Castle and Murcia Cathedral of Santa Maria. The Cathedral took over three hundred years to complete and the bell tower is one of the highest in the country so you can be sure of fantastic views.
Day Trips From Murcia
There is plenty to see and do both in the city and in the surrounding area and a hire car makes it really easy to travel around and see the sights at your own pace.
Visit Spain's main naval port, Cartagena, which is only a 30 minute drive away. Full of everything from Roman archaeological wonders to more modern sights, this town really offers something for everyone.
Drive east for approximately 1 hour and you'll arrive in the coastal town of Torrevieja. Enjoy a boat trip along the coast or hop in a horse drawn carriage for a trip around the town.
If you're seeking an active excursion, head inland to the Parque Natural Sierra Espuna, a beautiful mountain park where you can hike to your heart's content! It's just shy of an hour's drive away but the journey consists of lots of hair-pin bends making for an unforgettable trip.
Travel to Sierra Espuña using a hire car and spend a day walking in this beautiful setting of pine forests and mountains. Nicknamed the Green Lungs of the region, there is no better place to escape and enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside.