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The city of Murcia is the capital of the region of Murcia, which is in southeast Spain. The region is known for hot, dry summers and mild winter weather, as well as the cracking beaches of the Costa Calida, which run south from the ever-popular Costa Blanca.
You can take package holidays to Murcia and its coastal hotspots by booking breaks in areas such as Aguilas and La Manga, which is the most developed tourist resort on this sun-drenched shoreline. Unlike neighbouring coastal areas such as the Costa Blanca, where holidays can be taken in Brit-packed resorts like Benidorm, the beaches of the Murcia region are enjoyed by a mix of holidaying Spanish families, locals, and travellers who have been lucky enough to discover these Blue-Flag beauties.
Book Murcia holidays and stay in the city to savour what this agricultural region – known as Europe’s orchard – is really all about. There are time worn Roman ruins, art galleries, a stunning cathedral and more baroque grandeur than you could shake a castanet at. Life here is about sampling the rich crop of local produce and the bountiful harvest of the sea, appreciating the artistic talents of the Spanish, and diving into the culture and customs of this fascinating nation.
Book car hire in Murcia and the region’s best bits are yours to explore at leisure. Beaches, Roman cities, vineyards, mountain hikes… there is no end to the ways in which you can see Spain in a totally new way.
Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to look for your ideal holiday in Murcia. We can show you hotels in the city centre, self-catering apartments by the sea, as well as all-inclusive holidays to Murcia.
Hot, dry summers and mild winters are the norm in Murcia. Find out more…
Whether you come for the city-centre delights or the treasures of the wider region, holidays in Murcia are popular throughout the year thanks to the mild and dry climate of southern Spain.
You might not fancy a dip in the sea in winter, when average temperatures hover around 16C. But you can still enjoy the beaches in a t-shirt and shorts. The mercury begins to linger above 20C from April onwards, with summer peaks of 32C in July and August. Autumn is also very pleasant, with temperatures in the mid-20s and the lingering heat of the summer sun keeping the sea nice and warm.
The city of Murcia can keep you entertained throughout the year. But why not let the wider region entice you with its line-up of annual events?
Holy Week (Easter); March/April: Such is the beauty and magnificence of the Holy Week celebrations in Murcia that they have been declared to be of “international tourist interest”. Religion and art collide in breath-taking fashion during this well-attended event.
Caballos del Vino Festival; May: Make like a local in nearby Caravaca de la Cruz and wear a red neckerchief and white shirt during this annual spectacular, when decorated horses run through the city with their owners, parting the crowds as they go. It’s a heart-thumping sight you will never forget.
Cante de las Minas Festival; August: Travel to the town of La Union (it’s between La Manga and Cartagena – a 40-minute drive from Murcia city) to see the foot-stomping, shawl-swirling spectacle that is the annual flamenco competition.
Holidays in Murcia are ideal for visitors of all kinds, whatever their age or interests…
Kids and teens: Family visitors to Murcia are well catered for, with the excellent parks of Terra Natura (wildlife) and Aqua Natura (wild water rides) sitting side-by-side just 10 minutes from the centre of the city.
Active types: While the sea provides a wet playground for adventurous types, Murcia’s green hills are speckled with top-rate golf courses. Hit the fairways throughout the year in this fair-weather Spanish region.
Free and cheap: Gracing almost every marketing image of Murcia is the glorious Catedral de Santa Maria (Cathedral of Saint Mary), which is not so much a church but the soul of the city. It costs nothing to enter. For a small entry fee you can see the most visited building in the city – the Real Casino de Murcia, which has nothing to do with cards and gambling but is a grand, 19th-century gentlemen’s club.