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Tour of the Murcia Region, Spain

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Murcia is a region in southeast Spain (Costa Calida) is popular with UK tourists for the many Golf and Leisure resorts such as Polaris World and the La Manga Club, all within 30 miles of the airport. The airport is also close to the beach resort towns of La Manga 14 miles, Torrevieja 25 miles, Santa Pola 32 miles, and Alicante 50 miles.

There is also a good selection of historical towns such as Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca.

The currency in Spain since 2002 is the Euro. Beer Prices . Currency Converter.

Flights take about 2 hours 50 minutes between UK Airports and Murcia San Javier Airport.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Murcia San Javier Airport and London/Stanstead .
Seasoanal = Birmingham . Bournemouth . Dublin . East Midlands . Glasgow/Prestwick . Leeds . London/Luton . Manchester .

Other Airlines that fly to Murcia: easyjet and Jet2.com . More information on these airlines and the Airports they fly from, or othe International Airlines, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murcia-San_Javier_Airport.

Murcia San Javier Airport is a small civilian passenger airport and military air base located in San Javier, 27 miles southeast of the city of Murcia. The bus service is not great so most people either hire a car or book in advance airport transfers from the website www.tourshuttle.com with prices from 55 Euro to Torrevieja. Taxis normally only take up to 4 people including children. Taxi Information. Google Map.

Car Hire Companies at Murcia San Javier Airport.

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Polaris World, with their many world class golf and leisure resorts, is now one of the major attractions in the Murcia region.

You can buy, rent or timeshare villas or apartments in any of the resorts.

All resorts are conveniently situated between the city of Murcia and San Javier Airport.

Inexpensive flights from the UK make this a popular place in the sun for a holiday home.

Website: www.polarisworld.org.uk.

Las Terrazas de la Torre Golf Resort . Airport Shuttle.


La Manga is a beach resort situated at the most southern part of the Costa Blanca, about 25 miles south of San Javier Airport.

This resort has a strip of land about 13 miles long that splits the Mediterranean Sea and the lagoon of Mar Menor, one of Spain's popular natural attractions. The beaches along the strip are popular for windsurfing, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing and pedalos.

The area also boasts one of the finest sport and leisure clubs in Spain with a great choice of golf courses, the Lamanga Club.

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La Manga Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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Torrevieja Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

Torrevieja is a typical Spanish town situated about 17 miles north of San Javier Airport with good beaches, popular street market every Friday morning, and some excellent shops, bars and restaurants.

Torrevieja has four beaches and several small coves that are said to be some of the best in Spain. The beaches have a good selection of bars, cafe's and restaurants. Watersports on offer include windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, water skiing, fishing and scuba diving.

The town also has a large Water Park.

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Santa Pola is a beach resort town with a busy fishing port and interesting historic buildings including a 16th century castle.

There are a number of beaches in the area with a number of watersports on offer including two diving centres, a dinghy school in the yacht club, and windsurf and catamaran rental facilities. There are also regular street markets.

Situated about 46 miles north of San Javier Airport.

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Santa Pola Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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Alicante Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

Alicante is situated about 61 miles north of San Javier Airport, 9 miles north of Alicante Airport.

This is popular resort town with a good mixture of accomodation, restaurants historic buildings and tours.

Beach fun includes wind surfing, water ski-ing, jet ski-ing, paragliding, scuba diving, boat rides, surfing, yachting, kayaking, and fishing.

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The city of Murcia is situated about 30 miles inland from San Javier Airport.

The image right is of Murcia Cathedral and town square.

Murcia is a popular place to visit when in the region to view its historical buildings such as the Baroque Cathedral, Episcopal Palace and the Castle of Monteagudo that is a fortress from the 1200s, situated about 3 miles from Murcia. Sights Website.

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Murcia Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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Cartagena Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

Cartagena is situated about 19 miles southwest of San Javier Airport.

Cartagena has been the main base of the Spanish Navy since the the eighteenth century.

The town is now popular with tourists visiting its ancient ruins, buildings of many cultures, museums, and boat trips around the historic harbour.

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Lorca is situated about 70 miles southwest of San Javier Airport.

Lorca is an interesting city with a number of 18th century baroque churches and a medieval fortress, as seen right, overlooking the city.

Lorca Castle/Fortress is one of the largest in Spain, and one of the most interesting to visit.

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Lorca Hotels . Restaurants .

For more information on Murcia, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murcia.

Sea Fishing . Area Golf Clubs.

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