Blue flag beaches at the Costa Calida

The are some blue flag beaches on the Costa Calida.

Blue Flag beaches
Blue Flag beaches

The Costa Calida start from the Mar Menor to the region of Andalucia
The Costa Calida is a part of the Murcia province .
The coast is about 250 km long.
The name means in English” the warm coast.”
In fact, the Murcia region is one of the warmest place of Spain.
So the coast nearby the Mediterranean Sea is indeed a warm water coast.

You can find the Costa Calida at the gulf of Mazarron.
In brief, this Gulf reaches from Murcia ( Cape of Palos) to Almeria ( Cabo de Gata).

Indeed, the Costa Calida is with its crystal blue Mediterranean Sea a popular tourist destination.
You find  at the coast beautiful sandy beaches but also many small creeks and steep coast.
As a result, it is very beautiful and the place to be for water sports. For example diving, snorkeling, windsurfing or sailing .

Blue Flag beaches
Blue Flag beaches

Blue Flag beaches

A blue flag is given to a beach as an award to the resort that meets the standards of cleanness of the beaches, purity of the water.
More about the Blue flag on the Costa Blanca.
he award is given by the foundation for Environment Education. It is world wide an eco label.

The Blue flag beaches at the Costa Calida .

First Mazarron = The beaches of Alamillo, Rihuete , Puerto, Bahai La reya, Nares and Castellar

In the center of the gulf with the same name is the city.
It has beautiful beaches.
South of Mazarron is the Mar Menor. The Mar Menor is the largest salt water lagoon. It is separated from the  sea by La Manga.

More specifically , the beach of Castellar has received an Eco playa award. This award is given when the use the salt water in the  foot baths and the showers on the beach.

Then Cartagena = Playa Levante, Playa Poniente, Mar de Cristal, Playa Honda, Isla Plana, Cabo de Palos, Playa Paroiso, San Gines, Cala Cortina and Cala Del Pino.
Furthermore, Cartagena is popular for his Roman theater.

Cartagena Blue Flag Beaches
Cartagena Blue Flag Beaches

Also San Javier at the Mar Menor has one blue flag.
The beach of Ensenado del Esparto.
Despite, the  other beaches of the Mar Menor has no blue flags any more.

You can find San Javier at the Mar Menor. It is a popular holiday destination.  Besides, it has also an airport of San Javier- Murcia.

Aquillas = Beaches of Las Delicias, Levante, Poniente, La colonia, Calarreona, La Carolina and La Higuerrica.
Furthermore , the two marinas of Aguillas have also received the Blue Flag.
Also important,  the CIMAR museum has received a Blue Center award.
This learning center, offers the visitor the information to understand not only  the cultural and  the natural  Heritage of the town.
But meanwhile also the maritime heritage of the Aguillas.
Furthermore Aguillas is also a paradise for water sports, especially diving and snorkeling.

Meanwhile, the  beach of Calarreona has received an Eco- playa award.

Blue centers

Las Salinas in San Pedro del Pinitar is special because of salt lakes . As a result it has received a blue center award.

Aguilllas, a paradise for diving

Presently, Aguillas is a popular town by the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
This town is located on the Costa Calida.

South of it Costa de Almeria. North of it is Costa Orihuela.
In the past, the town was a fishing port. Later on due to the fertile grounds  of the Murcia region it became also a harbor of export.


Then, the region around Aguillas became in the 19 century a mining area.
In fact, this old mining area begins at Cartagena and goes down to Aguillas.
Now, it is only history.

In the present it is a popular holiday and second home place for many West European.

How to get there

Important is that Aguillas is situated nearby two airports.
From Aguillas to the airport  of Alicante El Altet is approximately 1 hour and half drive.
To the airport of San Javier Murcia you  can count an hour of drive.


The best, Aguilas has a very nice climate. In fact, it is on the Costa Calida, the warm  coast.
So, in the summer it is hot. In spring and autumn it is very good temperature.
Even in the winter , at noon,  you can enjoy the sun in a t-shirt nipping your sangria.
Specialist call it a typical Mediterranean climate. With the “cool” or refreshing  sea breeze in the summer season. But also in the winter the protection of the surrounding sierras or mountains.
All by all , the region has nearly 3000 hours of sunshine a year.

What to see in Aguillas ?

Again, Aguillas is a popular summer holiday destination.
During the summer season it is even very busy.
In addition, the tourist information center has a nice cultural schedule.
During 2011 the new Auditorio and Palacio de Congresos was opened. So the cultural offers has increased even more since then.

Every day, Aguillas has a fine food market with all products of the region. It is a part of the culture of the town.
It is open from Monday till Saturday . From 9:00 till 14:00.

Every Saturday , there is also a street market. The meeting  place for locals and expats.
Place to be is the Calle de Murcia.
The market offers a large choice of everything you need. To sum up,: fruit , vegetables, plants, clothing, footwear, household items, jewelry…

In summer season, every Sunday you can visit a antiques market.


In particular, Aguillas has nearly 30 kilometers of coastline. And 35 beautiful beaches.
Many or known as unspoiled and very natural.

Aguillas beach
Aguillas beach

So is one of the good places on the Calida coast  for snorkeling and scuba diving.
While, the seabed is rocky, the water is crystal clear.
So there is much to explore beneath the water!


in fact, the nearby plains of Murcia are very fertile. So there is a large range of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Nearby is the Mediterranean Sea with fish and seafood.
Rice is also very popular in the kitchen.
Indeed, there is a large choice of restaurants and ( tapa) bars.


Tips for trips ?

Worth a visit : Murcia See our page on Murcia .
Furthermore, Cartagena is a beautiful city to visit. See our page on Cartagena .
We recommend also the baroque city of Lorca. It is a real Spanish town in the countryside. Read more about on our page Lorca.
A lit further away: Almeria . Look on our page Almeria


There are more interesting things to do in Aquillas that you can explore.
I hope this article gives you some ideas and inspiration for your stay.
And i know you will enjoy yourself.