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.
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.