The city of Murcia is the capital of the Murcia region, Murcia is a small city of about 500,000 inhabitants that was founded by the Moors in 831 as a stronghold in the war against the Christians. The old part of the city is made up of narrow streets huddled around the cathedral although the nicest parts of the city are around the gardens on the banks of the river Segura. The land around Murcia is well irrigated by the river and fruits and vegetables are extensively grown for the home and international markets, indeed the fertile plain on which the city is built is known as la huerta of Murcia which means vineyard or orchard.
When visiting Murcia in high season, we recommend the car hire Murcia option. Public transport is fine when you do not want to visit the place and explore the city, but driving in Murcia with your own car is more recommended than using public transportation in Murcia.
Murcia-San Javier airport is situated right by the Mar menor a large coastal lake protected by small islands from the Mediterranean Sea. The airport is about 47km by motorway from the city of Murcia. Murcia airport is also home of the top car hire Murcia companies.
Due to the wealth of places to visit in and around Murcia it is well worth hiring a car for the duration of your stay. Many national and international companies offer car rental murcia at the airport with some of the larger companies based inside the airport and smaller ones in the parking lot outside. Check best offers in Carspain.com.
Murcia has a Mediterranean climate that is semi arid with mild winters and summers that are warm without being too hot. It has about 300 days of sun each year with very low rainfall. The average annual temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius with summer temperatures ranging from 19°C to 30°C and in winter only dropping as low as 4°C. Get full Murcia weather forecast.
The Murcia area has lots to offer golfers in terms of amenities and facilities as well as good all year round golfing weather. There are huge numbers of golf courses scattered around the region but probably the most famous is the La Manga club near to Cartagena in the south of the province. The club has 3 courses a driving range, various putting greens and is regarded as one of the best in Spain. There are also plenty of golf resorts in the area so that you enjoy a pleasant relaxing break and play a few rounds on some very well maintained courses.
Below is a map of Murcia to help you get to Murcia from the airport.
There are numerous bars and tapas bars that are all worth a visit while in the city. The local tapas dishes are pisto,zarangollo and murciana salad. There are some good places to try Murcia’s tapas in plaza de las flores, la plaza mayor and Alfonso X el sabio. Some of the city’s most popular bars can be found in the Plaza San Juan. There are also many nightclubs, theme clubs and casinos in Murcia and it’s a university town and so has a lively atmosphere at night. The Murcia palace is famous for its fine foods and great shows so is worth a visit, the casinos too can be fun providing you have the funds and Desafio medieval provides a different night out with its medieval banquet and jousting shows.