Costa Calida means 'WARM COAST' and is situated to the south of the Costa Blanca, on the east Mediterranean coast, starting with the Province of Murcia and runs south towards Almeria. Costa Calida
has breathtaking mountains, fertile agricultural land and miles of beautiful Blue Flag beaches making
this a very typically un spoilt part of Spain.
The weather on the Costa Calida is the best in Spain . Winters are warmer and drier than any other part
of Spain making the climate not only enjoyable but also beneficial from a health point of view. The average year round temperature is 20°C and there are approximately 320 days of sunshine per year, low humidity and very low rainfall making it a near perfect climate. The Costa Calida offers you the very best
of Spain - without the expensive price tag.
What is the 'Mar Menor' ?
The Mar Menor (or 'small sea') located on the Costa Calida, is the largest natural saltwater lagoon in Europe and waters sustain temperatures of approximately 17 degrees centigrade average per year. It is a unique spot offering clean water with peaceful, tide- free bathing on pleasant shores, whatever the time of year.
The Mar Menor was created a little over 1000 years ago. Originally a safe little bay, offering shelter for
even large ships, it became a natural lagoon when sediments from the sea built up on a small underwater mountain range and closed off the inlet with a sandbar. On its Western side is mainland Spain , and on its Eastern side is La Manga de Mar Menor, a strip of land, (known as The Strip), that is no more than 900 meters at its broadest point with views of the Mar Menor and Mediterranean.