In addition, there are delightful picturesque fishing villages, like La Azohia or Cabo de Palos where you can lose yourself for a few days; ports like the one in Mazarrón where you can spend a lively evening and enjoy its magnificent cuisine after a day on the beach; heavenly areas of natural beauty, unique in the whole Mediterranean, at the beaches of Calblanque and Calnegre and one of the most highly considered tourist complexes in the Mediterranean: La Manga del Mar Menor, a paradise between two seas with infinite beaches, sandy sea beds and crystal-clear water, and endowed with an excellent hotel infrastructure.
From the fishing town of Águilas to the white dunes of the beach of El Mojón in San Pedro del Pinatar, stretch kilometre after kilometre of beaches and deserted coves awaiting the arrival of the bather, the sailor, the diver or the fisherman. Discover everything these destinations can offer you.
It is precisely when it comes to water sports that the Costa Calida's lovely weather is most appreciated. More than 3000 hours of sun a year and mild temperatures, with an annual average of 19ºC, make the region the ideal destination for enjoying active tourism in winter and in summer.
Two seas on a single stretch of coast mean that the range of water sport options is even more extensive: The tranquil waters of the Mar Menor, a 170m2 saltwater lagoon, are the ideal setting for activities such as sailing, kite surfing, kayaking or jet skiing. It is also possible to enjoy these sports in other areas of the Costa Cálida including Águilas, Mazarrón, Cabo de Palos, La Manga and other places along the Cartagena coast, such as El Portús, La Azohía or Isla Plana. In addition, the Estación Náutica Mar Menor provides visitors with a wide selection of water sports along the coast of La Manga and the Mar Menor.
Every bit as exciting is the experience that awaits in the depths of the Costa Cálida's underwater world, which is ideal for scuba diving and cavern diving. Thanks to the area's numerous diving schools, even those who have never dived before will soon be able to dive amongst wrecks or in marine reserves such as the Islas Hormigas Reserve in Cabo de Palos or amid posidonia meadows in Águilas and Mazarrón. Another interesting activity is whale and dolphin watching off the Murcian coast.
Flowing through gorges such as the Almadenes Canyon and protected landscapes of outstanding natural beauty in districts such as Cieza or Calasparra, the River Segura is another great setting for adventure pursuits. Down-river canoeing or kayaking and river rafting are a couple of the options.
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