Puerto de Mazarrón

Puerto de Mazarrón is well worth a visit during a day out from Cartagena where you will find a good selection of activities, leisure and entertainment venues. The city of Cartagena with its large port and numerous historical attractions has much to offer visitors. However, with a good portion of its central coastal area housing the large port and marinas, there are not many beach areas in the immediate vicinity. This should not sway visitors looking for fun in the sun, as to both sides of the city are some of the most beautiful coastal areas and beaches in Costa Calida.

Puerto de Mazarron
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Puerto de Mazarrón

The seaside resort of Puerto de Mazarrón is one such area where visitors can enjoy endless hours of sunshine on superb Blue Flag Award beaches. As is the case with many coastal areas of Spain, the old town of Mazarrón lies around 6 kilometres inland. Usually the reason for this is during turbulent times of war and pirate raids, being slightly inland gave the town's residents time to organise their defences. As Spain's popularity as a holiday destination increased, many of these towns built coastal resort areas so holidaymakers didn't have to travel miles to reach the beach.

Puerto de Mazarrón Activities

Visiting during the low season means less available activities. It also means less crowded beaches and a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Come the high season the beaches and small port are a hive of activity. All sorts of water sports and activities are available. These include jet ski, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. An easy swim from the popular Playa de la Isla is La Isla. This is a small rocky island perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving where you can explore the remains of a shipwreck. Visit the port area to find several scuba diving centres.

Slightly east of Puerto de Mazarrón visitors can enjoy land based activities around the beautiful nature reserve. This offers hiking and mountain biking among the numerous nature trails. For first time visitors not sure of the area, try visiting the Town Hall. Throughout the year they organise many activities such as sailing trips, mountain walks and evening street parties.

Puerto de Mazarrón Entertainment

In the resort centre on Via Axial, kids will have a great time at Cine Bahía. This is a fun outdoor movie theatre open during the peak summer months with a small cafeteria serving drinks and snacks. A number of lively bars and restaurants line the beaches and port. These include quirky beach bars (chiringuitos) where parents can keep an eye on the young ones while enjoying the friendly social scene and refreshing drinks. Be sure to try some of the tasty local tapas. Better still, head to one of the popular seaside restaurants for delicious fresh local fish and seafood.