While Murcia city makes for a fantastic day out with all it has to offer, and there is a wide range of things to do and places of interest within the region of Murcia, Spain.
For example, the gorgeous and plentiful Los Alcázares can provide anyone with an entertaining day out or weekend visit. Whether you’re looking to entertain the whole family, spend some quality time with a loved one or are keen to absorb the culture on a solo visit, you certainly won’t be disappointed with Los Alcázares.
To find out more about the area and to give you an idea of some of the sights there are to see and the activities that are available, we’ve put together a guide on some of the best things to do in Los Alcázares. Keep on reading to find out more!
Loz Alcázares general Information
A coastal spa town and former fishing village, Los Alcázares is a municipality located on the western side of Mar Menor in the community and province of Murcia in southwestern Spain.
It is a mere 36 minutes from Murcia to Los Alcázares, making it super easy and convenient to jump in the car and travel from your luxury villa or apartment for a fun day out in Los Alcázares.
Alternatively, you could take advantage of the many public transport options that are available to you – just make sure to check the timetables to ensure your day is planned to perfection!
Is Los Alcázares nice?
Particularly, the area is wonderful for families looking for a quiet retreat where they can relax for hours under the lazy sun.
However, if you’re looking for a bit of fun and action, Los Alcázares also caters for such adventure, with its wide range of wind surfing and water sporting activities.
Essentially, anyone can have the perfect day, short break, or entire week in Los Alcázares!
And to put that into perspective, here’s our list of the top things to do…
Things to do in Los Alcázares:
Take a trip to the many beaches in Los Alcázares
Los Alcázares boasts a sprawling seven kilometres of fine, sandy beaches, all of which are linked together via a gorgeous, paved promenade.
This means you’ll be simply spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the perfect destination for a beach day.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere family friendly, quiet and laidback or action-packed, you certainly won’t be disappointed, and will be able to easily find a stunning beach to cater to your needs, whether that’s for a whole day or just a few hours.
Marvel at the spectacle of a Murcian sunrise
Perhaps one of the most talked about attractions in Los Alcázares, and one which surprisingly isn’t a paid-for excursion, is simply the natural act of the sun rising each day.
While of course this happens everywhere, there is something particularly special about viewing the suns golden rays appear across a landscape in Los Alcázares, and is something that is well-worth waking up a few extra hours early for, especially if you have a photography-fanatic in your family!
Enjoy the local festivities
Los Alcázares is a town with rich local history. Every August, for example, la semana de la huerta y el mar (translating literally to ‘the week of the garden and the sea’), sees farmers from all around the region travelling to Los Alcázares to sell their produce. The tradition began in the 1970s, and is now being recovered as the town overcomes the hurdles of the pandemic.
In October, as the summer heat slides away, you can celebrate el Día del Caldero, a day where locals and tourists alike take to the beach and cook traditional dishes from the Mar Menor area. It’s a great opportunity to socialise with the community, perhaps over some caldero and Calasparra rice.
Over the Easter weekend, you can also take part in la semana de los Berberíscos, which sees the town decorated in medieval style, as locals relive the history of pirate attacks on the town. There are acrobatic displays, medieval markets, and you can feast at one of many excellent local restaurants – there’s plenty to be marvelled at.
Blow off some steam at the leisure centre
If you’re looking for a day of sporting fun, then look no further than the Centro Deportivo Los Alcázares!
The fully equipped sports centre features something for everyone with a range of classes and facilities including an aqua gym, and aqua aerobics which is perfect for keeping fit and having fun all at the same time.
If you’re looking to relocate to Mar Menor permanently, you can also sign up for various gym memberships including general and family memberships, with impressive discounts for pensioners.
Visit the Salt Church of Los Alcázares
Whether you’re simply visiting and there happens to be an event, or perhaps you’re looking for a place for regular Christian services, then the Salt Church will be ready to greet you with open arms.
Holding regular Sunday services and other occasions throughout the calendar year, the Salt Church also has some of the best contemporary and traditional worship music to really make your visit memorable.
Are you ready to explore what Mar Menor has to offer?
To enquire about any available properties on the resort, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team today, and we’ll be more than happy to advise you on the right property for your needs.