Lorca is a lovely historic town, inland of south west Murcia, within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Mazarrón and Águilas.

The town is known for its fine baroque architecture, Roman villas, palaces, monuments and great works of art. It also has a good range of shops, bars and restaurants serving good quality food at low prices.

To feel the history of this town, stop for a moment in one of Lorca’s charming squares, soaking up the sun and the atmosphere as you listen to water falling gently into an ancient fountain.

Take a stroll through the streets of Lorca to appreciate its fine architecture and to find the 13th century Porch of San Antonio. Of Arabic origins, this was once one of the main entrances to the town.

If you want to make the best of your visit, go to the tourist office for maps and further information about what there is to see and do in Lorca and the surrounding area.

The beaches of Águilas and Mazarrón are all within easy reach of Lorca and all along this section of coast is great for diving, the water is calm and clear and the underwater scenery is stunning.

Águilas’s Blue Flag beaches are great for practicing sailing, windsurfing and water skiing and they all have special facilities for the disabled, so that no matter what your level of ability, you can still enjoy a cooling swim.

The warm therapeutic waters of Mar Menor, Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, are also worth experiencing. While you’re bathing in the healing waters you’ll see many birds, including hundreds of vibrant pink flamingos.

Mazarrón’s four Blue Flag beaches are all quite close by and worth a visit as they’re all beautiful, safe, clean and have excellent facilities.

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