Aguilas and Puerto de Mazarrón






These two cities and seaports are at the southern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coastline, very close to each other and near the border with the Province of Almería. Both find its roots in a tradition of seafaring that nowadays still can be founded in local cultural and traditions.

In Águilas town, at the top of the old town, standing on a promontory, is the castle-fortress of San Juan de Águilas, built in 1579 for purposes of defence. Below it sits the port and its characteristic black-and-white striped lighthouse. The town's Food Market and the railway monument are other places of interest.

Main attraction is the extensive coastline. An extensive coastline where you can find solitary coves and beaches with crystal-clear water, such as La Higuerica, La Carolina or Calabardina; urban beaches, such as Las Delicias; long sandy beaches such as Percheles and  Bahía that offer you the ideal conditions for those who enjoy long walks along the seashore.

This is one of the best places in the Mediterranean for scuba diving thanks to some excellent rocky sea beds on Isla del Fraile and the Peñón de Cabo Cope.

From among the calendar of festivals held in Águilas, it is worth highlighting its Carnival, declared to be of National Tourist Interest.

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