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Why Holiday in Cartagena

The Costa Calida has become very popular with tourists visiting Spain in recent years. Cartagena is a huge attraction, with wide deep waters which often has cruise ships berthing during Mediterranean trips. Whilst this beautiful city is steeped in naval history, with regal buildings and monuments to visit, the shopping areas are wonderful. The cafes, bars and restaurants offer sumptuous tapas, seafood and traditional Spanish food, a taste of the local wines and a friendly welcoming smile. The nightlife is fantastic and the cultural aspect of the city is very much alive, with regular tours and events for visitors to enjoy on a trip to Cartagena.

Although Cartagena is well laid out and easy to negotiate on foot, the public transport system, both within the city and to surrounding areas, is reliable and consists of both buses and trains. The city is serviced by two local airports - Murcia (San Javier) and Alicante (El Altet) - that benefit from flights from budget airlines. A further two hour drive will bring you to Almeria and Granada. There are numerous golf courses within easy reach including La Manga Golf on the famous La Manga Club. There are natural parks, beaches and marinas where water sports are popular; the salt lakes have migrating birds for bird watchers and nature lovers; there are places of interest for walkers and hikers and tourist attractions for all the family.

The climate in Cartagena and surrounding areas is good all year round and the salt lakes contribute to the climate being excellent for asthmatic and arthritic conditions. The mild winters and low rental prices off season, combined with budget air fares to the area, contribute to the attraction of a city break or holiday at any time of the year. There is also the option for a long term rental during the winter months, which can be at a fraction of the cost of the summer months. The beautiful Mar Menor, which is the largest salt lake in Europe, is very near to Cartagena and is surrounded by towns and villages on all sides. The water is quite shallow and two degrees Celsius warmer than the Mediterranean Sea, and the healing properties of its mud can be used to combat skin conditions and circulatory problems. There are free mud baths available in the local village of San Pedro del Pinatar.

Tourist attractions in Cartagena include water parks and a fabulous zoo where interaction with animals is encouraged. There is also the proposed Paramount theme park within an hour’s drive of the city and the new International Airport for the Murcia region, estimated to be completed in 2012, is twenty minutes away.

History of Cartagena

Discover the History of Cartagena
Roman Theatre in Cartagena

Cartagena was originally founded by General Asdrubal, a Carthaginian, in approximately 227 BC. The city had been known as Mastia and Asdrubal and changed its name to Quart Hadast. It was to remain under the control of the Carthaginians until 209 BC; it then became part of the Roman Empire in the Second Punic War. The Romans built Cartagena into a prosperous city, thanks to the rich mineral deposits of the area and the benefits of its harbour. The harbour which was not only well placed strategically but also, because of its depth, it could berth large ships. The landscape also contributed to the ease with which Cartagena could be defended, with the surrounding hills and large lake nearby.

The end of the Roman Empire took with it the prosperity that Cartagena had enjoyed and the Visigoths and Vandals were the next to control the region. In 555 AD the city was conquered by the Byzantine army led by Justinian, who ruled it until 621 AD, when it was taken again by the Visigoths who kept control until the Muslims conquered Costa Calida in 734AD.

In 1245, Alfonso X conquered Cartagena once again and made it part of Castile. An economic depression descended upon Spain, with the exception of a short period in the 16th Century when improved for a time. However, in the 18th Century, Cartagena came into its own as an important naval port. The Mediterranean Maritime Department made the city its capital in 1728 and a castle, which had been constructed by the Moors, was restored to fortify the city together with an arsenal and barracks. The population of the city grew enormously in that time and reached fifty thousand people. Prosperity continued for Cartagena in the 19th century, with the mining industry contributing to the economy on a large scale. Silver, copper, zinc, red ochre, lead, tin and iron were all being mined in the area.

In 1873, the Contonal Revolution caused the destruction of Cartagena and following this the city was rebuilt, largely in the style seen today. The strength of Cartagena's defences was apparent in the Spanish Civil War, when General Franco led his forces against the Republicans between 1936 and 1939. Cartagena was the last of the cities to fall, keeping Franco at bay for longer than any other city in Spain.

The city went on to reach yet greater heights of economic prosperity in the 1950s through to the 1990s, when the economy suffered along with other European countries due to the reduction in manufacturing. The new millennium brought a whole new industry to Cartagena, as foreigners began to flock to the Costa Calida. This industry was tourism which has continued to the present day.

Cartagena Holiday Rentals Information

The Busy Port of Cartagena
The Port City of Cartagena

Cartagena has many holiday rental options available to you and no matter what the size of your group you are guaranteed to find the perfect holiday home to suit all your needs. Choose from villas with private pools and barbecue areas, houses with communal pools and terraces or apartments close to the beach or town. Akilar will assist you in finding the accommodation that best suits your budget and all rentals come fully equipped to make your break even more relaxing. Holiday homes can be found in the busy areas or Cartagena so that you do not miss any of the action or in the quieter towns for a serene and relaxing experience surrounded by nature, what ever your preference Akilar will be able to provide the right accommodation for you and your family.

Must See Sights and Attractions in Cartagena

Visit Cartagena Naval Museum while on a Cartagena Holiday
Things to do on Cartagena Holidays

There are many sights and attractions in Cartagena that you can enjoy during your holiday, and with so many things to see and do you may have trouble deciding where to go first.

The Naval Museum in Cartagena is an interesting place to visit whilst you are on holiday here. Though it is situated in a modern building, it is full of historical artefacts with an entire room set aside to the inventor of the submarine, whose name was Isaac Peral. Other items of interests are the 14th Century maps of great value displayed in the museum.

The town of San Pedro is well known for its natural mud baths which can be found at the Mar Menor, just off a beautiful walkway that has been built stretching across the lake, practically reaching the tip of La Manga on the other side. Visitors then cover themselves in the healing back mud and let it dry on the skin in the sunshine. After a while it can be washed off in the warm waters of the Mar Menor, leaving the skin soft and fresh. The healing qualities are great for skin disorders, such as psoriasis and dermatitis, and it also offers benefits for circulatory problems. It is also possible to take away some of the mud in containers for friends or families: it is free and easily accessed.

Terra Natura Zoo is located close to Murcia city and is in easy reach of Cartagena and surrounding towns. It is a spectacular combination of animals and nature, aiming to create a habitat similar to that of the wild. Interaction is encouraged between visitors and animals, and the vegetation and plant life is designed to create a softer landscape, allowing visitors to have contact with the animals without the usual barriers. With in excess of three hundred animals from fifty species including lions, lemurs, brown bears, giraffes, white African rhinoceroses, European lynx, Iberian wolves and hippopotamuses. There are all of these animals together with a large selection of birds, including a falconry zone. Visitors can spend hours observing these wonderful creatures in a habitat as close to their natural one that is possible to create. Safety is obviously a very important factor: thus the dangerous animals can be viewed from overhead walkways whilst the tame ones can be closer and interaction is encouraged. The Sea Lion Show performed twice a day is a perfect example of this.

For those who want a relaxing experience, Thalassotherapia is a large water therapy centre which has marine pools with whirlpool jets. Mud massages are available with sea mud or circuit marine mud together with water physiotherapy, relaxation, wellness programmes and beauty therapy. It is a wonderful way of relaxing in beautiful surroundings and the children can enjoy the salt water pools with jacuzzi areas.Spend a few minutes looking through all of the things to do

Villages around Cartagena

Visit Santiago de la Ribero while in Cartagena
One of the many villages in Cartagena

Santiago de la Ribero is one of the most beautiful areas of the Mar Menor. It is a one hundred and seventy kilometre square shallow and warm salt lake, considered the biggest in Europe. An ideal place for children to swim, enjoy water sports and the lovely colourful playgrounds that sit along the beach, surrounding the lake to keep the little ones happy. This pretty village is only a stone's throw from Murcia Airport and has easy access to Cartagena and Murcia together with many other towns in the area. With quaint houses, restaurants and cafes overlooking the Mar Menor and the narrow streets are lined with pretty shops with plenty of flowers planted and hanging throughout the village, the picturesque Santiago de la Ribera is a wonderful place to visit. The long paved promenade stretches in one direction past the large sailing club and, to the other, past the Cuidad del Aire. This is where the families of military pilots who worked at the nearby Air Base lived during the Franco era. Many of the big villas are still owned by such families, even though most of the pilots now work for commercial airlines after the air base stopped being used solely for military activities.

Another nice town on the Mar Menor within easy reach of Cartagena is Los Alcazares. This was once a thriving fishing village hundreds of years ago and now it is during the tourist season in the summer months when it thrives once more. The population increases from a few thousand people to as high as one hundred thousand when visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the experiences that the Moors enjoyed centuries ago. The warm waters of the Mar Menor, the wonderful sunshine, the selection of water sports, gastronomy and nightlife are all available in this enchanting area. The beauty of the water of the Mar Menor is that it continues to be warm through the autumn months. This is because the water is shallow and even then the sun is still hot enough to sunbathe and the temperature is more bearable, together with the fact that the area is less crowded than in the summer months. Los Alcazares, which is less than a five minute drive from Murcia, is home to the popular golf course Roda Golf, with many other courses within driving distance. Other facilities of the town include an ancient spa which has been restored and a beautiful marina where you can take a boat trip over to Perdiguera, which is a small island. When the boat docks, visitors can swim in the clear waters and eat grilled sardines accompanied by the traditional drink of sangria. There is bicycle hire, horse riding, a wonderful promenade for avid walkers and some cultural places to explore.

Cabo De Palos is a picture postcard fishing village on the Mediterranean side of the La Manga peninsula, in the municipality of Cartagena, which is as busy as it is pretty. It has a picturesque marina and a harbour with fishing boats providing fresh produce to the many good fish restaurants in the area. One of the biggest markets in Murcia takes place on Sundays selling everything from leather goods to fresh fruit and vegetables. With a lighthouse and golden sandy beaches, this village is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Water sports activities on offer here include sailing and diving.

Golfing in Cartagena

Cartagena Golfing Holidays
Excellent Golf Courses in Cartagena

There are quite a few golf courses within easy reach of Cartagena and even more a little further afield. For instance, a thirty minute drive will bring you to the Alicante region and to the Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas golf courses. The Polaris Golf Courses are also within easy reach in the Murcia Region, together with the famous La Manga Golf. However Akilar have provided details of golf courses closer to Cartagena and the surrounding areas.

With its beautiful position beside the Mar Menor in Los Alcazares, the 18 hole and par 72 La Serena Golf is built around the Torre del Rame. This is a tower built five centuries ago to look out for pirates on the Mar Menor. The flat and even terrain of the course can offer golfers a false sense of security at first look: it can be as windy as it is flat. The water hazards on the course which are around most of the holes are also a great challenge and, while the course itself is not very long, it is structured in a very traditional way. To conquer this course, accuracy is important to overcome the water hazards, the sandy bunkers and the desert like aspects of La Serena Golf. Facilities include a driving range, pro shop, club house and restaurant together with indoor and outdoor pools.

Also in Los Alcazares is the lush creation of Dave Thomas: the prestigious designer of Roda Golf, an 18 hole and par 72 golf course. With rolling fairways created on previously flat terrain, the course is interspersed with palm trees and three cleverly placed lakes. The undisputed beauty of this course is as creatively planned as the strategic design of the 18 holes themselves. The wide fairways are flanked by trees and rough areas so it is not a good idea to drive off course. The flat lush greens are well kept, with bunkers ready to catch the stray shot. This is not a simple course to play however and concentration is needed to score a good game at Roda Golf. Facilities include a practice driving range, club house, locker rooms, sauna and bar with many more facilities planned for this relatively new course.

Another course designed by Dave Thomas and located near Cartagena is the nine hole Club de Golf Torre Pacheco. The course is flat with a mixture of bunkers and water hazards so short accurate shots are required to play this course well. With four lakes and many trees lining the course, it is well designed to present a challenge on the flat terrain. An added bonus to the Club de Golf Torre Pacheco is that it can also be played at night with a minimum of eight players. Facilities include practice area, putting green, pitching green, driving range, club house, restaurant, bar and locker rooms.

United Golf La Tercia was designed by Jose Gancedo and was built in 2008. It is a nine hole course due to be extended to eighteen holes in the future. The wide fairways and undulating greens, together with the water features, will challenge golfers in this quiet setting. It is a short drive inland from Balsicas and the course has the first aquatic driving range in Spain, overlooking a lake. Here players can drive their golf balls into the water, using distance markers to measure their drive. Facilities include club house, aquatic driving range, putting green, pro shop and club hire.You can view most of the area golf courses and their details here.

Cartagena Fiesta's

Cartagena Holidays and Fiestas
Festival of Carthaginians and Romans in Cartagena

The main Fiesta of Santiago De La Ribera is celebrated in the summer, on July 25th with lots of colour, music, dancing, fireworks, food and drink that carries on all day and night. Carnival is a festival celebrated throughout Spain marking the end of the winter and San Pedro del Pinatar and San Javier celebrate this jointly. It is called Carnival del Mar Menor. This is a festival of colour as it is celebrating the beginning of spring and both residents and tourists are encouraged to wear colourful fancy dress costumes and join in the celebrations of music and dance. The parades are magnificent and should not be missed. It is usually celebrated on February 15th.

The fiesta of the patron saint of Puerto Del Mazzaron, San Jose, is celebrated in the middle of March. A giant statue is built on the beach and is set alight, late at night, during a fireworks display. Sports events, concerts, open air parties and celebrations take place during the summer festival of Mazzaron during July and August. However, in Mazarron, each district has a feast day of its own: this involves processions filled with colour, cultural events, music and dancing. The names of some of these feasts are La Majada on September 8th, Pastrana on July 25th and Canada de Gallego district on June 13th.

Cartagena celebrates its festivals on a grand scale, particularly during Holy Week when the celebrations last ten days. The Friday of Los Dolores, the Patron Saint of Cartagena, is when it all starts. The celebration of the epiphany with historical overtones is incredible to watch. The floats are carrying religious statues bedecked with flowers; the marching hooded figures, the sombre bands and the widows dressed in black all taking part in the parade come together to emphasise the religious undertones. The area is the location for the festival of El Cante de las Minas de la Union which takes place in August in the public market. The sounds of flamenco singing accompanied by flamenco dancing can be heard, demonstrating the culture of the town.

Also in Cartagena, the exciting re-enactments of the battles fought between the Romans and Carthaginians in the Second Punic Wars takes place in September and is an event enjoyed by tourists from all over the world. The staged battles are very realistic and give a real insight into the capture of the city.

Many families choose to rent accommodation in Spain so that they may see one of the of the many fiesta's the Spanish are famous for.A list of fiesta's is available so you can plan your holiday to enjoy at least one.

Dining and Nightlife in Cartagena

Dining out while on Cartagena Holidays
Cartagena's excellent Cuisine

Cartagena nightlife is similar to that of many other cities in Spain, in that the night starts with food in local restaurants or tapas bars and, for those wanting to party on later, the bars and clubs are the places to be.

For traditional Spanish cuisine Mari Zapata serves a signature dish, Chicken en Pepitoria, and opens Tuesday to Sunday. Lo Churrascos offers great seafood Murcian style including Norway Lobster together with other rice based dishes. For the al fresco experience the garden area caters for diners in the warmer evenings of the summer months. For a wonderful tapas experience, Mare Nostrum is a restaurant on two levels. It has a bar downstairs where tapas are a speciality and a full restaurant upstairs with delicious seafood dishes on their menu.

The late nightlife in Cartagena is where tourists can party with locals moving from bar to bar and then on to clubs to dance the night away. Some of the popular bars and clubs in Cartagena are Cayote, the rock-centric hub of Cartagena which is popular for jam sessions on a Sunday. Stereo is a club where famous Spanish DJs play and live bands perform each week. There are also venues hosting rave parties, dance parties and music festivals, all well advertised throughout the city.

Cartagena and surrounding towns offer plenty of alternatives to night clubs: often cultural nights or live music. Nearby towns such as San Pedro del Pinatar or Los Alcazares have British pubs where they offer bingo, quiz nights or entertainment in the form of tribute bands. Festivals in the region are fantastic for nightlife with music and dancing in the streets going on into the early hours.

In El Mojon, The Corner Bar is a Spanish bar with live bands and tribute acts while, in San Pedro del Pinatar, Amigos is an international bar with entertainment including fantastic tribute acts at the weekend and during the week. These are typical of many of the resort towns near Cartagena where Spaniards mix easily with visitors and ex-pats and everyone enjoys experiencing each other’s culture.

Shopping in Cartagena

Shopping While on Holiday in Cartagena
Markets and Shops in Cartagena

Shopping in the city of Cartagena is a delight. There are two main options. There is the commercial centre on the outskirts of the city, where everything is under one roof including many high street stores. Alternatively, simply enjoy the ambiance of the narrow streets, with the wonderful combination of old meeting new in the architecture and the street cafes and restaurants offering refreshments or lunch. Combining shopping with sightseeing can be a great option, as the pure splendour of some of the old buildings can be overwhelming.

There are a lot of popular European shops in Cartagena, intermingled with Spanish retailers and the odd designer shop here and there. In the town centre is the popular Spanish department store El Corte Ingles, which can be found in almost every city in Spain. This store offers a range of clothing and caters for many budgets from its bargain basement to its designer section. Aside from clothes, it offers a large variety of goods and there is a wonderful cafe where you can enjoy a nice meal with good service.

The shops in Cartagena tend to stick to Spanish retail hours, which means opening at 10 am, closing for siesta from 1.30 pm until 5 pm and opening again until 8 pm or 9 pm in the evening, depending on the time of year. El Corte Ingles and some of the larger chain stores tend to stay open straight throughout the day until late in the evening. The shopping centre on the outskirts of the city opens all day too, right through to the evening; however all of the shops, including the commercial centre, are closed on Sundays.

The towns around Cartagena have their own shopping facilities, including commercial centres. The popular Dos Mares Commercial Centre, which is located between San Pedro del Pinatar and San Javier, has a selection of retail clothing outlets, electrical shops, jewellery outlets, shoe shops and more, together with a large food court, bar, cinemas and a bowling alley. There is also a large Eroski hypermarket: this sells everything from food to televisions. In the town of San Pedro del Pinatar, small boutiques, shoe shops and a selection of other shops can be found in the picturesque streets. They spread out from the town square, where there are cafes and restaurants to sit and eat or just have a coffee while out exploring the shopping facilities this town has to offer.

The town of Los Alcazares has some hidden delights with regard to shopping and, while there are shops along the main street and in one of the local squares, small shopping centres can be found by taking a pleasant stroll towards the beach.

Markets are a big attraction for tourists visiting Spain and the Costa Calida is no exception. Markets are on every day of the week in the region and offer visitors the chance to buy fresh local produce, fashion, accessories, toys, garden furniture, leather goods and much more at reasonable prices.Shopping could not be easier as by looking here.

Best Times to Visit Cartagena

Cartagena and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer tourists all year round, including plenty of sunshine, even throughout the winter months. With many golf courses in the area, the months from September through to May are ideal for this sport, however, the months of June, July and August can be very hot, necessitating the need for a golf buggy to get around the course comfortably. The summer months are the busiest, with tourists from Spain and throughout Europe flocking to this coast to enjoy the cooling waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the lovely Mar Menor, which is the largest lake in Europe. The winter months here are mild, with quite a lot of sunshine and the region is therefore an ideal break from the harsher weather of other European countries. So with the option of cheap flights with economy airlines to local airports and cheaper rentals through the winter months, especially on a long term basis, this is a very good time to visit.

For walkers, hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, the milder months are a good time to visit Cartagena and the surrounding areas, so any time from late October to mid May is ideal. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy Cartagena and indeed Costa Calida all year round. Those looking for a cultural experience might also enjoy the milder months to wander through the city or the surrounding towns, exploring the areas of interest without the searing heat of the summer months.

Whenever tourists choose to visit Cartagena, they will come away with a great feeling of having seen a part of Spain that has survived many years. An area standing tall and proud amongst stylish modern architecture, lending a regal air to the city which has stood the test of time and grows stronger and more beautiful with each passing year.

Climate for Cartagena

The climate of Cartagena in Costa Calida and Murcia is, by the standard of the World Health Organisation, contributory to the air being the cleanest in Europe. The hills shelter the region from the winds: thus the temperatures are good all round, averaging 16 to 22 degrees Celsius in winter and reaching the low thirties Celsius in the summer. With over three hundred days of sunshine each year and low humidity, there is a subtropical climate and between all of these, together with the sea, salt lakes and pine woods, the air is clear and ailments such as gout, rheumatism and asthma can be substantially improved due to the climate.

There is very little rain between the months of June and September and plenty of sunny days throughout the rest of the year, interspersed with cloudy times and sometimes rain. The sun is usually warm enough to sunbathe during the winter months between 11 am and 3 pm and the temperature cools down at 4 pm, seldom dropping below ten degrees Celsius in the evening. Summers are hot from early morning, reaching the low thirties Celsius during the day, with the evenings cooling down to the low twenties Celsius.

Getting To and Around Cartagena

Cartagena and surrounding areas are accessible by both San Javier (Murcia) Airport and Alicante Airport. San Javier is the closest at about twenty five kilometres away and the journey by car taking around twenty minutes. The journey from Alicante Airport is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes away. Both Almeria and Granada airports are also an option, but the journey from both airports is over two hours.

Public transport from San Javier Airport is by airport bus, which connects to Murcia city; from the main bus station there it is possible to get a bus to Cartagena. From Alicante, the airport bus also goes into the city and connections are available from the main bus station in Alicante to Cartagena and other towns nearby. Alternatively, both cities have train stations and the trains run directly to Cartagena; the airport bus also connects to these stations. All the airports have taxi ranks clearly marked and there are also car hire companies if you require a car.

Getting around the city of Cartagena is very easy by foot as everything is close by, including shops, restaurants and cultural attractions are readily accessible within easy reach of each other. Public transport is available regularly from Cartagena to nearby towns and villages and the main bus station is the best place to start. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station or from the driver if you board the bus at stops along the way. Alternatively, trains travel from Cartagena to other places of interest from the train station. RENFE is the national train network for Spain.

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Things to Do Cartagena Murcia CityIf you are leaving Andalucia and drive in a northerly direction you will reach the city of Murcia. As Murcia comes into view on the horizon, the first thing you see are the pine tree clad slopes of the Cresta del Gallo and you begin to wonder how big this city is and what does it have to offer. Getting closer, the hill of Monteagudo comes into view along with the old buildings of the city which can be seen from the main road which draws you into the city centre.
Things to Do in Cartagena Cartagena offers many attractions for your holiday with most being inexpensive and some even free! We all like to visit a castle and imagine life as it was and the castle in Cartagena is worth a visit or take the open top bus around the town. The harbour trip is one not to miss as the tour is on a catamaran.

We all know that Cartagena is a city steeped in history. There are archaeological remains found here dating back some 3,000 years. The first to settle this area was the Carthaginian's who gave the city its name, ''Those From Carthage''. The next in line to dominate this area were the Byzantine, Arabs and the Castilians. You don't have to look hard to find the history of the city as it is all around you. Just take a walk down Calle Mayor (Main Street) in the old section of town and you will be amazed at what you'll see. But that is not what we are here for, were here for a good day out to sample the Spanish culture and cuisine so set back and get ready to enjoy a short trip around the cities port area and sample some of its food.

Towns & Resorts in Costa CalidaCartagena is located on the Costa Calida in the district of Murcia. As you approach the city it appears to be a bit down trodden but don't let this put you off as there is a wealth of history and architecture to explore. The important part of the city and the reason for its existence is the port area for here you will find the old and new pleasantly mixed together. The port actually covers a rather large area its presence is felt throughout the city by the number of buildings related to its naval activities.
Villages in CartagenaClinging to the edge of the coast you will find the village of Portman in close proximity to La Union. If you take the road from La Union to Portman it is hard not to notice the landscape which is, to say the least, unattractive and is the direct result of residue which was left behind by the mining industry over the years. You don't have to look very hard to see the environmental damage caused by all of this residue. The residue has spilled over into the bay almost closing it off. There now exist a small channel to the east of the bay for the local fishermen to use but for how long.You have got to think about the 1100 people that live there and their quality of life.
Shopping in Cartagena Cartagena is a 20 minute drive from La Manga Club on a straight road which leads you directly into this historic town. The port area has been greatly improved over the past few years enticing the cruise ships to make Cartagena a regular stop on their Mediterranean routes.
Markets in CartagenaMany of the small towns and villages along the Costa Calida have got their own weekly markets where food and household goods are sold. Markets in the area fall on different days of the week, giving you the opportunity to visit several during your stay. The majority of the markets begin selling their produce early in the morning, and will continue till about 2 o'clock in the afternoon when the heat sets in. Below is a list of only some of the markets along the Costa Calida.
Golf in CartagenaThe Championship Golf Course, designed by Brian Connelly and Peter Hoogcarspel is complemented by the mountainous landscape that surrounds the resort and its stunning views of the area. It is a high quality course built following the highest course specification for both USGA and PGA standard.