Cartagena is a famous Spanish port abounding not only in culture but also its architectural history. With the past intermingled with present and new buildings built on top of old Roman buildings, this gives the historian a dream holiday. There are many tapas bars and pavement cafes where you can sit and relax while the world passes you by or try one of the many top class restaurants which have famous Spanish cuisine on offer. The beaches of Cartagena and all surrounding areas allow you to enjoy sailing, windsurfing and excellent diving along with many other water sports. When you take a self catering holiday villa in Cartagena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Puerto de Mazarron or Cabo de Palos you will have access and the time to explore the entire Cartagena area as well as the ancient city of Murcia.
The holiday area of Cartagena has many small rural villages to visit during your Cartagena holiday. Spend a day in any of them and appreciate the charm a Spanish village has. The larger towns offer a more up-market holiday with shopping and exotic dining experiences to be had.
Balsicas provides a perfect location for holiday makers who enjoy hiking and climbing. There are also high cliffs ideal for paragliding with professional companies in Balsicas to hire equipment from.
Los Alcazares has therapeutic waters which were first discovered by the Romans and as a result, spas have been located here ever since. Los Alcazares is just a good place to pamper yourself and relax away from the kids.
Playa Paraiso is a new development designed especially for the tourist trade. A Playa Paraiso villa is only 20 minutes from the airport of San Javier, 200 meters from the beach and surrounded by a rather large number of golf courses to suit your game making this the perfect destination for your self catering rental accommodation.
Don't miss the twin defensive towers situated at Mazarron. Not unlike most Spanish villages, Mazarron has fiesta's which are celebrated year round. If you forgot your swimming costume, there is no need worry with the Bolnueuo nudist beach located here as well.
No matter where you choose to have your holiday villa, the Mar Menor Golf Resort is definitely worth a visit. This enclosed sea of the Mar Menor stays approximately 5 deg warmer than the Mediterranean and is a good place to bring the family as the beaches are safe and friendly with lifeguards on duty. The gentle slope in the depth of the water makes a good place for the children to swim. There is also a constant breeze coming off the Mar Menor so other sporting events are fun such as watersports, such as windsurfing, kite-surfing and jetskiing.
The holiday region of Cartagena offers many different forms of entertainment and activities to enjoy. Water sports are at the top of the list for family holidays in Cartagena with over 200 km of beaches to enjoy. There are many water sports to take part in, windsurfing, kite-surfing and jetskiing. There are also day fishing trip`s from the local marinas or maybe even hire a small boat for the day.
The other main activity in Cartagena is golf! Golfers take their annual golf holidays to Cartagena due to the amount of championship courses available. Roda is one of the top courses and as well the Hacienda del Alamo. Both courses allow you to play with your handicap certificate. Roda is a very testing course so be prepared. With the areas desolate deserts in places and mountainous terrain, many will choose to go hiking or trekking on one of the many marked trails. If for no other reason, you can always just sit back and relax around the private pool of your Cartagena holiday villa.
Cartagena enjoys a very mild temperature throughout the year. The summer or peak season will normally reach the low 30's with very little rain if any. The winters in a rental home in Cartagena will see temperatures around 8 to 10 ºC. In all you can choose a Cartagena holiday at any time of the year and enjoy excellent weather.
With Cartagena being spread out and such different terrain throughout, it can be difficult to choose your holiday rentals in Spain villa. Watersports to mountain hiking makes selecting your rental home hard. Akilar.com has listed a few of the main holiday areas to give you assistance, but if you're still stuck then visit the Cartagena holiday guide page and see just what this holiday area offers.
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Cheap flights to Cartagena arrive now from many airports in the UK and other European countries. When arriving at your airport though, it is a good idea to hire a car so that you can venture around this large holiday region and take in al it offers. With ease of access, thee is no reason why you do not choose Cartagena for your Spain holiday rentals destination.
Most Cartagena holiday travelers may be concerned about speaking the lingo when on a holiday to Spain. In Cartagena this is not the case as most establishments you will visit will speak your language with this being a tourist hot spot. As with any foreign country though it is always courteous to know a few words, so remember “hello is hola” and “thank you is gracias”. The entire Cartagena area is accustomed to tourist so do not be afraid of the language, just enjoy your holiday in the sun and your Holiday Rental in Spain!
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A Cartagena rental villa is an ideal destination for your holiday in Spain if you like varied interest of fun while on holiday. The Cartagena region has desolate desert areas, mountains and lush valley's and over 200 kms of stunning beaches. The region is steeped in history and the city of Cartagena will keep you busy for days. Trekking and hiking are also an enjoyed sport and the beach area offers all you would expect from a holiday in Spain. With such a diverse terrain you can only imagine the wide choice of self catering rental villas and accommodation available in the Cartagena area to chooce for your holiday rentals in Spain. The larger towns will have large apartments for families with beautiful views over the Mediterranean. The area has many rural villages to visit as well to take in the Spanish charm Spain is so well know for. Akilar.com is here to assist you in making your choice of rental villas, apartments or homes for your Spain holiday rentals as well as holiday guides to giev you inspiration for your next holiday to Cartagena.(read on)