Nestled between the regions of Andalusia and Valencia, the Region of Murcia in Spain has somehow managed to stay under the radar to international tourists, when compared to the hoards of tourists that visit nearby Alicante or Granada. But, that doesn’t mean it has less to offer, it just means it is lesser-visited – and for those of us who enjoy our travels without the crowds, the Region of Murcia provides an attractive destination.
With a capital city of the same name, people can sometimes be confused that Murcia is just one spectacular city when it is, in fact, a region. A region which offers all of the best of Spain in close proximity. The seemingly never-ending beaches along the Costa Cálida coastline, the fascinating Roman history and ruins in Cartagena, the incredible value tapas and wine routes – everything you would want from a Spanish vacation can be found right here. With the launch of new direct flight routes last year to the region’s airport, it’s also much easier to access than ever before.
So whether you want to relax in an all-inclusive, or head off on an intrepid road trip to the most arid-corners of the Murcia landscape, here are just some of the best reasons to visit Murcia Region, and best of all, you could even combine them all into a road trip. Find my easy to follow highlight itinerary at the bottom of this post.