The town of Los Alcazares is situated in the Murcia region of south-eastern Spain, also known as the Costa Calida. The town sits on the western shore of the Mar Menor, a saltwater lagoon separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a 22 kilometre long strip of land called La Manga.
Bars, cafes and restaurants provide drinks, tapas, meals and entertainment, and the warm water of the Mar Menor helps make the town a paradise for bathers and watersports enthusiasts.
The mineral-rich water of the Mar Menor is revered for its health-giving properties and the town still has thermal baths which have existed since Roman times.
Throughout the year, the area offers boundless opportunities for sports and other activities. Golfers will be delighted that no less than seven golf courses can be found within a short drive from the town.
Since 2000 the last three days in March has seen Los Alcazares take on a medieval flavour with a large medieval market and numerous events in recollection of the times of peace following the creation of effective defences against invasions of Barbary pirates during the 15th century.
Throughout the last two weeks in August, the Los Alcazares hosts the international celebration of La Huerta when groups representing market garden areas throughout Spain and other European countries gather to display their folklore, handicrafts and prepare gastronomic feasts from their local produce.
The town is well connected to the recently upgraded Spanish motorway network and there are regular flights from and to many European cities to Murcia/San Javier International Airport which is only five minutes drive away.
Alicante airport offers even more flights, and is just an hour away. 30 km to the northwest can be found the historic city of Murcia, the region’s administrative centre. 15 km to the southwest lies Cartagena, a delightful Roman port city which has recently been revitalized.
Car Hire Los Alcazares
There are numerous car hire companies in the area. If you are arriving at Alicante i t may be more convenient to arrange your car hire at Alicante.
Argus car hire, Record Rent a Car, Hertz, Sol-Mar, Avis General, Europa, Europcar are all there. You can choose to leave to rent a car until you arrive, but you do take the chance of either not getting the car of your choice or facing long queues particularly in the summer season.
Weather in Los Alcazares
With over 320 days a year of sunshine, Los Alcazares makes an ideal get-away during the winter months of the year, even if just for a few days. It’s suprising how a few days of sunshine can cheer you up.
Villas for rent on the Costa Calida