Mazarrón is set in a wide bay which opens up into the Mediterranean Sea. Its coast used to be visited by Phoenician traders, fishermen of every era and by former miners, who used it to unwind after their hard day's work. It's one of the best places to holiday for sun and beach lovers!
OUT OF THIS WORLD CREATIONS
Like what you'd expect to see in a science fiction movie, the Bolnuevo Erosions are spectacular. These eroded rock formations, that have been carved and sculpted by wind and water, are really worth a visit. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sea and nature and it's sure to impress you. Discover at the same time our coastline and unspoilt landscapes, the perfect place to enjoy the sea and nature and it's sure to impress you.
PHOENICIANS, ROMANS AND PIRATES
To find out all about Mazarrón involve to approach in its history and that of the people who once populated their lands. Must-see are the Interpretation Centre of the Phoenician Boat, the Archaeological Museum - Roman Salting Factory and the Tower of the Horses which take us back to different times of the past.
Are you ready to see some whales at high sea? Mazarrón bay is one of the best places to spot dolphins, sperm whales and pilot whales all from the comfort of a tranquil, vintage schooner whilst always respecting the animals and their natural habitat. If you're looking to explore the underwater world, then you should know that Mazarrón is one of the region's divers' paradises! Its crystal-clear waters and the variety of species it boasts make these depths the perfect place for beginners, as well as experienced divers. The diving centres and schools in the area provide lessons for every level, so even if you've never done it before, you'll pick it up easily.
BY FOOT OR BY BIKE
If you are a hiking or cycling lover, Mazarrón and its surroundings offers exciting landscapes of great beauty with countryside and coastline contrasts: hiking trails, two MTB routes and the Vía Verde (the Greenway), all of them perfectly signposted. If you enjoy photography we suggest to visit the local Mining Reserves.
21st CENTURY BEACHES
Mazarrón offers a wide variety of urban beaches, most have been awarded 'Q for Quality' distinction, and natural coves making this destination a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine hours by the Mediterranean Sea. Pet owners having particularly dogs, will be able to enjoy the three Dog-Friendly Beaches that have been especially enabled to them, one being the first Spanish "Canine Beach" awarded with the "Q for Quality" brand.
ROMAN SALTING FACTORY
Another place you must visit is the Roman Salted Fish Factory, where part of the structures of this important industrial complex of the Roman period involved in the production of salted fish and fish sauces are preserved. ¡You will get to know the recipe for the famous 'Garum' fish sauce!
TREASURES OF THE SEA
Located at the fishing quay, "La Lonja" (fish market) is another must-see of Mazarrón. The traditional fish auction take place from Monday to Friday and is an interesting spectacle that shows the true spirit of Mediterranean life. The "Lonja" is so relevant to the local people lives, that in summer the facilities hosts the Mass in honour to the Virgen del Carmen and is preceded by the popular maritime procession.
The popular festivals of Mazarrón bring together tradition with the joyful spirit of the local people. One of the most important festivities is the "Romería" and Fiestas of the Miracle, in which the Virgen de La Purísima is carried by the residents in a procession from Mazarrón to Bolnuevo. According to legend, the Virgen appeared to the Berbers and saved population from the attempted invasion!
THE MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOUR
Mazarrón's gastronomy is a delight for even the most demanding of palates. Dishes made from sea and land products, amongst the ones renowned the clawed lobster rice dishes or the tomato recipes, which is the star crop of the area. The Mediterranean Sea offers many delight bites such as the grouper, sea bream and other salted fishes. ¡Don't miss our 'moraga de sardinas' (grilled sardines)!
Mazarrón possess a number of civil monuments of great tourist interest. The Mining history told through the Mining Reserves, the Old Alum Factory, its coastal landscape marked by the watch-towers Torre de Santa Isabel, Torre de los Caballos and Torre del Molinete and its lordly Casas Consistoriales, constitute altogether part of the great historical heritage that are well worth visiting.
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