About The Area
About the area
Looking to go on an golf holiday? Think about renting a property on a Polaris World resort in the Murcia region of Spain from this website!
Tucked away in between Alicante and Malaga, Murcia is a region of Spain that doesn’t actually attract hordes of travelling Brits, and isn’t just geared towards golf. Though Murcia has everything anyone would want for an idyllic, relaxing holiday—beautiful beaches, calm seas, pretty countryside and small historic towns—there hasn’t been much work done towards catering for tourists. This, of course, makes it all the more unspoiled.
Also, many don’t realise that Murcia’s coastline, specifically the narrow lip The Mar Menorof land that forms the outer part of Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt lagoon, is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, and great for swimming all the year round. There are over 20 sailing schools that cluster along the coastline, offering the experienced and learners alike tuition in windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, jet or water skiing and some of the Mediterranean’s best scuba diving, thanks to the marine reserve near Cabo de Palos.
As well as the ample opportunity to try out water sporting, Murcia is famous for its vast open golf courses (such as on the Polaris World resorts of course), often framed by orange and lemon groves and further out, by quite dramatic craggy mountains.
Choosing one of Murcia’s resorts would be a good idea if you like golfing; these resorts will have everything you’re likely to be looking for: peace, lovely scenery and easy access to local restaurants, bars and beaches.
But Murcia’s not only a good holiday location for action. There are some murciagreat historical and cultural centres not far from Murcia, further inland in the regioun known as New Castile. It’s dotted with really pretty historic towns. There are some fun festivals, too, if you go at the right time of year—Bando de la Huerta, just after Easter week when people dress up as peasants, drink sherry and generally make merry, and the Burial of the Sardine, which features Brazilian dancing and live music.
For many, the idea of an activity based holiday, especially one involving golfing, seems like an impossibility. Such holidays tend to be expensive and not top on the list of possibilities in these financially testing times.
But there are ways to find the kind of holiday you want relatively cheaply, especially if you rent a golfing holiday property directly from the owner.
Have a Wonderful Golfing Time in Murcia
Strangely one of the least well known of regions in Spain, Murcia is home to many a luxurious spa, health center, natural salt lagoon and a great deal of sunshine, all the year round. In fact, the small, autonomous region in the Mediterranean, lying in between the coastal provinces of Almeria and Alicante, to the southeast of the Spanish mainland, is part of the coastline known as Costa Calida— the Warm Coast.
It’s the climate of Murcia that has helped to transform the region into a place which is especially appealing for the variety of sporting opportunities available. With average temperatures, in the winter, of 15 to 20 degrees, and beautiful clear skies, with around 2, 800 hours of sunshine a year and very little rain, Murcia is a near-perfect place to try out water sports, hiking, cycling or of course, golfing at one of Murcia’s many golf resorts, of which the Polaris World resorts are among the best.
If it’s water sports you’re after, the shallow salty waters of the Mar Menor, one of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoons, guarantee a really unique experience. Once open to the sea, Mar Menor (meaning small sea) is now a coastal lake of 170 km of warm saltwater. Because these waters are so high in salt content, they are used for their curative properties, and as a practice area for many water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing. At spas around the lake, you can also have hot salt baths and mud treatments, which have been famed to cure problems such as rheumatism and arthritis.
The Mar Menor golf resort, one of many throughout the Murcia region, and surrounded, too, by pools, promises an especially pleasant time. Nearby, you can enjoy five star accommodation, and several great restaurants, which use fresh produce from locally grown organic vegetables, to fresh fish caught from the Mar Menor or the Mediterranean Sea. The Nomad restaurant, in particular, serves Mediterranean Cuisine, while the Aqua Restaurant has been given a four-fork rating for its more modern Spanish cuisine. Dining at either would finish a day of golfing very nicely.
Sporting trips like golf holidays can be pricey, which makes them seem inaccessible in these recessional times. If you don’t want to miss out, you could book a Polaris World property direct from the owner from this website at very reasonable cost.