Its superb 170 km coastline is part of the Costa C lida or Warm Coast, which faces the Mediterranean Sea.
A long, thin strip of land called La Manga - literally meaning the sleeve - separates the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor, which is Europe s largest salt water lagoon.
Until fairly recently though, Murcia remained a relatively unspoilt, sparsely-populated area.
Thanks to highly-competent, ancient irrigation systems, much of its vast tracts of land were given over to the successful cultivation of fine citrus fruits, vegetables and vines (Jumilla wine).
However, great changes are taking place!
Tempted by the lucrative examples of her highly-developed sister regions - Andalusia and Valencia - Murcia is in the throws of great tourist, housing and golf developments.
With its fine beaches, beautiful cities, interesting culture, great food and wine, plus gorgeous nature parks, Murcia already has a wealth of attractions to offer any tourist.
History buffs will enjoy places such as the city of Murcia, the ancient naval town of Cartagena, and the Renaissance town of Lorca.
Nature parks will beckon to flora and fauna lovers - Calblanque Regional Park, Salinas y Arenales Regional Park, Nature Park Sierra Espa a ...
The full-bodied red wine found in Jumilla - to the north of Murcia - will attract wine-lovers.
And, surely everyone will gain great pleasure from the many superb beaches!
Region of Murcia - popular places
Region of Murcia - popular sights
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