Costa Calida is a region that lies in the southeast of Spain, encompassing the Murcia region and stretching from Pilar de la Horadada to the seaside town of Aguilas. It is home to a wide range of spectacular resorts from the bustling beach resort of Los Alcázares to the historical port town of Cartagena. Costa Calida translates directly as the ‘warm coast’ and that is the sort of weather that you can expect from this part of Spain for most of the year.
Budget holidays to Costa Calida are already very popular with us Brits and the region can be reached from most regional airports. Alicante is the region’s main airport and most of the resorts in this part of the world can be reached within an hour and a half from here. Check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more relaxing sunshine holidays along this gorgeous stretch of coastline. Direct flights to Alicante tend to be around 3 hours.
Costa Calida is definitely at its busiest and buzzing best during the summer period which lasts from Spring until Autumn. Temperatures tend to reach the lower 30s on most days throughout the summer months. Prices are usually a little bit cheaper outside of these months from Autumn to Spring, although temperatures do fall away into the lower teens. There is much more to do in summer though - especially with the number of beaches that the area has and sights that there are to see - so we recommend a trip then.
The Costa Calida is one of the most popular ‘Costas’ in the whole of Spain and this is down to its combination of Mediterranean weather, a relaxing way of life, a mix of authentic Spanish and purpose-built resorts as well as some historical and beautiful resorts to visit. The area is home to the famous Mar Menor which has the La Manga strip on one side and resorts like Los Alcazares on the other. Along the Costa Calida there is an abundance of things to do including hiking, water sports, golfing, clubbing, relaxing on the beach and much more.
Whatever type of accommodation that you desire, you can find it along the Costa Calida. The best choices are in and around the specific resorts. Generally speaking, you will find more hotel-style accommodation - both cheap and luxury - next to the beach resorts. You will find more villas and apartments in the more historic towns like Cartagena. However, most of the places along this stretch of coast offer a wide variety of options for you to choose from. The same is true for eating, with everything that you could want from a holiday including tapas bars, pizzerias, Mediterranean seafood, Turkish kebab places and much more.
If you are looking for a low-cost holiday to the Costa Calida in Spain, we can certainly be of service. Cheekytrip is a price comparison site with holiday offers from over three dozen travel companies. Since they are all competing for your business, prices get very competitive. To find the best deal, simply enter your dates, destination and point of departure into our search engine and within a matter of minutes, we'll find you the Costa Calida holiday that is perfect for you. As offers and prices change daily, it’s best not to delay. Go ahead and book now.