The province of Murcia has a rich landscape and environment, protected by regional parks. One of the main tourist attractions in Murcia is the coast, known as the Costa Cálida. The Menor and Mediterranean Sea with golden sand beaches, dunes and unspoilt coves. These are the places where we will find Las Salinas and Arenales of San Pedro del Pinatar, Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila, and Cabo Cope y Puntas de Calnegre and you can enjoy a wide variety of water sports: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, scuba diving
A chain of mountains surrounds the plain which Murcia sits upon and they are the main features of the regional parks of Sierra de Carche, Sierra de la Pila, Sierra de Espuña, and Carrascoy y El Valle.
The gastronomy of Murcia is based on excellent fruit and vegetables that come from the irrigated region. Casseroles and typical dishes are made with these raw materials, such as pisto huertano (fried vegetables, with pepper, onion and tomato), chickpea and Swiss chard stew and zarangollo (courgette, egg and onion). And to accompany your meal, you can choose any of the Murcia wines with Designation of Origin label: Bullas, Yecla and Jumilla.
Inland there are historical towns such as Caravaca de la Cruz and Lorca. This town is very attractive because of the many Baroque buildings – parish churches, convents, houses with coats of arms and palaces. San Patricio Collegiate Church and Lorca Castle are National Monuments.