Cheap flights to Murcia (Region)

Characterised by its old history of commerce and agriculture, the Region de Murcia is an autonomous community nestled in between Andalusia and Valencian Community. The region occupies an area of 11,317 square kilometres – 2.2% of the total surface area of Spain. It is the ninth largest of the Spanish autonomous communities. Region de Murcia is bordered by the province of Albacete in the north, the province of Alicante in the east, provinces of Granada, Albacete, and Almeria in the west, and it is hugged by the Mediterranean in the southeast.

The region is also a land of contrasts and offers a little bit of everything to everyone – from wild seas to small coves with calm, placid waters, vineyards to mesetas, plains to rugged mountain areas – let the region of Murcia enchant you.

What to see & do

As a land of contrasts, there are lots to do in Region de Murcia – things that are more than the usual. Travellers can go around the capital city with the same name, Murcia, or troop off to Cartagena, the region’s second largest city and is one of the country’s main naval bases. Go back to medieval times as you visit the town of Lorca and marvel at its famous castle or simply contemplate in prayer in Caravaca de la Cruz – one of the five official Holy Cities for Catholicism and home to part of the Lignum Crusis or Holy Cross.

Tourists can also go on religious tours; go on a pilgrimage to seek out inner peace, prove heaven’s legends and experience an invaluable religious heritage. Visit museums that house religious artefacts and iconography like the Museo de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca; the Casa Museo de la Semana Santa and Museo de la Cofradia de Nuestra Señora de Gracia y Esperanza in Cieza; the Museo de Semana Santa in Jumilla; the Museo de la Catedral de Murcia in Murcia; and the Museo del Belen de San Javier in San Javier.

Head to the Costa Calida, your playground under the Mediterranean sun, and enjoy crystal clear waters, lively ports, endless white sand, and yearly average temperature of more than 18ºC in winter. Enjoy idyllic times in the picturesque fishing villages of La Azohia and Cabo de Palos, spend a day at the lovely port of Mazarron, or get your adrenaline going with a whole variety of water sports like flysurfing, diving, and catamaraning.

How to get around within Murcia

Walking around Region de Murcia is always a good way to explore the area – it’s good exercise and it’s free! One can also take a ride on the many buses that ply the region or travel via railway. Several taxi companies also serve the area.

How to get there

Travellers can reach the Murcia region via the Alicante-Elche Airport (El Altet) – the main entry hub for the region and the Valencian Community. The airport is located about 70 kilometres north of Murcia and is base for, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, and Vueling airlines. Another point of entry is via the Murcia-San Javier Airport. This airport is mainly popular with charter groups and is mainly served by several charter airlines. It is also a military airport but fret not as the military uses its own separate parallel runway and air traffic control tower. If one travels by sea, the region is accessible via port of call in Cartagena. Travellers can also enter the region by rail, also having Cartagena as a point of entry.

Flights to Murcia (Region)

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