Costa Calida Region

Costa Calida translated means warm coast. It gets 320 days of sunshine a year. The local beaches which stretch for 7 kilometres and have been given 4EC blue flags are all on the Mar Menor which is a big saltwater lagoon separated from the mediterranean and in which the water temperature can reach 30 degrees in the summer. It is shallow for quite a way out with gentle waves so it is safe for children and watersports.

The cultural cities of Cartagena and Murcia are within 20-30 minutes drive.

The area around our village San Cayetano is partly protected land so it is not too built up. There are quiet areas for walkers as well as commercial shopping centres nearby. there is also Terra Natura within 30 minutes drive which is an animal park where some of the profits go towards animal protection. It also has a water park attached to it.

San Cayetano is a Spanish village. Our apartment is in a residential urbanisation on the edge of the village. We are on the outskirts of the urbanisation overlooking agricultural land so it is very peaceful. The village has a small supermarket, bakery, chemist, tobacconist that sells English newspapers, beauticians, a bank & a few bars which offer food.


We are 9 kilometres from the Mar Menor with its warm shallow waters. If you wished for beaches with deeper water with waves & water sports the beaches of the mediterranean are within 20 minutes drive.


There are numerous restaurants in the area. You have a choice of Spanish, English, Italian, Chinese & Indian. Many of them have tables for eating outside in the summer months.


There are large supermarkets within 10 minutes drive, both Spanish & English ones. For other general shopping we have a commercial centre 8 kilometres away. There is also a large new shopping centre 20 minutes drive away.


We have numerous golf courses in the area including La Manga resort & the international Roda Golf.

Other Attractions

There are two waterparks within half an hours drive. There is also an animal park. If you like cultural cities Cartagena is 20 minutes drive & Murcia 30 minutes. There are also traditional fishing villages in the area.