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Can I Live on a Golf Course in Costa Calida?

“I love golf, I love my life, I love my family and friends.” – Sergio Garcia

When you love the sport of golf, you’ll take any opportunity to play. Living on a golf course certainly improves your quality of life. It makes it easier to get on the green whenever you can – and it’s a good excuse for your family and friends to visit!

If you want to live on a golf course in Costa Calida, then you will be delighted to know there are numerous golf properties around the coast. Each property offers a unique location, housing options, and benefits to consider.

Upscale Living on Golf Courses

Owning a home on a golf course means you are never far from the course, giving you good access to tee times and reservations. This is a great benefit if you entertain clients, family or friends, or you want to … Read More

Padel + Golf Course Houses = Brilliant Retirement Living Abroad

It seems like everywhere we turn these days, there’s a game of padel in progress. Some might say if you don’t hear the sounds of padel, you’re not in Spain! Of course, many of our clients who play the sport – or want to learn – can enjoy padel facilities as a perk of owning one of the many golf course houses in the area. So, if you’re considering the benefits of retirement living abroad, then you can consider this a shining star among them.

The Padel Scene in Costa Calida

While padel is a hugely popular sport across Spain, the Costa Calida boasts its own crowning achievements. You’ll find plenty of clubs dedicated to the sport as well as courts at the best golf resorts in the region. The Mar Menor Golf Resort, for example, has an impressive collection of 8 padel courts available to those who purchase golf Read More

3 Popular Golf Resorts in Murcia to Host Prestigious Tournaments and Christmas Events

While our peak travel and tourist season may be over, the arrival of fall signals the beginning of another important agenda – golf tournaments and tours. This year, three of the most popular golf resorts in Murcia are hosting major events expected to unite passionate players with those who live and breathe the sport. From La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia to the Roda Golf & Beach Resort, let’s take a look at what each property is serving up this season.

La Torre Golf Resort Murcia – GNK Golf Tour

On Saturday, November 4, the GNK Golf Tour will make its second-to-last stop at La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia. The 2017 Tour, which began in April, features individual tournaments along its circuit of 7 courses designed by Nicklaus Design, including one personally designed by Jack Nicklaus. This tour is open to amateur golfers who want to experience the … Read More

Mud Baths: Mar Menor’s Dirty Little Not-So-Secret

When you think of living in Murcia, you likely think of the warm climate, calm waters and lots of time spent outdoors. If you’re a local, you might also know Murcia as the destination for mud – that is, the therapeutic, nutrient-rich mud baths in the Mar Menor.

It sounds like a messy pastime, but mud bathing has taken place here for centuries. In fact, did you know the Mar Menor is called the “sea of health” for its warm waters and healing muds? Plenty of bathers have come to the edges of the lagoon seeking the medical benefits of mud, namely for arthritis, rheumatism, broken bones and skin conditions. It’s also been the source of natural beauty treatments for just as long, although you can now pay for the experience in some of the area’s luxury spas.

If you like the idea of mud baths in the Mar Menor … Read More

Spain Real Estate Selling Point: Kayaking in Costa Calida

Costa Calida is a water lover’s paradise, which makes it especially attractive for buyers who want a piece of Spain real estate. Not only does it offer warm temperatures year round (Costa Calida literally means “warm coast”); there are also nearly 250 km of Mediterranean coastline – including the Mar Menor on the north end – where you can launch watercraft for a peaceful retreat or a maritime adventure. If you’re interested in kayaking, then you’re really going to dig this coastal stretch of southern Spain – as a resident or as a visitor. Let’s take a look at a few different spots that are absolutely perfect for kayaking in Costa Calida.

Mar Menor

Located on the north end of Costa Calida near the city of Murcia, the Mar Menor is a shallow, saltwater lagoon where some of the best property in Spain can be found. It’s an easygoing seaside … Read More

Get Sporty In Spain

Spain is a major powerhouse throughout the world when it comes to Sports. Football is most likely the first sport that comes to mind when you think of sport in Spain, as two of them most dominant teams in the world, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid FC are of course Spanish. Other sports where the Spanish excel include basketball, golf, motorcycling, cycling, tennis, and Formula One.

However, you don’t have to be as accomplished as Rafa Nadal or Marc Márquez to enjoy the sporty lifestyle Spain has to offer. One of the most compelling reasons why the British move to Spain is unsurprisingly for the weather, and this naturally leads to spending much more time outdoors than most people are accustomed to in rainy and dreary Britain. As a result, even those who have never partaken in any type of sporting activity find themselves becoming more active when they move … Read More

The Spectacular Experience of Cycling in Murcia

No matter where in Murcia you may be hanging your hat these days, you’re bound to see cyclists around town, in the mountains and along the coast. In fact, there are some places you’re likely to see more bikes than cars. It’s a bike-friendly area, and that’s one of the reasons why so many people go cycling in Murcia.

Cycling for Sport and Leisure

The unique terrain of Murcia lends itself to some spectacular biking routes. Of course, you have the mountain paths for a challenging ride and some of the best scenery. But you also have tranquil breezeways by the water, where you can take your mind off things and enjoy the year-round comfortable temperatures. In our opinion, one of the best ways to really see the area is to go cycling in Murcia. You just can’t get the same experience from driving.

In terms of biking types, there … Read More

The Sailing Life in Costa Calida

You don’t have to be in the region of Murcia for very long to notice the water is where’s it at. On most days, you’ll find folks commanding various watercraft across the calm currents of the Mar Menor lagoon. Or, for the more agile among us, taking on the challenging pace of the Mar Mayor (Mediterranean). Personally, one of our favorite pursuits is sailing in Costa Calida, which can be enjoyed a few different ways.

Learning to Sail in Costa Calida

Whether you’ve never been sailing before or you’ve primarily been a passenger, you can easily get your feet wet by taking sailing lessons in Costa Calida. There are more than 25 water sports centers to help you do so, including the Mar Menor Water Sports Consortium. Once you go through the necessary training and obtain a license, there are plenty of places that have sailboats available for you … Read More

Go Windsurfing in the Costa Calida

It’s hard not to notice all of the water sports that happen here, especially if you spend any amount of time near the waterfront. One of our favorite pastimes is to go windsurfing in the Mar Menor, and the best part is you can do it year-round.

With 300 days of sunshine, the Costa Calida (Murcia) offers up the perfect environment for windsurfing. The water is relatively quiet in this region, and it’s also very shallow. There are lots of places that offer lessons and rental equipment up and down the coast – from Mar Menor and La Manga to Mazarron and Aguilas. The Darsena de Dos Mares is a popular sporting beach in La Manga, where you can go windsurfing in the Mar Menor’s warm waters and take advantage of the favorable wind patterns.

Another bonus: you don’t have to know how to windsurf to go windsurfing here. … Read More

Premier Golf Resorts in Murcia, Spain – Where to Play

Just as skiers flock to Baqueria-Beret or La Molina when they want to hit the slopes, golfers congregate here along our generous coastline for what many consider a premier destination for golf resorts in Murcia – and what we call the playground of the Costa Calida.

So Many Golf Resorts in Murcia

The Murcia province alone has 18 courses with more under construction. Ten of these courses are within 30 minutes of the San Javier Airport, making them super convenient for meeting clients or guests. The greens fees are reasonable, and each one offers a unique course design and playing experience.

Mar Menor Golf Resort in Murcia, for example, is home to an 18-hole design by renowned architect Dave Thomas and Jack Nicklaus. It is the original course on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Trail, a collection of six of the finest golf courses in Murcia. The resort offers a … Read More