Cheap flights to Murcia (Region)

Between the frequented beaches of Almería and the jam-packed resorts of the Costa Blanca lies the quiet region of Murcia in Spain. Admittedly the least visited with a limited number of attractions, many might find Murcia to be bare. A booming baby region, it was only in 1976 when its population began to surpass the national average, alongside with government efforts to boost tourist accommodations and services. Its busy capital also called Murcia is well known and loved for its fruits and vegetables that are exported all over Europe. It is also known to be a university town with the young crowd flocking the streets. For an authentic Spanish life, you can opt to visit the small towns surrounding La Manga and Cartagena area, most offering a relaxing stay. The nearby town of Los Nietos also springs to life during summer months, with people flocking its unique harbour area brimming with seaside restaurants and bars. Murcia may be a quaint region with a quiet atmosphere, but it is in this solitary confinement that you can truly appreciate the pleasures offered by the region.

What to see & do

You can feast your eyes on a number of architectural wonders in the city of Murcia. One such highlight would be the Plaza de España, which is pretty much surrounded by a group of baroque buildings such as the former granary, the 18th century Casa del Corregidor, as well as the town hall. Overlooking the plaza would be the Colegiata de San Patricio, a church with an impressive baroque façade. Sadly, the church suffered from earthquake damages and is currently closed to the public. Another thing noteworthy of visit would be the town castle, the La Fortaleza del Sol, which stands high over town. Despite two of its castle suffering from earthquake damages, the La Fortaleza del Sol still is standing mighty and strong. To have a good view of Murcia especially during sunset, best go to the El Valle or the La Fuensanta Sanctuary, situated behind the city approximately 5-10km away.

Considered as the major sports and leisure resort, La Manga is the strip of land that separates Mediterranean from a small inland. Just nearby the strip is Cartagena, deemed as the main seaport of the Murcia region. Imagine ocean waves splashing through the grand Roman remains sprawled across modernist houses. New redevelopments such as the Cartagena “Port of Cultures” attract visitors with its entertaining city heritage and cultural riches. Just by strolling around the area, you will be awarded with a fine military history that dates back to medieval times when the Castle of the Conception was built.

How to get around within Murcia

If you want to roam around Murcia, you can make pre-arrangements with the hotel of your choice in the region to prepare your transport service ahead of time. You can also request for the hotel shuttle service to drive you to your other desired destinations.

How to get there

To reach the region of Murcia, you should fly into the San Javier Airport in Murcia City. The airport is being served by airlines such as EasyJet, Iberia,, Jetairfly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Ryanair. The aforementioned airlines fly to destinations such as Bristol, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Charleroi, Bergen, Oslo-Gardemoen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Dublin, and London-Stansted.

You can also opt to fly into the El Altet (Alicante) Airport, which is being served by a large number of domestic and international flights.

Flights to Murcia (Region)

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