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Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

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Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

I'm looking for ideas about where to go this summer for 3 weeks for a relaxing holiday. We would be happy to stay in just one place or split our time between 2 or 3 resorts. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 10 and 7 years).

We are considering buying a holiday home abroad (country as yet undecided!), so if we decided Spain is the place we would like to return to year on year, we would want somewhere that we could visit all year round. We spent a few weeks in Greece last year and love it, but it seems to "close down" more over winter than Spain.

We are looking for somewhere within an hour or so of an airport. Within walking distance we would ideally like a nice beach, restaurants, shops, etc, but nowhere too overly developed. To give you an idea, we don't like Brits Abroad places like Bendiorm or Salou and like the idea of a fishing village/small town, or similar.

I would welcome any ideas or suggestions! Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

Check out Los Alcázares in nearby Murcia airport (San Javier).

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2. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

The beach resorts neaby are Torrevieja and Alicante.

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3. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

<< Where to stay near Murcia >>

<< somewhere within an hour or so of an airport >>

Alicante in nearby San Javier airport??

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4. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

Alicante could be a good starting point. There are plenty of resorts nearby - Denia, Calpe, Javea are a few, and are nothing like Benidorm., and are quite busy all year.

The area around San Javier, tends to be very quiet out of season, unless you want to play golf. This includes Los Alcazares. In the summer it's lovely around here, with lots of nearby smaller resorts, but pretty closed up over the winter.

Torrevieja, in my opinion, is ok, but not one of the nicer areas of Costa Blanca.

Cartagena, about half a mile south of San Javier, is a lovely city - a smaller version of Alicante.

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5. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

Torrevieja, IMO, is ugly.

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6. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

Can anybody tell me what San Pedro del Pinatar is like please?

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7. Re: Where to stay near Murcia - please help!

San Pedro del Pinatar is a good choice and only 15 minutes to Murcia Airport.

Check out Lo Pagan also which has a nice beach and is attached to San Pedro

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