TheCosta Calidais one of the lesser known tourist spots in Spain,this makes it the ideal place to travel to get an authentic Spanish experience without the usual crowds.
I went to explore theMurciaregion,被称为西班牙花园，to see what it has to offer.
You can see my5-day Murcia travel itineraryhere.
I loved my time in Murcia but I've found that many people know very little 徳赢ios苹果about this gorgeous area and are unaware of all the reasons they should visit.So here are just 9 nine reasons why I think you should visit Murica…
1。Wine Tasting and Vineyards
西班牙人当然知道如何酿制好一两瓶酒！Murcia makes some incredible wines,and with vineyards aplenty in theBullasarea you can enjoy some wine education along with sampling the best they have to offer.PLUS,这是难以置信的实惠。The place we visited was just €10-15 for the wine tasting AND tapas.
Archenais a natural thermal spa area with mineral rich waters.The Romans,作为洗澡的忠实粉丝，2000年前在这里建了自己的浴室。Today,the thermal spa and hotel is 19th century with modern refurbishment.Book a mud massage for one of the most unique spa experiences of your life.
In the summer time go and check out the white flamingoes (who knew they came in anything other than pink?!) at圣佩德罗·德尔皮纳塔salt flats then head over to the mud baths nearby.Smother yourself in the mineral rich mud from the pond then bake on the beach next door before finally rinsing off in the sea.是的。
Head toMurciacity for excellent shopping options (I am a huge fan of Spanish designers) and delicious tapas.Wander through the old quarter for everything from high designer boutiques,through to local arts and crafts.It's a hub for all your high street favourites including Mango and Zara,plus I did spot and Sephora or two.
5.Quiet Coastline Walks and Secret Beaches
You could hit up the major beaches (playas) or you could seek out the smaller coves (cala) for a more intimate and pretty beachside experience.如果像我11月去的时候那样，天气不值得日光浴，pop on your best walking shoes for a coastline trek.
I enjoyed the walk alongCape Palos半岛的中间还有一段可爱的散步卡拉塞拉达andCalarreona.
6。Road Trip Through the Pretty Landscape
Hire a car to really get to seeMurciaand enjoy the dramatic landscape and seek out small picturesque villages.I loved theRicote Valley旅程从ArchenatoBlanca充满了戏剧性的岩石悬崖，lush lemon groves and sparkling turquoise river.
我敢肯定西班牙的每个地区都认为自己以他们的小吃而出名。然而，as Murcia's number one industry is agriculture it is pretty well placed for serving up some of the highest quality ingredients.
The latest craze,or so I've been told,是为了美国英国人称之为“日间饮酒”。当餐厅涌向城市的许多广场时，女士们打扮成午餐小吃和葡萄酒。
Or take it super casual like we did and head to the market to pick up your seafood or meat of choice and ask for it to be cooked there at the tapas restaurant in the corner.
8。Pilgrimage to Fifth Holy City
2017 marks the a Holy Year and a pilgrimage to卡拉瓦卡·德拉克鲁兹,the fifth holiest city afterRome,,耶路撒冷,,Santiago de Compostela,,andCamaleno.Whether you are a religious person or not,you might find the festivities in this pretty city to be quite the experience.
Unlike it's wider known neighbours,Murcia is not a tourist trap.It is however popular with the Spanish so give it a try for a full on authentic experience.
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