The nearest car rental agents to Los Alcazares:
- Avis - 40km (Tel: +34 968 20 1962)
- Budget - 40km (Tel: +34 968 97 5853)
- Europcar - 40km (Tel: +34 968 33 5546)
- Firefly - 40km (Tel: +34 671 78 1694)
- Sixt - 40km (Tel: +34 871 18 0192)
*rental agents based at Corvera Airport
Los Alcazares Mini Guide
Imagine a salt water lagoon famed for its healing properties. Now imagine this idyllic lagoon is within walking distance of a town with restaurants, bars and nightclubs in an area with 320 days of sunshine per year. The coastal town of Los Alcazares on the south east coast of Spain in Murcia
offers holiday makers all this and much more. Throughout history Los Alcazares and the surrounding coast, known as the Costa Calida, has been visited as a place to rest and relax.
Romans built spas there to take advantage of the balmy waters and by the beginning of the 20th century it began to boom as a holiday resort. It lies on the Mar Menor, Europe's largest salt water lake, and is separated from a long strip of land called La Manga
. The Mar Menor is hugely popular with water sports lovers and is ideal for swimming, sailing or kite boarding. Always being a few degrees warmer than the Mediterranean Sea, it is a great place to bathe.
The town is popular with tourists and the small population of 14,000 residents of Los Alcazares (pronounced Al-Katha-Res) is boosted up to 100,000 during the summer months.
Los Alcazares is known as the food basket of Spain because the area is so fertile and this is celebrated with a feast in the last two weeks of August at the festival of Huerta. Fiestas are held in the town throughout the year, but a good time to go is October as there are many festivities in celebration of the town being granted municipal autonomy including music, fireworks, windsurfing competitions and other shows.