South Murcia News December 2016

Green Igloo Award

6 municipalities of the Region participating in the campaign and San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Cartagena, Los Alcazares, Aguilas and Mazarrón, have achieved the award for having exceeded the goal by recycling 1,604,000 kilograms of glass during July and August, 20% more than in the same period of the previous year .


Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market

Sunday 4th December - Free Dramatized Tour Of Águilas in Spanish –from Tourist Office

Saturday 10th & 24th December - Free Guided Tour of The Historic Centre in English 11am from Tourist Office. Pre-booking essential.

Sunday 11th December – Free Railway Route 10am from Monumento al Ferrocarril. Pre-book at Tourist Office.

Sunday 11th December – One Night in Vegas Tribute @ Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel – Helping Hands

Sunday 18th December – Christmas Race up to Aguilas Castle – 10am (4€ register before 15th Dec – 2€ for children) Tel 968 412 023

Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 512 – Tues Market
Saturday 3rd December – 45 min Free Guided Tour in Spanish explaining the history of the thermal complex in Alhama de Murcia that is linked to its hot springs. 11am. Pre-booking at Museum essential.

Sunday 4th December – Guided Visit in English of Alhama Old Town – 11am from Tourist Office - 1½ hrs (pre-book)

Saturday 10th December - 3€ Guided Visit to Alhama Castle – 11am from Archaeological Museum Los Baños – 1½ hrs (pre-arrange for English speaking)

Sunday 18th December – 90 min Free Theatrical Visit In Spanish – 11am from Archaeological Museum Los Baños. 11am from Tourist Office.

Sunday 18th December – Artisan Market in La Feria Street.

Tel 968 441 914 - Thurs Market

3 Different Guided Tours Of The Historic City – Most weekdays during December. Contact Tourist Office for full details

Saturday 10th December – Free Dramatized Tour - A mystery plot and two quirky characters guide us through the old town of Lorca seeing some of its monuments and its history.
Depart from Tourist Office 11.30am. Pre-book before 6pm on 3rd Dec.

Saturday 3rd & 17th December - Free Guided Tour to see Lorca Monument –11.30am from Tourist Office

Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Mazarrón Town & Sun Market Puerto de Mazarrón
Work will start in December on a roundabout at the entrance to the new Sports Stadium in Puerto de Mazarrón, improving the access.
Copa del Rey (King's Cup) for Watersport
This Spanish Championship was held on 29th/30th October at Playa de la Isla.

Kevin Moreno was proclaimed champion of Spain in the Jet Ski category. On the Saturday there were 24 races in various categories with more on the Sunday.

Mazarrón's Green Road

The 14-kilometre stretch from Mazarrón to La Pinilla will allow the development of cycling and other sporting activities. It is along a disused railway track. There will be greenway signposting, protective railings and about 2,000 trees planted. It will be operational in early 2017 at a cost of about 300,000€.
Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or for full details of all tours.

Saturday 3rd December – Walk to Peñas Blancas

Saturday 10th December – Walk to Mines of Mazarrón
Saturday 10th December – Discover the Misterios of Bolnuevo

Saturday 17th December – Artisan Market on Paseo, Puerto de Mazarrón – 10am-2pm

Tel 968 423 902 – Wed Market

Fridays & Saturdays in December Tours of Bastida in Totana 3€ (special rate 2€) 10am and 12pm. For more information, contact the Tourist Office.