BAY OF MAZARRÓN
PHYSICAL AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Surface area: 318,9 Km2
Population: 30.704 (INE, 2016) 62,9% sobre año 2000
Elevation: 58 metros sobre el nivel del mar.
The municipality of Mazarrón neighbors the municipalities of Cartagena and Fuente Álamo to the East; Alhama de Murcia and Totana to the North; Lorca to the West and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. The municipality, with a rather rugged landscape, has beaches, cliffs and small coves comprising a unique enclave in the Spanish Mediterranean as it remains nearly unspoiled.
Seven of its 34 beaches received the 2016 blue flag award. Furthermore, six Mazarrón beaches received the ‘Q’ quality award, granted by the Tourist Quality Institute (ICTE).
One of the main appeals of Mazarrón that tourists should not miss out is the Enchanted Landscape of Bolnuevo, where the force of wind and water has eroded the mountain and given rise to whimsical rock formations near the seafront.
Another appeal is the Mazarrón Phoenician Ship Interpretation Center, where visitors can learn about the municipality’s history through important archaeological remains and the replica of this old ship dating back to the 7th century before our era.