Work & Travel: Region of Murcia

Presenting the Region of Murcia, where Ubiwork offers remote work experiences in both countryside and coastal areas.

The region of Murcia is located in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean coast. This region boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and its coastline is bathed by the warm waters of two seas. In fact, its coast is known as the Costa Cálida (the Balmy Coast) and is home to endless beaches and small coves which offer multiple options for sports, leisure activities, and well-being.

What to see?

The biggest cities of the region are the capital city of Murcia and the historical city of Cartagena. Murcia is a beautiful Spanish city with an authentic local atmosphere combined with the beautiful old town and attractive city squares influenced by the Moors. The gem of the old town is the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary of Murcia, completed in 1465. Murcia is located near the center of a low-lying fertile plain known as the huerta (orchard or vineyard) of the region. It’s an excellent place to enjoy the versatile gastronomy of the area, and also has a great variety for the ones interested in shopping. 

Cartagena has one of the most fascinating histories in all of Spain, being inhabited by a number of great civilizations and cultures. Among its numerous Roman remains, the recently restored Roman theatre of Carthago Nova is prominent and is one of the city’s landmarks. The Municipality of Cartagena is an attractive combination of history, maritime life, and archeology with plenty of museums accessible in the city. The beautiful beaches and great water sport possibilities, as well as versatile outdoor activities in the natural parks and mountain ranges, offer the visitor plenty of activities to enjoy close to the city. 

What to do?

There are plenty of fishing villages to visit that stand right at La Manga del Mar Menor, which is a 21 km long seaside spit that separates La Manga lagoon from the Mediterranean sea. There are many beautiful fishing villages worth mentioning: Cabo de Palos with great spots for wind surging, as well as Los Alcazáres and Santiago de la Ribera enjoying the seafront views. La Manga is one of the most popular destinations in the Murcia region. It forms an important part of the coastline where the gently sloping shores together with the calm waters provide a safe bath for the visitor. The area is very popular for practicing numerous water sports like windsurfing, canoeing, and diving. During the low season, this normally touristic area settles down to be a perfect place to combine remote work with leisure outdoor activities. 

Murcia is called “the Region of 1001 Flavours” with its outstanding and innovative gastronomy, also named as Spanish Gastronomy Capital in 2020.  The jury of the Spanish Hospitality Federation stated that Murcia presents loyalty to local products and a strong commitment to gastronomic tourism. Murcia won the award not only for its culinary variety but also for being  “a very attractive region in all aspects” says the president of the federation. You’ll enjoy trying the typical seafood tapas, caballitos, marinera, and the tasty pulpo (octopus), the main course the vegetable dish zarangollo, and the favorite desserts for the sweet tooth: paparajote, the lemon tree leaf battered in the dough of flour, and the tasty café asiático. Not to mention trying different wines of Denomination of Origin from the wineries of Jumilla, Bullas, and Yecla. 

Murcia has many beautiful beaches, above all Calblanque beach, one of the best-preserved unspoiled natural landscapes on the coast. The well-paved and quiet country roads offer runners and cyclists many opportunities to explore.  The majority of the shoreline has accessible paths and promenades, making this a paradise for walkers. For example, the town of Mazarrón has striking sculptural forms by its coastline with very easy-going walking and cycling routes. The mountains of Sierra Espuña offer amazing possibilities for hiking, horse riding and climbing. For the climbing enthusiastic, the top spots with amazing views can be found from the valley La Panocha and Embalse de la Cierva close to Mula. 

Thanks to Murcia’s low cost of living, amazing weather, and its’ character of embracing a slow lifestyle it is an ideal location for remote workers that seek balance in their everyday life. Spain Tourism website agrees by stating that  “Murcia combines natural and cultural wonders with heritage to provide an experience that will blow you away”. 

Close by to explore 

Murcia region is located between the regions of Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha, and Valencia. Bordering the province of Albacete in the North, the provinces of Granada, Albacete, and Almería in the west, Alicante in the east, and the Mediterranean in the south. The interior of the Murcia Region is perfect for those in search of relaxation of the tranquil mountain area, nature, sport, and good food – all this at a very low cost of living. 

Ubiwork in Murcia Region

Ubiwork’s accommodations offer both coastal and countryside experiences in the Murcia region.  A beautiful house called finca is located in Galifa, a small village near the coast of Portus, 10km from Cartagena. This countryside house offers great co-living facilities close to nature. For the seaside lovers, we have a cozy house in Cabo de Palos, with a large chill-out area and instant access for the coast’s water sport activities.

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