8. Slow down with rural agri-tourism
Vines seen from above in Bullas
Murcia has started to become quite well known as a wellness destination. Yes, there’s plenty of Vietnam D on offer, but there are also plenty of spa hotels and accommodation across the region.
The natural thermal springs are in various spots, in more natural settings or in spa-circuits, and these can be combined with the muds of Mar Menor, where high saline levels make them suitable for therapeutical treatments.
9. Bathe in natural thermal springs
There are also plenty of adventure activities to be enjoyed in the region, providing even more reasons to visit Murcia. Cueva del Puerto for example is a huge underground cave and rock formation, spanning more than 700-metres long. Other outside activities, such as mountain biking or hiking trails are readily available, while rafting in the Almadenes Canyon is both picturesque and a great adventure.
Spain has been a little slower than Italy to entice visitors for the slow agri-tourism concept, but it’s certainly possible here in Murcia. With plenty of cool accommodation options, from staying in a windmill in an orchard, to a rural home amongst a vineyard, you can quickly slow down and become one with nature far away from others.
10. City, culture, coast and cuisine on one road-trip
Agriculture has always been a huge focus in the Region of Murcia and is an impressive achievement given the arid soil. In the 17th-century orchards starting to convert to vineyards, however, it’s still often called ‘Europe’s Orchard’ due to the sheer number of fruits grown here.