Cabo de Palos Holiday, Property and Tourist Information
Cabo de Palos is a small Murcian village with less than 1000 inhabitants. Dwarfed by its neighbours (La Manga and Cartagena) Cabo de Palos is a sleepy coastal village. The towns history is one of a fishing community, and indeed it is still relatively reliant on the sea today, with most resident families having some connection with the industry.
Being an established community means there are a good selection of shops, restaurants and other facilities already in place. Though it has to be said these are basic, and those looking for more variety are likely to find themselves in La Manga or Cartagena.
Though there is increased interest in the town it still remains unspoiled by tourism; having retained much of its inherent culture and atmosphere. There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout Cabo de Palos’s calendar, some of which are a real spectacle and well worth a look. The cuisine is another major bonus, with (affordable) good food available in the town restaurants and tapas bars.
The nearest airport to Cabo de Palos is located at San Javier (MJV); on the other side of the Mar Menor. Travel time should take no longer than 25 minutes. Alicante International airport (ALC) is also an option, though farther afield.
Cabo de Palos is also well known for its mild climate and enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).