Mazarron, Costa Calida, Spain, Mazarron Holiday, Property and Tourist Information
Mazarron and Puerto Mazarron are often thought of as being the same place, and in many ways they are inextricably linked. Some 4 kilometres inland Mazarron has its history firmly set as that of a mining community. In fact during the latter part of the 1900’s Mazarron was one of Spain’s most prosperous small towns; it is still said to have more banks per person than any other place in Spain.
The mining trade in Mazarron made it necessary to export large quantities of lead, copper and iron from the town. This paved the way for the development of the port area and in the year 1886 a railway was established between Mazarron and its port (Puerto Mazarron) some 5 or so kilometres away. This in turn led to further population of the coastal portion creating the smaller “sister” community that exists today.
Puerto Mazarron has now achieved its own identity as a popular holiday destination. It is an attractive location visited by many holiday makers, and ex-pats Europe wide. Fishing and agriculture still dominate the local economy, but most of the expansion and modernisation of this portside town comes as a result of residential tourism. Though now a cosmopolitan community both Mazarron and Puerto Mazarron have held onto much of their culture and associated tradition. This is a place where people work and live, and a popular destination during the summer months amongst many Spaniards.
The beaches of Puerto de Mazarron are one of the areas best selling points. Overall they are sandy and of a very high quality; having been awarded the blue flag rating for safety and cleanliness. Though busy in central parts during the summer months overcrowding here is not generally an issue.
There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout Mazarron’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 everywhere, alongside the middle to high end restaurants.
Mazarron 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).