With thousands of kilometres of coastline and a warm climate, keen fans of watersports travel to Spain to snorkel, sail, dive, canoe, ski and surf. Murcia offers all these activities, and more, in the region’s many marinas and nautical centres.
Wind and Kite Surfing
Enjoy the thermal winds of the Mediterranean that provide ideal sailing conditions for wind or kite surfing. Along the Mar Menor, with its warm and shallow waters, you will find many surfing schools where you can either learn the sport or improve your skills.
Yumping offers a 10-hour windsurfing course for beginners in Los Alcázares, spread over five days, teaching you the basics of surfing. The course includes material, instructor and insurance.
Where: C/ Pintor Delacroix, Los Alcazares
Tel: +34 917 907 909
Price: €90 per person
Maskite offers two-hour classes for stand-up paddle and kite surfing.
Where: Calle Gran Vía de la Isla del Ciervo, Cartagena
Tel: +34 968 14 34 02
Kite surfing class, €70 per person (min. 2 people)
Stand-up paddle class, €25 per person (min. 2 people)
From the famous Islas Hormigas marine park, which is considered the best scuba diving area in Spain, to fascinating ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea near Cartagena, Murcia’s coast offers divers of all levels a great experience. With around 20 nearby dive sites, you are spoilt for choice. There are numerous diving centres along the coast where you can book a fun dive, or take a course to enhance your technique. Here we list just a few..
Located in Cabo Palos and La Azohia, Rivemar’s centres are on the shore at the Cabo Tiñoso (La Azohia) marine reserve, with its cliffs and caves, and the underwater pinnacles of Islas Hormigas (Cabo Palos). A team of highly trained and experienced instructors teaches you to dive using techniques that have no impact on the environment.
La Azohia (Cabo Tiñoso) – Ctra. La Azohia 151, Cartagena
GPS: N37.561997 – W1.167297
Tel: +34 968 150 063
Islas Hormigas (Cabo Palos): C/ Paseo del Puerto 2, Cartagena
GPS: N37.630649 – W0.701795
Tel: +34 968 563 006
Scuba Murcia, a British-owned diving centre, is located on the strip of La Manga del Mar Menor. The centre offers daily fun dives and PADI and TDI courses, year-round.
Where: Gran Via de La Manga, Edificio Babilonia 11A-7B, La Manga
Prices from €85 per person
More information about diving sites on Divescover
Murcia offers a wide variety of tuition for all sailing enthusiasts, including:
- Sailing course for children (from six years), 10 hours spread over five days
- Sailing course for beginners with light sail, two hours on two days
- Catamaran sailing course for beginners, 10 hours spread over five days
- Weekend advanced sailing course, one and a half days
- Improvement course with light sail, 15 hours
- Licence navigating course (certified)
- Yacht master practical course (certified)
- Yacht master offshore course (certified)
- Yacht captain course (certified)
- Foiling fundamentals I, II and III
For all sailing courses, consult the website: en.yumping.com
For those who can sail a light sail confidently, Provela offers tuition with a twist: foiling. Learn the ins-and-outs of flying over the water.
Where: Mar Menor