Camposol is not so much a town, but a very large urbanization, almost 5,000 villas have been built around the Camposol 18 hole golf course. It is located near the hamlet of Saladillo, in the municipality of Mazarrón, with views over the surrounding countryside to the Sierra de Espuña and Sierra Moreras mountains.
The urbanization has a variety of shops, bars, supermarkets, restaurants, post office, petrol station, and a medical centre on site. The town of Mazarrón is just 10 minutes drive and the airport in Corvera is 25 minutes by car. Puerto de Mazarrón, just 3 km from the town of Mazarrón, has 35 kilometres of unspoilt beaches. The urbanization is home to 3.500 full-time residents of all nationalities with the British being the largest group.
The name Mazarrón originates from the Moorish Al Mezer, which refers to the ochre colour, that is predominant in the area. There is numerous archaeological remains and caves around the town, evidence of its pre-historic foundations.
Mazarrón is divided up into small districts with the principal tourist areas centred along the coastal part of Puerto de Mazarrón.
Here you will find bars, restaurants, shops, and markets.
Places of interest include a 15th century castle, an old alum factory, the 16th century Church of San Andres with a Roman milestone from the third century, and old mining installations.
Mazarrón is situated at the mouth of a wide bay and from here stretches 35 kilometres of coastline with beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters. All of the beaches on this coast have been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and modern facilities. The beaches from Mojon to Bolnuevo have also been awarded the coveted badge of ‘Q for Quality’ from the tourist board.
The mild climate in the Murcia region makes the area a perfect destination for golf lovers. They can enjoy the 22 golf courses virtually all year round, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level, with the Camposol, 18 hole, 72 par golf course, on the door step. Also close by are the Hacienda del Alamo and Lorca golf courses.
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The fertile inland plains produces an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood is landed daily by the local fishing fleet and farmed meat and game are brought down from the mountains, ensuring a rich selection of foods to suit every taste in which rice is prominent.
Traditional dishes include;
- Arroz y Conejo – Rice with Rabbit
- Paella Huertana – Vegetable Paella
- Arroz de Verduras – Rice and Vegetables
- Arroz Marinero – Seafood Rice
- Arroz y Costillejas – Rice and Ribs
- Potaje – a Rich Stew Dish
- Menestra – a dish of Sautéed Vegetables
- Habas con jamón – Broad Beans with Serrano Ham
- Caldo Murciano – a local Soup Dish
- Huevas de Mújol – a type of Caviar
Although Camposol is a relatively modern urbanization, it has embraced the custom of having an annual fiesta. During the second half of August a three day fiesta of music, dancing and eating is laid on, following the best Spanish traditions. The nearby town of Mazarrón has Easter processions and a carnival in February. The patron saint is the ‘Virgen de la Purísima’ and is celebrated on the 8th of December.
In November, the Romeria, a procession of the ‘Virgen de la Purísima’, celebrates ‘El Milagro’, the miracle, when the ‘Virgen’ appeared to hail the end of the long drought on November 17th 1585.