Los Alcázares is located next to the shores of the Mar Menor, it offers seven kilometres of coastline from Los Narejos to Punta Brava and dedicates a large part of its economic activity to tourism.
The Moors discovered the excellent properties of the water of the Mar Menor, which they enjoyed in the ancient Roman baths that were located there and which they reused. With the Christian repopulation, Los Alcázares became truly important as a port for fishing and trade, given its excellent strategic position.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the inhabitants of La Huerta Region of Murcia began to visit this town in August to take the famous ‘novenaries’ (a series of nine baths). On the shore, there is a silent witness to the ‘explosion’ of this municipality: the Hotel-Spa La Encarnación, which was built in 1904 and which maintains the idiosyncrasies of the beginnings of the last century. Well worth a visit for tapas in the magnificent flower filled courtyard or silver service in the restaurant.
The ‘Blue Flag’ beaches of the beautiful Mar Menor (minor sea), offer warm shallow waters for safe bathing. On the far side of the Mar Menor lies the famous La Manga strip with white sandy beaches on the Mediteranean. The large Tomas Maestre marina with fashionable restaurants can be found along the strip where you will also find the outlet into the Mediteranean Sea from the Mar Menor.