Thanks for your visit! ~ ¡Gracias
por su visita!
This website contains information about my 'holiday home' near Mazarron,
Murcia Region, Spain.
The image below was taken during a lengthy and very enjoyable walk during
at the pier and small harbour in La Azohía with the Torre de Santa
Elena on the hill above.
Mazarron weather forecast.
For an alternative weather forecast for Mazarron,
click on 'Weather' on the links page.
News - latest page
(NB/ there are sundry posts in my
to record topics of general interest about Spain and MCC together with occasional
11JUN19 - To see full details of changes
in national and local "Water Reserves" from July 2014 to 10 June 2019 across
Spain and in the Murcia Region ('Segura Basin'), please visit my 'Links'
page, click on 'Water' in the top menu bar, or scroll down the page to the
section called "Water Reserves" - or go straight to the "Water Reserves"
section by clicking
18JAN19 - Toll rates effective 15JAN19
for certain Spanish toll motorways "rescued" by the State from their operators
that had gone into liquidation, including the AP-7 (Cartagena to Vera Sector),
have been reduced by approximately 30% (applied as a 'discount' from 2018
rates, rather than a straight reduction), and in addition toll fees overnight
between midnight and 6 a.m. have been abolished completely. For most other
State supported toll motorways (generally the more popular and heavily-used
ones), tolls have been increased by about 1.67% for 2019 compared with 2018,
in accordance with a formula agreed in 2002; toll rates are usually revised
at the beginning of each calendar year. Although the full tariff details
for 2019 for most toll motorways have now been published, that for the AP-7
(Cartagena to Vera Sector) has not, or at least I have not so far been able
to trace it, but please visit my 'Location' page and various of the pages
linked to from there, or you can go straight to the main 'Location' page
see the 2018 rates on which the 30% 'discount' will be applied.
15JAN19 - Flights into and from Murcia/San
Javier (MJV) ceased yesterday and civilian flights which formerly used it
have transferred effective today to the new Murcia Region International Airport
(RMU), in the municipality of Corvera, located south of Murcia city; MJV
has reverted to being solely a military airbase for the Spanish air force.
You can find full information about the location of the new airport and
associated road transport links to it and other airports in the area in the
"Location" page by clicking
directions between all these airports and my holiday home near the town of
Mazarron. AENA, the Spanish Airports Authority, operates most airports
across Spain, including RMU. You can find links to it and the other airports
in the area within the AENA website by clicking
6JAN19 - Further to my update of 16SEP18
I have updated the section in my 'Links' page for Public Holidays for 2019
to include details of national, regional and local holidays in the following
parts of southern Spain - in addition to Murcia Region, I have now
been able to add the Valencian Community ('Communitat
Valenciana') and throughout Andalucia. Please visit my 'Links'
page and the 'Public Holidays' section there to find this information, or
you can go straight to the relevant section by clicking
NB/ The consolidated lists of equivalent Public Holidays for 2019
for the whole of Spain are also linked to in the 'Public Holidays' section
in the 'Links' page. To find details of local holdays in regions of Spain
other than Murcia Region, the Valencian Community and Andalucia, you will
need to visit their respective websites or obtain information
PS: You may need to 'refresh' your browser to see updated pages