The Costa Calida, Located in southern Spain is an area stretching some 250 km long, and follows the coastline in the region of Murcia. The name, which in Spanish means "warm coast", comes from the warmer water temperatures found here which are on average at least five degrees higher than that of the surrounding Mediterranean coastline.
One of the reasons for this is the coastlines protected location in the Gulf of Mazarron, This is a wide gulf which reaches from the cape of Palos (Murcia) right over to the cape Cabo de Gata down in Almeria.
The cold currents generated from the Atlantic Ocean flow up through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean simply pass ahead of the Gulf of Mazarron.
The Costa Calida is also home to the largest salt water lagoon in all of Europe, called The Mar Menor ("the smaller sea"). Which is separated from the Mediterranean ocean by a 22 km long sandy promontory, known as La Manga del Mar Menor.
Thanks to the regions micro-climate, You can enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius !.
When you consider these factors coupled with the fact the region sees very little rainfall, you can see why the Costa Calida is such a popular holiday destination all the year round.
With properties for sale in Costa Caida now in high demand, from its exposure on travel and property programs such as A Place In The Sun, prices of property in the region are now seeing an increase.
The Costa Calida is a stunning part of Spain and definitely worth a visit for a holiday, or to find the perfect property here in Spain.