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Aguilas - Costa Calida - Murcia - Spain

Aguilas Spain: Situated in the extreme south of the Costa Calida region, the town, resort and port of Aguilas is within the Alto Guadalentin district of Murcia and faces the Gulf of Mazarron. The municipality of Aguilas boasts some 28 kilometres of coastline with plenty of sandy beaches, attracting lots of visitors to the town.

Aguilas is an ancient town with a history stretching back into the mists of time, its occupiers included Greeks, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. The Romans called it Aquilae.

The town as it stands today was largely developed in the times of Carlos III (Charles 3rd) during the eighteenth century, though it was tied to the city of Lorca until becoming independent in 1834.

This long and chequered history has left its mark on the town and the result for visitors today is that there is a wealth of interesting places to visit in the area. Among these are the 18th century Castle de San Juan de las Aguilas, the sixteenth century Torre de Cope, the Railway Monument, the Chuecos and Tebar fortified watchtowers, and another watchtower built in the eighteenth century and called the Dovecote.

Another place you can visit is Fraile Island, located to the east of Aguilas, here you can watch dolphins or see a large colony of gulls, Fraile Island is a protected nature reserve.

Aguilas is an ideal spot for water sports and other outdoor activities, the clear, clean Mediterranean Sea providing a great environment for those who wish to make the most of its attributes.

You can get to Aguilas via the N-332 coastal road or alternatively from the motorway (the AP-7), it is about 77km from the historic city of Cartagena, and 116km from the equally interesting city of Murcia.

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Aguilas airport driving distances: Murcia (San Javier) airport to Aguilas is a driving distance of 105 kilometres (65 miles), Almeria airport to Aguilas is a driving distance of 120 kilometres (74 miles).

Nearby Places: Lorca - Totana - Mula

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