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The coastal road takes you southwest to Aguilas, an old Roman fishing port still dominated by its castle on the headland, San Juan de Aguilas, built in 1579. Aguilas almost marks the border between Andalucia and the autonomous region of Murcia. The town is bathed by the Mediterranean sea, with many unspoilt secluded beaches along 28 kms. of lovely coastline. Situated on one of the least developed coastal areas of the south, it is crossed inland by high mountain ranges that create an abrupt and uneven terrain. It is aMap of Aguilas paradise for diving lovers, and caters to all types of aquatic sports.

Increasingly popular with northern Europeans, Aguilas is made up of 2 bays separated by a rocky headland. The University of the Sea is also located in Aguilas.


Formerly the location where iron was loaded for shipping, Hornillo Wharf is a reminder that this was once a 19th century mining town. In the centre of Aguilas you must visit the lovely gardens in the Plaza España, the 19th century Town Hall and the impressive church of San José..  At the foot of the castle is the harbour and lighthouse.

Aguilas has a population of 25,700, and is located 70km from Murcia, 95km from San Javier airport and 180km from Alicante airport. Lorca is 25km away. The nearest golf courses are in the neighbouring province of Almeria, including Valle del Este and Desert Springs, half an hour away.

At the Western end of the Golfo de Mazarron, the town is bordered inland by fields of tomatoes. Villages in the area used to grow fresh produce intensively.

Official Information:

www.aguilas.org
Oficina de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Águilas Tourism Office
Plaza de Antonio Cortijos, s/n . 30880. Águilas (Murcia)
Telephone: 34 68 41 33 03
Fax: 34 68 44 60 82



 

 

 

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Fair and Fiestas in Aguilas

January

  • 5th, Three Kings Cavalcade procession through the town.
  • 6th, Fiesta in El Garrobillo with presentation of the Three King’s car.
  • Weekend closest to san Anton. Fiesta in Tebar from 1 2.00 hrs.

February

March-April

  • Tribute to the Virgen de los Dolores, the patron saint of Aguilas, with processions. Holy Weekend with processions on Monday, Thursday and Good Friday.

May

Sunday closest to the Saint’s Day of San Isidro, Fiesta in Los Arejos.

July

The begining of the summer season with open-air celebrations including a fair, theatre and sports competitions, etc.

16th, tribute to the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea.

August

The whole month is a fiesta in Aguilas, with a fair, various competitions, regattas, sports tournaments, games, cultural events, theatre and exhibitions, etc.

  • First Sunday of the month, is Tourist Day.

  • Second Sunday of the month "Encuentro de Cuadrillas".

  • 14th, 10 p.m. Firework Display over the Levante Bay with view from the Port.
  • 15th, the highlight of the season with a celebration of the"Asuncion de la Virgen" (Assumption of the Virgin).

December

  • 8th, Fiesta in El Garrobillo from 12,00hrs, to comemorate the Inmaculate Concepcion
  • 25th, Traditional Christmas Fiesta in La Cuesta de Gos from 12,00hrs
  • 28th, Fiesta in El Garrobillo from 12,00hrs to comemorate the day of "Los Inocentes"

 

 

Last Update: 15SEP05
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