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 a 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.
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.
www.todoaguilas.com Sr. José Luis Cerdá (La Primera Web referente a Águilas)
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Sunday closest to the Saint’s Day of San Isidro, Fiesta in Los Arejos.
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.
The whole month is a fiesta in Aguilas, with a fair, various competitions, regattas, sports tournaments, games, cultural events, theatre and exhibitions, etc.
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