About Isla Plana, Cartagena in the Region of Murcia.
Isla Plana is a pretty, little old fishing village which is in the province of Cartagena. It is sandwiched between, La Azohia, it neighboring village to the South to the immediate East to El Puerto de Mazarron which is in the Province of Mazarron. The village remains very small with a combination of old and new houses. This is very much a true Spanish community with a healthy, native village population all year round. In the summer months, Isla Plana becomes more populated with 90% of its visitors being Spanish, these visitors are either from Madrid or the capital city of Murcia, and they often have a holiday home here.
The homes here, in principal, are a mixture; traditional or new townhouses, Apartments with the occasional detached here and there. On the outskirts and above of the village, you will find Mojon Hills, which is a beautiful hillside resort with wonderful properties and fantastic communal pools, all with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean and it's neighboring coastal villages, La Azohia, and El Puerto de Mazarron. There other very desirable residential areas around the village that provide a wonderful home and place to live! The village itself offers, a cluster of authentic, family run Spanish restaurants serving the catch of the day. There is also a new convenience store, butcher, pharmacy, hairdresser, bars, a bank, and bakery. There is a market here, once a week there is a market in the summer once or twice a week where you can buy fruit, vegetables, and spices.
The village is the heart of this community with the village Church and cCmmunity center occupying preferential positions on the front of a delightful, little cove. From these points, there are some wonderful panoramic views, of this very special corner of the Mediterranean coastal landscape.
This is referred to as, ”the hidden coast”. for its unbroken natural beauty, and lack of commercialisation. As Isla Plana is such a small resort it has historically been overlooked as a destination for visitors from outside of Spain, however, many decerning Spaniards have enjoyed this coastal Haven, and it has been the escape for generations of Spanish families, looking for cooler summers away from the intense heat of inland Sapin.
This wonderful location offers a number of little coves and long stretches of sandy beaches. The largest and most popular beach is a shallow beach with warm, crystal clear, ”blue flag” waters. which is particularly lovely for young families. In fact, it is has been classified as one of Europe’s best waters. Outdoor pursuits are in their plenty, with a large number of diving centers nearby. Horse riding, miles of beautiful hiking and cycling trails.
Airports & Transport Connections:
Isla Plana, is approx 35 - 40-mins from Murcia airport and 90 mins from Alicante, there is motorway more or less all the way till you reach the beautiful, historic city of Cartagena, follow the signs for Mazarron, it is an approximate 20min, mountain, scenic route to the village of La Azohia. There is a regular, daily bus service from Cartagena to <-> La Azohia, which will take 35 minutes.
Isla Plana, along with all its neighboring resorts in the Costa Calida benefits from a microclimate by the village’s background consists of high mountains, which is also a conservation area. Isla Plana has a comfortable average temperature of 15 ° C – 35 ° C, not too cold in winter or too hot in the summer.
The weather is often glorious in March, April & May with temperatures in the 70’s and bars and restaurants comfortable and not too crowded. In the months of July and August, September is a particularly special month to be here as the beaches are 3/4 empty, and the temperatures are still up in the 70’s to 80’s.
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