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Mazarron is situated on the Costa Calida in southern Spain with the biggest attraction being the long stretch of coast which has some of the finest beaches in the whole country. Mazarron has an interesting history with Phoenician, Roman and Moors all included. Most were attracted there for the plentiful supply of natural ores, like lead and iron, which could be found in the locale.

Mazarron is located within a bay enclosed by the mountains of the Sierra de Almenara and the Sierra de Algarrobo. Like so many Spanish holiday resorts, Mazarron has 2 main parts. Puerta del Mazarron is on the coastline, while the original old part of Mazarron, which started as a result of the local mines, is found several miles further inland. The latter has a few historical monuments, like the Veles Castle, the La Purisma convent, and the old Church of San Andres, noted for the Mudejar ceiling.

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has a yacht marina with over 200 boat berths, plus a seafront esplanade lined with nice shops, pavement bars and fine restaurants. Although the town is peaceful most of the year, although it is very popular in the peak season, especially with the Spanish. The local economy still relies on the sea fishing industry, with tuna being of major importance.

Mazarron has over 20 miles (nearly 35km) of coast consisting mailnly of long fine beaches and small bays, many of which including the Playa del Casteller, the Playa de Bahia and the Playa de Nares, have been given the European Blue Flag. Mazarron beaches with their shallow, warm sea and gently sloping neaches, they are very suitable for the younger children. Naturism is quite common on a few of the remoter beaches like the Percheles and the Los Lobos. Further west of Puerta de Mazarron is the little fishing town of Bolnuevo, famous for the amazing rock formations by the beach. Over millions of years the wind and sand has shaped the sandstone rocks to form some strange shapes.

Mazarron has an abundance of natural beauty, especially around the protected parks of the Sierra de las Moreras and the Cabo Tinoso. The Sierra Espuna natural park, found further north, is very popular with walkers. There are some interesting villages and towns within an easy drive of Mazarron, like Cartagena, famed for its many museums and historical monuments, or the town of Lorca which is famed for ceramics and textiles.

Mazarron fiestas include the celebration of its patron saint, San Jose, in March, during the festival a huge statue (or falla), which often has a satirical style, is built on the beach, then set on fire accompanied by a massive fireworks show. There are also a series of music concerts, sports events and fun celebrations during the Summer Festival held in July and August. Every district of Mazarron has its own particular feast day, including the Canada de Gallego in June, the Pastrana in July, and the La Majada in September. These feasts are accompanied by processions, music and other cultural celebrations.
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