Ok, thanks - good to know. Can you suggest another place to stop between Murcia and Granada? It's our first trip to Spain. We are spending five days in Madrid, then flying to Murcia. From there we are renting a car and driving to Granada, overnight there, and back to Murcia. So we're looking for an interesting place to stop. The Cayo de Gato park interests me, or any other place that is more representative of rural Spain (even though we speak no Spanish, so communication may be difficult)
The Cabo de Gata is lovely - although somewhat wild in Winter.
Few places have a great deal of accommodation options out of season - why not consider staying in Almeria city which is only 30 minutes drive from the start of the Natural Park.
Garrucha just east of Mojacar has several hotels that may be open and is an interesting/ very Spanish Spanish working fishing port (some great Fish restaurants). You can reach the Cabo is well under an hour.
Hi - I live here in San Jose all year round, I've been here for over 10 years. It is NOT absolutely dead in March, there are places open (although Monday is not a good day to come, I must admit!). It is a fantastic place and well worth a visit. The flowers in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata are starting to appear, the sky is blue - I wouldn't be anywhere else. Depending on how long you want to stay and how much you want to spend, there are various hotels or aparthotels open all year round. If you want to contact me directly, I can give you more information.
we are coming to stay in san jose at the end of march to explore the area for a week. we are planing to visit , murcia, cartagena, mazarron and aguilas. could you recommened any other places , restaurants etc .
also with you being a local could you advise us on temperatures at the moment in regard to clothing we will need . look forward to you reply . thanks
Hi. I've just had a couple of weeks up the coast near Villaricos and we like the area. We had a day trip down to Cabo del Gata and loved the area; in particular we thought San Jose would suit us really well next year as we like under-developed small towns with character. We have a dog and love country walks with him. We also like to eat out in the evening. Do you know of a rental property (1 or 2 bedrm) within walking distance of the town's restaurants that also has open countryside nearby where we can walk the dog ? If not a specific property then perhaps which part of town would be best for us to research. Many thanks
Hi - contact me directly with your dates and I'll send you details of what we have available. Nina