The small town of Mazarrón has long been a popular holiday destination for Spanish people but is now attracting visitors from across Europe, many of whom are choosing to make a new life here.

The microclimate means you can depend on more than 300 sunny days a year and with 35 km of beautiful beaches on your doorstep, you’ll be able to make the most of every one of them.

When you feel the need of city life, you’re not too far from Murcia where, as well as a fascinating historical centre, there are shops and boutiques where you can pick up handcrafted goods or some of the latest designer clothes at bargain prices.

At the coast, Puerto de Mazarrón is known by expats as the Cornwall of Spain, because of its pretty coves and harbour and its long sandy stretches of beach.

Mazarrón has four Blue Flag beaches, Rihuete, La Reya, Nares and Casteller, so you know they’ll be safe, beautifully clean, well serviced and with excellent facilities.

Casteller and La Reya are also both fully accessible to people with disabilities, so even if you need a wheelchair to get around, you’ll still be able to enjoy the beach and go for a swim.

If you just want to relax on the beach, there’s more than enough soft sand to go round and when you’ve topped up your tan you can take a relaxing stroll along the promenade, stopping for lunch on the way.

As the sea is usually about 5º warmer here, due to the shelter of the mountain ranges, it’s an ideal place to swim or master a new sport like windsurfing or water skiing.