Mazarrón is a coastal municipality which borders with Lorca, Cartagena, Fuente Álamo, Alhama de Murcia and Totana, with a multinational population of around 35,000 inhabitants.
It's history is inextricably linked with it´s 2 greatest assets, the sea, which gives 35 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and a fishing industry and it's mineral wealth, the mines of Mazarrón exploited first by the Romans and then subsequent generations, reaching their zenith in the 19th century.
There are many archaeological sites within Mazarrón from the Cabezo de Plomo, inhabited 5500 years ago, to the Phoenician boats discovered in the bay of La Isla and the remains of the Roman Salt Fish Factory, and many natural sites of interest such as the Erosions in Bolnuevo and Sierra de las Moreras.
35 kilometres of coastline offers wild and nudist beaches, groomed urban beaches and vast open expanses of sand, providing service sector work for hotels, restaurants and bars and associated businesses.
This in turn fuels residential tourism, property sales in Mazarrón an important part of the town´s economic activities, with the Camposol Urbanisation and Mazarrón Country Club attracting a large number of International residents.
The proximity of Mazarrón to the new International Airport at Corvera, and the site of the projected ParamountTheme Park and Lifestyle Center in Alhama de Murcia are expected to give economic activity in Mazarrón added impetus, as new opportunities beckon.
Mazarrón also has an important agricultural tradition, the pedanías producing a variety of irrigated and dry crops, with tomatoes of particular importance.
The town celebrates its annual Bolnuevo Romería on the 17th November as part of the Fiestas Patronales of the Purísima Concepción between the 4th and 8th December and throughout the year there are a number of local Fiestas and seasonal activities.
Click for map Mazarrón, Region of Murcia.