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2 bedroom apartment rental in Cartagena, Costa Cálida, with shared pool
January 2019

The property was good value for money. It was in a perfect position with excellent views of the sea. There was plenty of bars & restaurants to chose from, but over the winter period not all are open. There’s a lovely walk up the coast to Isla Plana.

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Renter: Debbie
Debbie Family from Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment to rent in Cartagena, Costa Cálida
June 2018

The Escape is exactly as described and we loved it. We have been to the area before having previously stayed in neighbouring Isla Plana which we also loved but La Azohia has the edge (in our opinion). We could not think of one thing that we required during our stay that was not available in the apt; the owners have thought of everything! From booking through to check in and check out we had a very smooth and positive experience with a steady flow of information from the owners. (The fly screens on the windows were very welcome). The apt’s terrace affords excellent views and is great for sunbathing at any stage of the day and perfect for watching the sunset. It’s about a five minute walk (downhill) to the neatest beach. We walked along the paseo most days to Isla Plana and then to the harbour in La Azohia which is in total a seven mile round trip, with various places to stop for refreshment en route. We especially enjoyed walking in the hills behind the apt and gathering wild thyme and rosemary to use for cooking with. There were a few other residents scattered around San Gines when we were there but it was an extremely peaceful location (which suited us). We will certainly be recommending The Escape to family and friends and look forward to revisiting in the near future. Thank you so much!

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Renter: Derek
Derek Couple from Newry, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment to rent in Cartagena, Costa Cálida
February 2018

very pleasant stay. The apartment was ideally located and very well equipped. The area was very quiet and peaceful. However because of the time of year a lot of the bars and restaurants were closed which we should of expected as it is a less commercialized area. We had a car though, which is a must, so it didn't spoil the holiday too much.

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Renter: John
John Couple from Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment to rent in Cartagena, Costa Cálida
December 2017

This was our first stay in apartment and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment was like a home from home and really comfortable. We loved the area and hope to go back again. We drove down and having our car was certainly an advantage.

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Renter: Susan
Susan Couple from Thirsk, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment to rent in Cartagena, Costa Cálida
November 2017

Brilliant apartment even better than we expected having read reviews; Rob replied promptly to the one or two questions I emailed him. Welcome bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch, it was spotlessly clean and great value for money. The only "negative" (it's a personal thing so obviously no reflection on the apartment) is that the break confirmed that we just don't like Spain very much, we normally holiday in Greece and just don't get the same "feel" in Spain. If we could uproot the apartment and relocate it in a small coastal village in Zakynthos (for example) we'd be booking it twice a year! Having said that if Spain is your thing then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Escape very highly.

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Renter: Michael
Michael Couple from Cullompton, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment to rent in Cartagena, Costa Cálida
January 2017

very nice place with even better seaview than in the pictures. Heating worked great and so did everything else. Good beds and quiet. Wonderful Wifi that even worked on the roof terraze.

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Renter: Carina
Carina Family from Onsala, Sweden

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Travel guide

Apartments for rent in picturesque Cartagena

The historic port city and major naval base of Cartagena is tucked between bustling La Manga del Mar Menor to the east and laid-back Mazarron to the west, located in the Region of Murcia’s Costa Calida, in the southern corner of Spain. With its thousands of years old harbour, Cartagena is home to a wealth of historic and cultural monuments. Travel back in time in the old town and discover remnants of its seafaring past, from the famous Roman theatre Santa Maria Cathedral to the Consistorial Palaca, Casa de la Fortuna and hilltop Conception Castle boasting incredible views of the surrounding region. The city has a lively metropolitan feel, with an abundance of upscale restaurants, cafes and elegant art nouveau buildings centred around Calle Mayor, the beating heart of Cartagena’s nightlife and shopping scene.

A little over a half hour drive from the city centre, there's nothing like diving in the crystal-clear waters of the unspoiled beaches of Calblanque Regional Park, but for people watching and plenty of water sports and facilities, the Blue Flag beaches of Cala Cortina, El Cuartel and San Gines provide all you could need for a beach break. Unwind on the vast stretches of sand and rocky coast on the neighbouring beaches of Isla Plana, or make the most of the sand dunes and healing mud baths of Mar Menor, Europe's largest saltwater lagoon. From the many nature trails to the nearby national parks, hiking through the mountains, fields or along the coast is the ideal way to take in the beauty of this charming area.

Key holiday info

  • A direct flight from the UK to Murcia-San Javier airport takes approx. 2.5 hours, with a half hour's drive from the airport to Cartagena.
  • July and August are the hottest months with average highs of 30°C. The coldest months are January and February with highs of 18°C.
  • The average sea temperature is 24°C.
  • Cartagena's Roman theatre is one of the largest theatres in Roman Hispania with a capacity to hold 7,000 spectators!
  • Less than 30 minutes away, Mar Menor is home to the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe; the perfect spot for swimming.

A beginner's guide to renting an apartment in Cartagena

A stone's throw away from the attractions of the sun-drenched Costa Calida, Cartagena is the ideal destination to enjoy a laid-back holiday by the coast. Gently caressed by the Mediterranean, make the most of vast stretches of golden sand dunes, admire the relics of its interesting past in the historic city centre, discover the beauty of the surrounding nature reserves and enjoy a wealth of leisure activities, with our properties in Cartagena.

Home to a dozen of museums, impressive churches and other important cultural monuments found on almost every corner of the city, Cartagena is a paradise for history enthusiasts. Housing Pascual Riquelme Palace, the 18th century Santa Maria Cathedral and the Museum, a 2000-year-old Roman theatre is the number one reason why so many people flock to Cartagena year after year. The hilltop 12th century Conception Castle offers stunning views of Cartagena's port, where you'll find the Underwater Archaeology National Museum and the Naval Museum, worth a visit. Come sundown, hit the bars for colourful cocktails and a few sangrias at one of the many modern restaurants in Calle Mayor, the beating heart of Cartagena's nightlife.

After all those museums and sightseeing, you’ll be ready for some relaxation, and where better than the beach? Favourite with families and sun-worshippers alike, make the most of a lovely wide sweep of golden sand and crystal-clear waters of the local Cala Cortina beach. Enjoy the modern amenities, play areas and seafront promenade lively with traditional bars and restaurants. People watch, relax or simply bask in the sun on the beaches of El Cuartel and San Guines, or try your hand at water sports on neighbouring beaches of Isla Plana. If unwinding by the coast away from the crowds is what you're after, El Portus beach is a perfect option. Only half hour's drive away, the region's busiest resort La Manga is renowned for its lovely beaches, world-class golf courses and nearby natural parks, perfect for hiking.

Did you know...

  • Cartagena is the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean and has been since the 18th century!
  • Learn about the life of wealthy families during the reign of the Roman Empire at the Casa de la Fortuna, in the heart of Cartagena.
  • Overlooking the Mediterranean, you'll find the prototype of the submarine by the inventor from Cartagena, Isaac Peral, next to the Naval Museum at the port.
  • One of Cartagena's most impressive modernist wonders is the 100 year-old Consistorial Palace worth a visit while in the city.
  • The Battery of Castillitos lies on the ridge of Tinoso cape above the sea, west of Cartagena and is home to breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1997.