Located in the southernmost point of the Murcia Coast bordering Andalusia, Aguilas is famous for its beaches, fishing traditions and rich cultural heritage. Aguilas has 28 km of coast amongst which there are 36 beaches and coves of outstanding beauty, many of them awarded with the Blue Flag quality standard. You can enjoy easily accessible urban beaches, surrounded by services, as well as some of the ultimate unspoilt paradises within the Mediterranean, such as Cabo Cope and Puntas de Calnegre, where you can watch breath-taking sunrises.
Thanks to its small fishing port, Aguilas offers an exquisite cuisine based on fresh fish and seafood. In turn, the port has a wide range of nautical sports. In addition to being able to dive and explore its underwater depths, Aguilas offers the opportunity to practice windsurfing, sailing and catamaran skills. For those who prefer activities away from the water, there are many interesting hiking trails.
One of its great assets of Aguilas is its rich historical and cultural heritage. Aguilas has been populated since Paleolithic times and many ancient cultures such as Argaric, Phoenician, Roman and Muslim have also left their vestiges here. Of particular interest is the Roman ruins dated between the first century to the fourth, most notably the Roman Baths.
The silhouette of the San Juan de las Aguilas Castle over the Mediterranean has become an emblem of the city. After visiting the fortress, you can put the finishing touches to your day with dinner or a drink in the Zoco del Mar whilst enjoying a wonderful view of the city.
The popular festivals are also an important part of Aguilas culture, but above all of the numerous celebrations, its Carnival stands out. Declared of International Tourist Interest, this carnival fills the streets with joy, music, dance and fantasy.
In summary, Aguilas is a place full of culture and tradition beside the Mediterranean Sea that has become a privileged destination to live all year round and enjoy the pleasures of life.
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