La Zorra is situated in between Puerto Lumbreras and Velez
Rubio. Both towns are reached by car in about 15 minutes. Lots
of restaurants and terraces are to be found in both Puerto
Lumbreras and Velez Rubio. For daily groceries as well as
shopping both towns are very suitable.
is a lively small town at about 80 kilometres from the city of
Murcia. The landscape in the surroundings of Puerto Lumbreras varies
the lower plains where mainly intensive agriculture is
committed to the highlands of the Cabezo the La Jara.
Here you can make beautiful walks. This area exists for
a big part off Mediterranean vegetation, such as pine
trees and old olive-trees. Different birds of prey, such
as the eagle owl are the occupants of this area. The
region is particularly suitable for people who like to
be surrounded by nature.
about 10 minutes by car from Cortijo La Zorra you will find the town
of Velez Rubio, which is still an original picturesque Spanish town.
Here you can visit various different monuments like the Iglesia
Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion (picture next to text).
Saturdays the streets of Velez Rubio host the colourful weekly
10 minutes from Velez Rubio you will find Velez Blanco. In Velez
Blanco stands a beautiful Moorish Fort from which you can overlook
the mountains and the national park.In Velez Blanco are also various other historic monuments.You can for example set out to see the wonderful petroglyphs.
Also you can explore the national park of Las Marias, where you can
make really beautiful nature walks.
is situated at 10 minutes by car northeast of Puerto Lumbreras and
is known for his baroque architecture. There are numerous beautiful
churches, like the San Patricio, made in the 16th century, the El
Carmen from the 18de century in the style of rococo and the Santa
parts of the Moorish fort are still standing. ( picture underneath)
option is to combine a day at the beach with a visit to the
towns of Mojacar or Garrucha.
Vera you will also find a large waterslide park. Kids will
have a blast here. After four p.m. you get a discount of 40%.
little town of Garrucha was originally a fishing village and
still has a market that is well worth visiting.
Friday morning you will find the week markets in the streets
of the old town of Garrucha. In summer you can visit the
charming evening market on the boulevard. In august you can
visit the fair on the pier, which is open till very late in
will also find lots of restaurants, especially fish-restaurants!
few miles along the coast you will find Mojacar strip with
many restaurants, shops and hotel accommodation. Recently
Mojacar gained a golf course.
kilometres inland from Mojacar strip you will find the old,
picturesque Mojacar village situated on a hilltop.
about 45 minutes from La Zorra lies Aquilas, which should be
the nearest beach if you look at the map.
because the route to Vera drives way faster you will find
yourself even quicker on the beaches of Vera Playa. Here a
perfect 5 kilometre long naturist sandy beach provides a
perfect setting for a day at the beach. We prefer to visit
this lovely large naturist beach, where you can also enjoy a
lunch, drink or dinner at the naturist restaurants and
terraces in the surrounding naturist area.
will enjoy your drink a lot more on the terraces here overlooking
the coastline, preferably in the sunset. On Sunday mornings there is
a lovely flee market and on Wednesday mornings is the week market at
the soccer fields.
daytrips you can visit for example Murcia, Granada with its
beautiful impressive Alhambra, and old Cartagena with its old roman
remains or Almeria.
with a love for nature can visit various national nature
parks, like the national park Cabo de Gata (Nijar) or Las
Marias. Another daytrip, at approximately one hour by car are
the thermal baths of Baza near Negratin and Zujar. It is
really beautiful in this area.