The Costa Cálida means Warm Coast in English and is so named due to the micro climate which features a relatively hot average temperature with low levels of rainfall.
It covers a distance of approximately 250 km of Mediterranean coastline constituting the Spanish province of Murcia. It is bordered in the Costa Blanca and in the south by the Costa del Sol.
The capital of the region is Murcia and the city blends the old with the contemporary. It is a relatively undiscovered region of Spain by foreign tourists but has been popular with the Spanish for years.
The northern end of this coastline includes the Mar Menor ("Little Sea"), Europe's largest coastal saltwater lagoon. The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a 22km long spit of land called La Manga, on which most of the tourism development for the region has been constructed taking advantage of the lovely warm sea.