Aguilas Travel Guide

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Aguilas Overview

Águilas is a municipality located in the southeastern Spain, in the province of Murcia. It is situated at the southern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coastline, known as the Costa Cálida, near the border with the Province of Almería.
It is situated at a distance of 105 kilometers from the city of Murcia, provincial capital, and 75 kilometers from the city of Cartagena.
With a population of about 33,000 inhabitants, Águilas has 28 km of coastline. Distributed in numerous beaches, including Cala de la Cueva de las Palomas, Cala de la Herradura, Playa Amarilla, Playa de Calabarilla, Playa de Calacerrada, Playa de Cope, Playa de la Cañada del Negro, Playa de la Casica Verda, Playa de la Cola, Playa de la Colonía, Playa de la Galera, Playa de la Higuerica, Playa de la Rambla Elena, Playa de las Pulgas, Playa de los Cocedores, Playa de Poniente, Playa del Arroz and Playa del Barranco de la Mar.
Águilas is built on the landward side of a small peninsula, between two bays --the Puerto Poniente, on the south-west, and the Puerto Levante, on the north-east.
The town as it is now was designed by Charles III in the 18th Century. Of particular note is the Castle of San Juan of Águilas, which was used as a defence tower by various different civilisations who settled there throughout history.
Today, the economy of the locality depends principally on summertime tourism and the intensive agriculture of greenhouse vegetables.
It´s a nice place for to go in all the seasons of the year, but principally in the end of spring-or summer when two much people go there. In autum and Winter it´s a very very very quite place (avobe all to rest and made some acuatic sports and the good weather that normally has).
The coast is an importan place to dive. There are some diving clubs and to make other nautic sports like sailing, Kayaking…
Principal Fiesta: Carnival: it was founded 200 years ago and now it's one of the most important carnivals in Spain, attracting visitors from all over the country.