Living in Águilas

Living in Águilas is an ode to the sun and to the party. Águilas is a coastal town in the Region of Murcia within the so-called Costa Cálida, where the Carnivals held in February and August, declared of International Tourist Interest and during which the population is quadrupled, reflect an affable Mediterranean character and open to tourist. Águilas, with around 35,000 inhabitants and located in the southwest of the Region of Murcia, has 28 kilometers of fine white sand beaches where you can enjoy water sports and a vibrant city. In this way, Águilas is flanked by the Sierra de la Carrasquilla, the Lomo de Bas and the Sierra de la Almenara, which join in a network of paths that converge in part of the Natural Parks of Cabo Cope and Puntas de Calnegre, where enjoy the warm desert climate that glimpses throughout the year. Living in Águilas is to contemplate its living history. The history of Águilas dates back to the Neolithic, as is clear from cave paintings and Cape Cope deposits. After these, the Iberians, who would settle industry, agriculture and mining techniques thanks to their good climatic conditions and the Romans, which with the old Urci, will leave an important commercial and industrial activity and a great heritage both in its waters (amphoras, coins , ceramics …) as in land, heritage preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Águilas. After them, the Arabs created the defensive towers that surround the aquiline coast to protect themselves from the Berber incursions and, already in the 18th century, the Castle of San Juan de Águilas, symbol of a city that lives facing the sea and that draws from he all the best. Águilas will become independent from Lorca in 1834, starting a living history that continues until today with a great maritime trade, good farmland and a flourishing tourism. Living in Águilas is to live his love for the train, mining and communications. And it is that Águilas is a mining territory for the extraction of heavy metals from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth, which would lead to the creation of several railway lines and its splendid Railway Museum, the Embarcadero del Hornillo and the commercial port from where They would send to the rest of Spain and Europe. Living in Águilas is living the flourishing of a cultured and prosperous society, since there are current buildings such as the Casino, the Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena on the beach of Las Delicias, the House of Culture «Francisco Rabal», in honor to the popular actor from Águilas and conceived as an exhibition hall and auditorium for concerts, theater etc., and the Interpretation Center of the Sea, to understand and enjoy the natural and cultural marine heritage of Águilas, which show a majestic Águilas cultural, in which buying a new or second hand house with Grupo Mar de Casas will be a bet for the future. Living in Águilas is contemplating a growing economy with tourism and intensive agriculture as the main engines. There are also two major tourisms such as the language and health tourism that attract many foreigners to its shores and that together with sports tourism, which is interspersed regattas, triathlons, popular races, make this trident a powerful claim for all the tourists The economy of Águilas takes advantage of a varied gastronomy where sea and orchard mix, where the fish broth, pickles, arroz a banda or escabeches among many other dishes stand out. So, living in Águilas is not something else, it is feeling special, it is getting caught up in and enjoying the houses of the Grupo Mar de Casas of a frantic Águilas on the edge of the sea, with a great cultural life and thousands of hours of sun in which be happy.