La Azohia, Spain is situated at the sheltered eastern end of the large bay of Mazarron on the Costa Calida. It is an idyllic fishing village, where tuna is still landed on the pier on a daily basis, and the pace of life has not been disturbed by large tour operators. This is still very much unspoiled Spain with beautiful panoramic views and quiet sandy beaches. There is a wealth of activities within easy reach in La Azohia, ranging from historical sites in Cartagena to exploring some of the renowned scuba diving sites from one of the diving clubs in La Azohia.
Accommodation options vary from the luxury L'Azohia hotel to self-catering accommodation with magnificent panoramic views on the newly-built El Pinar de San Gines. For the more energetic, there is swimming, windsurfing, diving at all levels, sailing, boat cruises, golf, biking, river rafting, and tennis.
If you need more unwinding, there is a spa at the local 4 star La Azohia hotel. There is a wealth of interesting historical and geographical sites in the area - salt flats and the largest lagoon in Europe at Mar Menor, mineral mines in Mazarron, the oldest submarine in the world, coastal defense batteries, pirate lookouts, Roman and Carthaginian remains at Cartagena, Moorish architecture, Holy Cities, international jazz festivals, rock concerts and fairs.
The food is fantastic, the locals are welcoming and the atmosphere in La Azohia is so laid back you can almost hear your heart beating.
La Azohia offers some of the best beaches. The beach of San Gines in La Azohia is about 800m long and 25m wide and is composed of fine sand and a few pebbles. The beach has parking, beach cleaning, lifeguards, a diving zone, restaurants, public phones, toilets and showers nearby. The beach at Isla Plana (about 2km away) is somewhat busier than that at La Azohia. It's composed of medium sand and a few pebbles, is 800m long and 12m deep. The equipment and services at the beach include: parking, showers, toilets, beach cleaning, waste bins, lifeguards and a diving zone.
La Azohia also boasts some great attractions. The Gun Batteries of Castillito, Jorel and Altalayon at Cabo Tinoso were built between the First and Second World Wars and were part of the shore defenses for Cartagena. The guns were installed here between 1932 and 1936. When in action, they had a range of 35 km and utilized amour piercing shells. This place lies in a pretty valley almost completely surrounded by mountains. The battery has been built into the mountainside in the style of a Castle, using a lot of local stone. From this viewpoint you can see all along the coastline and all the other gun emplacements. This place is worth a visit as the views are quite amazing.
No visit in La Azohia is complete without a trip to the tower of St Elena. This was built as a watch tower against pirates in the 16th century. There are some amazing views westwards across the bay of Mazarron from here.
Overall, La Azohia is a place where you can really relax, as there is almost no pace of life here. Come and discover this place of beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere!