If you mean Murcia city then you are, of course, inland, so will need
to travel to get to the seaside. Will you have a car or be using
public transport? If the latter, it is certainly possible to get to
the sea, but not so easy to get to the isolated coves and you may need
to concentrate on the urban beaches (e.g. around Cartagena) and around
Mar Menor. There's a link below to some options, but it depends what
sort of experience you are after. If it's "party beaches" then I don't
think there is anything equivalent to Ibiza, but La Manga and Águilas
are built up with lots of beach/water services and bars, etc. This is
about the hottest part of Spain, but you have plenty of time, so do
any sight-seeing in the morning and relax in the afternoon.
Murcia city is (in more normal times), one of the gastronomic capitals
of Spain and has a lively evening scene with a lot of younger
families. However, there's not many tourist sights to see in Murcia
city, perhaps a day's worth, two if you take it slowly. Cartagena city
has a higher concentration of sights (including a Roman theatre and a
small piece of Punic wall), but again not many "wow" sights, there's
nothing like what you'll see in Sevilla or Granada for example. On the
other hand, it doesn't seem like you're going just for the usual sight
ticking-off exercise that many on this forum specialise in.
Most of the people you meet will be locals or Spanish tourists (plus
some British expats), except at a few points on the cruise ship
visitor circuit and at the golfing resorts. I'd spend some time inland
in the mountains and national parks if I were you. But for this a car
is essential really.
Note, there are currently bans/restrictions on accessing beaches -
even when these go, there probably will be some social distancing
rules for quite a while.
Thank you Nick ! I will more than likely be using a combination of both renting a car and public transportation. Likely will be having a car for a long time, to be able to go around easily where i want. Maybe not the whole 3 months, but a few weeks for sure.
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't expect party beaches or anything of that sort in Murcia, i basically booked my first month there as a means to relax. This is why my next stop would be Marbella, Ibiza and Gran Canaria, which is definitely aimed towards a more party-like atmosphere. Regardless though, even for Murcia or any of my other stops, good suggestions are always welcome :) Fun and interesting things to do do are nice everywhere.
I have heard about good food in Murcia, it's 100% what I am going to be trying. I am a big coffee lover as well and i do enjoy good wine and whiskey(though i am not a drinker by any means). Tourist sights are really not my thing though, so I don't mind that there are not many there :) I much prefer taking a walk down the old city than visiting museums. Definitely not a sight ticking-off kind of person myself haha. In fact, in all of my 3 months in Spain, it is extremely unlikely that i will go sightseeing for anything, just not my thing. I love enjoying the place itself, interacting with people and culture, having fun with various activities, but not sightseeing and endlessly walking around the city :D A national park or mountains is different though, I do like natural sights, and I wouldn't mind at least passing by.
Really want to be learning more of the language though i have to say. Will be spending some time on it for sure, have started already. Looks and sounds relatively easy to grasp, which is nice to see. Love the way it sounds too :)
Beaches are definitely one of my things, especially organized ones. Hopefully they will be open soon, at least for the most part.
Thanks again for the response, that helps a lot !