Close to La Manga Golf CLub you have the opportunity to enjoy one of the best and easiest hikes in Murcia. History, nature, stunning scenery and good food are some of the ingredients for this walk.

    We suggest starting form Portmán Lighthouse. There is a parking lot there and a small and pincturesque bar (let’s take that into account at the end of the route). Portman bay is a sad example of enironmental havoc. For 30 years a mining company called Portmán Golf threw thousands of tons of mining waste into the bay. As a result, the bay is nowadays filled up with toxic waste and the sea has retreated about 300 metres.

    Technical details
    Distance: 10 km.
    Elevation gain: 400 m.
    Technical difficulty: easy.
    Phisycal difficulty: easy

    Apart from this, the natural wonders are worthwhile. about 2 km from the lighthouse we must take the roman path. It is a sonte paved and it passes through a really green forest, which is rare in Murcia, as well as some plants growing here, such as dwarf palm tree (chamaerops humilis) and sabina from Cartagena (tetrachlinis articulata). The latter only grows in this area. The way up to the mountain is a gentle ascent which lasts about one hour.

    At the top, there is an ancient military artillery. The most impresive thing is the two huge guns (cannons). They were used to defend the coast from enemies after World War I. The views from the top ara awesome and, if you are lucky, you’ll probably wathc pilot whales not far from the seaside.

    After a shcort break, it’s time to come back. The way down is one of my favorite parts of the route. Not only because it is downhill, but also because the forest there is really weird and, somehow, exotic, not to mention the breathtaking views from the cliffs.

    Back to the lighthouse, it’s time for a beer and maybe for lunch. The bar is tiny, but they serve simple though deliciuous seafod dishes.

    All in all, this hike is one of my favorite ones because is easy suitable for anyone and full of interesting things to see and learn about.

    Cañón de la batería de las Cenizas

    Bajada por los acantilados haca La Chapa

    Bajada por bosque

    Llegando al Faro de Portmán

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    1. Joaquín says:

      We really enjoy this¡¡

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