On the border of the province of Murcia, Aquilas is a coastal town with many unspoilt secluded beaches, situated in one of the least developed coastal areas of southern Spain. At the western end of the Golfo de Mazarron, the town is bordered inland by fields of tomatoes and numerous villages.
Increasingly popular with northern Europeans, Aquilas is made up of 2 bays separated by a rocky headland. There are 28km of numerous different beaches in the area, catering for all types of aquatic sports or just good old fashioned relaxation. The University of the Sea is also located in Aquilas.
The carnival of Aquilas is a renowned fiesta where the entire town comes out onto the streets and some fantastic costumes are on display. Aguilas has a population of 25,700.
The relative isolation of the town is part of the reason for the low key development in Aguilas, it is 70km from Murcia, 95km fromSan Javier airport and 180 km from Alicante airport. Lorca is 25km away. The nearest golf courses are in the neighbouring province of Almeria.