A rural fishing village Mazarron is divided into Mazarron town and by the coast Puerto Mazarron. Mazarron is becoming more developed. It has an attractive centre with a pleasant plaza but is still a peaceful place, even in the height of summer. The inland town has a population of 17,800.
The port itself is fast becoming a popular destination, drawing a number of expatriates to the vicinity. The seafront remains picturesque, it is not overcrowded by buildings as most of them are set back from the the shore and the development that has taken place is low key.
Outside Mazarron, tracks lead from the main road to more than 35km of unspoilt beaches and coves. Very little building work has been allowed in the area and the tracks can be difficult to access in a vehicle, meaning that the beaches have remained untainted. There is a naturist beach in the area.
The area lacks the space for developments on the scale of those on the Costa Blanca, although Mazarron will continue to expand over the next few years.
The most popular beaches are Cabo Thioso and Punta Cainegre. La Manga golf club is 40km away. The town is 15km from Cartagena and 40km from the capital Murcia. San Javier airport is 40km away.