Feeling in need of a little R&R by the sea, DonQui makes his way to La Azohía, not too far from Cartagena on what is called the Costa Cálida or ‘Warm Coast’. By now it is late September and the air temperature is still hitting the high 20s – low 30s although the water seems a bit colder than it was in Tarragona a week or so earlier.
DonQui was hoping for a quiet place to relax without horrid high-rises, garish attractions or too many humans.
He had found it. La Azohía is about as laid back as even a sleepy donkey could hope for. There is only one tiny shop, a few restaurants and a couple of beach bars.
With the season coming to an end, the coast is pretty free of humans and many of the restaurants and bars are closed. The best, however, are still open.
Although it is on the east coast, the south-west facing curve of the beach means that there are some fabulous sunsets to watch while sipping a drink and having a meal at the Restaurante Bodega Molina.
Here DonQui enjoys some very nice freshly caught fish grilled with garlic, olive oil and chillies.
An even better sundowner is to be had at the Rockola Summer Club – a tiny beach bar.
Here all drinks are €1.50 and they have a great play list of rock, blues and jazz.
All in all DonQui thinks La Azohía is a pretty good place to stay for a few days of blissful peace and quiet. There are no hotels here but if you fancy a stay there are plenty of holiday apartments to rent. DonQui found a very nice one right on the beach through Airbnb.