Wednesday, 26 February 2014


The hall of the Cultural Centre will host the first edition of the festival ' Mazarrón en corto' , to be held on 27 and 28 February from 21:30. 18 short films and a chat with actor Saturnino Garcia make this festival. The Councillor for Culture explained that " the entrance to the films will be free until all seats are filled and the event features a prize for the best work with a prize of 100€. This is an initiative by the City of Mazarrón and ' CortoEspaña ' which aims to bring the format to our Town , " said the Mayor, Gines Campillo.

During screenings, the 18 short films will vary between themes, from drama to comedy and through animation or more dynamic and innovative work. The duration of the films will also be diverse, combining stories of some plot development with shorter stories of just a few minutes. In addition , the public will determine the winner of the festival through a ballot. This initiative aims to involve the audience beyond mere viewing and engage them in an active and critical assessment seen on screen .

Celeste Soria also commented that "before the opening we will have the presence of Saturnino Garcia, GOYA award for 'Best Newcomer ' in 1994 , who will offer us a brief chat and a meeting. Thus , anyone who wishes may take a picture holding a real ' Goya ' in his hands . " The event will take place on Thursday 27th at 8pm, also in the hall of the Cultural Centre of Mazarrón , located at Calle Entierro de La Sardina  17 in the neighborhood of the La Aceña .

The festival belongs to the circuit ' CortoEspaña ' , an initiative of the Short Film Network to promote the short format in 2014 which will feature more than 100 festivals in various Spanish locations throughout the year. In addition, the winning film will be screened in the festival along with those who have won in other festivals in a year-end gala in Madrid, where you can see all the best works of 2014.

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo , said that " in the intense promotion of culture that we are carryin out, we  have to include cinema as another cultural and leisure activity”. The Mayor encouraged all citizens to " attend the film festival as it will be the first of many that we celebrate as many people in the town , myself included, are lovers of this art that deserves its place within the flowering cultural and social life we are living in Mazarron.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Titled ‘Mazarrón, Sierra y Mar’, the Hiking Club ‘Amigos de la Naturaleza’ and the Department of Sports City of Mazarrón have scheduled a series of 6 tours , which have the cooperation of the Mountaineering Federation Region of Murcia. The programme begins this Sunday, March 2 with the walk  “el Parrillar y el Cañar”, a walk of 14 kilometres of average difficulty. Departure  is scheduled at 8 am from the Sports Hall 'La Acena ' and fifteen minutes later from the school ' Manuela Romero ' of Puerto de Mazarrón.

The following route will take place on Sunday, March 16 and will take participants to tour the sites of Tallante and Garbancillo , departing at the same time and places as above. On Sunday March 23 the scheduled tour is for children with a route taking in La Azohia androute and the rambla of Bocaoria . This activity, of low difficulty is aimed at youngsters who must be accompanied by an adult. Departure is as above but with an added departure point at 9 am from the church of La Azohía .

On Sunday March 30th, the route takes in Sierra de las Moreras, a  9 kilometre walk of  high difficulty. Departure at 8am from “La Aceña”. On Sunday 6 April, walkers will travel to Totana for an archaeological route 'La Bastide ' which will include a guided tour. Finally, on Sunday April 27 the  route is along the promenade of Los Lorentes, a circular route of  14 kilometres  and medium difficulty.

For all routes you will need to start in your own car. It is advised to bring appropriate clothing and footwear , food and water. For non-federated members the price is 5 € is required which includes the cost of a federal license for the day and liability insurance . The club notes that high-level routes for walkers will involve the presence of steep slopes. For more information and registration , which closes the Thursday prior to each walk, you should call 680531529 and ask for Rafael Peral.


A Parkinson friendship group between Spanish and English speaking people, has been arranged for:
TUESDAY 4th MARCH  From 10 am to 12 pm.
Then every 1st Tuesday of the month at
CLUB DE MAYORES DE ISLA PLANA (Behind Pepelino hardware shop)
C/Isla Antigua nº 5 CP-30868  Isla Plana
Anyone that has been diagnosed with Parkinsons, and their carers, are very welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you           

Un grupo de amigos del  Parkinson  entre gente de diferentes nacionalidades hablando Español o Ingles, habrá un primer  encuentro:
MARTES 4 DE MARZO   Desde las 10 am hasta 12 pm.
Luego será  el primer Martes de cada mes
CLUB DE MAYORES DE ISLA PLANA (Detrás de la ferretería Pepelino)
C/Isla Antigua nº 5 CP-30868  Isla Plana
Cualquiera que ha sido diagnosticado de Parkinson y sus cuidadores, son más que bienvenidos a estos encuentros.
¡¡Deseamos verte por aquí!! Si no hablas ingles o español, contaremos con una persona que nos ayudara a comunicarnos.


The hall of the Cultural Centre of Mazarrón was the venue for the presentation of the programme of Festivities of Carnival 2014 poster illustrating the festivities this year , the work of artist Tomas Raja of Mazarron . The presentation was given by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, Councillor of Celebration , Isidro Coy,  Joseph Balthasar, and the author of the work itself. During the meeting , they announced the new products showcased this year and the times of the various activities planned for the Carnival.

Isidro Coy explained that "this year the festivities will begin on Friday, February 28th at 8 pm with a parade through various streets of Mazarrón by the Brazilian group ' Pandeiro ' , which ends in the sports hall ' La Aceña ' where starting at 9pm we will be choosing Musas and Musos in both children and seniors categories . " The gala will open with the proclamation by the Queen of the Festival 2013 , Maite Martínez , and will feature various performances and the award ceremony ' Carnavalero del Año´ is announced that day. The Mayor encouraged citizens to attend the gala in fancy dress  as there will " be two prizes of 100€ for the most original costume and the best group" .

On Saturday March 1 the Children's Parade will feature the participation of 7 groups and some 800 people including children , teachers and parents . The parade will start from the former barracks of the Civil Guard in Mazarrón at 5 pm and will cover the entire Avda Constitucion, to the explanada de Protección Civil. Once completed, there will be a children's party with entertainment group ' AdelantaT ' in the mobile disco that will be installed in the Plaza del Convento, where the presentation will also take place for the top 3 groups in the parade .

" This children's party , which will distribute juice among participants, is one of the novelties of this year," said Isidro Coy , adding that " starting at 11 pm on Saturday, the mobile disco will be busy. The festivities end on Sunday February 2 with the General Parade by the participation of 33 groups ( 14 local and 19 foreign ) and about 900 people and will leave at 4 pm also from the former barracks of the Civil Guard travelling along Avda Constitucion. At the end, the mobile disco will again host the awards to the best clubs both local and visitors .

Of the poster , the artist Tomas Raja explained that " with this painting I wanted to represent the traditional carnival, which many people my age are familiar with of the image of the Ayuntamiento and the Casa Consistoriales ." The painter thanked everyone" in relying on me to do this picture" and praised "the City of Mazarrón for their support in this way, and through exhibitions and various events for Mazarron artists."


Clarinet concert by Javier Pérez Garrido. He's an amazing musician that recently has been nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Aula de Cultura Obra Social Caja Mediterráneo
C/Mayor, 11
Cartagena 30201
Free entrance until space filled.

Thursday, 20 February 2014


On Monday 24 February, the Consejo de Participación Ciudadana del Saladillo (Council of Citizen Participation Saladillo) meeting will be held, which includes the areas of El Saladillo, Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club.

The event will take place from 5pm in the Cultural Centre on Camposol Sector B.

The Council will be chaired by the Councillor of the area, David Fernandez, who will forward the proposals, suggestions and complaints from neighbours to the Municipal Government.


Mazarron FC are away to second placed Sangonera la Verde on Sunday (23rd February) kick off 16.30.

The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters' coach will leave the car park opposite Consum Supermarket at 15.15. The coach will travel directly to the game and return immediately afterwards.

Coach tickets are 8€ for members and 10€ for non members.

Tickets are available by  emailing or for details of availability as soon as possible and in any event no later than 12 noon on Saturday


33 carnival parades , from local and foreign clubs, parade through the streets of Mazarrón on Sunday March 2 within the General Parade , while the Children's Parade on Saturday 1 March shall consist of 7 groups . Mazarrón Town Hall hosted the parade draw recently to decide the groups from 14 local clubs, 19 foreign troupes and 7 children's groups. The Children's Parade will start from the garden of La Paz at 5pm , while the General Parade will start from the same site but an hour earlier.
Like last year, representatives of various local clubs decided to march on Sunday 2 ahead of foreign troupes . In addition , they also decided that they would open the General Parade at the Club de Pensionistas y Jubilados de Mazarrón . Even so , the order is not yet final for the second parade as the election Youth Musa will not be  held until Friday, February 28th from 9pm at the Municipal Sports Hall   ' La Aceña' . This year 3 Youth Muso candidates are presented.
After the foreign troupes, comes a parade by a local group “ la Asociación Hípica ‘El Mazarronero’  with the presence of their animals and representatives of local clubs .

In regards to Musas y Musos Infantiles y Séniores,, this year there will be a total of 6 girls for Child Musa whereas for Child Muso there has been only one candidate presented. In regard to the choice of Senior there are 2 Musa and 3 Musō candidates . The gala will feature various performances and begin with the proclamation by the Queen of the Festival 2013 , Maite Martínez . During the same day, the award for ' Carnavalero del año ' , will be presened, which is not known until that day, and two prizes of EUR 100 for the most original costume and best troupe will be delivered.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Throughout the month of February 2014 - " Have fun playing with Wetlands".
Come to the Visitor Centre " Las Salinas " to discover many interesting facts about wetlands. Also if you bring a camera you can take an unforgettable photo -through the Association " Hippocampus" .
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10-2pm and 3-6pm. More information from the Visitor Centre " Las Salinas " . Avenida de las Salinas s / n, direction Puerto de San Pedro. Tel : 968 178 139

Every Tuesday until May 2014 - Reading Activities
Story Time Hours: 6-7pm.. Aimed at children aged 4 to 7 years presented by Carmen Navarro Location: Library of San Pedro del Pinatar (C / Mayor Julio Albaladejo , 16) More information : Phone 968 182 575

Friday February 14, Sustainability and Development Debate Mar Menor Synopsis: Development policies and infrastructure are of strategic importance in tourist areas such as the municipalities of the Mar Menor to be indispensable to be implemented consistently and environmentally sustainable . In this context, the College of Political Science and Sociology from the Region of Murcia, in collaboration with the municipalities of San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier , Los Alcazares, Cartagena organized this event which aims to analyze how it fits tourism development and new infrastructure with the requirements of environmental protection in the face of a more sustainable development
Hours : 5-8pm at Auditorium of the Casa Cultura (C / Mayor Julio Albaladejo , 16) Free Entry. Enrollment limited. Organizers: Association of Political Science and Sociology of Murcia . More information about the conference : where you can also see the programme :

Saturday 15 February at 11.30 h . Cinema Screening of “Turbo” : Genre : Animation
Duration : 96 minutes
Location: Casa de Cultura (C / Julio Albaladejo, 16 Tel 968 182 575 )
Synopsis: Turbo is a garden snail with an impossible dream : to become the world's fastest snail. When a freak accident gives him the power of super - speed, Turbo attempts to fulfill his dream. First he befriends a peculiar bunch of snails tuned and obsessed with speed and Turbo learns she must succeed alone . So put your heart and soul on the start line ready to help colleagues achieve their dreams , before reaching their impossible dream : to win the Indianapolis 500 .

Saturday February 15 at 6pm - The Keeper of the Stories "LA TARTANA TEATRO” Genre: Puppets
From 3 years / Family
Duration : 50 minutes
Admission: 3 €
Location: Casa de Cultura (C / Julio Albaladejo, 16 Tel 968 182 575 )
More information: Department of Culture : 968180600

Sunday February 16 at 10am – Walking Route " SL- 9 Trail MU Coterillo "
During the tour we will view birds like heron, egret , avocets , sandpipers , storks and flamingos and other species .
Duration: 3 hours
Distance to cover 3.8 km .
Departure and return: Aparcamiento de la Charca de Coterillo and Playa de la Torre Derribada
Price : 5 € Children under 10 years: 3 € . From 0-3 years free. ( Payment will be made at the place and time of departure .
More information: Center for Tourism Initiatives ( CIT Building ) Avenida de las Salinas, 55 Tel 968 182 301

Sunday February 16 from 10 -2pm Craft Market " Sal" Venue: Esplanade Lo Pagan
Hats , paintings , pottery , puppets , jewellery , hemp, natural cosmetics, and homemade sausages are just a small sample of the wide variety of crafts that can be found in the Market . Live demonstrations by master craftsmen .

Wednesday February 19 at 10am - Talk on " Foot Care "
Speaker: Ms. Ana Serral Rodriguez
Location: First Floor of the Centre for Social Services (C / Dr. Myron de Castro , 12 A (next to the Multipurpose Building )
More information: . Tel : 968 185 393

From Saturday 22 February to 21 March Exhibition of Watercolors Regino Ortega Zalama Location: Centre for Tourism Initiatives (Avenue Salinas , 55)
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 -2pm, Saturdays from 10 – 2pm and 4-6pm and Sundays and holidays from 10.30 -2pm.
Organized by: Department of Culture City Council San Pedro del Pinatar Collaboration: Association of Friends of Museums of San Pedro del Pinatar
More information: 968 187 596

Wednesday February 26 at 10am. Practical Workshop " Cognitive Stimulation II : Memory " Speaker: Ms. Pilar Martínez Invernón Psychologist Social Services City of San Pedro del Pinatar. Location: First Floor of the Centre for Social Services (C / Dr. Myron de Castro , 12 A (next to the Multipurpose Building )
More information: . Tel : 968 185 393

Thursday February 27 " Programme : Walking Together " Calblanque Regional Park
Duration : 1 h . and 30 min . approx .
Departure time: 9:30 am from the Social Services Centre . To arrive before 9.20 pm to meet the schedule. Approximate return between 12.30 – 1pm.
Registration required 3 days before scheduled departure in Building Equality and Human Services , 1st floor . Phone: 968 18 53 93 Recommendations : Comfortable clothes and shoes , water, lunch , hat , sunglasses , sunscreen ....

More information on the full programme : Tel : 968 185 393

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Programme for DISCOVERING MORATALLA excursions


Day: 9 “Rincón del Agua - Pozo de la Nieve”
Day: 23 “Otos - Castillo de Pliego”
“Floración del Almendro en el rincón morisco de Otos y Mazuza”


Day: 9 “Subida a La Muela desde el Collado del Quintero”
Day: 23“Orihuelo - Castillico de Hoya Amarga”


Day: 13 “Cantalar-Cueva Negra”
Day: 27 “Bajil-Carrascal de Bajil-Cerro de la Víboras”


Day: 11 “El Villar de Benizar-Castillo de Benizar”
Day: 25 “Calar de la Santa-Fuentes Grandes”


Day: 15 “Los Cantos-La Fuensanta-El Buitre”

☻ OFICINA DE TURISMO, telephone 968 730 208

☻ INFORMAJOVEN, telephone 968 730 001 ext. 135

Price per route: 10 euros
Lunch (Optional): 15 euros
Limited places, máximum 30 per route

Discovering Moratalla - 9 February

Route 2: Rincón del Agua-Pozo de la Nieve

Departure: 8’00 from the Tourist Office. 8’30 from la Casa Cristo.

This tour of the eastern end of the Sierra de los Alamos reveal points of great interest yet that get passed quite unnoticed, even by Moratalleras, despite being known for the "Fuente del Canico." We begin the walk from the place of "Los Asares" following the route of the old medieval water line and several surviving aqueducts, some as troughs and others perched on cliffs and hung quite high above the ground, showing the daring and surprising capacity built 500 years ago, especially when the base material was stone. Also we will be walking next to an area of great botanical value that has the best population of Pteridium aquilinum bracken in the Region of Murcia, this fern is very common worldwide, but needs moist soil, the Southeast is not an area typical for distribution. Following the service road, we reach the heart of Rincon del Agua, where we find the Fuente del Umbria, a collection point of the "Agua del Canico ", the first public source of Moratalla. We then climb to the Pozo de la Nieve, perhaps the only locality where we can find an activity that was in operation until recently.
Lunch at “La Pastora” at Casa Cristo.
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Every year

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Points of Departure  :     Oficina de Turismo and Casa Cristo.
Departure Time:             Oficina de Turismo: 8’00 h. Casa Cristo: 8’30 h.
Price   :                             10 euros
Lunch optional:               15 euros

Materials needed and Recommendations:

·      Mountain Boots
·      Long trousers, fleece or raincoat
·      Backpack with lunch and a drink
·      Sunglasses, cap, gloves and sun protection
·      Cámara for phots
·      Binoculars
·      No dogs allowed due to safety

Humanist´s of Mazarrón - February Walk

The next walk will be in the San Juan area on Saturday 15 February 2014

Telephone 968 15 84 68 for further information

Tuesday, 4 February 2014



EVERY TUESDAY  - - COFFEE MORNING - MABS Information Centre, Camposol B 10am-1pm

EVERY TUESDAY - CRAFT WORKSHOP - MABS Information Centre, Camposol B 2.30-4.30pm

SUNDAY 9th February - JIGSAW Group – Sunday lunch – please contact Ruth on 634 338 189 to reserve your table. The group now meets every 2 months for Sunday lunch and companionship.

TUESDAY 25th February  -  VOLUNTEERS MEETING  - Trevi bar, Camposol Sector B - 11.30 am
If you would like further information about how you can help MABS come along to our meeting.
For further information please ring 620 582 418 or call into the MABS Information Centre

WEDNESDAY 26th February - MABS GAMES NIGHT – at Trevi Bar Camposol Commercial Sector B Lots of fun games and prizes to be won. Light snacks available - 7.30pm start, 3€ entry. For further information please ring helpline 620 582 418 .

Monday, 3 February 2014



The Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón has convened a poetry and love letters  competition ‘Declára-te’, which celebrates its third year for students of secondary and high schools of the Municipality and the second year for adults registered in Mazarrón. The Councillor of the area , Maria Celeste Soria, recalled that " this event , which annually increases its participation falls within the activities to promote and encourage reading  that we have conducted through the municipal libraries."
In reference to ‘Declára-te’ in schools , enrolled students may participate from secondary and high schools in different centres of the Municipality. Under the theme of love , interested parties may submit their work (letter or poem) that must be original, unpublished and not have been a winner in any other contest . There is a maximum length of one page on one side , preferably computer ( Times New Roman, font 12).

Theentries must be delivered in a folio, closed envelope marked with the name and title of the poem . The envelope must also contain a further envelope with the student's personal data such as name, ID , course, group and centre . Entries may be delivered to the Spanish language teachers in each school until 12 February. The first prize is an iPad Mini and diploma, second prize of a smartphone and diploma and a third consisting of a voucher for a sports store worth 50€ and diploma: 3 Awards in this category are considered.

In regards to the second edition aimed at adults , all registered persons over age may participate in the town of Mazarrón with one work. The work must be unpublished , in Castilian , original author and no pending or awards received in other contests . The work , led by a title, must be submitted on  Folio 1 with Arial size 12. In this category, and new this year , the letter or poem may be submitted in writing or in video format , not exceeding a maximum recording of 3 minutes.

Works must be sent exclusively by e- mail to : . Along with a working file with the author's personal data (name , full address , date of birth and phone number) . The deadline ends on February 12, 2014 at 12 pm.

In this case 3 prizes are also contemplated. For the winner there will be a dinner for two with spa and diploma, for the runner a photo book for two and diploma and finally for third place is dinner for two at a restaurant in Mazarrón and diploma worth 50€. The jury , composed of members from the Department of Culture , will be released on February 14 through the municipal website .


The Department of Sports of City of Mazarrón has opened the registration period for the 2014 Local Paddle League to be held from Wednesday, February 12th , on the premises of CEIP ' Ginés García ' from 9pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday evenings . Registration for the Championship , consisting of 1st and 2nd category , will be closed on Monday, 10 February.

Candidates must make a deposit of 20€ per couple at ' Cajamar Bank ' 3058 0203 562 732 000 014 and go with the receipt to the Department of Sports , located in the municipal hall ' La Aceña ' , for registration . Once registration is closed , we will proceed to draw the match schedule , which may be by removal or groups depending on the number of couples who have registered .

After the draw , to be held on Tuesday, February 11th , the calendar will be given to participants with the dates of each of the meetings . There will be trophies for the tournament champion partnership, for the runners up and also for the semifinalists. For more information you can go to the Department of Sports between 9 and 2pm Monday to Friday or call 968 59 18 52 .