Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Children's Play area on Campsol

It is with great regret that the work that started on the Children's Play Area on Camposol has been stopped by Mazarrón Council due to some people on Camposol denouncing the Bahia Lions and Leos. This action has been taken despite over 1,000€ being raised by these local charities and a licence having been obtained to start the work. The much needed project would have benefited everyone on Camposol as it would have given the children somewhere to play away from the commercial and residential areas.

Saturday, 23 August 2014


The El Recinto Ferial will, this weekend, be a new meeting point for many Latin American neighbours who come from different Municipalities of the Region of Murcia

The Ecuadorian Community of Mazarrón this weekend celebrates its fiestas in honour of the Virgen del Cisne. The event is usually every year a meeting point for the Latino population of the Municipality and other neighbouring Municipalities. It is also an opportunity for residents of Mazarrón to get to know something more of the traditions and customs of this community. The festivities, which also have an integrating objective, are organized by the Department of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón and la Cofradía de Nuestra Señora del Cisne.

At 9am on Saturday 23 August a peal of bells in the Iglesia de la Purisima, was announced the commencement of the festivities. In the afternoon, the same temple will host a Mass in honour of "La Churonita" the family name they call the Virgen del Cisne.

In the evening will be a proclamation of the parties by a devotee of the image. Organizers hope to see the attendance of the Consul General de Ecuador in Murcia. After the proclamation will be musical performances with the participation of Folkóricas Dance Group. There will be a raffle of gifts, and an award for the winners of a football match in the afternoon. The evening will end with a popular dance.

Sunday August 24 will see popular games for children including sack race, musical chairs, dancing tomatoes and food binges !!

Visitors to the Exhibition Centre will experience in the bars a wide choice of dishes of the country.


An extensive programme of celebrations offer numerous events throughout the weekend as Gañuelas party in the coming days. The village headman, Andres Aznar, presented on Thursday the programme of festivities for this year.

The festival began on Friday night August 22 with the opening by Juana Méndez Muñoz, a native of Gañuelas now residing in Murcia. Mendez is a Professor of Secondary Education and visiting the Mazarronhamlet where she still has family ties. After the proclamation was the selection of Queens and Kings of the holidays. The night ended with a performance by Los Luisos and Ramonete Sevillanas Group, Corinth Vivo.

On Saturday August 23 a football match between RCD Gañuelas and Atletico Gañuelas will be played. At its conclusion is Fiesta Blanca III. The schedule for Saturday is complete with performances by David Andreu and DJ Ruben Garbi.

On Sunday 24, the day of the local patron, is organized a free paella for all attendees. In the afternoon there will be the Mass in honour of St. Bartolomé. At night Al Relente will perform before the fiestas finish with fireworks.

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Municipal technicians are working  in Camposol in the replacement of public lighting in the sectors affected by the blackout suffered for several months, after defaults by the development company Iberdrola.

It has already restored service in Sector B, and at this time, it is empowering the Directorate General of Industry and Iberdrola to restore lighting to sectors C and D. According to the Council area of Services, Juan Miguel Muñoz Blaya , "in the coming days they will be undertaking new actions to achieve complete replacement in Sectors C & D".

In this way the City responds to the claim of the residents of Camposol, who for months have been enduring significant deficiencies in the lighting service.


The Municipality of Mazarrón prepares to host in just two weeks, the Spanish Championships Road Cycling categories for junior, senior and master. It is a major sporting event  that will attract many participants from Mazarrón and all parts of the Country. The coming-out of this competition will take place at the Palacio de San Esteban, the seat of the Regional Government, on 3rd September with the presence of the President of the Spanish Cycling Federation and the Director General of Sports of the Autonomous Community.
Published and ranking in junior category, the Federation still has an open enrollment period for master and senior until August 27. Each category has a maximum of 200 places. The time trial will be 14 kilometers and other races between 74 and 116 kilometers, by category.

It is not the first time Mazarrón is hosting a major event as this, as the Tour of Spain on several occasions have passed our Town as well as being host to the Spanish Championship in 1989 Professional Category, when big cycling names participated including Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


Lindsay Ordonez, finalist of "The Voice" Belgium will perfom with the group, Stolen, whose performance is scheduled from 11pm on the promenade of Puerto de Mazarrón on Saturday 16th. Lindsay Ordóñez is a young Belgian daughter of Spanish parents who is trying to break into the world of music. Currently she spends a few days in Camposol some relatives live.

Stolen Cover Band is one of the more unique ones currently on the music scene, know for the energy and versatility of its components, performing a repertoire suitable for all ages and lovers of all styles - pop, rock, funk, disco ... both nationally and internationally.

 Sharing the stage on Sunday is Apache group, originally from Jaen bringing the best songs of pop-rock of all time. Good music and fun are ensured as its members step on stage. On tour, they will perform in Puerto de Mazarrón on the evening of Sunday 17th.

Thursday, 14 August 2014


The initiative that assists the Department of Trade of the City of Mazarrón aims to help small and medium traders in the Town by offering stalls in a thoroughfare during the long weekend of August, one of the best selling dates of the year. 

During the first edition of this event held last year participating Merchants came to raise 30m Euros, as confirmed by Francisca Madrid, President of Acoma, la Asociación de Comerciantes de Mazarrón y Comarca.

From 13 to 17 August, from seven in the afternoon, ten stalls offer their items with discounts,  in some cases 70% compared to the shop price. Since Easter, Acoma have been organizing the Outlet Fair,this one being the third in less than a year. To join, the project stallholders must be Associated. Francisca Madrid acknowledges the support received from the Department of Commerce to push through "an initiative which is an aid in a difficult time like the present."

David Fernandez, Councillor of Commerce, remarked  "Today's commercial initiative of the Municipality overs a very important part of the economic fabric of Mazarrón, which is holding up very well despite the crisis, even generating jobs."

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia, expects "the large concentration of citizens visiting Puerto de Mazarrón will have a substantial impact on benefits for small businesses that are in the Municipality." The Mayor hopes that expectations are exceeded, after the good data provided last year.

 The Municipal Consumer Information Office will be closed from August 18 to September 16 inclusive. However, those wishing to process their applications can visit the General Register of the City of Mazarrón, or in the case of Consumer Arbitration through Ocag

It is an information service provided by the Department of Trade of the City of Mazarrón.


The beach of Percheles in the hamlet of Cañada de Gallego, Mazarrón, is host this weekend to two musical evenings. On Friday August 15, from 11pm the show will start with an installed mobile disco in the area that will liven up the evening by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the coast in our town.

On Saturday August 16 the music will resume in the mobile disco at the same time until dawn. To this day, moreover, a foam party is planned and a scheduled performance by a DJ.

This festive event at Percheles beach has been traditional in other years and often provides a fun activity for many people who decide to camp in the area to spend the long weekend at the seaside in an atmosphere of leisure and conviviality.

Thursday, 7 August 2014


 Those who have not yet seen the exhibition by Lola Arcas which opened last Friday in Mazarrón have a unique opportunity to do so next week, guided by the artist herself. The activity has no cost and is open to everyone. The appointment is at eight in the evening of Thursday, August 14 at the entrance to the Town Hall of Mazarrón, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

The exhibition by Lola Arcas from Lorca can be seen until September 12 , a sculpture exhibition that invites reflection. It has twenty pieces designed to be appreciated from different viewpoints.

Arcas is scholar of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Santa Maria Arrixaca. She has exhibited in several Cities in the South of Spain. Her sculptures can be appreciated in different parts of the Region of Murcia, as in the case of the Nazareno Monument in Totana  and a tribute to Semana Santa in Lorca.

The activity on 14th  is organized by the Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón. The exhibition can be seen from Monday to Saturday from 10am-2pm as well as Thursday and Friday evenings between 6pm and 9pm.


The Youth Council of the City of Mazarrón have organized this Friday the first “Laughter Olympics”, a recreational and sports activity with the participation of 30 children in fourth and sixth grades from different schools in the Municipality. This is held in the Sports Centre in Mazarrón from 10am.

This particular Olympiad, of a single day, integrates eight fun challenges: throwing with bat,  60 metre sack race, rope-drag, relays, medicine ball toss, 50m frog, throwing bones and artisanal olive stones. Teams will consist of five players who made ​​the above tests individually or collectively.

In addition, the Youth Council presents another year of the Summer Championship Football Game Console PS3, this year being the FIFA game used by participants. Following the success of last year, the Department returns this recreational activity divided into two categories. On the one hand for juveniles and children born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003 and on the other the absolute category for those born between January 1st 1999 and until age 30.

The championship will begin on Monday August 18 and registration will close on Thursday, 14.  The maximum is 32 per category. Winners will be awarded gifts of between 10€ and 40€.

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The campaign aimed at locals and visitors begins Friday in Puerto de Mazarrón. For two days, various activities and workshops serve to show the public the role of artisanal fisheries and marine reserves of commercial interest in the conservation of marine biodiversity and resources offered. The objective is to inform responsible consumers who value artisanal produce and their ecosystems.

It is an initiative of the Asociación Columbares, financed by the European Fisheries Fund and the Biodiversity Foundation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Among its goals is to diversify the fishing economy through the promotion of activities such as fishing, tourism and cooperation between scientists and the fishing industry.

The campaign is travelling and after passing through Mazarrón, it will visit other places on the Murcia and Almeria coastline. The programme of activities in our Town will be held on 8 and 9 August in the Plaza de Abastos, Paseo de Rihuete in Puerto de Mazarrón,  and the restaurants El Puerto and Galayos where workshops will take place on "Fisherman´s Recipes”. For workshops there is a maximum of 25 participants. Entries must be made by email to the address

The activities will end on Saturday night with the documentary , “Mar de Fons” from Bruno López 
Florencia Luna,  a short story of a sailor saga of Badalona, ​​"la Costa" for generations dedicated to the craft of artisanal fisheries . Later there will be a panel discussion.

This campaign collaborates Mazarrón Town Council and the University of Murcia. The Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco García, thanked Columbares for including Mazarrón in this travelling activity and showing its commitment to the defense of artisanal fisheries due to quality productivity and respect offered to the marine environment. Carmen Molina, Columbares Representative, thanked Mazarrón Town Council  for their willingness in organizing this conference.

Schedule of Activities:
Friday 8 August

- The Fish. With head, thanks. Theatrical action in the Plaza de Abastos of Puerto de Mazarrón at 12:00.

- Fish with art. Theatre of objects on artisanal fish and its legacy as a curator of the sea. Paseo del Rihuete from 19:30.

- Marine reserves of commercial interest. Photographic Exhibition of marine reserves Cabo de Palos-Islas Hormigas and Cabo de Gata-Nijar. In the Plaza de Abastos and Paseo del Rihuete

Saturday 9 August
- Fisherman Recipes. Workshops and recipe tasting. In restaurants El Puerto (from 10:30 to 11:30) and Los Galayos (From 19:30 to 21:30).

- Screening of the documentary "Mar de Fons" by Bruno Lopez and Florencia Luna on "Los Costa" a saga dedicated to artisanal fishing and subsequent debate. From 22 hours. / pescasos

Fundraiser for Cruz Azul



Tuesday, 5 August 2014


 The Youth Council of the City of Mazarrón have organized the First National Multicultural Football Tournament to be held on August 9th and 10th at the premises of the Sports Complex (road leading from Mazarrón to Puerto, km 3).

So far four teams have signed, of  English, Moroccan, Ecuadorian and Spanish nationality. The tournament will be in group stages, semifinals and final. There will be two groups of three teams, where the top two from each group will advance to the semifinals and finals, performing an additional match for third place.

On Saturday night, all participants will enjoy a concert in the sports arena where the local group "Lobesia" will perform.

The Football Tournament awards consist of a €500 prize to the winner, a prize of € 200 to the runner and the third € 100, and respective trophies. 


Table tennis has again received a good acceptance in the village. Twenty children received diplomas last Friday that certifies they have been initiated in which is described by NASA as the most difficult sport to practice to perfection. Students have made ​​many learning exercises, team matches, multiball, tournaments and individual exercises to improve dexterity acquired.

In closing the Councillor for Sports, Andres Valera, accompanied by the monitor of the Summer School, Daniel Moreno, also the coach for Mazarrón Table Tennis CD was present.

August 12 begins a new course. Those wishing to join should make entries in the Sports Pavilion of La Aceña. The activity price is 20€ per month, with classes taking place Monday, Wednesday and Friday  from 10 to 11:30 am.


 A sample of realism, impressionism and magical realism captured in different parts of European cities. It is the way in which Gomez describes his travel experiences. A sample of 36 oil paintings in which details of Mazarrón are also included, as Gomez, a native of Alcantarilla, has this town as a second home.
Accompanied by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia, and the Councillor for Culture, Ginés Campillo, this Doctor-Painter on Saturday inaugurated an exhibition that can be seen in la Sala Temporal de Puerto de Mazarrón, located at Avenida José Alarcón by the Centro de Interpretación del Barco Fenicio. The exhibition runs until 31 August, from 6pm – 10pm daily.

Furthermore,  Lorca artist Lola Arca opened her sculpture exhibition under the title “La atracción de la forma” in the Town Hall, the previous day. Twenty pieces have been designed to be appreciated from different viewpoints. The exhibition is completed with a photo exhibit by Angel Fernandez Saura in collecting, in detail, some of the moments of the work of the artist. The exhibition, can be seen until 12 September from Monday to Saturday between 10am-2pm. Thursday and Fridays you can visit between 6pm and 9pm.


National Holiday, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, will be a normal day for the opening of the village shops.

The Local Governing Board approved the proposal by the Department of Commerce to a request made by the Association of Supermarkets in the Region of Murcia "Asumur".  This is approved on the understanding  that  as the 15th falls on a Friday,  the increased presence of resident population in our town at this time of year expects to see the opening of shops.