Also, we are 22 kilometers away from the city of Murcia, whose Cathedral tower is the second tallest after that of Seville. Around the cathedral is the old town with the famous, magical streets of the Trapería, where you can find the former Casino designed by Bolarín in 1852, with its Moorish courtyard, excellent library, central courtyard, magnificent dance hall, and the beautiful ladies powder room, and the Platería, Plaza Santo Domingo, the Romea theater, and other tourist attractions.
The city is overlooked by the Cresta del Gallo peak in the Carrascoy mountain range, where the locals like to go and picnic at the spot called El Valle. About 30 kilometres south of El Pocico is the amazing city of Cartagena and the beach. This ancient city is not to be missed, particularly Carthago harbour, the Roman theater, the Military Castle, Isaac Peral’s submarine, the Town Hall, the Faro de Navidad lighthouse, and the beaches of Calblanque and La Cala. The Mar Menor salty lagoon and the town of San Pedro del Pinatar are also 30 km away by motorway. The town has Salinas (salt flats) and therapeutic waters to offer, as well as a long list of beaches, the most famous of which is La Manga, the strip of sand that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean.
Corvera is a small village with just over 2,000 inhabitants largely involved in agricultural activities. This village offers a variety of restaurants (La Venta del Cojo, El Perillas, Los Cazadores, Las Pepinas…) so you can savour the local traditional dishes: paella, gachas migas, grilled meat and others.It also has a couple of excellent, atmospheric cake shops and two bars where visitors can have a nice cocktail or beer and play pool. Corvera’s Sunday street market offers wonderful, home-grown fresh produce.
Our rural accommodation complex is 2 kilometres (1.24 miles) from the little village of Corvera (Murcia), at the base of the Carrascoy mountain range, which contains a natural park with wonderful fauna. There is a particularly varied range of birds. The most prominent is the eagle owl, which likes to hunt in El Pocico, and also the golden eagle and the Bonelli’s eagle, which from time to time reveal themselves by taking flight from one of the nearby olive trees. Then there is the great tit, the long-tailed tit, the crested tit, the serin, the crossbill, the bearded vulture and more. And that is without forgetting the mammals: the rabbit, the fox, the wild boar, and other more elusive ones like the wildcat, the badger, and the weasel.