I’m Shaun and I’ve run the Expat in Mazarron YouTube channel since arriving here in Spain in 2015. It’s all about living in Spain, where I live (Camposol), places of interest, property, going out walking and many more things about Spain. I’ve set up a group called Camposol Explorers which is about going out exploring once a month in the Murcia Region and beyond. If you want to join, please contact me on my Facebook group Expat in Mazarron.

The weather has been much hotter and because of this I decided just to go to one location for our July trip and not far from Camposol. We set off at 11am and shared 3 cars to visit a place not really known about in the heart of the Sierra Espuña.

The Plane Building

Brief history: Started work in the 1930s for the Spanish Airforce, so they could rest and have a holiday, it was going to have accommodation, dining area and a swimming pool. Built in the shape of an aeroplane, but along came the Spanish Civil war and it was never finished.

During 2021 the building was restored and has information boards and also a drawing of what it would look like. At the front of the building there is a tower with a staircase, viewing platform to look over the building and pool and to see the shape of the plane. 

Also a view point looks over the Sierra Espuña at the same location. We walked back to the cars and at the information centre there is a small museum about the park. 

We then went to the nearby restaurant ‘Fuente del Hilo’ for a drink before driving to Hotel Mariposa just on the edge of the Sierra Espuña. Lovely meal at a very reasonable price. We must have spent a couple of hours there before returning home.

Our next trip on 8th August, which also is a very hot month, will only be at one location, but one with an amazing view point overlooking Alhama de Murcia with its castle below, then off to have a meal at the Hotel Mariposa.

Please check out the videos on my YouTube channel Expat in Mazarrón and for up-to-date videos on new places and where else we are exploring in 2022 on Camposol Explorers YouTube channel.