I’m Shaun and have run the Expat in Mazarrón YouTube channel since arriving in Spain in 2015. It’s all about living in Spain and where I live in Camposol, places of interest, property and going out walking. Camposol Explorers is about a group going out exploring once a month in the Murcia Region and beyond. If you want to join, please contact me on FaceBook Expat in Mazarrón.

Our June outing

First Location

Castillo de San Juan in Almeria (Google Sat-Nav ‘Bateria de San Juan de Terreros’) is just over an hour’s drive from Camposol, following along the coast. There was a beautiful blue sky with amazing views looking over the sea. It is the same name as the castle in Aguilas, built 1760/64. Built like a horse shoe, it was an artillery fort, part of the coastal defence during that time. It is open to the public during the week for a small fee. It has a small museum and a must; check out the 3D tour (virtual 3D glasses) La Geoda. We had drinks at the restaurant at the other end of the fort where they have toilets.

Second Location

Cope Tower near Aguilas (Google Sat-Nav ‘Torre de Cope o del Santo Cristo’). It is a 20 minute drive to the fortified watchtower which watched out for invading pirates. 

It was built in 1530/74 and rebuilt again in 1663 to how it is now. Close-by is a small chapel where the men that manned the watchtower went to pray. After exploring we had our picnic in the cool breeze.

Last Location

The beach caves which I came across a few years back (unfortunately I don’t have a Sat-Nav position). There is a notice board with the name ‘Calnegre y Cabo Cope’ and the beach name is ‘Playa de Cala Blanca’. It’s a small cove with caves dug out. Some have rooms added to them; how old, I don’t know, but I have seen people use them, maybe to sleep in them over the weekends. The kids had a great time looking for buried treasure, but didn’t find any! The track leading down to the caves is very steep and a couple stayed at the top to admire the view. 

Our next outing for 8th July (hopefully) will be at the Sierra Espuña to check out a place called ‘The Plane Building’. As its starting to get hotter now we are just visiting one place this month and hopefully have a meal on the return trip. You are most welcome to join us. There is no membership fee and it’s not a walking/hiking group. We just go exploring with our cars. There is some walking involved and it is a great way of making new friends. 

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.