My name is Shaun and I´ve run the Expat in Mazarron YouTube channel since arriving here in Spain in 2015. It’s all about me 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 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.

Unfortunately, our February outing to Mazarron Mines had to be cancelled as my wife and myself caught Covid but have re-arranged to go to the Mines in March.

This time last year with the Covid restrictions in place, we could only have two people and keep within the Mazarron area. My first location was the Hot Springs just outside Camposol (Sat Nav- Sondeo Geotermico del Saladillo) which was a thermal spring with a constant heat of 50 degrees. The spring no longer works and is now dried up. Some say the local farmer has cut the water to deter wild camping on his land but whether this is true or not, we don’t know for sure

Next location: Cabezo del Plomo (Sat Nav- Yacimiento Arqueológico Cabezo del Plomo).  A neolithic site with some amazing views looking over the Mazarron area. Parking is just off the road, and there is an information board in several languages. A very steep road leads to the site. While we were there, work was going on restoring a wall, renewing the information boards and they also were building a hut to recreate how they would have looked. We will return later in the year to see what the site now looks like.

Next location: Bolnuevo Sand Sculptures (Ciudad Encantada de Bolnuevo) sculpted thousands of years ago by water and wind. A big tourist attraction with many bus tours coming here to view and take photographs. There is a wooden fence around to protect the sand sculptures. Nearby we had a cup of coffee and admired the view of the beach.

Last location: Mazarron Town – Sat Nav Mirador Cabezo de Santa Catalina also known as Cabezo del Santo. Large park with walk ways to the view point but park had been neglected with rubbish and was over grown with weeds. There is a concrete stairway to the top and a statue of “Sacred Heart of Jesus” which has been painted a light brown colour, unfortunately covered in graffiti which was such a shame. Lovely views looking over the town and towards the sea. 

Our next outing will be to “Mines of Mazarron”, an abandoned mining area and only 10 minutes from Camposol, on  March 4th 2022.

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