The town and City Council of Los Alcázares are located in the Region of Murcia, on the Mar Menor coast, 50 km from the capital.
Las Palmeras Beach in Los Alcázares The origins of human settlement in the population are due to the Arabs, as are many towns in this area next to the sea. Already, since the 19th century it became a tourist city with second homes and spas, increasing its demographics since the late 80s.
The place is known for its high quality beaches, such as Las Salinas, Los Narejos, Las Palmeras, del Espejo or la Concha with important infrastructures to which tourists come in summer. Also notable are the hotel establishments, restaurants, shops and nightclubs.
Gastronomy is one of the strong points of Los Alcázares. It features rice and fish, in addition to the well-known cauldron. This is mixed with the products from the Murcian garden that accompany the vast majority of dishes.
Located in the region of Murcia, on the edge of the Mar Menor coast, this municipality has a territorial area of almost 20 square kilometers where a population density is found that almost reaches 800 inhabitants per square kilometer, giving a total population of just over of 15 thousand people.
The origin of the municipality could be said to be ancient due to its excellent location since the coast represented a crucial point of interest for conquerors and colonizers. It is not said whether there was a presence of Romans, Carthaginians, Greeks, Celts or Visigoths since no evidence of this has yet been found.
Apparently, the first settlers of the municipality are of Arab origin and it is speculated that they arrived together with the invasion of Muslims to the Iberian Peninsula, which controlled part of Spain for a somewhat considerable period of time, leaving great cultural, political and influence. economic in its wake.
In the municipality, the first vestige that we can find of the influence of the Arabs is the name, well, the alcázares has its origin in the word alcázar which means castle or fortress, this name being given because in the town there is a fortress of Arab origin built for protection.
It is speculated that the municipality was not notable for its location for the development of military campaigns or commerce, nor for its economic activities but for its great natural wealth, which translated into an important tourist activity for the Arabs since its important figures rested. here.
In the Middle Ages, a series of watchtowers were built with the aim of keeping the municipality safe from pirate attacks, who, seeing the riches that circulated due to the great tourist importance of the municipality for nobles, kings and the aristocracy , they saw him as an attractive target.
With the aim of promoting the development of the municipality, over the years there have been a series of investments in infrastructure, which has allowed not only to communicate in a much more efficient way to the municipality or the exchange of commercial products but also the increase in quality of life.
Currently, tourism has been one of the most important activities in terms of economy and work because it not only generates a large economic impact annually but also promotes the development of new activities in addition to generating promotion for the municipality nationally and internationally.