Historical records for the region of Mazarron date back to the Phoenicians, who used the coastal area to dock and ship minerals and other produce. During the 16th century a sanctuary was built in Bolnuevo in memory of the locals who came under the constant attacks from pirates. There was also a defensive fortress, which was known as the Tower of Horses, or Bolnuevo Castle.
Bolnuevo has a traditional appeal about it. But that doesn’t mean that you will be short of amenities or facilities. The little town area has everything you need to enjoy your holiday, including supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Bolnuevo is situated on a long, golden sandy beach. Aside from the main beach, the coastline of the Costa Calida, and especially around Bolnuevo and Mazarron boasts 35 kilometres of sandy beaches, small bays and hidden coves, which you can explore.
All the town is small there are several restaurants and small bars, including a seafood, tapas and traditional choices, and also a Chinese and Wok restaurant, and a restaurant serving traditional British dishes.
Bolnuevo and the Costa Calida enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection from the surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter.
The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.
In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination