Murcia’s location equips the region with a very pleasant climate, including hot summers, as well as mild winters and only little rain. The city is a marked a university city, offering all kinds of services and opportunities, also including wellness and beauty centres. It is a good place for a stopover, between the neighbouring areas such as Valencia or Andalucía. The cuisine of Murcia is famous for its creative creations with a lot of vegetables, adding to the Mediterranean atmosphere of the area. Long beaches and little coves also offer many possibilities for sport and recreational activities. Cultural highlights and monuments include the Cathedral of Murcia and several Baroque buildings.