Naturally the typical food of the area is fish with local varieties like mujol or lecha Especially advisable is also the gallopedro the cuttlefish "de pota" and the tuna whose "ventresca" is a real gastronomic delight. Shellfish (shrimp, lobster ). is also excellent. Lastly also typical of Cabo de Palos it is the Caldero rice cooked with a broth of fish, ñoras and garlic.

In the village of Cabo de Palos there is a wonderful fish shop that the villagers call "the jewelry". In spite of its expensive prices it is worth a visit. It opens daily but only in the mornings. Across the fish shop you will find the bakery and confectionery Busquets whose products have also a big quality. Annex to the bakery in the Paseo de la Barra there is also a bar perfect to enjoy a breakfast looking at the sea and the ships entering the port.

In the Paseo de la Barra there are also several restaurants specialized in fish and shellfish. Our favorite is "El Pez Rojo". Also to recommend is "El Cañonero" with a more sophisticated cuisine but no sea sights.

A little further away in the luxurious complex of La Manga Club which is integrated within the Nature Reserve of Calblanque there is a restaurant specialized in fish La Cala with beatiful views and reasonable prices. More info on the Club and its golf, minigolf and tennis facilities in www.lamangaclub.es - in English!

In the small village of Los Belones 8 km from Cabo de Palos in the other side of the highway from Calblanque and La Manga Club there is an excellent pizzeria, Via Romana, always full but also offering take away, an Indian restaurant, Paras, and a fish shop cheaper than the one of Cabo de Palos all of them on the main street.

For gourmets 50 km (40 minutes) of Cabo de Palos in the way to Alicante you can find Casa Alfonso www.casaalfonso.es, excellent gastronomic restaurant specialized in fish and rice dishes with one star michelin. Prices around 60 €.

On the way from the apartment to the village of Cabo de Palos taking the main road there is a large supermarket Upper with a big variety of foreign products. Further away between Cabo de Palos and La Manga you can find MERCADONA with also a big variety and quality of products and excellent prices.

As for the wines the Region of Murcia is a traditional producer who is acquiring international prestige in the last few years thanks to its three Denominations of Origin Yecla, Jumilla and Bullas especially with the red wines.

The prestigious American Wine Writer Robert Parker has included 15 wines of the Denomination of Origin Jumilla in his list of the best value for money wines for less than 25 dollars.

I recommend you taste them all! Wines like the ones from Juan Gil www.bodegasjuangil.com are among my favorites not only in the region but all over Spain.

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