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Vicinity
The small hillside hamlet of Gebas, with its 19 inhabitants, lies in the fascinating inland of the province Murcia at the foot of the Sierra Espuña reserve. In front of La Mariposa rises the Sierra with its characteristic "pinos" (pine trees) while the patioside of the house faces a broad valley with almond and olive orchards, as well as the famous "Barrancos" - a landscape unique to this area of Spain that has adapted freakish forms through erosion.

A fifteen minute drive from Gebas will lead you to Alhama de Murcia where you encounter lots of bars, restaurants, shops and a busy weekly market. The provincial town Alhama is known for its Roman thermal baths. These baths are reputed to have therapeutic effects on rheumatic and dermatological complaints.

Alhama is a center for many "fiestas", such as the Easter, May and October festivals which are held annually. Festivals can also be enjoyed in the surrounding villages.

Historical cities such as Murcia, Lorca and Cartagena offer a variety of cultural day trips.

You should not miss the virtually unspoilt coastline which is within reach of a 30 minute drive; small intimate seaside resorts like Mazarron and Bolnuevo with predominately quiet beaches and picturesque fishing harbors abound.


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