If you’re already feeling a bit glum now that the clocks have gone back and the long winter nights are here, you might want to tune in for this.
What more do you want from a holiday, right?
Murcia sits just between Alicante and Cartagena, and perhaps its more inland location might mean that it goes under the radar just a little bit.
It’s not far from the beautiful coastlines of that part of Spain, and - did we mention? - it’s still warm and sunny at this time of the year.
For example, a quick Google search would reveal to you that it is currently 25C in Murcia right now - that’s 30 October - and it isn’t predicted to get any lower than 22C all week, with some days up to 27C or 29C.
Even if you wait for a bit longer until the depths of winter, the temperatures are still likely to be mild, between 15C and 20C.
That’s a whole lot better than the current situation here, where we’re bracing for Storm Ciarán, which is expected to bring along a lot of flooding and rain.
That is due to hit the UK on Thursday (2 November), which gives you a bit of time.
So, if you can bag a cheap flight, you can grab a last bit of sunshine before the weather over here completely goes to pot until at least next April.
What’s more, the area is known as the 'Garden of Europe', and has loads of lush green fields, valleys, and mountains, in which there is fruit and vegetables grown.
The capital city of the region - which is handily also called Murcia - is about 20 minutes from the airport, but if you have a bit more of an adventurous streak, there are also opportunities to go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, or cycling, kayaking, or whatever takes your fancy.
What’s more, remember we said that it’s still only a short drive from the beaches, too.
The food is nice, if you like flamenco dancing you’re in the right place, and there are cheap pints to be had, as well.
For visits, Murcia isn’t far from the Cabo de Palos, which is a peninsula that pokes out into the sea, filled with places to explore.
So, for the sake of the price of a flight - most of the major airports in the UK go direct to Murcia - you can soak up some sunshine and maybe stave off those winter blues for at least another week.
They'll still be here when you get back, don't worry.Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images