Lorca is situated in the south west of the Murcia region, bordering Almería (Andalusia), the Mediterranean Sea, Caravaca de la Cruz and Totana. It has an area of 1,675km2 distributed amongst the city centre and 39 districts. Bordering the A-7 motorway, it is an obligatory passageway between Andalusia and Levante, between the coast and inland.
The city is identified by its variety, contrast and picturesque landscapes between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.
Any corner of the town is suitable for viewing and observing, since it offers a historical, cultural and culinary wealth, craftsmanship and a wide network of urban and rural accommodation. It has one of the most attractive historical heritages on the south east peninsula. Its city centre was declared an Artistic Historical Site in 1964.
Also, Lorca has a cliff coastline. Amongst Lorca's coves and beaches, Calnegre is the most important at 1200 m long.