A week in Águilas costs from £222pp, says the tourist board, based on B&B accommodation for two sharing at the 3* El Paso in a “lively area” not far from the beach.

The region is served by Murcia-San Javier (BA now operates a twice-weekly summer service) and Alicante airports, with flights from £26 one way (if you plan to come back it may cost a little more!).