Lorca is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes drive to the north of Almeria Airport, and 1 hour 30 minutes to the west of Murcia San Javier Airport.
The weekly market is held in the Huerto de la Rueda every Thursday.
There are two food markets, one at Explanada de la Estación, and the other at the aptly named Plaza de las Hortalizas. Lorca has many fine boutiques and shops where local arts and crafts can be found.
There are a good number of gyms and fitness centres in Lorca, and the city has a fine sports hall where a variety of indoor sports can be practiced. In addition there are facilities for tennis.
The wonderful beaches at the port of Aguilas are just 30 minutes drive. Mazzaron at 45 minutes has some fine beaches, and is a popular resort with many facilities.
Lorca enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. Very hot in summer and protected by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.