La Manga Del Mar Menor - Videos
La Manga Aerial Video!
Kite Surf 1
Kite Surf 2
Kite Surf Pueblo Calido
Terra Natura Murcia
La Manga Go Karts
La Manga Dive
Sailing In La Manga
La Manga Del Mar Menor - Golf Courses
In La Manga Del Mar Menor there are many golf courses. If you want to learn how to play golf or improve your skills, La Manga Del Mar Menor a is just the right place to do it.The vast changes in landscape and terrain on La Manga Del Mar Menor make the golf courses in Spain a pleasure to play.
At the end of the strip, La Manga Club has been voted Europe's top resort for golfing holidays three times in the last five years.
It is also worth checking with La Manga Golf Club on La Manga Del Mar Menor to determine if they have any regular competitions as the more popular courses have weekly or bi-weekly competitions that members of the public can enter. You will need a handicap certificate to enter the competition and there is usually a nominal fee charged in addition to the green fee to cover the prizes that are offered.
La Manga Del Mar Menor - Go-Karting
Young or old there's something here to thrill everyone in La Manga Del Mar Menor! Just off the La Manga Strip on La Manga Del Mar Menor is a thrilling Go-kart track. For the really young (about 4 years old) there is a "dual car", mum or dad can take the main steering wheel whilst junior has his very own steering wheel also!
Parent can take over at any point but junior gets the thrill of "steering" as well. An instant hit! For the 8 year old and above there is a choice of 2 cars a slow one for beginners and a slightly faster one for the more experienced. Another beaming smile maker!
La Manga Club Tennis
Featured at the heart of La Manga Club near La Manga Del Mar Menor is one of the most highly regarded tennis centres in Europe.
If you are a tennis enthusiast, La Manga Club near La Manga Del Mar Menor could easily be defined as the ultimate tennis resort in La Manga Del Mar Menor if not Spain
Venue of Davis and Federation Cup matches, it offers 28 tennis courts, 20 clay, 4 hard (green set) and 4 artificial grass and most are floodlit.
The Tennis Centre in La Manga Club,La Manga Del Mar Menor, is now the established 'Official Winter Training Base' for the Lawn Tennis Association, has a host of top facilities available including 28 multi surface tennis courts, extensive gym and health club, swimming pool and pro shop.
Fishing at La Manga
Fishing in Spain can be highly rewarding with a large variety of fish species including the sea beam, the blue fish and the conger eel.
Whether you are a recreational sea fisherman in La Manga Del Mar Menor who picks up a rod during the summer months or a seasoned pro that thrives on such trips then there is something for everyone. Sea Fishing in La Manga Del Mar Menor is highly rewarding due to the large number of fish species that inhabit the Spanish coasts around La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Just about anywhere on the La Manga Del Mar Menor strip can be fished from. The more serious fishermen hire boats at the Tomas Maestre Marina whilst many can be seen fishing around harbour points where there are very many fish particularly Dorado.
I personally have had 12 fish on the hook one after the other so La Manga Del Mar Menor must be a good area to fish! Sardines are the main catch particularly in La Manga Del Mar Menor and Mullet and Dorado are easily caught in harbour areas.
La Manga Del Mar Menor Beaches
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, swimmers and sun worshippers will find plenty of locations to swim at in La Manga Del Mar Menor, or just lie by the local pool!
There are numerous beaches in La Manga Del Mar Menor, on both Mediterranean and Mar Menor coasts. The Mar Menor beaches are particularly popular with families with young children, because the warm, shallow water offers bathing fun for all ages.
La Manga Del Mar Menor, or Little Sea, is a unique area running the entire left side of the strip. The huge saltwater lake is the largest in Europe, separated from the Mediterranean by glorious white beaches on La Manga Del Mar Menor and the vibrant resort of La Manga Del Mar Menor. As well as its natural importance, Mar Menor's waters are known for their healing properties, and it is still a place of recreation and relaxation in La Manga Del Mar Menor.
As you can imagine, the La Manga Del Mar Menor area caters for all style of eating out from discreet restaurants on the strip to a multitude of eateries catering for all tastes at the Tomas Maestre Marina.
The Tomas Maestre Marina area in La Manga Del Mar Menor (a 15 minute walk away) is particlulary pleasant to go to on a nice warm night where you can eat inside or outside at a leisurely pace watching the world go by and afterwards head to the cocktail bars in the area.
The Tomas Mastre Marina is a lovely discreet place to eat whether for a romantic meal for two or a family meal you are sure to find something to please here! There is a very good Italian restaurant and a Belgian Creperie with fantastic views of the sunset across the Mar Menor.
Other restaurants in La Manga Del Mar Menor include a Mexican, Asian, traditional Spanish restaurants and restaurants specialising in barbeques. The typically Mediterranean style of cooking is available in local restaurants, this includes paellas, fresh fish, freshly grilled meats and succulent salads, normally using locally grown produce. Fish and shellfish fresh from the sea are prepared on hotplates, or as ingredients in the locally famous Caidero, a typical rice dish. Fresh fruit and vegetables from the fields of Cartagena are abundant. Salted fish are still cooked in La Manga Del Mar Menor following techniques from the Roman era.
La Manga Mar Menor Boat Trips
The foot ferry on La Manga Del Mar Menor provides regular service from the Tomas Mastre Marina across the Mar Menor to the town of Santiago de la Ribera. The trip across the Mar Menor lake is pleasant and takes half an hour. A market is held on Wednesdays and the Spanish equivalent of the Red Arrows practices here, so you will often see an impressive air display.
There are excellent sandy beaches at Santiago, La Manga Del Mar Menor and some interesting shops. It is relaxing to sit at one of the cafes on the front just watching the world go by or to have lunch in one of the fish restaurants on the beach.
You can also take boat trips out into the Mediteranean. These trips last about 90 minutes and will give you the full taste and flavour of the La Manga Del Mar Menor area. Highly recomended.
Aquapolis Waterpark, Torrievieja
Great for keeping cool on a really hot day in La Manga Del Mar Menor and fun anytime is the Aquapolis Waterpark Torrievieja. About 45 minutes drive from La Manga Del Mar Menor it really is an exciting day out for all the family.
There is a huge selection of waterslides from gentle meandering ones suitable for toddlers to twisting and curving ones for the older child or adult to the vertical drop slides. Our rental management agent has stocks of discount vouchers for this and other theme parks so do drop in too pick them up on your way!
One of our favourites is the boomerang slide featured in the video on the left below, there is also a "crater" slide at the aquapolis in Malaga;
TerraNatura In Murcia
Sitting high above and looking onto the city of Murcia is one of the most amazing places you can visit in south spain, Terranatura wildlife park. Amble safely amongst the lions, feed the giraffes close up, see the wolves, watch the bears in their den play with each other and feed. An amazing bird of prey performance is also put on daily and is well worth seeing. Plenty areas for the family to picnic or sit in restaurants.
One of the most spectacular experiences near La Manga Del Mar Menor is to eat with the lions in the lion den! Dont worry though, you are behind the safety of plate glass secure windows in the restaurant!
We love Terranatura and visit it over and over again it is just such a lovely place to relax and enjoy time as a family.
Terra Natura has another theme park next door! Its called Aqua Natura and is a full blown waterpark. At certain times of the year the ticket you buy will allow you unlimited visits to BOTH venues within a 2 day period. See Aqua Natura listing further down
Colados Private Beach Club
Chill Out! Relax! Soak up the sun in La Manga Del Mar Menor! Exclusive, with a private beach is Colados Beach Club (Owned by the exclusive Roda Group), La Manga Del Mar Menor, is very exclusive and very special.
Literally just moments from the holiday apartment in La Manga Del Mar Menor, Colados Beach is a private beach for patrons of Colados Beach Club. Choose whether to eat a-la-carte casually outside or perhaps the more exclusive table service restaurant with fine wine. Feeling romantic and wanting to treat you and your partner? Why not buy a bottle of champagne and be upgaded to a waters edge king size sunbed with champagne ice chiller and parasol at the edge of the La Manga Del Mar Menor. This is relaxing high class La Manga Del Mar Menor style!
How about some of this for yourself in a bespoke and stylistic setting?;
Jet Biking In La Manga Del Mar Menor
The Spanish coast by the region of La Manga Del Mar Menor in Murcia have many Jet Ski hire outlets that offer top of the range jet skis with some great deals
There are plenty of accredited and insured jet-bike and Jet Ski operators on the La Manga Del Mar Menor strip.
In fact, Spanish law prohibits anyone in La Manga Del Mar Menor from hiring out a jet bike without adequate safety training and insurance. This is the ideal way to quickly explore the nearby coastline as well as having some adrenaline rushes!
Levante Fitness, Zoco
La Manga Del Mar Menor is one of the healthiest places in the world to live.
What better way to enjoy a holiday than a quick session down the gym to tone up and stay in shape! Dont just feel healthy, be healthy!
Gymanasium and fitness club. Classes available for all levels with professional instructors all from La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Located at Gran Via s/n Centro Comercial Zoco Levante Local 9 La Manga Del Mar Menor. The local contact telephone number is: 968 143 868.
Salsa Bar At Tomas Maestre
Located in the left hand side of the Tomas Maestre Marina, La Manga Del Mar Menor is the "Bar De Salsa".
Salsa is popular throughout Latin America as well as in North America, Europe, Australia, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East. It is fast becoming a global phenomenon.
Live Carribean music from 19:30 till late where the rythym in your feet can dance to the beat, salsa style!
Kite and Wind Surfing
Kite surfing and wind surfing is one of the major reasons adrenaline junkies visit La Manga Del Mar Menor.
At the lower end of the La Manga Del Mar Menor strip is an entire beach devoted just to kite and wind surfing. True adrenaline junkies wait till October (Our apartment is cheaper then as well!) onwards to enjoy the powerful gusts of wind available to this beach.
With off-peak prices to La Manga Del Mar Menor being extremely cheap, this is the way to get an ultimate adrenaline fuelled holiday vacation on the smallest of budgets.
There are kite surfing world championships held in La Manga Del Mar Menor with many top players participating. The Red Bull Kite Surfing event is the biggest and with the warm water of the Mar Menor and its lack of waves its the ideal place to Kite Surf. Our apartment books quickly during this period so be sure to book up early!
La Manga Dive School
Some of the best diving, wreck diving and scuba diving in Spain is found within La Manga Del Mar Menor. Choose from shore diving, boat diving or snorkelling.
Shore dive sites include Cala Fria, Cala Correo, Cala Reona. Boat diving brings dive sites such as La Laja, Isla Grosa, El Farallon and the Islas Hormigas marine reserve within range. La Manga Del Mar Menor Dive School are happy to hire equipment to you or even arrange a full dive holiday for you.
La Manga Del Mar Menor Pleasure Flights
Flying over La Manga Del Mar Menor strip is a simply unforgetable experience as you visit the entire coastline, its coves,bays, mountains and much ore and the beautiful azure sea.
There is simply no better way to appreciate the beauty of La Manga Del Mar Menor. Flights leave from Beas de Segura airport.You can even try your hand at flying a light plane yourself and for the more daring there is power gliding on offer also!
The Beauty Of La Manga Del Mar Menor Mud!
Due to the extremely high number of sunny days in La Manga Del Mar Menor an ideal climate exists for the natural production of mineral rich healing clays and muds. Since the 2nd century AD these clays and muds have been used to heal a wide range of skin conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, eczema as well as gout and broken bones!
The beneficial effects of certain muds and clays in La Manga Del Mar Menor have been known from man’s early history and the Chinese in particular used mud for making poultices to heal wounds and inflammations. Mar Menor mud, at its best in the Lo Pagan area is responsible for crowds of people covered in mud head to toe standing at the waters edge. Apparently, it cures all and the Spanish have been known to take boxes of the stuff home in their cars when leaving La Manga Del Mar Menor!
Ten Pin Bowling & Cinema
Whether you are looking to go tenpin bowling with family, friends or even looking to arrange a night out in La Manga Del Mar Menor - Ten pin bowling will provide many thrills for all.
Located outside San Javier is Dos Mares shopping center containing a major supermarket, eatieries, coffee houses, burger bars, a wonderfully cheap bowling alley and amusement center.
Perfect for whiling time away whilst waiting for the plane back home! There is also a ten pin bowling alley called "Bolera Las Sirenas" on the strip.
A moments walk from our holiday apartment in La Manga Del Mar Menor is a 5 star hotel specialising in guests looking for that little extra, a truly personal and exclusive spa package. The package (From 25 Euros) includes top quality rooms, extended use of the hotel spa's facilities so that you can experience total wellbeing and relaxation.
Treat yourself to a holiday special moment and enjoy relaxing massages, hydrojet masssage, thermal pool, jacuzzi, chocolate skin treatment, chillout zone, cocktails and great music. You can also enjoy top floor views, a newspaper, minibar, tea service, fresh fruit, wifi, personalised room aroma, children amenities, beverages.
Aqua Adicta Kayaking
A small and professional watersports centre, located on La Manga Del Mar Menor near La Manga Club.
They also offer Kayack Safaris suitable for anyone and are a great way to get out and see the area. Aqua Adicta are the principal supplier of dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kayaking for La Manga Club in La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Sailing With Go-n-Sail in La Manga Del Mar Menor
Go-n-Sail is a family business run by Shane and his wife Debbie located in La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Between them, they ensure that all clients receive the very best sailing experience, be it training, charter or cruising.
A large part of their success has been down to their ability to exceed customer expectations, a hands on approach to maintenance and safety, not to mention Shane’s ability to speak fluent Spanish.
Specialising in training complete beginers through to Yachtmasters, Go-n-Sail provide the full RYA Sail Training Programme in La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Celebrating or looking for the perfect family day out? Sail-n-Go will be happy to rent you yoru own private yacht to explore the spanish coastline around La Manga Del Mar Menor.
From cocktail bars to salsa bars, vodka bars, chillout bars or just a glass of wine and a peaceful view onto the Med the Tomas Maestre Marina in La Manga Del Mar Menor has it all.
La Manga Del Mar Menor nightlife is as varied and extensive as its sports and leisure activities. After the sun goes down you won't need to leave the resort to enjoy great food, drink and entertainment until the small hours.
Most places cater for children as well.
Nightclubs are to be found in the Zoco part of the strip (a short taxi or bus ride away) far enough away not to disturb the piece of where our apartment is located.
At Rancho De La Fuente, located in Los Belones, near La Manga Del Mar Menor, is the stable yard that homes 60 andalucian horses as well as shetland poinies, donkeys and arabian horses.
Lessons are available for novices that include walking, trotting, cantering until the rider is confident. Trekking around La Manga Del Mar Menor is also offered.
Horse Riding simply does not get better than this. Beautiful selection of Andalusia horses to ride through the Murcian mountains or the unspoilt beaches of La Manga Del Mar Menor.
Wakame Japanese Restaurant
Very close by to the holiday apartment in La Manga Del Mar Menor is the Wakame Japanese restaurant specialising in Gyozas, exotic slads, sushis, woks, teppanyaki and speciaist deserts. A truly gastronomic eating experience!
Japanese cuisine with its thousand year-old traditions may have started as fad in the west but now it´s definitely here to stay.
It´s one of the most healthy, most balanced diets around, based on highlighting and enhancing the individual flavour of each ingredient.
Quad biking is a great low-cost experience which proves very popular with groups as well as individuals in La Manga Del Mar Menor.
There are many licensed and insured quad bike operators around the La Manga strip. Whether you choose to go off-road or simply as a means of transport up and down La Manga strip there is nothing better than the feel of a quad bike!
An ideal way to get fresh air and explore La Manga Del Mar Menor, you can rent quad bikes from various locations. Most operators will happily provide free training.
Next door to Terra Natura (See above) this waterpark has every conceivable waterslide you could wish for! From toddler slides to 360 degree bends to adrenaline drops its all there and close to La Manga Del Mar Menor!
There is also a wave pool, a sea lion show, sun decks, aquarium, plenty of restaurants and performing trapezists above water. A wonderful place to take the family for a day of fun!
At certain times of the year your entry ticket will also let you in next door to Terra Natura (See above) to see the wildlife etc.
Hover over these photos to see enlarged photos of the Aqua Natura waterpark;
A Short Mediterranean Boat Trip
For a small cost, Palmavision, based at the Puerto Tomas Maestre Marina, La Manga Del Mar Menor, will take you on a 90 minute boat trip into the Mediterranean.
You will be able to see close up the impressive boats in the Marina, the cruisers as the come down the Estacio canel, the lift up bridge, spectacular views of the lighthouse, the islands, the coastline and the local spanish families as they enjoy days out, fishing, swimming and snorkelling./
This trip around La Manga Del Mar Menor is highly recomended, it will really enhance your visit to La Manga Del Mar Menor. We recently went on this trip and have posted some of the photos below. (Click on the photos to make them bigger).
The City of Murcia
The City of Murcia, near La Manga Del Mar Menor, is described as one of the most beautiful and historic in the country. The city stands on the banks of the river and enjoys all year round sunshine. It has the highest temperatures in the region. There is a great deal of Moorish influence in the city, not least of all the impressive city walls. After the reconquest, the 20 mosques in the city were turned into churches.
The Cathedral is the most highly prized building in the city. The first foundation stone was laid in 1388 by Bishop Pedrosa . It took four centuries to complete. There are many different styles and cultures within, including 23 different chapels. Murcia is a welcoming and friendly city, pleasantly modern while maintaining its traditions.
Its most important monument is the cathedral, which is characterised by the variety of architectural styles that overlapped during its construction (1394-1462). The Bishop's Palace, the Casino and several churches are also well worth a visit, as are its museums and art galleries. In the town centre, you can stroll down Traperia and Plateria streets, named after the cloth merchants or silversmiths who plied their trades in each. Don't miss the Romea theatre and City Hall, built in the 19th century, with pastel-coloured facades and unusual decorative features.
An easy 25 minute drive from La Manga Del Mar Menor, the ancient city of Cartagena revolves around its port, which is one of the most important in Spain . At every turn, you will find evidence of its 2200 years of history, marked by the imprint of different civilisations, battles, ruins, ancient walls, castles and churches.
Cartagena sits on the Costa Calida within Murcia not far from La Manga Del Mar Menor. Despite the scruffy views as you enter the city, you will find within, a wealth of history and beautiful architecture. If you explore the port area you will find a mixture of old and new. The large naval base occupies a large area and throughout the city, the importance of the port will become evident with numerous buildings belonging to the navy, as well as a good naval museum. You must see the Naval Headquarters, Artillery Headquarters, Dockyard Gate and the Midshipman School.
Cartagena has always been a major port, due to its unique position on the Mediterranean coast and you will see high on the hilltops, several forts and castles.
Much of Cartagenas Roman history has long gone, however there are sites, such as that under the current bullring that have been excavated. The bullring was erected in 1854, over the Roman amphitheatre.
Over recent years many of the important buildings in the city have been restored. Indeed, to this day the work continues. There are numerous churches, palaces and government buildings. You will also find several good museums worthy of a visit.
There are plenty of parks and squares to rest in, surrounded by good restaurants and bars and you will almost certainly find life here very slow and easy going.
You will find the very helpful tourist office close to the bus station at the end of Calle San Diego. They will supply you with a good street map to make your visit easier. Most of the sights can be found in one central area, all within easy walking distance.
The seashore offers a wide range of activities from sailing to windsurfing and good diving. The local countryside is perfect for hiking, horseriding and cycling. From Cartagena you can easily explore the ancient city of Murcia, the coastal resorts of Mazarron, Cala Cortina and Cabo de Palos or a little further north, the world famous resort of Mar Menor.
San Pedro Del Pinatar
San Pedro, a short drive from La Manga Del Mar Menor has as one of the town's architectural symbols, the Quintin mill, the surrounding area contains the Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar Regional Park, a space where a great many species of migratory birds come to nest. You can also benefit from the therapeutic properties of its mud, especially suitable for treating bone and skin ailments.
San Pedro del Pinatar saltworks are the most significant marshland area of Murcia 's Region. They were stated Nature Reserve Regional Park on 1985. Flamingos and other migratory bird flocks nest here every year, using this Nature Reserve as a stopping place in their migrations between Europe and Africa .
San Pedro del Pinatar Saltworks Nature Reserve is a unique Mediterranean coastal spot. Within a relatively small space you can see terrain formations such as saltworks, dunes, salt marshes, reedbeds, large and wild sand beaches, pinetrees growing in the sands and "encanizadas" (Traditional fishing system in Mar Menor. It lies in capturing the fishes that swim through small natural channels from Mediterranean Sea to Mar Menor lake. The fishes are forced to pass across a complex labyrinth built with reeds and wood pieces and they are captured)
The bird's fauna is specially important. Flamingos are the kings of the area, because of their spectacular nature. Flamingo flocks arrive to the Nature Reserve at the end of the Summer to hibernate in the place.
There are two bird watching areas from which you can observe, also, many other birds, such as herons, eaglets, owls, storks, storklets (himantopus himpantopus) seagulls, charranes (sterna hirundo) chorlitos patinegros (charadrius alexandrinus) and avocetas (avosetta recurvirostra) among other species.
The existence of saltworks in this Nature Reserve near La Manga Del Mar Menor is so old as the human being's presence. Fourteen Century documents mention these saltworks already. The two windmills that stay nowadays were used to pump up the salty Mar Menor's water to the saltwork ponds. Now they use electrical pumps, but the windmills outline is still part of the landscape.Visit to the Saltworks and Sandy Spots Nature Reserve.