Situated in Playa Honda, La Manga on the Mar Menor. Only a short drive to La Manga strip with an excellent choice of Restaurants and bars.
The beaches of La Manga stretch for 40kms on the mediterranean and Mar Menor offering a wide variety of water sports and activities.
The apartment is only a short walk to lovely beaches on the Mar Menor, restaurants, bars and a locals supermarket. To take full advantage of all that La Manga and the surrounding region has to offer a car is recommended though not a necessity. A wonderful holiday can be had without the need to drive. For the golfing enthusiasts the famous La Manga Club is a short drive offering 3 championship courses, restaurants, bars, shops the International Hyatt Regency and the Casino. There are also numerous other golf courses in the area which are a short drive away.
The historically beautiful towns of Cartegena and Murcia are between 20-30 mins away. Views of the Calblanque Nature reserve from the rear of the apartment.
A two bedroom apartment with views of the Mar Menor. Fully equipped with seperate kitchen, spacious lounge/diner,opening to balcony. 1 Double and 1 twin, bathroom. TV,DVD, washing machine and Fridge freezer. Sleeps four
La manga -Tourist information
The La Manga strip is 5 minutes away in the car, offers many restaurants, bars and shops. At its tip is a superb new marina with wonderful views across the Mar Menor to one side and the Mediterranean to the other. Few can resist the chance to swim in two seas on the same day.
SANTIAGO DE LA RIVERA
Leaving Murcia on the N-301 as you reach the C-3319 leading to San Javier, Santiago de la Rivera on the banks of the Mar Menor is the most important tourist centre in this area.
MAR MENOR VILLAGES
The 73km of coastline of the Mar Menor is the home of tranquil villages and waters, which are rich in salt and iodine - making this area the best for helping to cure infections and rheumatic disorders. Some of the most important villages are San Pedro del Pinatar, Los Alcazares, Los Narejos, Islas Menores, Mar de Cristal and Playa Honda.
The ancient port of Cartagena is the second most important city in the region and the centre of the Mediterranean Maritime Department. It predates to the Roman period and boasts the ruins of a Roman theatre, archaeological museums plus a number of interesting examples of military and modernist exhibits and architecture.
Places of interest within Cartagena include the Church of Santa Maria La Vieja, the Torre Ciega, Torres Park and the Castle de la Concepcion. One of the prettiest areas in the city is its port, where you can find the Modernist Town Hall and several monuments - including one dedicated to the Heroes of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba, and the work of Isaac Pearl in 1888 dedicated to the first submarine in the world ever to be launched. Before leaving Cartagena make sure you also visit the Archeological Museums.
The next stop after Cartagena is Mazarron, whose magnificent bay can be admired from the main road. The town meets the sea at the tourist centre where there are more than 35km of beaches. Its most important monument is the Castle of Los Velez.
CABO DE PALOS AND LOS BELONES
This is home to a very popular Sunday market, ceramic shops and some pleasant seafood restaurants around the harbour. Los Belones has a small fruit market every Tuesday, and the Bodega de Los Belones wine cellar offers wine tasting and an extensive range of local and national wines.
Heading towards Cartagena, El Algar also boasts an excellent wine cellar called La Cabana de Saura (located on the road into the village), and has a market every Friday.
LOS NIETOS AND LOS ALCAZARES
Further on in the same direction will bring you to Los Nietos, a sleepy, Old Spanish fishing village. From here you can get a train to the historic town and naval port of Cartegena. Los Alcazares, further round the bay, is a delightful Old Spanish holiday town which was formerly a retreat for Moorish kings.
The historic city of Murcia, the capital of the province, is just 20 minutes drive away. Murcia is a truly beautiful City and as one of the most diverse regions in Europe is well worth a visit.
This ancient City boasts cultural and architectural influences dating from the Carthaginians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Arabs. It is a great place to shop and for sightseeing the unique hoards of baroque art and architecture, and the famous casino is definitely worth a visit if only for the extravagant decor.
If none of this appeals to you perhaps you would like to join one of the horse riding or walking treks, or explore off road on a bicycle. And after a delicious Tapas for lunch you could take a siesta on the beach.
Lovely apartment with two bedrooms, views of the Mar menor to the front and a national park to the rear.