La Manga Spain

Review of La Manga, Spain.

La Manga - Costa Calida - Murcia - Spain

La Manga Spain - From the southern Costa Blanca, it is well worth taking a trip into the Murcia region, heading for the resort of La Manga. Taking the N-332, you will pass through the pretty villages of San Pedro del Pinatar, Santiago de la Ribera and San Javier. Upon reaching La Manga, things get a bit more modern, with the strip lined with hundreds of apartment blocks, hotels and restaurants, very busy during the summer months but surprisingly quiet during the winter.

One one side of the La Manga strip is the Mar Menor (“Lesser Sea”), and on the other, the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the beaches are what are known as lagoon beaches, and are gently shelving, lapped by the warm waters of the Mar Menor. On the Mediterranean side, some beaches are within a Natural Park (Calblanque), in an area of great beauty, with unspoilt, hidden coves and miles of golden sand.

At the far end of the La Manga strip, the Tomas Maestre Marina is one of the largest marinas in Spain, with berths for almost 2,000 craft of all shapes and sizes, and plenty of facilities.

Water sports are well catered for in La Manga, with the winds on the Mar Menor providing ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, other available sport including jet-skiing, sailing and scuba diving.

La Manga is most famous for its La Manga Club, a stunning sports and leisure complex with a 5 Star Hotel (The Regency Hyatt), three 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, spa centre, casino, bars and restaurants. The La Manga Club is well known to be a haunt of the rich and famous and is especially renowned as a winter training ground for various international football teams.

For a bit of culture you can head for the ancient city of Cartagena, a little to the south. Founded by the Carthaginians, it was conquered by the Romans and still has many interesting remains from these historic times.

Whether you are looking for a traditional beach holiday, a lively sporting holiday or a relaxing break with some culture thrown in, then La Manga, on the Costa Calida coastline of Murcia, Spain, could be just the place for you.

La Manga can be reached via the MU-312 from the AP-7 motorway, and from the N-332, it is about 20 minutes drive from San Javier airport.

La Manga Links: La Manga Guide - La Manga Map - La Manga Weather

Places to Visit: Aguilas - Torre Pacheco - Torre de la Horadada - Pilar de la Horadada

Golf Courses: Roda Golf Resort - Mar Menor Golf Resort - Spain Golf Courses

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