Local attractions & entertainment
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Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around La Manga, Murcia to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!
Heat: Costa Calida (Warm Coast) extends for 250 kilometers (150 miles) and offers sandy beaches, natural coves, nature parks and salt flats. The area on average has less than 40 days of rain per year and the average temperature in January (the coolest month) average 16 degrees centigrade.
The La Manga strip: is a developed attraction for lively entertainment, however the southern and western coastline of the Mar Menor remains largely untouched and is protected by height restrictions imposed on all developments of local buildings, protecting the area from the over-development found on other areas of the Spanish Costa’s.
Beaches: The area has 3 very different coastlines. The peaceful and tranquil waters of the Mar Menor. The white sandy beaches of the Mediterranean on the La Manga strip, and; the stunning rugged coast of the southern headland, renowned for its diving attractions.
Fore !: Due to Eurpoean funding investment, the area, according to the tourist board has more golf courses per square mile than any other region of Europe, providing every opportunity from amateur to championship golfers within a short drive. La Manga (within 10km has 3x championship courses), Whilst La Senna And Rhoda Golf and all the Polaris sites are with a 10 minute drive.
The Mar Menor: The Mar Menor (Small Sea) is formed by a strip of land known as La Manga (the Sleave), which creates a 170 sq kilometer (66 square mile) saltwater lagoon. The Mar Menor is both safe and warn (averaging 18 degrees even in winter months) providing safe conditions for recreational swimming and more adventurous watersports. It is also a breeding ground for shellfish due to the high mineral conten, accounting for the great flavour and the healing qualities of the nearby mud flats.
Healthiest Place to Be ? The area is a World Health Organisation ranked locality due to the cleanliness and salt proerties of the Mar Menor and the clean air. The slat flats provide an ideal location for avid bird watchers, the range of championship courses in close proximity is a haven for social and hardened golfers; Watersports are in abundance and there are a range of historical sites of interest and shops and attractions for all the family.
Roman History: Nearby Cartagena is the historical Roman capital of Spain and has recently received a significant amount of investent to restore its heritage sites and museums, providing great interest in addition to cafe bars and shopping in the traditional port city, accessible by either a 20 minutes drive or tram ride.