La Manga (UK)

La Manga is a beautiful part of Spain on the Costa Calida. La Manga is the area around the Mar Menor, a saltwater lagoon 21 km long and 10 km wide. The La Manga "strip" is the peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor. Both sides have beautiful beaches and excellent tourist amenities - something for everyone. The shallow (no more than 10 meters deep) Mar Menor is always several degrees warmer than the Mediterranean and is a paradise for boaters of all kinds and for those who want to swim or have fun in its crystal clear waters.


The area is served by two international airports, one in Alicante (El Altet - ALC, 1 hour drive) and the other (San Javier - MJV), just 20 minutes drive. Many of the airlines and low cost combined with excellent tourist facilities make La Manga a "must visit" Spanish tourist destination.
Menor La Manga is a strip of land with white beaches, 21 km in length and average width of 300m. The strip separates the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor (the Little Sea), which is a lagoon which has an area of 170 km2 and a maximum depth of 8 meters, and is considered the largest swimming pool of the World, due as her calm and warm waters rich in salts and iodine, and maintain a temperature that is never less than 18 degrees.


Nautical Sports
Thanks to its geographical conditions and climate, La Manga del Mar Menor is probably the best place in the world for water sports.


Two different seas, gentle breezes, sunny days and a major sporting infrastructure makes La Manga a paradise for sailors, various sport ports, such as the Puerto Tomas Maestre or the port of Cabo de Palos, numerous sailing, windsurfing and kayaking schools, clubs and diving for the lovers of underwater activities are a few of the installations that you can find in La Manga. Add Kite surfing and many boating related activities.


La Manga has been shaped by centuries of sand being pushed by currents in a submarine volcanic range. This sandy peninsula created the Mar Menor, a large saltwater lagoon (60 square miles) with warm water and gentle winds. This is a natural lagoon, with a maximum depth of only 8 meters and 73 km from the coast contains vario us volcanic islets and islands. In the south are three small islands, Isla del Ciervo, Ronda and Isla Isla del Sujeto. In the center are two more, Isla Mayor or Isla del Baron privately held tower and its 200 year old villa and La Isla Perdiguera, previously known for her role played in the Spanish Civil War, now and for the excellent restaurants on the beach.
Leisure and arts
In La Manga you can rest, sport, and also to know the local history, invite theatrical or musical productions or participating in traditional festivals of the area.
The cultural offerings include the "Festival Internacional de Teatro, Musica y Danza de San Javier," "La Mar Musicas" in Cartagena, visits to archaeological remains, such as the Roman Theatre in Cartagena or tours through the Sierra Minera. Galleries and museums offer more culture for people looking for more of the history and culture of the area information.
But would you prefer something more sporty, we offer a relaxing day of golf enjoy one of the many courses in the area, including the exclusive camp at La Manga Club in Los Belones, or a trip on horseback or bicycle through the beautiful countryside. You can also take boat trips to Mar Menor islands and along the nearby Mediterranean coast.
Important traditional festivals, such as the "Carthaginians and the Romans" in Cartagena, allow you to get to know people and customs of this country.