About La Manga
The area around the apartment is known as the La Manga Strip. The strip is flanked by modern apartment buildings and secluded villas, with restaurants, shops and marinas, sprinkled along the way. English is second language for many people and you will rarely have any trouble, being understood. It is one of the few places in Europe where you only have to cross the road, to get into (or out of) the sea breeze. The region boast over 300 days of Sunshine per year, with average temperatures of 17 degrees in the winter and 27 degrees in the summer.
Every kind of water sport is supported and the shallow clear water, is a snorkeling paradise. You can hire a boat to explore the many bays and islands, or just go for a pleasure cruise. There are numerous golf course in the area, with the La Manga club being the best known. The historic city of Cartagena is 45 minutes drive away. With its many Roman ruins, huge harbour, museums, restaurants and shops. Murcia is a little over an hour away with its Water Park and Zoo, Plus Alicante and Benidorm are only a little further away.
Football fans are not forgotten, as in the area you will find the world renowned La Manga football training facilities, along with tennis and even more golf. The area is also rich with history, with buildings dating back to the times of Roman occupation. There are many excellent museums, including the world renown Naval Museum at Cartagena, Mining at La Union and Aviation at San Javier all less than an hour away from the apartment.
Although we have three pools to choice from, there is also safe bathing on the many sandy beaches within walking distance. These beaches are scattered along the inner lake where it is fairly shallow and slopes gently, as well as the deeper Mediterranean side to the east.
There is a brilliant boat ferry that crosses the inner lake (the Mar Menor), into San Javier and at €5 it is the cheapest way to explore the inner waterway. Buses are also very cheap, typically a couple of euros will get you the length of the strip. The canal running below the apartments is the only navigable path from the inner sea of the Mar Menor out into the Mediterranean, so a lot of water traffic passes below your balcony and windows.