The Area Mar Menor(little seain
spain) is a beautiful touristic place, in the
south-east of the
of Murcia, inSpain,
separated from theMediterranean
in length and with a variable width from 100 to 1200m.
When you are thinking in spend a holidays weekend in spain,
in mar menor and la manga, Murcis, you will find the most amazing place to enjoy.
The relatively high salinity of Mar Menor, which aids floatation, and remarkable sporting
infrastructures, make this one of the most popular places in Europe for the
practice and training of all kinds of water sports.
Mar Menor and la Manga, belongs to four municipalities:Cartagena,
Pedro del Pinatar. With a surface area of nearly 170kmÂ², a coastal
length of 70km, and warm and clear water which does not exceed 7m in depth,
it is"the largest swimming
pool in the world"according
to the opinions of the famous swimmer and Hollywood actress Esther
In 1994 the
Mar Menor was included on the list of theRamsar
conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands. The
part of aSpecially
Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance.
At the northern end there are salt-flats
which include a wetland of international importanceThis
area of Mar Menor,is conserved as anatural
park administered by the regional govenment. Its name in Spanish is "Salinas
de San Pedro del Pinatar".
Travel to area
mar menor for a holyday weekend is a verry good idea.
Strip is a strip of land 19 km long and 100 metres wide La Manga means 'sleeve' and it is a strip of land which separates
Menor(Small Sea). It also
has many hotels, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants for enjoy
Mar Menor Weekend. One of the most popular
areas with young adults is the Zoco
La Manga del Mar Menor (The Sleeve of the Minor Sea)is
It should not be confused with the nearby La Manga Club resort, known for
from all over the world during the winter months.La
Manga Cuphas been staged
every year since 1999.
is a narrow piece of land
with a width that varies between 30 m and 500m. It is cut off by natural
channels that keep the two seas in contact with each other; the so-calledgolasallow
water from the Mediterranean into the lake. As such, the space was untouched
until the 60s, when
was discovered as a
and underwent a transformation which included the urbanisation of the area
and the construction of tourist infrastructures.
The descriptive name of La Manga ("the sleeve") refers to an interesting
geographical layout which has become one of the symbols that best identifies
the coast of Murcia as a tourist resort: a chain that
approximately 24 km from Cabo
de Palosto the Punta del
MojÃ³n, and is the natural limit of the salt water lake known as the Mar
Originally, what is now known as
La Manga del Mar Menor
was a bay open to
the Mediterranean; at either end, volcanic reefs gradually held back the
sand and sediment that was dragged along by the sea currents to form a sandy
column of dunes and rock vegetation and long beaches in contact with two
seas: the Mediterranean and the Menor.
Due to it being located between two seas, La Manga is also an ideal place for
water sports. There are sailing and skiing schools that run periodical
courses, as well as
The Mediterranean can be enjoyed by those who prefer high waves for
windsurfing and the entire coast also offers a series of areas that are
ideally suited and perfectly situated for scuba diving, with many quality dive
centres and superb dive sites such as Isla Grossa & El Fallon Cabo de Palos,
Isla Homigas Marine Reserve, some of the best divivng in Spain.
La Manga is very attractive to tourists to travel
weekend mar menor, despite having high real estate
prices compared to the rest ofCosta
CÃ¡lida. Nowadays, everything in
has been designed to enhance the visitor's stay. Complete hotel installations,
with a network of establishments with maximum qualification (including a
five-star hotel), located at strategic points, apartment complexes, sailing
ports, sailing schools, recreational centres, supermarkets, shops, bars,
discos. In winter and autumn, La Manga is kept open, since its population is
constant all year round. Winter is an ideal period for those in search of
peace and quiet, with the necessary services and