Property in La Manga | Costa Calida Properties
The coastline of Costa Calida is located in Murcia, an area that is rich in history and culture. It has a contrasting landscape with mountains, land irrigated by rivers where there are orchards of citrus fruits, and dry arid land where olives and vines thrive. The sun shines for over 300 days a year and humidity is low. The air is clean – The World Health Organisation has declared it to be the cleanest air in Europe, and there is plenty of property in spain for you to consider.
Yet, despite all this, Murcia and its coastline (Costa Calida) are best known for its golf, beaches, and the Mar Menor. Lovers of golf consider this area their number one location choice – with a number of excellent courses and more being developed all the time. The beaches are glorious and none more so than along the famous Mar Menor.
The Mar Menor (Small Sea) is the largest salt water lake in Europe. A 22km strip of land known as La Manga separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean. This strip of land varies in width from only 100 metres to around 1.5km. There are four natural channels along the length of La Manga that allow water to flow from one sea to another.
The water is reputed to have exceptional healing powers. The water combined with the weather undoubtedly offers great benefits to sufferers of arthritis and rheumatism. Further, with a maximum depth of only 8 metres and the extreme calmness of the water, the area is popular with water sport enthusiasts throughout the world. All water sports are catered for and as an example of the popularity of the Mar Menor with these enthusiasts, there are no less than 13 scuba diving schools and 19 International sailing clubs located here.
The fabulous beaches don’t end with La Manga and the Mar Menor. The whole of the Costa Calida abounds with terrific beaches.
La Manga is a 22km strip of land that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean. The strip itself can only be accessed from the south as the northern end is not connected to the mainland. This is an area of high rise apartments and hotels. The waters of the Mar Menor are calm and warm whilst those of the Mediterranean are less so. Entertainment can be found all day long with shops, bars and restaurants as well as a choice of all types of live music and discos. There are three open-air cinemas but the films are usually in Spanish.
La Manga Club
La Manga Club is located in a unique setting amid the rolling hills of the Calblanque National Park that separates the crystalline Mediterranean from the warm waters of the Mar Menor in Murcia, southern Spain.
The multi award-winning La Manga Club is one of the Costa Cálida's biggest attractions. The beautifully landscaped 1,400-acre resort is home to three of Europe's finest golf courses, a 28-court Tennis Centre, an eight-pitch Professional Football Centre, a luxury Spa and Fitness Centre, swimming pools and elegant residential developments. La Manga Club also features a vast array of restaurants, bars, shops and services, all tastefully laid out amid palms, pine trees, lemon groves and oleander-lined streets. With beaches fronting both the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, the region is ideal for water sports, and numerous sailing centres offer lessons in windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. Whether you are looking for a holiday home, somewhere to live or retire, or a really good investment, we're sure you'll agree that La Manga Club is in an idyllic location and offers something for all.
Mar de Cristal
Mar de Cristal is located on the banks of the Mar Menor at its southern end. This area features an excellent and safe beach with crystal clear water, a promenade and a marina. Mar de Cristal is a quiet resort with just a few (but nevertheless adequate) number of shops, bars and restaurants. The village of Los Belones is only one mile away and has further amenities. It is only a 5-minute drive from the world famous La Manga club.
A busy Spanish resort on the Mar Menor Lagoon, with a vast array of shops restaurants, cafes and banks. This is a popular resort with both Spanish and International visitors in summer and has a beautiful beach. The resort can be found halfway along the inland coast of the Mar Menor. There is a lovely marina as well as many shops, bars and restaurants. All water sports are catered for with windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling. There is a golf course and as the area around is flat, it is ideal for walking and cycling. The waters can be enjoyed at an ancient spa that has been restored. There is a small shopping mall within a 5-minute drive with a small supermarket, a variety of shops, cafes and a cinema. The town also holds a market on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Santiago de la Ribera
Santiago de la Ribera features a lovely beach and promenade on the Mar Menor at the northern end. The Royal Yacht Club of the Mar Menor is located here and the resort has all the amenities that any town should have including shops, bars, restaurants, medical facilities, and a sports centre. The sandy beach stretches for four miles following the promenade around the non-tidal shallow waters. There is a local street market every Wednesday that provides fresh produce and high quality leather goods and clothes.
San Javier is just inland from the coastal resorts of San Pedro del Pinatar and Santiago de la Ribera and is situated close to the fantastic beaches of the Mar Menor. Just south of the town is the airport that serves Murcia, the Costa Calida and the southern Costa Blanca.
San Pedro Del Pinatar
A typically Spanish, pleasant resort with a good selection of shops, bars, restaurants and discos. There is an excellent marina and all water sports are catered for here. There is a long promenade and extensive beaches. The golf courses of Murcia are within easy reach and more courses are available at the Costa Blanca at Los Rambles, Campoamar and Villamartin (all within a 25-minute drive). There is a 1,800 square metre protected natural park that is important for migrating birds, especially flamingos. San Pedro has a weekly market held on Mondays and the nearby Lo Pagan on Thursdays. The local therapeutic mud baths are said to heal skin complaints and rheumatism. San Pedro Del Pintar is very flat and lends itself to cycling with dedicated cycle lanes commonplace.
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