The La Manga Strip is situated in the Murcia, Costa Calida province. La Manga (the sleeve) is a small strip of land 28 kilometres long that separates the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor (little sea). La Manga is known for its championship golf courses, beautiful sandy beaches and entertainment to keep any family occupied during their holidays in Spain. Tourists choose La Manga for their holiday rentals in Spain destination every year to enjoy all this special area has to offer. The La Manga club is also known as a haunt for many famous football players and the like. Families take a holiday apartment in LaManga to enjoy spending time in the Mar Menor, the little sea on one side of the La Manga Strip. This is a special area as the waters are normally 5°C warmer than the Mediterranean itself. Also the beach gently slopes into the water making it a safe place for children to play. The Beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag year after year. Whether you are a family, couple or small group on holiday, you will enjoy La Manga for your choice of Spain holiday rentals.
Choosing a La Manga holiday home gives you great access to many other holiday destinations you will want to visit during your holidays in Spain. Its location is the main reason as cities such as Cartagena are very close to drive and many small rural villages to visit as well. Plus if you are staying in the La Manga club you may want to visit one of the other members of the group and possibly play golf or just spend the day enjoying the different scenery.
1. Cartagena Holidays and Rentals Info:
Cartagena is within easy reach of your La Manga holiday villa and offers much in the way of culture and historical architecture to explore. There is also the navel history of Spain which you will find throughout Cartagena, but as expected it is mainly in the port area. Cartagena is a place to slow down and relax at one of the many bars or street cafes.
2. Mar Menor Holidays and Rentals Info:
Mar Menor is the lagoon which is separated from the Mediterranean by The La Manga Strip. The crystal clear waters here are on average 5 deg warmer than the Mediterranean with a yearly average in excess of 18 deg. La Manga has three championship golf courses on offer to test your ability with all of the practice facilities you could imagine. What makes this a great family holiday destination, the beaches as they are safe, warm watered, sheltered and not crowded, even in the high season.
Bellaluz is the perfect holiday destination especially if you are on a golfing holiday in Spain. Bellaluz is part of the La Manga club and being self contained you can enjoy boutiques, restaurants and bars, indoor swimming and one of the finest golf courses in the area. Everything the village offers is within a few minute’s walk of your rental accommodation. Bellaluz is ideal for a family holiday and offers holiday homes to suit all requirements.
Tourist originally chose La Manga for their rental destination due to the three championship golf courses on offer in the immediate area. Over time the beaches of the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean have began to draw people making La Manga a complete family holiday destination. The beautiful white sand beaches of the Mar Menor are great for the kids to swim in as there is a gentle slope in the depth of the water. They can play safely in the warm crystal clear waters of the Mar Menor as there are lifeguards on duty for that extra bit of safety.
The La Manga Strip has a number of top class restaurants to tempt you with fresh local produce all prepared to the highest standard of traditional Spanish cuisine. There is also a weekly Sunday market where you can stock up your self catering La Manga holiday villa's fridge with all of the local treats on offer.
El Rancho is an ideal area for outdoor fun as not only can you enjoy the beach but horse riding is abundant here with availability at the El Rancho de la Fuente Riding Stables. An El Rancho holiday villa will also be close to the Mar Menor for your sunbathing moments!
The many and varied conditions on the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean give you access to a large array of water sports including sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, kite surfing, windsurfing and fishing with tuition and equipment rental available for all standards and ages. For the land based sports minded person there is go-karting, driving quads, walking, health spas and of course there is golf in a big way. You can even visit the La Manga Hyatt Regency Casino. If all of this is too much there is always shopping, beach bars and a casino near your rental home where you can escape to relax from a hard day out.
La Manga has a near perfect climate for tourist to visit the area year round. The peak season, June to August, see’s temperatures in the high 30’s and the winter down to about 15°C. The La Manga club is open all year and golfers especially can enjoy a round during the winter period when the sun is not beating down on them. This by many is considered the best time to choose a villa in La Manga to rent.
As the La Manga club was primarily set up for the affluent and golfer’s you may not know what all there is to do in the area. There are many hidden gems to visit during your holiday in Spain and various forms of entertainment in other areas and sights to see. If you are still not sure exactly where to choose your holiday rentals in Spain accommodation, then visit the La Manga holiday guide page for all of the information on the area.
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San Javier / Murcia Airport (MJV) is a very short drive to most La Manga rental properties and cheap flights arrive daily form the UK and other European countries. Some tourist will fly into Alicante Airport (ALC) which is just under two hours away. When you reach your Spain holiday rentals villa in La Manga, you can either enjoy your time in the local area as a car is not necessary. To explore all the entire area has to offer though it is suggested to hire a car to take the family out for the day. You can easily hire a car at your arrival airport or select one from the car rentals page on Akilar.com
Most La Manga holiday travelers may be concerned about speaking the lingo when on a holiday to Spain. In La Manga this is not the case as most establishments you will visit will speak your language with this being a tourist hot spot. As with any foreign country though it is always courteous to know a few words, so remember “hello is hola” and “thank you is gracias”. The entire La Manga area is accustomed to tourist so do not be afraid of the language, just enjoy your holiday in the sun and your Holiday Rental in Spain!
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Choosing La Manga for your holiday in Spain destination will offer you a wide array of entertainment and activities. La Manga is known for its many championship golf courses but has much more to offer the tourist. The area has many small rural fishing villages to spend days in relaxing and taking in the traditional Spanish charm or larger cities nearby for a bit more hustle and bustle. Selecting you holiday rentals in Spain home in La Manga is also great for the kids and family. With beaches on each side of the 25km La Manga Strip, you can spend countless hours playing in the seal or sunbathing. The Mar Menor on one side of the strip is ideal for small children with warmer waters and a gentle sloping beach into the water. As expected, La Manga is perfect for golfing holidays with many professional courses within the La Manga Club group. Bellalua, El Rancho and Los Molinos are just a few of these small villages of La Manga offering you a perfect golfing holiday in Spain. Where ever you choose your Spain holiday rentals accommodation, let Akilar.com assist you. Through our selection of La Manga self catering rental homes you are sure to find the ideal rental villa, apartment or home to fit your needs.(read on)