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La Manga holidays 2019 / 2020

Sick of the rain? Love sunning yourself on a hot beach? Spain’s Costa Calida is known as the ‘Warm Coast’ and boasts its own micro-climate, with warm temperatures and low chance of rain. Located in the province of Murcia, to the south of Alicante and the more famous Costa Blanca, the Costa Calida has an almost tropical feel with long sandy beaches, palm trees and beautiful turquoise waters. The luxury resort of La Manga, otherwise known as La Manga del Mar Menor is located on the south coast of the Costa Calida, giving it a year-round sunshine climate. La Manga is a popular destination for relaxing beach holidays and active getaways. The resort’s saltwater lagoon acts as a watery playground for watersports fans, with everything from windsurfing to jet skiing on offer. The town has plenty of large hotels and a fantastic selection of shops, bars and restaurants – everything you need for your holiday is on hand!

Most popular hotels in La Manga

Hotel Roc Doblemar
Hotel Roc Doblemar
Hotel Roc Doblemar

La Manga, Murcia

from £236 pp

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Life’s a beach

‘La Manga’ in Spanish means ‘sleeve’ and this refers to the shape of the land upon which La Manga resort is built. Sticking out into the sparkling sea, this 21km strip is lined with beautiful beaches on both sides, creating a unique beach destination. You’ll find white sands, excellent water sport schools, and marinas filled with pretty white sailing boats. The waters round the strip are warm and clear, rarely falling below 20 degrees thanks to the rich mineral make-up of this lagoon. The shallow waters are safe for children to play in and the water park in the neighbouring Torrevieja resort is guaranteed to keep them smiling! The lively shopping and dining options of La Manga are available right along the strip, with a bustling High Street always within easy reach. Boat trips run from the marinas, letting you sail off to explore other parts of this stunning coastline.

Top attractions

A holiday in La Manga del Mar Menor is full of sea, sun and sand with almost endless beaches, water sports, and places for eating and drinking. There’s also some great sightseeing and activities to enjoy.

Explore the town of La Manga and you’ll discover some picturesque landmarks, such as the impressive El Faro de Cabo de Palos lighthouse, perched on a rocky headland. The architecturally striking Puente de la Risa bridge is well worth a visit – its unusual design makes an eye-catching photo opportunity. Grab a bargain at the Sunday morning Mercadillo de Cabo market where you can find everything from fresh seasonal fruits, to handmade local crafts.

The luxurious La Manga Club is a highlight of the resort, offering countless leisure activities for all ages. Kick back with a round of golf, wear the kids out with some horse riding or climbing and indulge yourself in some serious pampering in the spa.

A trip to the nearby city of Cartagena is a must for history and culture lovers. The city has fantastic architecture spanning from the Ancient Roman empire, through Baroque and into the Modernist era. The Roman Theatre of Carthago Nova, the City Hall and the Gran Hotel are some of the city’s most beautiful buildings.