La Manga Strip is a unique location in Europe, it is a strip of land 21 Km long and 300 metres wide (average). La Manga means ‘sleeve’ and it is a strip of land which separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (Small Sea). Along it’s coast on both sides, there are beautiful ‘Blue Flag’ beaches with white sands, ideal for family holidays. The Mar Menor is the largest lagoon in Europe and has a surface area of 130 sq km and a maximum depth of 8 metres.
The crystal clear waters are warm, calm and rich in salts and minerals, in fact the temperature never falls below 18 degrees. In certain areas of the Mar Menor the therapeutic clays can be found, these are a favourite with the Spanish tourists, who cover themselves with the clay and then bake in the hot sun. It is said to be good for skin complaints, rheumatism and arthritis etc. La Manga offers the tourists a wide range to choose from, including, Spanish, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Mexican etc. The
Tomas Maestre Marina which is situated towards the end of La Manga Strip comes alive at night with its many bars and restaurants .
When visiting La Manga you must try the local fish and shellfish fresh from the sea, or a traditional famous Paella, a typical rice dish with fresh seafood. There is an open air market, throughout the year, every Sunday at Cabo de Palos located at the start of La Manga Strip.
Beautiful holiday homes for rent in La Manga Strip,The Paradise Between Two Seas , Spain's Best Kept Secret, self catering holiday rental accommodation you can trust, choice and superb value for luxury apartments and villas between two seas. The sunniest place in Europe where you can really enjoy your holidays, Blue flag beaches and a fantastic range of activities from horse-riding, Jet Ski hire to sailing and from golf to scuba diving coupled with a mild climate make the Mar Menor a great family holiday location
Lying at the base what is known as the start of the La Manga Strip, Cabo de Palos is best known for its lighthouse which can be seen from many points around the Mar Menor. However, most tourists and visitors will probably remember its popular Sunday market. The main village is based around the port and small marina. Restaurants and bars are open all year round and offer the best seafood in the area.
The Sunday market starts around 8.30am and begins to close down about 1pm. You will find stalls ranging from fruit and vegetables to clothes, sunglasses and toys. In the centre of the market there are a couple of bars offering a welcome stop and occasionally you will find musicians playing their piped music.
Cabo de Polos is also an excellent source for Spanish Pottery shops which is great for presents or souvenirs to take home