La Manga del Mar Menor is a resort town in Southeastern Spain. The name translates to “the sleeve of the minor sea.” La Manga has many hotels, clubs and restaurants to offer the visitor.
This resort town is located near Murcia and is not the same place as the La Manga Club Resort. The area is known primarily for its love of futbol, which is soccer in America, and hosts many related clubs from around the world during the winter months.
La Manga is the strip of land that separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (or the minor sea). La Manga is a strip of islands. Mar Menor is the salty lagoon opposite the sea. The lagoon has the highest salt content in Europe, which makes an excellent training spot for water sport athletes from all over the world.
La Manga holds an impressive 40 kilometers of blue flag beaches. This attracts water sport enthusiasts from around the globe and across the spectrum of water fun. A blue flag beach is of the highest quality in many ways. The area pays attention to safety standards, environmental protection, water standards, available services and complete environmental management. Blue flags are awarded to beaches worldwide by The Foundation for Environmental Education. They tell visitors that the site is managed, the area is protected, and the water is as clean as possible.
La Manga is also an interesting destination for fans of other sports. Golfers are welcome and will find a host of beautiful greenery where they can enjoy their sport. Club de Golf Altorreal is located on an island. This location alone has 18 holes with 72 pars. The course has six lakes, a putting green and a practice area. Other golfing facilities include Club De Golf Torre Pacheco, Club De Golf Mar Menor Polaris and Hacienda Del Alamo.
If golf isn’t your sport of choice, there are many others activities to enjoy. The resort club has a full fitness center for guests. This fully functional gymnasium has both fixed and free weight machines to help your sporting edge. The center also has an indoor swimming pool, a spa, saunas and steam rooms. There are many more activities. There is a bowling green, climbing wall, hiking, jogging trails, mountain biking, scuba-diving schools and volleyball courts. Guests can also find much more fun in the surrounding region. Choose from go karts, horse riding, sea fishing and much more.
Aside from resorts and hotels, visitors can find a host of rental apartments in La Manga. It is often a far better value to rent a property, such as an apartment with weekly or monthly rates, than to stay in a hotel. This budgeting can help extend your vacation and give you more economic flexibility in what you do when you arrive.
There are several standard tips for locating and using an agency that deals with vacation rentals. Your primary concern should be the reputation of the establishment that features the advertisements. How long have they been in business? Do they have an established website? Do you know people who have used their services? Did their rental property meet their expectations?
Once you have picked out a rental company or agency, you should speak with them personally. Do they offer a contact person in your destination area that speaks English? That should be a requirement. Does the agency provide services such as arranging your transportation while in your apartment? Do they provide detailed information on the public transportation available?
Rental properties should be handled similarly to purchasing. Is the apartment in a good location or good neighborhood? Does it offer security services? How many similar properties are there? What are there price ranges? Is there any particular location that is abnormally expensive or affordable? What is the reason for the shift in price?
You should always ask any questions you may have about the process. Are there cancellation fees or regulations? How far in advance should you make your reservation? Is there a security deposit? Will you be required to also pay a security deposit for your property?
Other common questions cover a variety of topics. Are the facilities smoking or non-smoking? Is it a single-level or multi-level establishment? Is the property near shops and eateries? What appliances are offered? Linens should be included, but not every property will furnish towels or bath furnishings. Are children allowed?
These are just some of the questions commonly asked by people seeking to rent abroad. They will ensure your vacation to La Manga will run smoothly and without any unexpected problems.