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Mar Menor

The Mar Menor is a unique area located on the east coast of Spain, within the region of Murcia, just above the city of Cartagena. Few regions have the good fortune to have both a saltwater lake and a Mediterranean shore. The region of Murcia has both and the salt water lake with an area of 170sq.km is known as Mar Menor, the largest salt water lake in Europe. The Mar Menor is part of the COSTA CALIDA.

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The average annual temperature here is 17ºC and the average during the summer is above 21ºC. The winters are very mild, very rarely falling below 10ºC. Rain is also rare here. With over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and with the mild climate, the water here can reach 30º in August.

The coast of the Mar Menor is flanked by small towns, in the past homes to fishermen and today, tourist enclaves. SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR in the north covers 21.7sq.km and has 15,200 inhabitants. Below this is San Javier with over 20,000 residents.

The area offers several golf courses, municipal parks and the famous resort of LA MANGA. La Manga has more than 40km of beaches and the unique possibility of choosing between two seas with very different water temperatures, one with waves and one practically calm all year long.

With so much water here there is no wonder that the area is a haven for water sports. The possibilities here are endless from sailing to diving, windsurfing and jet skiing.

Other places worthy of a visit are SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERERA, LOS ALCÁZARES and old fishing village and the point at CABO DE PALOS with its lighthouse.

If history is of interest to you then you must visit nearby Cartagena with its castles, forts and lighthouses.

Local Markets

MONDAY - San Pedro del Pinatar
TUESDAY - La Union, Los Belones, Los Alcazares
WEDNESDAY - Santiago de la Ribera, Cartagena, El Mirador
THURSDAY - San Javier, Los Urrutias
FRIDAY - El Algar, Torrevieja
SATURDAY - Los Narejos, Torre Pachero
SUNDAY - Cabo de Palos, Los Nieto

Los Urrutias

Los Urrutias Beach in Cartagena is a beach of more than one kilometre of length, made of fine golden sand, and endowed with good equipments. Diverse aquatic sports can be practiced here.

Club Nautico de Los Urrutias is located to the south of the town, 3.4 miles from the Los Nietos marina and 3.3 miles from the Los Alcazares marina. Hexagonal in shape, it forms an island some 100 m from the beach with an access bridge built on solid-wall piles. Inside are four jetties with surrounding quays.

Equipment and services: this beach has parking, rest rooms, cleaning service, waste bins, public phones, water craft hire , restaurant, and chiringuitos (beach bars).

You can practice here sailing, Jet Skiing, water-skiing, rowing and canoeing.

Los Urrutias is a small traditional seaside town ... with a number of local amenities - bars/eating places, a small supermarket, a bank, a newsagent, etc. and a lovely church which is well worth a look inside. Just north of Los Urrutias is the larger seaside town of Los Alcazares which bustles with life in the summer months. Here you can find clothes shops, souvenir shops, internet cafes, street bars and cafes, restaurants catering for all tastes and a wide choice of golfing facilities and courses. Further afield are the much larger historic towns of Cartagena and Murcia with their cathedrals, old narrow streets and castle remains - well worth a visit.

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