The area of La Manga and the Mar Menor lies right at the most southern part of the Costa Blanca / Costa Calida
The area of the Mar Menor ( little sea ) is almost totally separated from the Mediterranean Sea due to the “La Manga del Mar Menor” which means “the sleeve of the little sea”.
This very small strip of land is around 13 miles long and makes up the lagoon of Mar Menor which making it a size of 160 sq. km., a very interesting natural attraction.
It is fascinating to see this kind of sea which looks like a little lake when you stand on the La Manga strip and look inwards. The entire Mar Menor is at its deepest spot is only 8 meters deep and maintains a water temperature of 17 Celsius on the average.
The Mar Menor area is one of the favourite summer vacation spots for locals living in Murcia. To most foreigners and especially golfers, it should be known for its three championship courses. This is why the term La Manga is often used synonymously for great golfing in fantastic locations used especially for weddings.
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