What to do in Mar Menor | Áurea Inmobiliaria – Real Estate Agency in Los Alcázares
Mar Menor is an unique and special place. As we explained in our Mar Menor section, it is the biggest salty lake in Europe. It has 180 sq. and it is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a spit of land called La Manga del Mar Menor. It has an unbeatable weather and a very special natural environment with some protected areas. For all these reasons, it is very clear that we can do many plans and activities in Mar Menor and today we would like to show you some of them
Sailing through Mar Menor
As there are so many days of sun, the Mar Menor is the perfect place to enjoy the sea almost every. Next to our salty lake we have the Water Sport Center of San Pedro del Pinatar – Centro de Actividades Naúticas – and the High Capacity Center – Centro de Alto Rendimiento – in Los Alcázares. There we can practice sports like sailing, windsurf, kayak, paddle surf, canoeing… There are plenty of water sports that can be done in Mar Menor.
If you are not very sportive, but you still want to sail the biggest salty lake in Europe, you can always hire a trip to sail between the volcanic islands of Mar Menor
Visiting the Regional Park Salinas y Arenales in San Pedro del Pinatar
With more than 800 hectares, this park is composed of salt lakes and sand dunes where there are many different types of flora and fauna. It is located between San Pedro del Pinatar and San Javier and it has 6 kilometers of sea. Many activities can be done, like hiking, sighting of birds, walk through the salt lakes or a visit to the Visitor’s Center Las Salinas.
Tourism in the beaches of Mar Menor
As we talked on this post, many beaches of Mar Menor have Q of Touristic Quality. In Mar Menor we can find urban beaches, like Playa del Espejo, in Los Alcázares, Playa de La Punitca, in San Pedro del Pinatar or Playa Colón in San Javier. They are perfect to spend the days with children and family.
However, if you prefer to keep enjoying nature and quietness, you can find some natural beaches like Playa de la Hita, between Los Alcázares and San Javier or Punta de Algas, in the Regional Park of San Pedro del Pinatar. In this beach, Mediterranean Sea and Mar Menor join together.
Eating Caldero rice
The typical food of Mar Menor is Caldero rice. This rice was originally cooked by sailors and it is cooked with rice, capsicum and different fishes that we can find in the water of Mar Menor. In every restaurant in Mar Menor you can eat this special course.
Bath in mud of Mar Menor
Located in San Pedro del Pinatar, mud of “Las Charcas” is a mix of the sun and the salty water of Mar Menor. This mud has a high therapeutic value for many diseases like rheumathism, arthritis, bone fractures…
Visiting the windmill of Mar Menor
In Mar Menor we can find the salt windmills. This windmills took the water thanks to the wind and they left that water in a pool, where the water was dried till just the salt was there. We can find two windmill in Veneziola area, in La Manga del Mar Menor and in Playa de la Mota, in San Pedro del Pinatar, there are another two windmills.
Thalassotherapy is a therapy that combines sea water, seaweed and mud and they are used as therapeutic agents. In Mar Menor there are four centers where we can enjoy this therapy: Thalasia Hotel & Thalasso Center, Centro de Salud Vital Aguas Salinas, Centro de Talasoterapia Lodomar and Centro Termas Carthaginesas. The first three centers are located in San Pedro del Pinatar and the last one in La Manga.
Tour in bike to see the graffitis in Los Alcázares
Since March 2018, the government of Los Alcázares has the Urban Art Bike Tour, a free tour that it is done a Saturday every month and it lasts around two hours. This tour is in bike and you will be able to see the 140 murals that are in Los Alcázares. These murals are the biggest outdoor urban art museum in Spain.
We hope you enjoy your days in Mar Menor!
Costa Cálida: Talasoterapia
San Pedro del Pinatar: Lodos del Mar Menor
All you need is Murcia: Molinos de Veneziola
Costa Cálida: Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro
Objetivo viajar: Ocho experiencias irresistibles para desconectar en el Mar Menor