Most people will have heard of ‘La Manga’ in Spain, often in connection with football team training camps and championship golf courses. La Manga is in the Murcia region of Spain, on the area of coast known as the Costa Calida, down in the South East of the country. La Manga itself is a long spit of land which creates an inland lagoon called the Mar Menor, which is shallow, warm and brilliant for water sport lovers and upon which many luxurious hotels have been built with the beautiful beaches of the Mar Menor on one side of the hotel and the beaches of the Mediterranean sea just a few hundred yards walk away.
But what if you do not have either the funds or the inclination to stay in one of these luxurious hotels and prefer to visit the area with your motorhome or caravan – well, the answer to your prayers is “Caravaning مانجا“.
With direct access to a beautiful sandy beach on the Mar Menor, complete with pedalos and windsurf boards for hire, its own beachside restaurant and bar and extensive other facilities Caravaning La manga is a great campsite.
Situated just off Junction 11 of the Autovia la Manga and within easy reach of the historic cities of Cartagena, Lorca and Murcia, Caravanning la Manga offers the ideal base for a short break to the area or for the winter! Open year round and with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, this area of Spain is ideal for long winters away from the wet and cold of the UK. We visited early October and the site was still busy with many British holiday makers, some there for the duration others for an extended holiday out of season.
Pitches are either 80m2 or 100m2, divided with mature hedges offering privacy and some shade, all hard standing and each pitch is fully serviced with freshwater and 10 amp electricity. Prices range from 20€ per night on a smaller pitch for two including electricity in winter up to 35€ per night in high season on a larger pitch. However, there are special rates for long stays over 3 months which reduce these prices dramatically.
The site is huge and has two main roads going from the entrance down to the beach, as you walk along you pass the outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, large sports area including table tennis, basketball, Petanque, football, crazy golf, tennis courts, racket ball some cardiovascular machines and a beach volleyball area. Then there is the cinema, numerous bars, internet café, church, first aid room, supermarket, the area for washing pets (?) the list goes on. Of course, not all these facilities may be open fully year round and as well as pitches and an area for tents the site also has 1 or 2 bedroom bungalows available to rent.
Caravaning La Manga has a lot to offer for your holiday as well as a base to explore this lesser known coast of Spain, but go and see for yourself!
If you would like to explore La Manga, Spain and more of Europe why not get a quote for a motorhome hire holiday?