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My year isn't complete without a visit to the Mar Menor what a fabulous part of Spain unspoilt by tourism a true taste of Spanish life. Walk along the sea front at night with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My year isn't complete without a visit to the Mar Menor what a fabulous part of Spain unspoilt by tourism a true taste of Spanish life. Walk along the sea front at night with the Spanish and their families sit relaxing with tapas and a coffee, you cannot beat it. I stayed in a house in Santiago Dela Ribera and... More 

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Cartagena, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Mar Menor is a salty lagoon located in the Murcian coast. The water is calm and warm, so it is possible to swimm almost the whole year if it is sunny. It is a place to go and see, but for me the water is too hot and you can harly dive in. It is perfect for pensioners and children.

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Los Alcazares, Spain
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A wonderful area which I have been visiting for 10 years - Mar Menor (little sea). There are numerous resorts along the shoreline - Los Alcazares being the largest. All resorts have blue flag sandy beaches and wonderful clean promenades (Los Alcazares promenade is 5 Km long). The water is calm and very safe bathing for youngsters. The sea fronts... More 

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Førde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Mar Menor is a special place to visit. It is surrounded by many nice, small villages, and towards the Mediterranian you find the long, slim peninsula La Manga. It is a perfect place for sailing, bathing and playing. It's beaches are easily accessable for most people, and suitable for families with children. You will find a diversity of bars and... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We've been coming to Lo Pagan regularly over the past 6 years for an afternoon out. We love the warm waters, the lovely beach, seeing the mud people, the extremely long promenade which makes up one side of the Mar Menor. and less than 1 mile away you find the salt flats full of flamingoes and other wading birds like... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I own a house that looks over the mar Menor, every day I walk out the door there it is, unlike the mediiteranian sea with an horizon, the mar Menor being a inland sea, you can see the opposite shore with fantastic sunsets

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's warm! There are loads of excellent bars and restaurantes around, bird life out towards Las Salinas is just great, with flamingoes, bittern, avocet, stilt, terns shelduck, etc. plus hoopoe and beeaters nearby, plus of course, swifts and martins. Then there are the mud baths if you are inclined. Great place to visit, and if you hire a bike, it... More 

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Cartagena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The southern end of the Mar Menor area is a fabulous place for holidaying with great swimming for families. In the Mar Menor itself the water is shallow and gets really warm in the summer which is ideal for young children. For the older more experienced swimmers the Mediterranean is not far to go. Cartagena city is close by and... More 

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Cabo Roig, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a great lagoon type area. Beautiful shallow water, very clear, ideal swimming, boating. Looking out over La Manga reminds us of Florida. Great sunsets from La Manga.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I don't know where Kattie went but it can't have been the central La Manga strip which has restaurants open all year round, plenty of winter residents and exciting fiestas in the Plaza Bohemia throughout the year. Alot of the very touristy stuff is closed. It's a stunning area with the Mediterranean on one side and the Mar Menor a... More 

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