Accommodation La Manga-Cartagena
Self catering holidays
La Cala Del Pino is a surprising place to visit with family or friends. The beach is beautiful with its calm water and magnificent sunsets. Although the place is quieter in low season, in the summer things become very lively. A boat can even take you on a trip of the surrounding area. La Cala Del Pino has to be one the most beautiful places of La Manga.
Puente de la Risa (Bridge of Laughter), a major tourist attraction in the region of La Manga, is a Venetian style bridge dating from 1976 built by the Catalan architect Antonio Bonet. This bridge crosses one of the La Manga canals: Gola del Charco.
The name it was given is something of a mystery. However there is one possible explanation: when you cross the bridge in a car, the steep incline causes an empty feeling in the stomach which makes people laugh. Which only goes to make the bridge more of a tourist attraction.
With its pretty seafront promenade, this picturesque fishing village on the Mediterranean Sea is a popular place to visit. It's also home to a historic lighthouse, which for many years, was used to train lighthouse keepers. The view from the top takes in the whole of La Manga. Today the town is a well known spot for diving and it attracts divers from all over the world. The road leading to Cabo de Palos offers a fine view of the typical landscapes of the Murcia region: fertile, sunny valleys that are perfect for growing fruit and vegetables.
La Manga is a spit of land about 24km in length and whose width ranges from 200m to approximately 1.5km. This strip of land was formed by the agglomeration of sands and sediments which were confined by rocks of volcanic rocks. The formation of this spit has therefore given rise to two seas - the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor - linked by natural channels.
Until the 1960s, when tourism began to develop, the place remained unspoiled. Today, La Manga attracts many visitors, especially keen to enjoy the beaches and water sports on offer.
In a region that has always been used by fishermen and sailors to shelter their boats, Tomás Maestre marina benefits from good winds but (almost) no current. The ideal place, but also quite original: to get there from the Mediterranean, you have to go through a channel which is the only navigable route between the Med and Mar Menor. A bit of a bonus for sailors who can choose one sea rather than the other depending on the weather conditions.