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Mar Menor



Mar Menor


The Mar Menor is a small inland sea (Mar Menor means 'minor or small sea' in Spanish)which is filled from the mediterrenean.


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Throughout history, the Mar Menor has had different names, all of which coincide in the description of a phenomenon that nature designed as a great coastal lake (originally, an open bay) of 170 km2 of warm saltwater.

The shallow water, the excellent micro-climate and the beauty of the area as a whole, attract many people to live and holiday each year. The safety of the shallow sea mean the area is attractive for families with young children as well as making the conditions of the small sea perfect for all kinds of water sports including windsurfing, paragliding and snorkelling.

The Mediterranean is seperated by a stip of land called La Manga strip (meaning sleeve in spanish, due to it's appearance) similar only to the stip of land, Cancun, in Mexico.



Situated on the Costa Calida, the coast surrounding the Mar Menor is dotted with villages and towns many with beautiful little marinas, San Pedro, San Javier, Los Alcazares to name but a few are


The Iberians and Phoenicians and later the Arabs took part in the history of the Mar Menor. In the Moslem period, it was known as the Mar Chico, and the place known today as Los Alcázares (from the Arabic ´Al-Ksar´, literally translated as "place of residence") was chosen for their recreational houses. The continuous skirmishes with pirates from Algeria led to the need to construct watchtowers, some of which are conserved today, such as that of El Ramé or Rami. Until the 18th century, the area was occupied only by inhabitants dedicated to fishing and to the exploitation of the salt flats. From the 19th century, these centres gradually became centres for recreation and relaxation for the inhabitants of La Huerta, who established their summer residence next to the coast, attracted mainly by the curative properties of its brackish water. Even today, the Mar Menor remains faithful to the concept of ´residential area´ characterised by rest and tranquillity.

The warm waters of the Mar Menor, with a maximum depth of 7 metres, hold the ideal conditions and means for those who enjoy open or group sailing. Furthermore, visitors to this area can enjoy all the advantages of the Sailing Station of the Mar Menor, which in keeping with the ski station concept, offers a set of sailing, sports and tourist infrastructures together with hotels, accommodation and establishments for leisure and learning grouped together in one place: the entire Shore area of the Mar Menor and La Manga. The main characteristic of this large saltwater lake are the ideal climatic conditions (315 days of sunshine per year and an average annual temperature of 18ºC) for the continuous practice of water.


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