The Playa Principe Apartments are only a short distance from the Murcia airport making the La Manga strip easy to visit. Many discount airlines from the UK fly into the airport. The La Manga strip is also home to every water sport imaginable, and includes scuba diving, snorkeling, wind and kite surfing. Other may simply want to go for a swim, or bask in the sun. The choice is yours.
La Manga del Mar Menor can be reached from Murcia San Javier (MJV) and Alicante El Altet (ALC) Airports. Car rental and taxis are available at both airports. The drive to La Manga takes 45 minutes from Murcia and 90 minutes from Alicante Airports.
The historic cities of Cartagena (30 mins away) and Murcia (60 mins drive) are well worth visiting for sightseeing and high class shopping. Cartagena is full of historic architecture, has many museums, and a historic marina with tourist trips around the Port.
airport transfer from murcia san javier airport to playa principe apartments available
The descriptive name of La Manga ("the sleeve") refers to an interesting geographical layout which has become one of the symbols that best identifies the coast of Murcia as a tourist resort: a chain that stretches along approximately 24 km from Cabo de Palos to the Punta del Mojón, and is the natural limit of the salt water lake known as the Mar Menor.
Originally, what is now known as La Manga del Mar Menor was a bay open to the Mediterranean; at either end, volcanic reefs gradually held back the sand and sediment that was dragged along by the sea currents to form a sandy column of dunes and rock vegetation and long beaches in contact with two seas: the Mediterranean and the Menor. La Manga is a narrow piece of land with a width that varies between 30 m and 500m. It is cut off by natural channels that keep the two seas in contact with each other; the so-called golas allow water from the Mediterranean into the lake. As such, the space was untouched until the 60s, when La Manga was discovered as a tourist resort and underwent a transformation which included the urbanisation of the area and the construction of tourist infrastructures.