The Spanish resort of Mar de Cristal lies on the southern shore of the Mar Menor in Cartagena. Set on a beautiful white beach on the Mar Menor and with the protected Mediterranean coastline behind, a holiday home in Mar de Cristal is simply idyllic, and with excellent access to both the airport and the historic city of Cartagena, there is no reason not to take a holiday rental in Mar de Cristal!
The ‘little sea’ of Mar Menor is perfect for all types of water sports, with its calm, clear waters averaging 5˚C warmer than the waters of the Mediterranean at all times throughout the year. Facilities for sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving and kite-surfing can be found along the large, tilled promenade which backs the main beach in Mar de Cristal, Spain, and for those who just wish to spend a lazy day on the beach, soaking in the sun, there are ample opportunities! The beaches are gently sloping and safe, meaning that many people take Mar de Cristal accommodation for their young family.
Living in a Mar de Cristal villa means that there is an ever constant threat of golf! Located just 5 minutes away, the golf courses of La Manga Club are easily within range, and if you travel a little further (under 30 minutes), you can find the three famous Spanish courses of Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villamartin, with a further 10 golf courses being built in the area in the next few years.
If you are looking for a few days in the peace of the Spanish countryside, there are a great range of national parks and sanctuaries in close proximity to a Mar de Cristal villa in which you can relax and stroll through unspoilt habitats, warmed by the sun. The Calblanque and Salinas Bird Sanctuary and the Sierra de Carrascoy Regional Park are among the best on offer, and are certainly worth investigating.
The La Manga Strip is just a few miles from holiday accommodation in Mar de Cristal, offering visitors a wide selection of bars, restaurants and attractions. La Manga Strip is the ideal place to go if you do not feel like cooking one night during your stay in self catering Mar de Cristal accommodation. If there is any activity which you cannot find in Mar de Cristal (and there are very few missing), do not despair; the world renowned La Manga Club is just a few minutes away, and you will find everything you could need or desire here.
Summers in the Mar de Cristal region are beautifully warm, averaging around 21˚C, but with daily peaks often reaching into the high 30’s (˚C). Rain is very rare, and the golf courses and towns in the area are popular with visitors during the winter, as temperatures very rarely dip below 10˚C.
Located under half an hour from Murcia’s San Javier Airport (MJV), a holiday rental in Mar de Cristal is very easily reached. Flights arrive into Murcia from a large selection of British Airports, and due to the large demand for flights, there are a number of airlines offering extremely temptingly cheap flights.