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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Playa Honda, Spain your home away from home

Not to be confused with its namesake, Playa Honda in Lanzarote, Playa Honda in mainland Spain lies at the bottom point of the Mar Menor – once described as the “largest swimming pool in the world”. With the benefits of the great year-round weather which the Costa Calida is famous for, this small town offers a great beach destination, offering excellent tourist facilities and day trip opportunities, whilst at the same time keeping its traditional Spanish village feel.

Things to do in Playa Honda, Spain

Playa Honda is just a short walk from the sandy beach of Playa Paraiso and the warm, shallow waters of the Mar Menor, which can reach up to 30C in temperature during summer months. The high salinity of this lagoon makes it an excellent area for all manner of water sports. It is also famous for its black mud, which is said to have healing properties for ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism.

From the beach it is also possible to take in the fantastic sea views over the La Manga Strip, a 24km long stretch that is just 300 metres wide and separates the Man Menor from the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to a number of bars, nightclubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. The strip makes for a great option for a night out, and there is no need to take the car, as it is just a short taxi ride away.

Despite its popularity Playa Honda retains an authentic Spanish village feel, and has a small selection of tapas bars, cafeterias, family businesses and small food shops in its centre. Hiring a bicycle is a great way to explore the area, and a newly-built cycle lane runs all the way to (and through) La Manga.

Places to visit on holiday in Playa Honda, Spain

There are numerous opportunities for day trips when staying in Playa Honda and virtually any interest can be satisfied. History and architecture buffs will love the ancient city of Murcia (68km), golf and sports fans will be spoilt for choice at La Manga Club (7km), and there are many small villages and towns to be explored in the near vicinity, with attractions for all members of the family.

Weather in Playa Honda, Spain

The Costa Calida region in which Playa Honda is situated is one of the driest regions in Spain, with over 320 days of sunshine every year and little rainfall. This means you can choose an apartment to rent in Playa Honda, Spain during any month and be fairly confident that you will experience good weather. The annual average temperature is 18C and summer peaks are over 30C.

Flights to Playa Honda, Spain

Murcia San Javier Airport is the place to fly to after booking your holiday accommodation in Playa Honda. The airport is situated 37km away and receives flights from UK destinations such as Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester – with Ryanair offering some of the cheapest prices for flights.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Fantastic townhouse and we had a wonderful stay

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The townhouse is exactly as described- a home from home. I stayed with my husband and 2 children (age 6 and9). We stocked the fridge up from the mercadona in los alcazeres and loved using the charcoal barbecue. Just bought coals and firefighters and it cooked brilliantly, doesn't look like much but works great. We used both the community pool and apartment pools. The community pool has well kept toilets but you need to purchase something from the bar area to get in- we all had ice creams from a counter stocking a variety of flavours. The apartment pool was nice and quiet but no toilets (as it's mainly for folk in the apartments attached) We went to the beach at los alcazeres and also a trip into Murcia-well worth the 40 min drive. We also attended the kids disco at the intercontinental and the bar prices were reasonable. Boys loved it. We will definitely be back. Diane
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    An amazing holiday in a lovely, comfortable villa !

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed from 10-24 June and had a fantastic 2 weeks. On arriving at Murcia airport we contacted the cleaner who allowed us to leave our bags at the villa, take the keys and she then phoned us when the cleaning was completed, this was a nice help. The villa is fabulous, everything as described...even better to be honest. Lots of space for 6 people, nice bedrooms etc etc. Everything was perfect and we would 100% stay here again. This is our fourth visit to this resort and we chose this villa for the extra size needed, it was a great choice. The cold and hot water dispenser is a great asset too, this was a bonus. The resort is ideally situated, close to the airport, beach, sea and local places to visit. The square and strip at Los Alcazares ( 10 minutes by car ) have some lovely places to eat and enjoyable cocktail bars. Our favourites were The Hemingway, The Pink Flamingo Garden Restaurant, Venis and Penny Farthing. Venis probably was the best value for money altough all are well priced. There was nothing better after dinner than a walk by the sea at Los Alcazares. The same could be said for those who wake early, a sunrise walk on the beach was very enjoyable too. For us the car hire was a must and we appreciate the advice that Louise gave us about pre booking but then arranging the insurance at the counter in the arrivals hall which definitely saved some money. We were fortunate enough to be given an upgrade too. In the second week we stayed in Benidorm for a night. This was a lovely gift from good friends who were with us for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The hotel was lovely ( The Royal Luxor ) and Benidorm is only 90mins drive away on a very quiet main road. This was our first visit to Benidorm....quite an eye opener ! The next time we head for the Mar Menor / Los Alcazares area we hope the villa is free. If it was not then we would still visit as it is a really lovely area. On the whole a quiet area and this means we returned home so relaxed we were ready for another holiday ! The only downside was leaving the beautiful sunny weather, sangria and lazy days behind.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 05, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017