The Murcia Region's coastal playground, crammed with superb blue flag beaches, luxury golf and more, is the La Manga area. Look at any map and you'll see the area is a vast lagoon, formed by the slow advancing of rocks and sand. La Manga means 'the sleeve' and refers to the channels which push into the strip of land which separates the lagoon from the Mediterranean sea.
The 15 mile long strip of land is now a tourist mecca, and crowded especially in peak season.
A choice of watersports, particularly on the Mar Menor lagoon which is nowhere more than 7m deep, includes waterskiing, sailing, diving and windsurfing. See the Mar Menor tourist guide right for watersports providers.
Boat trips scoot out to the five off-shore islands.
The La Manga Golf Club (see weblink right) offers a choice of not just golf courses, but numerous other sports. Golf at La Manga Club, 30385 Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia Spain. Tel. 00 34 968 175 000.