Mar Menor - Murcia
Los Narejos merges easily with Los Alcázares and has much to offer in spite of its recent development:
- Las Vellas - a commercial mall with cinemas, restaurants, bars and a supermarket, etc., is just 400m from the Hotel.
- Restaurants across a range of price levels.
- Beach and sailing clubs.
- The Infanta Cristina Water Sports Centre (close to the hotel.).
- Shops, including a tobacconist´s.
- Variety market every Saturday.
- Tourist train which visits the whole area every afternoon.
Services in the area are extensive:
- Health Centre.
- Local Police.
- La Roda Golf Club La Serena Golf.
With a population of 18,000, rising to 100,000 in the summer, Los Alcazares is the youngest municipality in the Murcia region (1983). The special climate of this locality was favoured by farmers who visited its beaches in the past for festivals and bathing in the Mar Menor in August. Today, this tradition is maintained in the same month during International Week of the Huerta and the Sea.
Los Alcázares was formerly known for its wooden bathing huts which allowed women access to the sea away from the gaze of men. The best example was the Balneario of King Alfonso XIII which had 3 wide pavilions, one for women, one for men and another for couples. Those still in existence have great cultural value.
Finally, the attractive pedestrianised streets, the Aeronautical Museum, traditional shops and maritime walkways will all add to your holiday enjoyment.
The Mar Menor Beaches.
The Mar Menor sea is a small salt lake. Which is linked to the Mediterrean Sea at three points called “golas”. These have a depth. of seven metres. The long, tranquil beaches can be enjoyed by all the family, especially children. The Mar Menor Sea is one of the biggest natural spas in the world and is considered one of the best places to practise water sports throughout the year. Also nearby is the INFANTA CRISTINA SPORTS CENTRE where many famous elite sportsmen and women in the world of water sports come to train.
Los Alcázares has a 9-kilometre stretch of sand with a 5-kilometre promenade close to the beach. Its five beaches have been awarded the “blue flag” from the European Union and the “Q” of tourist quality. Los Narejos beaches are situated near to the hotel and are considered among the best on the Mar Menor.
They are equipped with:
- Snack bars.
- Umbrellas and hammocks.
- Foot showers.
- Sports and games.
- Safety and health services.