The delightfully named town of Mar de Cristal, which translates as the “crystal sea”, is located right on the shores of the stunning Mar Menor lagoon. Located just 4km east of the town of Los Nietos, it offers great activities and things to do in the area.
The golden sand beach with its dunes is the main attraction for those seeking a beach vacation with a difference at Mar de Cristal. The saltwater lagoon of Mar Menor offers calm warm waters which are ideal for swimming, scuba diving and watersports. Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and jet skiing are all popular activities which are available at Mar de Cristal, whilst the Mediterranean is just a short distance away.
This smart resort provides for most visitors’ needs with small shops, bars and restaurants along the promenade. Pepe’s Bar, the Arena Café and Deli and the upmarket Piccolo Mare Ristorante, which boasts many celebrity customers, can all be found here.
Venturing inland from the beach, walking and cycling along the many trails is always popular. Bicycles and quad bikes can be rented and the rides offer great views across the Mar Menor and surrounding countryside. The area also has several top golf clubs in the area, including the La Manga Golf Club which has three golf courses and all the associated golf amenities. More cultural activities can be enjoyed at historic Cartagena just along the coast, which has a castle, a theatre and several museums.
City: Mar de Cristal | Neighborhood: Ribera Beach
City: Mar de Cristal | Neighborhood: Albatros & Arona