The Mar Menor, translated to “Minor sea” or “Smaller Sea” in English, is a coastal salty lagoon located in the south-east of the autonomous region of Murcia, near the historic city of Cartagena.
Four municipalities lie by the Mar Menor; Cartagena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Los Alcázares and San Javier. With a surface area of nearly 170 km2, a coastal length of 70 km, and warm and clear water no more than 7 metres in depth, it is the largest lagoon in Spain.
The lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a 22-km-long sandbar called La Manga.
The whole area in general is a hugely popular destination for tourists, especially during the summer season. Nevertheless, Cartagena and San Javier, in particular, are also thriving towns all year round as well.
Because of the water’s relatively high salinity, which aids flotation, the mild climate throughout the year, and the remarkable sporting infrastructures, this is a great place for a wide variety of water sports. This part of the coast is also well-known for other outdoor sports including golf, tennis and cycling.
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