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Area information mar menor, san pedro, san javier, costa calida

Area Information, torre pacheco, san pedro, san javier, los alcazares.

 

Torre Pacheco

A few kilometres inland from the Mar Menor, Torre pacheco is a town of 24,300 that is rapidly expanding. It is a tourist centre but also an agricultural town whose importance has increased with a huge hydraulic scheme that pumps water into the surrounding area via the Tajo and Segura rivers. 
Facilities include a public swimming pool, tennis club, 9 hole pitch and putt course, leisure centre, a further education college, a secondary school and a public library.
Torre Pacheco has excellent communication links, it is 37km from the capital of Murcia, 17km from Cartagena and 9km from the beaches of the Mar Menor.   The Madrid-Cartagena railway line passes through Torre Pacheco and there is a train station in the town.
Murcia airport is 11km away.

A few kilometres inland from the Mar Menor, Torre pacheco is a town of 24,300 that is rapidly expanding. It is a tourist centre but also an agricultural town whose importance has increased with a huge hydraulic scheme that pumps water into the surrounding area via the Tajo and Segura rivers. 
Facilities include a public swimming pool, tennis club, 9 hole pitch and putt course, leisure centre, a further education college, a secondary school and a public library. Plus many golf courses are in this area some by by polaris world and designed by jack nicklaus, el valle golf resort, la torre golf resort, hacienda golf resort, mar menor golf resort, plus the roda golf resort and others.
Torre Pacheco has excellent communication links, it is 37km from the capital of Murcia, 17km from Cartagena and 9km from the beaches of the Mar Menor. The Madrid-Cartagena railway line passes through Torre Pacheco and there is a train station in the town.
Murcia airport is 11km away.

San Pedro Del Pinatar

The name of this town means “St Peter of the Pinewoods, reflecting the surroundings of the area in the past. Today, San Pedro has a population of 15,200, although this can swell to up to 60,000 in the summer months. Located on the dividing line of the Mar Menor, to the north, its famous mud baths in the salt flat area are said to heal skin complaints and rheumatism. There is a nature reserve on the salt flats that is one of the prime areas of ecological importance in Murcia, serving as a resting place for migratory flamingos on their way to Africa. This spectacular event can be witnessed each September, along with numerous other species of nesting and migratory birds. 
San Pedro has a good shopping centre and a weekly street market which takes place each Monday.
The suburb of Lo Pagan has a promenade with a marina and a lengthy beachfront. 
San Pedro is easily accessible, 4km north of Murcia airport, 20km south of Torrevieja and 35km from Murcia.
Las Ramblas, Campoamor and Villamartin Golf Clubs are a 20 minute drive away, whilst La Manga is 30 minutes away on the other side of the lagoon.
San Javier
San Javier enjoys an excellent location next to the Mar Menor with the airport just on the outside of the town. Its lovely church and narrow streets make it a pleasant town to wander through. With a population of 16,700, it is a medium sized town with a number of urbanisations that are continuing to develop.    The town has all the usual banks, supermarkets and shops, as well as a hospital.
The main city of Murcia is a half hour drive away.

Los Alcazares

The town is the largest development on the Mar Menor, originally a typical Spanish town, a week long outdoor fiesta with fireworks, music and shows takes place each October in celebration of Los Alcazares’ municipal independence which was granted in 1983. The town has a permanent population of 5500 which increases dramatically during the summer. It boasts a mile long promenade next to the gorgeous beaches of the Mar Menor and a large marina.
Los Alcazares has many shops, restaurants and bars as well as a new shopping mall and a cinema.
Cartegena is 15km to the southwest and Murcia is a half hour drive away.
There are 4 golf courses within easy reach, La Roda golf and beach resort is only 5 minutes away, and La Torre Resort, Mar menor Resort, El Valle Resort within a 15 minutes drive away.