Los Nietos, Mar Menor
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Accommodation in a typical fishing village seaside of the "Mar Menor"
It is ideal for any type of person, whether you intend to relax and have a lot of activity, this town will give you what you want. It is situated just 10 Km from the best clubs in the Murcia coast, 15 km from the mining town of La Union, the home of singing and flamenco, and 30 km from the ancient city of Cartagena, where you will find hundreds of cultural activities to make : visit castles, museums, art and performances. All these visits can be made by a small railway that connects the village to the city.
The Mar Menor, with 180 square kilometers, is the largest salt lake in Europe. It is separated from the Mediterranean by a narrow strip of sand 22 miles long and between 100 and 800 meters wide, called La Manga del Mar Menor.
The natural environment, good climate, water quality and the best conditions for water sports make the Mar Menor is a tourist destination reference.
Currently, the Mar Menor offers great places to visit, offering a mix of traditional fishing and mining, relatively recent population centers, a range of dining and entertainment, in which especially the possibility of water sports, such as sailing or scuba diving.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Los Nietos 50 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: San Javier - Murcia 26 km, Nearest railway: FEVE Cartagena 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
About this location
The Murcia region
Cartagena Coast and La Unión
The coast of Cartagena is very varied and along its entire length has different landscapes ranging from high cliffs with hidden coves to large bays to delight any bather, from those in search of comfort and the entire range of services to travellers looking for untouched countryside.
If the visitor starts his journey along the coast of Cartagena from the west, he will come across the villages of Isla Plana and La Azohía, which, with their large sandy beaches and mountain views, are traditional summer resorts. La Azohía has a beautiful polygonal defence tower from the 16th century and is famous for tunny fishing, an age-old art practised by the Arabs. Beyond La Punta de la Azohía, the coast changes to cliffs, with solitary beaches such as Cala Cerrada and Cala Abierta, excellent places for bathing, accessible by sea or by walking down paths, ideal for those who enjoy both active tourism and peace and quiet. After rounding Cabo Tiñoso, an excellent vantage point at an altitude of over 300 m, the traveller reaches an area of virgin coast, dominated by the Mountain Range of La Muela, which has been protected as a result of its high natural value. This area contains the fishing village of El Portús, with its nudist camp site.
To the east of Cartagena, there are different landscapes which include the Regional Park of Calblanque, a privileged area of the coast of Murcia. It has a wealth of species of fauna and flora, with geographical formations as varied as coves, large beaches, fossil dunes, salt flats and mountain slopes, with various routes for visiting the park. Further on are the protected coves of Cala Flores and Cala Reona, near to Cabo de Palos. This area, which also includes the surroundings of Islas Hormigas and Isla Grosa, is especially interesting for divers due to the fauna and flora that live on the rocky sea bottom. In the Mar Menor area, Playa Honda, Mar de Cristal and Islas Menores are villages of summer and seafaring tradition and are popular with the faithful tourist who returns year after year in search of its peaceful environment. This also happens in Los Nietos, a small fishing village which fills to the brim in summer. Further to the north, in Los Urrutias, is the Regatta Club of the Mar Menor. In the village of Los Belones, very near to La Manga, there is an important Golf complex with 54 holes; it also has tennis courts, areas for learning to play golf and a gymnasium. A complete sports offer in beautiful natural surroundings. There are also two horse riding centres in the same area for those who prefer a relaxing trek on horseback.
The coast of Cartagena is completed with La Manga, a wide section of land surrounded by two seas, with long fine sandy beaches and equipped with all the tourist infrastructures you could need for an excellent holiday.
La Union's mining history has been a deciding factor in shaping and forming the landscape on this short stretch of the coast. The range in colours of the various minerals give the area an exotic beauty which the visitor can appreciate on the journey towards the coast.
Large pond, Small sea, throughout history, the so-called Mar Menor has had different names, all of which coincide in the description of a phenomenon that nature designed as a great coastal lake (originally, an open bay) of 170 km2 of warm saltwater.
Since distant times, the wealth of its water, the kindness of the climate and the beauty of the area as a whole attracted many people. The Iberians and Phoenicians and, later, the Arabs have a part in the history of the Mar Menor. In the Moslem period, it was known as the Mar Chico, and the place known today as Los Alcázares (from the Arabic Al-Ksar, literally translated as "place of residence") was chosen for their recreational houses. The continuous skirmishes with pirates from Algeria led to the need to construct watchtowers, some of which are conserved today, such as that of El Ramé or Rami. Until the 18th century, the area was occupied only by inhabitants dedicated to fishing and to the exploitation of the salt flats. From the 19th century, these centres gradually became centres for recreation and relaxation for the inhabitants of La Huerta, who established their summer residence next to the coast, attracted mainly by the curative properties of its brackish water. Even today, the Mar Menor remains faithful to the concept of ¿residential area¿ characterised by rest and tranquillity.
The warm waters of the Mar Menor, with a maximum depth of 7 metres, hold the ideal conditions and means for those who enjoy open or group sailing. Furthermore, visitors to this area can enjoy all the advantages of the Sailing Station of the Mar Menor, which in keeping with the ski station concept, offers a set of sailing, sports and tourist infrastructures together with hotels, accommodation and establishments for leisure and learning grouped together in one place: the entire Shore area of the Mar Menor and La Manga. This large saltwater lake has ideal climatic conditions (315 days of sunshine per year and an average annual temperature of 18ºC) for the continuous practice of water sports.
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20 Sep 2013
La estancia sencillamente GENIAL en limpieza y comodidades, el pueblo muy sereno con playa tranquila, se puede visitar La Manga, Cartagena, San Pedro de Pinatar y darte un baño de lodo; así como otras poblaciones con encanto, todas cercanas a los Nietos, para luego volver a la casa y relajarte en su porche a la fresca. Los caseros Sres. Josè y Joaquina nos enviaban sms para indicarnos donde tomar un buen cafe "El Pucho" o visitar un mercadillo. Son encantadores y pendientes de nuestra comodidad en la casa. Hemos pasado una semana realmente de vacaciones y recomendada a familiares y amigos. Un saludo desde Barcelona.
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