RiberaBeach, Mar de Cristal -
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Ribera Beach is located in an ideal place just a stones throw away from the best beach on the Mar de Cristal ( meaning "Crystal Sea" ) of the Mar Menor.
This secluded residential complex is renowned for its crystal clear waters that are a paradise for swimmers and a heaven for all types of water sports fans.
Mar de Cristal fully caters for all your needs, offers excellent travel links with direct access to the motorway and proximity to Murcia and Alicante airports.
Just behind the residential area, you can enjoy the Calblanque natural park, with kilometres of unspoiled beaches on the Mediterranean.
Alternatively, the nearby top class La Manga Golf Club offers you a lively international atmosphere ( casinos, shops, restaurants, 3 championship golf courses, etc ).
There is also a local "English Shop" for all those little "tastes from home" you may miss.
The nearby villages of Cabo de Palos, El Algar , Los Belones or La Union add to the range of cultural offer with additional leisure and shopping facilities. There are a number of supermarkets/indoor shopping centres and most days there are also open air local markets.
Why did we choose this area ?
We have a young family, and this area allows for an ideal family holiday. There is a shared swimming pool, with an attached smaller swimming pool for young children. The beach is only 5 minutes walk, and the area is very safe and "child friendly". There are a variety of restaurants within Mar de Cristal and also a local tennis club which welcomes holiday makers.
The Mar Menor is a lagoon with sea temperatures several degrees warmer than the Mediterranean and shallow safe waters ideal for children.
All shops/restaurants/play areas are all within walking distance and hence a car is not essential, but is desirable to discover the local area further afield. The area is well served by public transport.
There is so much history and culture in the area ( Roman city of Cartagena only 15 minutes away) plus light houses, the local working villages, the salt lakes and of course the natural reserve to contrast the beach. The area is surrounded by two seas Mar Manor and the Mediterranean.
Also for the Golf enthusiast there are a number of first class world courses available nearby,
You will not see all on your first visit but will come back again and again to discover, experience and fall in love with all this area has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar de Cristal 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia /Alicante 20 km, Nearest railway: Cartagena 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Murcia region
The “Ribera Beach” development enjoys an exceptional location in the South- East of Spain at the South
of the Mar Menor (Murcia).
Murcia region sits between two seas, the Mediterranean Sea and The Mar
Menor which is the largest salt water lake in Europe, famous for
Therapeutic Properties. Likewise benefits arrive from a superb climate,
boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year, blessing the area with a
personality which is hard to find anywhere else.
The idea for this Development is that you may enjoy your relaxation
without wasting anytime, in a private paradise combining peace and quiet
within the environment, enabling you to experience to the full the pleasures of a lake that is unique in
Europe. Hence we are surrounded by a unique complex that consists of a marina, tennis and sailing
schools, and 3 golf courses at only 3 kilometres away.
This Residential Complex is located a few minutes from the most
luxurious sports complex of Europe, “La Manga Club”, one of the best
golf resorts in the European Community.
In addition to the many benefits offered by this area of the Mar Menor,
there are connections with any point in Spain and Europe.
By air, Ribera Beach Urbanization is 20 minutes away from San Javier
Airport and 50 minutes from Altet Airport in Alicante. By road, it is
connected to the rest of Europe by the A-7 motorway (the Mediterranean
Motorway), of which the N-332 dual carriageway takes you right to your
One more charming attraction within this environment is that it is only a
few minutes away from the Calblanque National Park, besides a number of traditional fishing villages,
where you can taste the rich and varied cuisine of Murcia region.
Ribera Beach complex contains three floors of 2 & 3 bedrooms apartments
Mar De Cristal
The Costa Calida is situated on the south eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. It is bordered by
the Costa Blanca to the North, and the Costa Almeria to the south.
The Costa Calida is blessed with many kilometres of fine sandy beaches, with some areas backed by
dunes and virgin pine forests. The many towns and villages on the coast are proud of their promenades and beaches. Town beaches are well served by bars and restaurants, many with great views of the Mar Menor and La Manga.?
The seawater is warm and very pleasant for bathing. The Mar Menor is shallow (which helps it get warm quickly), and the beaches slope gently, making them ideal for families with young children, and anyone who prefers not to be buffeted by the waves.?
The Mar Menor is surrounded by the districts of San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, Santiago de
la Ribera, Los Alcazares and La Manga.
The historic port town of Cartagena has many monuments, museums and architectural treasures from bygone days. This town was a strategic fortified Mediterranean port for more than two thousand years.
La Manga Club
The world famous 5 star luxury resort, La Manga Club, with its three 18-hole courses and world
class accommodation is situated close to the southern shores of the Mar Menor. A luxurious playground set in 1400 acres of lush, rolling countryside scattered with thousands of palm trees and surrounded by lemon groves.
Leisure & recreation
The Costa Calida has great sports and leisure facilities. The larger towns and villages all have
well equipped sports centres usually with tennis or paddle courts available for hire. Several riding stable offer guided tours and lessons. There are numerous golf courses on the coast, and many more within a I hour drive, either inland, or towards Alicante.
Many kilometres beckon walkers and long distance runners alike. Much of the area is quite flat, and with generally quiet roads, it is a joy for cycling enthusiasts.
There are several sports marinas where fishing boats can be hired, with or without crew.
Most water-sports a well catered for, with dive schools, windsurfing, sailing, and canoeing all
available at different locations.
The plains of the Costa Calida are incredibly fertile, and produce a vast array of fresh fruit and vegetables, which make up the base ingredients of the regions cuisine.
Rice is a staple here, and finds it's way into many dishes.
The abundant and varied seafood from the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, along with game and farmed meat from the nearby mountains complete the picture.
Some typical dishes are: "arroz y conejo" rice with rabbit, "arroz de verduras" rice and vegetables; "arroz y costillejas" rice and ribs; "arroz marinero" seafood rice; "paella huertana" a vegetable paella; "potaje" a rich stew dish; "menestra" a dish of sauteed vegetables; "habas con jamón" ham and broad beans; "caldo
Murciano" a local soup dish; "zaragollo"; "chuletas al ajo cabañil" garlic chops; and "pescado a la sal" baked fish in salt. The king prawns are particularely fine, and the "huevas de
mújol" a type of caviar, are highly prised.
Many desserts and cakes, often based on the local almonds, are made here. Try the famous “Jijona”
ice-creams which are still made traditionally and have genuine “Nougat” ice-cream, also made with the almonds of the region.
The fine wines from Jumilla and Yecla are known throughout Spain and beyond for their earthy, full
bodied, rounded, fruity flavours.
Blessed by a mild Mediterranean climate it has around 315 days of sun per year. Minimum
temperatures range between 12-14C and maximum temperatures between 20-22C in winter. Summer temperatures vary between 18-20C minimum and between 30-35C maximum.
The average annual temperature is 18C
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