Whether you want to learn to sail a dinghy, learn to windsurf explore the area in a kayak or try stand up paddle then give us a call at Aqua Adicta. We are located in Mar de Cristal on the shores of the Mar Menor and just 10 mins drive from La Manga Club. Children as young as 5 can go kayaking (with an adult!), the minimum age for sailing and windsurfing is 8 years.
Kitesurfing schools and equipment hire are available in Los Narejos (Spinosa) and La Manga Strip (Mas Kite). Most kitesurf schools teach children from 14 years and upwards.
The Mediterranean sea and the Cabo de Palos area of Spain offers some fantastic dives and is home to the famous Islas Hormigas Marine park which is one of the best areas to scuba dive in Spain. It is a well established breeding ground for the typical local fish such as Groupers, Barracudas, Jacks and Moray Eels. Many dive schools are located in Cabo de Palos Naranjito and Planeta Azul both have a good reputation.
If you want to go snorkelling in warm shallow water why not book a kayak safari or motor boat trip with Aqua Adicta. We can take you out to explore the Mar Menor, islands and wildlife; these trips are suitable for children as young as 5 years. This type of trip is great if you have never snorkelled before.
There are some rocky coves around the headland at Cabo de Palos which offer some great snorkelling when the water of the mediterranean is calm and flat.
The Calblanque Natural Park is the most wonderful place to go walking. It has great views over the surrounding countryside and beautiful beaches for a swim at the end of a hot walk! There are also great walks at Bolnuevo near Mazarrón and also Lo Pagán on the Mar Menor.
See our blog for photos and descriptions of a number of walks around the area.
Due to the very flat landscape around the Mar Menor it is a very popular spot for cycling whether it be road biking or heading off on dirt tracks. For those who want more of a challenge the Calblanque Natural Park offers some great trails for mountain bikers.
If you wish to hire bikes during your stay and you are located in or near La Manga Club try Biking La Manga who have a range of good quality mountain and road bikes for hire and also offer bike repair. You can also get direct access to the Calblanque Natural Park from their shop.
You can also have bikes delivered to you accommodation. Border Bike Hire provide this service; please email them to book in advance. You will need to hire the bikes for several days to get free delivery.
There are 8 golf courses within a 30 minute drive to cater for all handicap levels and budgets. They include Las Serenas and the Mar Menor Golf Resort near Los Alcazares. El Valle,
La Manga Club, famous for its sporting facilities is only 10 mins away. It has three 18 hole golf courses, a football centre that attracts premiership teams for winter training, tennis centre, mountain bike hire, hotel and spa.
It is very popular with golfers during the winter months and with families during the summer as there are so many organised activities for children. There are many restaurants and bars on site though these do tend to be rather expensive.
La Manga Club has an excellent tennis centre where they offer coaching for adults and children.
Mar de Cristal also has a well run tennis centre with English speaking coaches; please contact them directly for details.
There are two stables close to Los Belones; both will offer rides along the beaches and in the hills of the Calblanque Natural Park. Rancho de La Fuente may be found in Las Baracas near the top of the hill and the other, El Puntal, on the approach road to La Manga Club.
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