With its 320 days of sunshine a year Isla Plana offers a lot to do; nice beaches, nature preserves with hiking trails, one of Europe’s best waters for diving, golf, whale and dolphin safari, wine tasting, skiing…
The guests have access to a large communal swimming pool and jacuzzi, which is exclusively for residents and accessed with a key. If you prefer to swim in the sea, it is only a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach.
The main beach in Isla Plana is a 10 minute walk away. Then you have lovely beaches of Puerto de Mazarron is located only 5 minutes drive away, there is also a nice new marina.
The port of Cartagena, which is a 30 minute drive away on the Mediterranean Costa Calida, has been prized since Carthaginian times. Thanks to its strategic location on the Murcia coast it has been inhabited by several cultures that have left their mark on his artistic legacy.
The Sierra Espuñas regional Reserve is a 30 minute drive away, in the central part of the region of Murcia, between the districts of Alhama de Murcia, Totana and Mula. This area is full of contrasts, where visitors can find everything from forests, steppes and high mountain scenery, rivers and reservoirs, and dry or irrigated agricultural areas.
Murcia a beautiful town which is 45 minutes drive away. This region has over 3000 hours of sunshine per year, and its coastline is bathed in the warm waters of the two seas. In fact, the coastline is known as the Costa Calida (the warm coast), and is home to endless beaches and small coves that offer more options for leisure, sport and wellness.
Boats starts from Cartagena and you also get the opportunity to snorkel in these waters with a lot of fish. The home port is the Yacht Port Cartagena, and it includes both free parking, showers and toilets. You are close to the city center with Roman Theatre and Archaelogical Museum.
In the area around Murcia are several golf courses, about 19 within a 50 km radius. Championship Course La Manga Club South Corse, which is mentioned in several golf magazines, is close by as well as March Manor located in Murcia close to the apartments.
In Isla Plana is a nature reserve with miles of great hiking trails. You have hiking trails on the mountain directly behind the apartments with magnificent views of Isla Plana. On the following website you can find all the hikes in the Murcia Region click here…
For those interested in football Murcia has a team that plays in Secunda Division just below La Liga. This league keeps a good standard and is very worth seeing. There are also other teams in the vicinity. Murcia is located about 50 minutes drive away.
Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon you will find in Mar Menor, with fine sandy beaches and the water is much warmer than the sea. San Pedro del Pinatar and Los Alcazares are some very nice small towns close by. If you are lucky, you can see pink flamingos while you are here but the biggest chance to see the flamingos you have in Santa Pola, just south of Alicante.
2 1/2 hour from the apartments is the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s most southerly ski resort. Sierra Nevada has snow starting from November to May. Here you can ski 3300 m above the sea and the resort has the most sunshine hours of any ski resort in Europe.
In Murcia, about 50 minutes by car from the apartments you will find a combined aqua park/wildlife park. You can swim with sea lions, go on a night safari or visit the amazing animal show. There is lot of fun for all ages. Terra Natura Murcia click here … a>
Spain is famous for its festivals (fiestas) many of which have their origin in religious events. Every town and village has its own festival, which includes colorful processions, fireworks and feasting. Here you will find the most important celebrations on the Costa Calida, click here … find festivals in Mazarron click here. ..
La Zenia Boulevard
La Zenia Boulevard is Alicante province’s largest shopping mall. It is an open center that looks like a charming Mediterranean city with streets and squares. Here you can find brands such as Zara, Adidas, Bennetton, Guess, H & M, Mango, Massimo Dutti etc.. For the kids there is a lot play area with air hockey, electric cars, billiards, slides, train etc.. The mall is located about 1 hour from the apartments.
Boat and Jet ski rental