If you’re seeking a seaside Spain villa for rental in the Mar Menor (little sea) region of Spain you will not be disappointed as there are a lot of villas and apartments by the sea. Tour operators have traditionally made their living by charging commission on the rental to the public; however this is now under threat by owners who are quite happy to rent their apartment or villa direct to the holiday-making public. Tourists are also happy to rent direct as they save on the tour operators’ commission. Holidaymakers can find beach front property in Spain on line by putting in searches like ‘holiday villa select’, luxury villa for rental in Spain or even ‘Seaside Spain villa’ etc. Needless to say, there are web sites claiming to put you in touch with the owners direct but you are actually dealing with a tour operator etc. It is advisable therefore to make sure you are talking directly to the owner and don’t be afraid to ask ‘are you the owner’.
The Mar Menor is theoretically a part of the Mediterranean Sea, but locally it is considered to be a large salt-water lagoon. It is located on the picturesque Costa Calida which is in the Murcia region of Spain. Seaside Spain villa to rent and beach front property Spain rentals are very popular in the la Manga del Mar Menor area. The la Manga del Mar Menor which is a piece of land not much more than a sandbar, just about cuts the lagoon off from the rest of the sea. For this reason it is a popular area for many water sports including snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and particularly swimming. Visitors staying in a beach front property Spain rental can benefit from the amazing waters of the Mar Menor which is renowned for being about five degrees warmer than the surrounding sea meaning that it is enjoyable to swim there at all times of the year. Another amenity in this area is the noted, open-air, curative mud baths in Lo Pagan, which are at the northern end of the Mar Menor.
Holidaymakers staying in a beach front property in Spain may feel that they want to get away from the beach for a while and see some of the sights. To the south of the Mar Menor is the ancient city of Cartagena where visitors can find some interesting places to visit including the recently restored Roman theatre of Carthago Nova. There is an open top bus which will take you on a tour of the city and a boat which will take you out and around the port area.
Holidaymakers wishing to rent a seaside Spain villa will probably need to search in the central areas in places like Los Alcazares. Holiday apartments to rent in Spain are usually on offer here and this trendy resort is well-liked by Spanish holidaymakers as well as foreign visitors. Visitors who want holiday apartments to rent in Spain will discover that Los Alcazares is very easy to get to by car as there is a very modern thoroughfare network in this area. Los Alcazares is also in the fortunate position of being very close to Murcia Airport which is in San Javier which is on the northern shore of Mar Menor.
By renting a beach front property in Spain in this area you will be able to benefit from the great choice of sights to visit in the surrounding region. If you are interested in wildlife the saltpans to the north of Mar Menor are a must-see. They encompass some of the most remarkable wetland areas in Europe with an extensive variety of wildlife and birds to be seen. Another wildlife haven not to be missed is a stretch of coastline to the south of Mar Menor known as the Calblanque Natural Park. Here you may spot a bird which is not often seen called Bonelli’s eagle (eagle owl). Apart from the wildlife there is a fabulous pine forest and excellent hiking routes where you can explore the amazing rock formations. After this exciting day away you will be pleased to get back to your seaside Spain villa to re-group and plan another exhilarating day out.
Lastly we would like to give you some advice if you are booking your seaside spain villa yourself direct from the owner. We recommend organising your own accommodation also your flights and car-hire but we would advise you to contact a professional when it comes to travel insurance. You don’t want to be caught out with inadequate cover so go to a broker who will sell you travel insurance to suit your needs and be sure to shop around for the best price.