Things to Do in the Area

Bike Hire

Rental of leisure bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes and road bikes, helmets and locks included. Free delivery and collection to most golf resorts in Murcia. For more information and bookings go to www.murciabikehire.co.uk.

Birdwatching

Guided trips to the best habitat in the area. You will be surprised at how many different species can be seen in a short period of time. For more information visit www.spainbirdwatching.com.

Boat Trips and Watersports

Why not try a luxury sailing boat trip, a motor cruiser trip or a fishing trip. For the more adventurous there is jetskiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tube and banana rides. For more information and bookings go to www.chartermuffy.com.

Crazy Golf

Various golf based games for all the family with café bar and terrace. Based just a few minutes drive from Mar Menor Golf Resort in Los Alcazares. For more information and bookings go to www.golfdelux.eu.

Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Snorkelling, Stand up Paddle, Windsurfing

Watersports centre based on Mar Menor near La Manga Club. Lessons, safaris, boat trips, rental of equipment, multi-activity packages. For more information and bookings go to www.aqua-adicta.co.uk or e-mail: aqua.adicta@gmail.com.

Football

Pinatar Arena located in San Pedro Del Pinatar has 3 natural grass football pitches laid out to FIFA specifications. 1 Central football pitch with stadium lighting and stands for up to 3500 spectators. 1 Seven a side pitch. Training areas specific to goalkeepers. Training equipment such as mobile goals, mini goals, cones, etc... Platforms to record training sessions and football matches. 4 large changing rooms with independent areas for massages and ice baths. A covered swiming pool to relax and recuperate. A physiopherapy clinic for sport and nutrition. A 900 m2 gymnasium with rooms for activities such as (spinning, pilates, yoga, etc.) Pinatar Arena also hosts training sessions and friendly matches for European football teams. For more information visitwww.pinatararena.com

Junior football academy courses run in the school holidays. For more information visit www.lamangaclub.com

Hiring of football pitches available at Condado De Alhama Golf Resort, Kings College in La Torre Golf Resort, La Manga Golf Resort.

Go Karting

The go karting circuit at La Manga is worth a visit for both adults and children. There is large go karting circuit with children’s play area and inflatable’s. For more information visit www.lamangagokart.com. There is also a go karting circuit close to San Javier Airport visit www.gokartsmarmenor.com for more information.

Golf

Golfers are really spoilt for choice here! Choose from one of many of the beautiful courses in the area or play a different course every day. For discount green fees and bookings go to www.clubmurcia.com.

Gymnasiums

Pinatar Arena has a 900 square meter fitness center equipped with the latest machinery. A wide range of machines will allow you to work all areas of your body with full warranty. Fitness, cardio, strength... In Pinatar Arena gym you can perform a full workout, and you will have the advice of the best professionals that will guide you and resolve any questions you have. Pinatar Arena also offer a wide range of classes throughout the day including Spinning, Zumba, Areobics, Body Pump, Body Jump, Pilates etc. For more information visit www.pinatararena.com.

Gymnasium with kinetics studio and various different classes plus thermal pools, marine circuit and spa. For more information visit www.thalasiagolf.com.

Gymnasium and swimming pools also at La Torre Intercontinental Hotel and Mar Menor Intercontinental Hotel – For further information visit www.intercontinental.com.

There are also gymnasiums on the following golf resorts: Condado De Alhama Golf Resort, El Valle Golf Resort, La Manga Golf Resort, Las Colinas Golf Resort, La Torre Golf Resort, Mar Menor Golf Resort. There is an outdoor Gym on Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort.

Horse Riding

Equestrian centre located in beautiful countryside at Corvera. Large arena. Riding, vaulting, jumping, dressage, showjumping, riding tours/hacks in the Sierra de Carrascoy mountains and surrounds. For more information go to http://www.eqcentroecuestre.net/.

Peraleja Golf Resort also offers riding lessons and hacking out in the surrounding protected land area. For more information and bookings e-mail info@clubdegolflaperaleja.com.

Kitesurfing

Professional kitesurfing school located on beautiful Los Narejos Beachfront. Shop, café and the most amazing rooftop chill out bar in the area. More information at www.spinosaboards.com.

Motocross, Enduro, Trail and Off Road Riding

In the Murcia region there is a range of tracks, challenging mountain trails, dry river beds and rough country roads. For more information and bookings go to www.solmoto.com.

Join the Motocross training camp in Murcia held in January to March each year, open to all ages and levels. For more information visit - www.crockstar.co.uk.

Mud Baths

Free mud baths! The salty lakes in Lo Pagan are supposed to have therapeutic benefits. Special jetties have been built to enable people to cover themselves with the mud. A layer of the mud applied to the skin will absorb all the toxins of the peripheral system tissue and eliminate toxic nodes in the dermis. Also good for many skin conditions, arthritis, rheumatism, gout and fractures. If you prefer to have your mud therapy treatment in private you can pay for this at the nearby Thalasia Spa Hotel – For more information and bookings go to www.thalasiagolf.com.

Organised Tours

There are also many organized excursions in the area. For guided tours in Spanish, English, German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish visit www.turismopaisdelsol.com or choose from the many guided winery tours www.silvanogarcia.es or www.casadelaermita.es.

Padel Tennis

Padel Tennis courts in Mar Menor Golf Resort. Lessons available. Floodlit for playing in the cooler evenings. For more information go to www.marmenorresort.com.

Other Padel Tennis courts are available at Peraleja Golf Resort and Condado De Alhama Golf Resort.

Pilates

Improve your balance, flexibility and circulation. Classes held every day at Pinatar Arena - www.pinatararena.com

Pinatar Arena also hold Yoga classes.

Scuba Diving

The waters around the mar menor and Mediterranean are great for scuba diving. Visit www.adventuredivers-spain.com/ for more information. For both beginners and experienced divers.

Shopping

This area is a shopper’s paradise! In Murcia and Cartagena you have the big department stores ‘El Corte Ingles’ then you have various retail parks with stores of Ikea (Murcia only), Mediamarkt, Eroski, Carrefour, Toys R Us, Porcelanosa, Decathlon, Worten, Le Roy Merlin along with ‘Thader’ www.thader.net, Nuevacondomina www.ccnuevacondomina.com and Espacio Mediterraneo www.espaciomediterraneo.net shopping centres with the likes of Zara, Mango, Primark, Cortefiel, Massimo Dutti , Sfera, Benetton and many more. If you cannot find what you are looking for then I am sure you will find it at the brand new shopping village La Zenia Boulevard www.zeniaboulevard.es in La Zenia which is one of Europe’s largest shopping centre. There is also Dos Mares www.centrodosmares.com a smaller shopping centre open 365 days a year, only 5 minutes drive from San Javier Airport. This centre has an Eroski superstore, Worten, Bershka, Peter Murray, Druni, Stradivarius, Puma etc. along with a cinema, bowling alley, McDonalds, Burger King and various other bars and restaurants.

Ski –ing and Snowboarding

The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is only a three hour drive from Murcia. The N340 motorway is clearly signedposted to Granada. Almost guaranteed sunshine, the best spring snow conditions in Europe and cheaper than many other ski resorts in Europe. Runs to suit all levels. For more information visit www.sierranevada.co.uk. We have used the Telecabina Hotel which is in an excellent location with easy access to lifts, bars and restaurants, not a luxurious hotel but warm, comfortable and good buffet breakfast. For more information go to www.hoteltelecabina.com.

Tennis and squash

Internationally renowned tennis centre in La Manga Golf Resort. Floodlit pitches allowing play at night. Squash courts also. For more information and bookings go to www.lamangaclub.com.

Also tennis courts at Condado de Alhama Golf Resort, El Valle Golf Resort, Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, Las Colinas Golf Resort, La Torre Golf Resort, Mar Menor Golf Resort and Peraleja Golf Resort.

Ten Pin Bowling

You can find ten pin bowling in most of the shopping centers in the region. Including Dos Mares (www.centrodosmares.com), La Zenia Boulevard (www.zeniaboulevard.es), Nueva Condomina (www.ccnuevacondomina.com).

Taste Buds is situated minutes from La Torre Golf Resort, an international restaurant with a four lane ten pin bowling alley along with kids amusements. Phone for bookings – 0034 968580628

Water Park and Wildlife Park

Popular water Park situated in Torrevieja with a wide range of attractions. More information can be viewed here - www.torrevieja.aquopolis.es.

Great family day out at the water park/wild life park in Murcia or Benidorm. For more information and to buy online tickets go to www.terranatura.com.