Various photographs from La Manga Strip - Mar Menor - Costa Calida - Spain.
The Costa Calida is a stunningly beautiful place with craggy mountains, golden beaches and nature reserves. The coastline stretches from San Pedro de Pinatar at the northern end of the Mar Menor down to the south of Puerto de Mazarron. The northern section is made up of the La Manga peninsula and Mar Menor with the southern section running from Cabo de Palos promontory to the resort town of Aguilas.
One of the delights of the Costa Calida is the Mar Menor which translates as Little Sea. There are five islands within it and nowhere is it more than seven metres deep. The water is warmer than the Mediterranean by an average of two degrees due to the shallow depth and the only access to the Mediterranean being via a narrow channel.