Mar Menor is located on Spain’s Costa Calida and the largest salt lake to be found in Europe. It measures an area of 170km square and only goes to a depth of 7 metres. This is an extremely unique location to visit when staying in this part of Spain. But of course if you want to explore this and other parts of the Costa Calida it is important to arrange Mar Menor car hire first.
By arranging a car to drive around the Costa Calida you can then explore the saltpans that surround the lake mentioned above. This allows you to then reach the wetlands to the north of the area and which is known in Europe for being the habitat of a wide variety of birds and wildlife.
Although you may want to spend a number of days exploring all that the Mar Menor has to offer there are plenty of other wonderful places to enjoy. There are several towns and cities to be found within this part of the Costa Calida that you can learn a great deal more about life in this area throughout the many centuries when it has been occupied by the Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians.
Some of the most favoured places that tourists to this area like to visit with their Mar Menor hire car including the towns of San Pedro del Pinatar, Cartagena and of course the regions capital Murcia. However if you are the sporting type then there are plenty of other activities available not far and within Mar Menor that you can enjoy.
For those who like to play a round of golf or two then why not visit the world famous sport resort of La Manga. This is situated on a narrow strip of land and has seen quite a large amount of development take place to ensure that the best quality facilities are provided for those who enjoy sports.
However, if you would prefer to enjoy anything to do with the water there are several places along the Costa Calida where a variety of water sports can be enjoyed. You can if you want try a spot of windsurfing or if you would prefer some scuba diving.
Of course if you would like to just relax and unwind you can of course sit on the beach but why not use your Mar Menor hire car and travel to the town of Lo Pagan. Here you will find mud baths that are supposed to come with special healing properties.