Panoramic views San Juan Beachbar
The Mar Menor, Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, separated by La Manga of the Mediterranean. The lake has a 170 square kilometer coastline, on satellite pictures of the Mar Menor lagoon looks quite dark, it is due to the warm and the shallow water at its deepest is only 7 meters. The shallow lagoon is because of this very popular among young families for a beach vacation.
`The largest pool wereld“ famous swimmer and Hollywood actress Esther Williams called the Mar Menor the largest pool in the world, next to swimming is also great for snorkeling, fishing, kite surfing, windsurfing, supp’en canoeing, sailing and other water sports.
“Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar” located at the north of the lake. You will find a park where salt, mud baths are visited by many tourists.
These baths are free to visit and contain eg calcium, fluoride etc ….. People with skin diseases, juvenile arthritis and rheumatism hoping for their healing properties. Both summer and winter mud baths are very hot.
The Feniciërs were between 1500 and 400 BC. the most important navigators in the Mediterranean, they founded colonies anywhere.
The Feniciërs picked this “Mar Menor” to install their summer residence. In 711 AC came the Moorish kings. Throughout the year, the housing and living conditions were relaxing and soothing as it was for the Phoenicians and the Moors, making it very popular for tourism.
In the middle of the Mar Menor is Isla Mayor or also called Isla del Baron belongs to the town of San Javier. The name Isla Mayor ………. means the big island! So this is the largest island and extends over 93.8 hectares. It is an extinct volcanic cone that gives the island its typical round shape. This island is a private island and is not open to tourism.
His second name, Isla del Baron obtained the baron of Benifayó.
This island can be rented for 10 people including 2 staff members
Isla Perdiguera is a volcanic island located next to the Isla Mayor. The island has eroded volcanic cones which is caused by the strong sea breeze. It is the second largest island. In earlier times there were several jetties for the restaurants on the island .Despite you here and there can still find parts of the walls, the restaurants past time and it is now a protected landscape. From Los Alcazares opposite our beach bar SanJuan depart by boat to the island and to go where you still hikers may encounter.
Isla del Ciervo
This southernmost island of the Mar Menor which is about 7 million years old, has two volcanic cones.
Isla del Ciervo belongs to Cartagena , and has an area of 16.3 hectares. Being close to the coast can this accomlish. In the old days there was a road but it has been removed due healthy ecosystem interactions of the island.
Isla del Sujeto
Isla del Sujeto is one of the smaller islands with an area of 2.4 hectares, there was never built on this island.
Like Isla Rondella is the summit of an undersea volcano cone. It is the only island that has retained a crater.
Isla Rondella, also called Isla Redonda (round island), is located in the southern part of the Mar Menor and is the smallest island. This island has special round forms and is very hilly. It is an important breeding area for waterfowl.
In summer the area populated with many tourists from Murcia and Madrid, so you can tase the real Spain.
The villages of Santiago de la Ribera, Los Alcazares, El Carmoli, Los Nietos, Cabo de Palos and La Manga are all located on the Mar Menor.
Los Alcázares is the place where San Juan beach bar is located, with a permanent population of about 15,000 residents.
The Mar Menor also has year-round good conditions for sailors, kite surfers and windsurfers! What makes it very safe for a beginner and the more experienced sailors can sail through the ports of La Manga Mediterranean along the coast.
Los Alcázares is the chosen destination for generations of people from Murcia and Madrid, with their annual celebrations of the huertanos, and fills the city with the smell of tipical tapas from Murcia, colorful costumes of folk dancers and a selection of artisan crafts from the region.
Annually is celebrated Easter, three days there to visit various activities including the medieval market, fireworks on the beach and also the invasion of the Moors in the 16th / 17th century. All these activities are (almost) all follow on the terrace of San Juan Beach Bar.
Los Alcazares is also a community of various foreign nationalities including Dutch, German, Scandanavian and Brits.
Throughout the village will also visit many activities in English are like San Juan Beach Bar.
Where is Los Alcazares? L.A. can be found on the coast in the municipality of Murcia, 15 min drive north of the port city of Cartagena with an international harbor and 60min drive to the south of Alicante where you can fly to your destination. Outside Alicante international airport Corvera also got a airport what is driving half an hour. The best option is in Los Narejos. You will find a small military airport that flies onto your country.