Spend a leisurely day at the beach in one of Spain's most beautiful resort areas, a thin finger of land that separates the Mediterranean Sea from a sheltered lagoon.
Depart from the pier and enjoy a scenic drive east to La Manga, one of the most popular coastal areas in all of Spain. It's no wonder. The setting is absolutely spectacular, as La Manga is a thin strip of land about 22 miles long that separates the Mediterranean Sea from La Manga del Mar Menor, which is known as "The Sandbar of the Minor Sea." Although the bodies of water were once connected, eventually the volcanic reefs between them captured enough sand to form the La Manga sandbar. It has been a popular resort area since the 1960s.
You'll spend nearly three hours on lovely Cavanna Beach, doing whatever you please. You might swim in the warm shallow waters of lagoon which is also known as the Great Pool or Little Sea. La Manga del Mar Menor is the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe. Watersports are plentiful and even if you don't join in the fun, it's entertaining to watch the water-skiers, jet-skiers and windsurfers zipping through the crystalline waters. If you have nothing on your mind but relaxation, you might lie in the sun, stretch out under an umbrella and read, or dine in one of the beachside cafés. At the appointed time and location, you'll rejoin your coach and make the scenic drive back to Cartagena. Those who miss the return transfer will need to make their own way back to the ship at their own expense.
Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion but can include sandy and natural surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual beach clothing; swimwear; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Beach loungers and umbrellas are not included in the cost of this tour but are available for rent at Cavanna Beach. Those who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.