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Camping And Caravanning La Manga
Autovia Cartagena
La Manga
Spain   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 800
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 10 Reviews
              6/10 from 10 Reviews

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Date of Visit: March 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Awesome60s 12 reviews from this member

My other reviews remain valid but I thought it might be helpful just to add a bit more.

We were tempted to return to this campsite for some time this year but sadly decided against anything but a very short stay.

There is no doubt that for walkers and cyclists of all abilities the site provides excellent opportunities.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Iggycamper 36 reviews from this member

Stayed here about a week mainly because of good weather and fairly good tracks for my OH's mobility scooter! Note that the site is quite narrow, and is probably over 1/2 mile long from entrance to sea front. Many pitches are permanently occupied with almost shanty town additions to what was a small caravan.

Used the fairly large but not exactly plush pool - no sun beds etc! The local beach/sea inside lagoon not very pleasant - but visited (on foot and scooter. ) a proper beach on the med. About 3 miles away - Cassie wasn't too keen on the 'Perros Non' signs however! (Good dog walks 'in the desert' (almost!)adjacent to the site tho')

The regular C&C Club winter rally had just started, running from October to April so some folks must like it here! However we felt the need to move on after a week! Best feature was the good value restaurant on the site. Good terrestrial TV reception, wi-fi only worked with a usb booster fitted to my netbook.

Probably will not return.

Date of Visit: January 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gonediving 8 reviews from this member

Just returned from more quality time in Spain during the winter with more time spent at La Manga to obtain our diving fix. Be warned - cycle theft is on the increase. Ours were stolen during the night even though secured with large chains etc. There were many thefts during our time there and no interest from the owners to get on top of it.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Awesome60s 12 reviews from this member

This is an interesting site. The main attraction for us is its location which provides ample opportunity to walk and cycle. The toilet blocks are quite satisfactory. A large part of the site is given over to static vans and chalets many of which seem to have been there for some time. Some of them appear to be residential. The site is adjacent to a busy dual carriageway either side of which is a service road. This makes cycling less hazardous; but still beware of fast inattentive drivers ! Main road traffic noise reduces to zero the further into the site one goes.

There is a reasonable Supermarket on site and the local Supermarket is about an hours walk away in the small town; it is more easily reached by two wheels or the car. The town has a good market once a week, a couple of good cafes and a very reasonable Chinese Restaurant. A very attractive harbour, plenty of beaches, and a vast National Park in reasonable proximity add to the areas magnetism.

But for me there is a downside. It's always important to be vigilant wherever you might be 'camping or caravanning'. And La Manga is no exception. In our experience ( we have stayed in La Manga four times now ) it may be prudent to take extra care. A 12mm bicycle chain and lock presented no problem to the bolt-cutters used by the thieves who removed our bicycles in the middle of the night - and it seems I am not the first to report bicycle theft when reviewing this site!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gonediving 8 reviews from this member

Your either love or hate this site. We have now stayed here 4 times over the past couple of years as it is such a convenient site to go scuba diving at Cabo De Palos with Rivemar who are one of our favourite dive operators in Europe.

The site is huge and a cycle is a good means of transport to go to the well equipped supermarket at one end of the site and the bar / restaurant at the other end. There are swimming pools (in door one only available during the winter), tennis courts, boules. Reasonable standard toilet / shower / washing up blocks in abundance.

Pitches are well demarcated by trees and shrubs, each have their own electricity and water supply. We also stayed during the winter last year and we were concerned about the metered electricity bill on leaving as only a certain amount is included in your pitch fee. We found that we did not have any extra to pay on leaving so as long as you are sensible and not trying to heat an awning area 12 hours a day it should not result in an additional costs. You do pay for wifi and you have to take your chances as to whether you are in an area with a good signal.

Cycle routes into La Manga and along the coast are fantastic for getting fit. Walking treks are also good in the area. Thoroughly recommend getting the bus to Cartagena - great museums and shopping.

This was the first time we had stayed end June and into the middle of July. When we arrived in June, the campsite (except for the permanent sites - my husband calls it shanty town) was almost empty - it was quite eerie. All of the over winter people had gone home to UK, Germany etc and there were a handful of British full timers remaining who seemed to spend a portion of the day checking the property of other full timers who had gone back to the UK for the summer.

As we moved into July so the site began to get very noisy with Spaniards coming for their summer holidays and very much letting their hair down which tended to extend into the early hours. Security patrols increased in July and we thought at first this was a token attempt to show some sort of presence, until the day we were loading dive gear into a friends car and the security patrol stopped us to make sure someone was not running off with our property. We were impressed at the way it was handled and made us feel more secure.

As we are not really party animals we would not want to stay at La Manga in July again and most certainly not in August. But as a base to stay in the sun during the winter it is a great location and very good value.

Date of Visit: February 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Awesome60s 12 reviews from this member

An interesting site. Very large. Bicycle or similar auxiliary transport is useful.

Plenty to do in the area either walking, cycling, motoring, or by bus. According to those we met you either like this site - or you hate it. We understood what they meant.

The WiFi ( we were charged about 25 euros for 14 days )is not reliable. True it is site wide but it is over-used and so most of the time there is no available band width. Do not be misled by the free WiFi trial offered; in our experience it was not a good example of what to expect.

Be careful with your electricity use. Beyond 6kw per day additional charges are levied. The site security is quite baffling.

The installed barriers are simply lifted without question to anyone who beeps the horn ! We were however pleased we visited, but sorry we stayed so long ( two weeks ) and would be unlikely to return.

The area is what beckons; not the site.

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