A mere 15 minute drive south from Orihuela Costa brings you to the northern shorelines of Costa Cálida and Mar Menor, where the town of San Pedro del Pinatar is situated at its northernmost part. The sandy beaches and shallow waters provide safe bathing for young and old alike. This unique inland sea is also ideal for the many marinas and clubs teaching a wide variety of water sports.
The health benefits of the Mar Menor have been well documented, the water being very saline with high levels of calcium, iodine, magnesium and sodium making it very popular for people seeking relief from a variety of ailments.
To go bathing in the mud baths of the coastal villages of Mar Menor, Lo Pagan, Santiago de la Ribera and Los Alcazares, are popular places to visit also for anti-stress treatments.