(2013-14 Winter Season) - Autumn Rally information 21 Sep – 05 Jan
Stewarded by Tracy Doyle and Colin Harris • While this rally is generally quiet, with fewer members than on the winter rally and fewer people around the area, more and more members are discovering the benefits of a warm early autumn break • Many ralliers often join in to put on a popular carol service, usually on Christmas morning • The rally builds in popularity to the busiest period over Christmas • Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include quiz evenings, games nights, boules, fishing trips, barbecues, cheese and wine, meals, dinner dances, dancing, walks, hikes, bike rides and coach excursions to local places of interest.
Winter Rally information 05 Jan – 15 Apr
Stewarded by Carol and Arthur Lancaster (with their assistants taking over for the last three weeks of the rally) • Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include quizzes, dinner dances, line dancing, boules, beginners’ bridge, rally suppers, games nights, table tennis, barbecues, hikes, walks, bike rides, regular
golf trips, shopping trips and coach excursions to local places of interest. A good programme of evening activities is usual. In January and February the area will be bustling with visitors from across Europe, and the site will be in very high demand, so early booking for your full intended stay is essential.
This rally is a favourite and extremely popular, and members should book the maximum stay required, as arriving early or extending your stay on site may not be possible, especially in January and February. All extensions once on site must be made at reception and are charged at the full public tariff.
Up to 172 rally pitches | Nearly all members will be sited in K area, with all this area having to be filled before pitches can be allocated in the adjacent L area | 95m2 pitches in area J are one block from main rally area K and will be allocated by the site.
Reception and supermarket located 200m away from rally area | Pool bar function room adjacent to main rally area K. Mirador function room, bar and restaurant next to the beach, 600m.
We run two rallies at La Manga, and although they dovetail so that members can stay through both if they wish, it must be clearly understood that the two rallies are entirely different in character • In quieter times, at the discretion of the Rally Stewards, some activities may be opened up to other campers, so as to ensure their viability. Conversely, space may be at a premium for some activities (perhaps rally dinners, for example), which may operate on a ticket only basis.
Rally Date: 21 09 2013 - 15 04 2014
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Christmas Day Lunch: €25 per person
Cream of asparagus soup • Traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner OR Grilled salmon and tartare sauce, with fresh vegetables and roast potatoes • Christmas pudding OR Fresh fruit cocktail with ice cream • Wine and water • Tea or coffee • Christmas crackers, Cava and traditional Spanish Christmas sweets.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance: €40 per person
Welcome drink • Cream of vegetable soup • Roast sirloin of pork with red wine sauce OR Roast lamb shank with mint sauce OR Grilled swordfish, with fresh vegetables and Dauphinoise potatoes • Homemade apple pie with ice cream • Wine and water; Coffee or tea, Cava, party bag; Music.
If you wish to attend these festive meals, please book them at the time of making your rally booking. Access is then by ticket only, available when you pay the Rally Stewards on site.
Menus and prices may be subject to change.
With its great location on the Mar Menor lagoon, La Manga is a campsite with lots to offer.
Rally Dates 21 Sep 2013 - 15 Apr 2014 (Members only)
La Manga resort, the beautiful coastal area of Calblanque, fishing villages such as Cabo de Palos, and several golf courses are close by, while the whole region is reported to have the lowest average rainfall in Europe. Walking and cycling in the locality are popular occupations among members here, but it’s also a great site for simply relaxing, with the convivial tapas bar on the beach a favourite spot for passing the time. New for this year, we now offer a limited number of larger pitches for units up to 12m long. Our most popular site, La Manga has been welcoming Club members for over 15 years, and offers rallying from early autumn right through into spring. The peak period is December to early March, while other times are generally quieter, although during Semana Santa (Holy Week, leading up to Easter Monday), the campsite and the local area are likely to be very busy as Spanish campers come to celebrate. During this week local celebrations can last well into the night and provide an insight into how Spanish people love a fiesta.
- Beach setting on the Mar Menor lagoon, just outside the Mediterranean resort of La Manga del Mar Menor
- La Manga del Mar Menor centre three miles, Cabo de Palos three miles, Cartagena 18 miles, Murcia 40 miles, Alicante 68 miles
- Bus services run to La Manga, Cartagena and Murcia from outside the site entrance (return bus stop 500m away at Playa Honda)
- Dogs allowed
- Barbecues permitted on pitches
- Owned and run by the Martinez family
- Chalets available – call us for details
- Maximum unit length 8.5m. Members with longer units up to 10m will be allocated easy access pitches adjacent to the main access road close to the main rally area
- In January and February it may be difficult for units travelling together to be pitched together
- For long stays through the peak period of January and February, early booking for your full intended length of stay is essential
- Insured caravan and motorhome open air storage about €35.00 per month; off-pitch motorhome uninsured parking €5.00 per month (arrange these options on site)
Dedicated accessible facilities - There is a shower/toilet cubicle in both male and female sections of the wash block in K area; access via single sex wash block; ramp to wash block; step to reception and pool; ramp to bar, restaurant and shop; level access to phone; gently sloping terrain, gravel roadways; Please advise us if there is anyone in your party requiring dedicated facilities, so that we may advise the campsite and/or rally stewards accordingly..
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Pitches are mostly up to 80m2 in size; some 95m2 pitches in area J: all pitches are gravel with 10A electricity, water and drainage
Pitches separated by mature hedges of varying heights, which provide some shade to the pitches
Laundry facilities include washing and drying machines, hot and cold water to the laundry sinks
Restaurant and bar
Cash machine in reception
On arrival you can normally choose three available pitches, one of which will be allocated to you by reception
Wash blocks in each area, with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins and dish-washing sinks. One chemical disposal point per block
Sports facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room, a boules pitch, tennis courts and watersports (€4 per single session is charged for the indoor swimming pool; multi-session deals are also available)
Excellent site supermarket open seven days a week
We arrived mid september on the site and had to review the autuum rally as it was excellent in our opinion. The stewards Tracy and Colin were younger than most and brought fun and vitality and new ideas and twists to evening entertainment. We loved the camel and reindeer racing nights with cocktails made to order. Supper nights were fun with disco dancing till late in the evening with Alex. The atmosphere was throughout easy going. The events were well organised and very enjoyable. Hope to see these stewards back next year and improved shower blocks and better heating would improve overall ratings for this site.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups
This was our first time on a winter rally and we found everyone very friendly and most helpful. The stewards Peter and Joan were helpful and the organised venues were great and not in your face, you could join in or not. We found that the best way to meet your club members was to join in as much as possible and we are already planning our next trip out. The site itself could do with updating, the shower blocks are adequate but only just, and the trees on the clubs section are now too high and need trimming down. All in all a great adventure.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
This was my first trip abroad after the death of my wife and I was more than a little anxious as to what to expect of my first rally. The stewards Derek and Elizabeth could not have been more welcoming or helpful right through my stay from September to the end of November. They arranged activities almost every day although there was no pressure to take part in anything. It was just there if you wanted it. The people I met on the rally were without exception extremely friendly and helpful and became in very short time good friends. I shall definitely be returning to that rally again in 2013 and would recommend anyone to try out a club rally here.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 2 weeks please call us.
More information on pricing can be found here.