La Manga

from £8.60 to £17.00 Per unit

Rallies

Rally Info

(2018 information. This page will be updated before the end of August, and the new Winter Sun Camping 2019/20 brochure is already available to view online here.) (2018) - 20 Sep – 10 Apr Stewarded by Gerry and Trish Newton. While autumn is generally less busy than the winter period, a good programme of activities is usual, with more and more members discovering the benefits of a warm early autumn break. The rally builds in popularity to the peak period, usually from Christmas to the beginning of March, when the area is bustling with visitors from across Europe, the site is in very high demand, and early booking for your full intended stay is essential. Previous rally activities have included seasonal rally balls, theme meal nights, fancy dress nights and shows by ralliers, craft sessions, line dancing, yoga, Pilates, quiz evenings, games nights, boules, skuttles, BBQs, walks, hikes, bike rides, distillery or bodega trips, excursions to places of interest, bonfire night and New Year's Eve fireworks, and more.

A valid Camping Card International (CCI), available from the Club, is required for all our overseas rallies.

Rally Tips

This large rally is a favourite and extremely popular, and members should book the maximum stay required. Arriving early or extending your stay on site may not be possible, especially in January and February but increasingly during other periods, with any such extensions to be made at reception via the Rally Stewards and charged at the full public tariff.

The campsite is in an area with a great deal to offer, and the rally usually varies in character from the autumn (which is now becoming more and more popular), through the Christmas and New Year festivities, and then into the peak in January to mid-March. 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. The rally is complemented by a full programme of site-organised excursions, fitness activities and social events. To try out a first visit, we recommend a stay of at least two weeks, as any ticketed events (especially during the peak) often sell out 10-14 days beforehand.

Up to 151 rally pitches (subject to demand), in areas I/J and K. 100m² pitches are in area I/J, adjacent to K, and are 50-200m from the Rally Stewards' pitch.

Reception and supermarket 350m away from centre of area K. Pool bar function room adjacent to main rally area K. Mirador main function room, bar and restaurant all next to the beach, 750m from the centre of area K. Regulars should note the reduction in capacity on site this winter.

Rally Date: 20 09 2018 - 10 04 2019

We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible. Christmas Day Lunch: €30 per person Book by 01 Dec. Cream of vegetable soup OR Garden salad OR Tomato stuffed with seafood and pineapple in Marie-Rose sauce. Traditional roast turkey dinner OR Baked salmon with tartar sauce OR Nut roast served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Traditional Christmas pudding OR Fresh fruit cocktail with ice cream. Wine and water. Coffee or tea. Cava, Christmas crackers, mince pies and Spanish sweets. Music for dancing.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance: €45 per person Book by 01 Dec. Welcome drink. Bread and aioli. Mediterranean salad. Cream of asparagus soup OR Melon and ham. Lamb shank OR Steak 'Diane' OR Cod au gratin in cheese sauce OR Vegetable lasagna, with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Banana split OR Profiteroles with chocolate sauce. Wine and water. Coffee or tea. Cava, party bag, music for dancing.

Please book festive meals when booking your rally, and ONLY if you are certain that you wish to attend. Access is then by ticket only, available when you pay on site. Menus and prices may be subject to change.

Overview

With its great location on the Mar Menor lagoon, La Manga is a destination with lots to offer.

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. Our most popular site, this winter La Manga will have been welcoming Club members for 20 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 Sunday), 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.

Location

  • Beach setting on the Mar Menor lagoon, just outside the Mediterranean resort of La Manga del Mar Menor
  • La Manga del Mar Menor centre 3 miles, Cabo de Palos 3 miles, Cartagena 18 miles, Murcia 40 miles, Alicante 68 miles
  • Local transport (2017): 3 La Manga-Cartagena buses call daily at the campsite, with more daily, from Playa Honda (500m, no proper pathway); train 4 miles, Los Nietos to Cartagena; Mar Menor ferry runs from La Manga to San Javier and takes cycles.

Information

  • Dogs allowed
  • BBQs permitted on pitches
  • Run by the Martínez family
  • Chalets available – call for details
  • Pitches mostly up to 80m² (max. unit length 8.5m); units 8.5-10m and units on shorter stays may be on easy access pitches, next to site's one-way access road, with kerbed edge, within main rally area. A few pitches up to 96m² in area I/J (max. unit length 12m; I/J access/turning can be tight)
  • All pitches gravel, 10A, water and drainage, separated by mature hedges
  • Area K: possible choice of pitch, pitch allocation by Rally Stewards with site reception. I/J, and peak times in all areas: no pitch choice, rare for companion units to be together
  • For long stays in peak (usually Christmas to mid-March), early booking for full intended stay essential
  • Caravan and motorhome storage about €35.00/month (book at reception)
  • Electricity: 10A, 6kWh per day average included; extra usage €0.40/kWh, pay on site. Metered electricity prices subject to change.

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities - There is a shower/toilet cubicle in both male and female sections of the wash block in K area (not L or I/J); access via single sex wash block; ramp to wash block; step to reception; ramp to bar and restaurant; level access to phone; step to pool; ramp to shop; gently sloping terrain, gravel roadways. Please advise us if there is anyone with a disability in your party, so that we may advise the campsite and/or Rally Stewards accordingly.

Facilities

La Manga has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Older-style wash blocks in each area, with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins and dish-washing sinks, laundry sinks. All wash blocks include individual temperature controls for showers

    Older-style wash blocks in each area, with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins and dish-washing sinks, laundry sinks. All wash blocks include individual temperature controls for showers

  • Motorhome service point

    Motorhome service point

  • Sports facilities on site include an outdoor and indoor swimming pools and gym (combined pool and gym €4 per single session, or multi-session deals are available), Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room, several boules pitches, tennis courts and watersports

    Sports facilities on site include an outdoor and indoor swimming pools and gym (combined pool and gym €4 per single session, or multi-session deals are available), Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room, several boules pitches, tennis courts and watersports

  • Restaurant and bar with terrace overlooking the Mar Menor lagoon

    Restaurant and bar with terrace overlooking the Mar Menor lagoon

  • Cash machine in reception

    Cash machine in reception

  • Wi-fi/UK TV package min. 1 month (charge) about 3 days set-up time, can be about 5 days during periods of many arrivals.

    Wi-fi/UK TV package min. 1 month (charge) about 3 days set-up time, can be about 5 days during periods of many arrivals.

  • CDPs

    CDPs

  • Washing machines and dryers

    Washing machines and dryers

  • Cycle hire (delivered to site; including a limited number of electric cycles)

    Cycle hire (delivered to site; including a limited number of electric cycles)

  • Excellent supermarket open seven days a week

    Excellent supermarket open seven days a week

  • Internet room

    Internet room

Reviews

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4.3

This was our second time on the winter rally run by Gerry and Trish a lovely couple who treat...

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This was our second time on the winter rally run by Gerry and Trish a lovely couple who treat everyone like family and organise lots of events during the winter season. They were well supported by Keith and Annie and Steve and Anita. The whole team work very hard and we felt well looked after. We particularly enjoyed the church services run by Jerry and Trish at the beginning of each month. We took part in the dance lessons, Spanish lessons, rally walks and golf with the on site golf society. We look forward to the winter rally next season.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4

Site good location very frendly stewards well stocked shop something to do each day if you...

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Site good location very frendly stewards well stocked shop something to do each day if you wanted to. Loads of happy fun campers around back next year.

  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

Excellent,well run site.stewards very friendly and helpful.we are going back next season :-)

This review is for La Manga

Excellent,well run site.stewards very friendly and helpful.we are going back next season :-)

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We have been coming to La Manga for five seasons.

This review is for La Manga

We have been coming to La Manga for five seasons. We find that it suits our needs because of the location. We have built up a network of close friends which we see from year to year. There is always plenty to do and the Stewards work tirelessly to make our stay most enjoyable. La Manga is a very busy rally and to appreciate it you need at least a month in order to get the full flavour of the place. One must be aware that this site is quite old and very rustic in many ways, however one must be aware that this is not five star camping which after all is reflected in the site fees. So if you want a perfect pitch in a perfect spot with top class washing facilities, then La Manga is not for You!! Yes it has been described as a Marmite site. But as for me I just love MARMITE!! If you asked me what two things I would like to see my answer would be as follows. Firstly. A Dedicated chalet to be used instead of the rally tent this would make life for the Stewards so much easier particularly when the Rally is closing be more secure. Secondly. Although meticulously clean I feel the Toilets and Showers could do with modernising.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Pricing

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 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

More information on pricing can be found here.